Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Working Boats bringing Seafood to the World

These boats are all coming into Gloucester Harbor with the bounties of the sea. Gloucester has been fishing since 1623.

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

©2009 ShootingMyUniverse

9 comments:

hip chick said...

I love that last picture.

Kelly said...

"...fishing since 1623." I love the age and history of the east coast. Do many of the buildings go all the way back to the early 1600s? I really like the last photo...the writing on the wall is perfect...

Whitemist said...

Now if we could see some more shots of the seafood they bring in! That would complete my Thanksgiving!

Marvin said...

Yes, even for a life-long Southerner like me, Gloucester and fishing are synonymous. Nice shots of the boats, Steve.

Chris said...

Nice shots Steve.
I've few question now. These boats seem to be pretty small. Is that the "normal" size of fishing boat in your area? What species are they fishing? Just to know a bit more :-)

WR said...

Very nice photos. I often watch the tug boats on Puget sound - the work horses of the world of commerce of the world. No matter the weather those brave souls are out on the water doing their job.

Steve Borichevsky said...

Thanks, Hip Chick.

Yes Kelly, we have many houses that date back to the 17th century in Essex County.

Hi Whitemist, If you click the "fishing" and "lobster" links, you will see some photos.

Hi Marvin, I've been a lubber all my life. When I first arived in Gloucester, I saw the Gorton's fisherman sign and the Man at the Wheel statue. It all seemed familiar to me too.

Hi Chris, We have a deep harbor in Gloucester, meaning we can accommodate boats of all sizes. If you click the "boats" link, you will see trawlers, draggers, sword boats, lobster boats and dingies and dories! We do not have the big Japanese type factory boats here but our herring boats are fairly large. They bring in tuna, sword fish, haddock, cod, shrimp, lobster, flounder and several bait fish species for the most part.

Hi WR. We do not have tugs in Gloucester harbor. The waters are calm and easy to navigate. We don't take in tankers, freighters barges and subs like Portsmouth, NH and Portland ME. We will have some tugs stop by when the run between the northern ports and New York. I’ve seen the ports in Seattle! I’m sure you are littered with big ocean going tugs.

matthew houskeeper said...

Was in Boston for Thanksgiving. Wanted to visit Gloucester on Friday, but the weather did not cooperate.
Maybe next time.

Carol said...

Each boat has it's own character. I love them.

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