Saturday, May 21, 2011

Old Dory

A dory is a flat bottom boat used for fishing. They are built to hold 2000 pounds of fish and gear. This display is at the Maritime Heritage Center in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The bucket is used for storage and deployment of long lines. 

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

The line is coiled in the bucket, (this one looked a bit disheveled). If you have never seen Captain’s Courageous with Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney and Lionel Barrymore, you should. It will show you how dories were used and the gear they stowed. It also some kick-butt schooner footage.

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

The Bluenose II is a frequent Schooner Festival participant. They always have a dory display showing how the dories were stacked on deck and the gear they fished with. Here you can see how our bucked would have looked.

Dory Bluenose II 8-30-2008 10-05-54 AM

2 comments:

Mike Simmons said...

Nice images Steve. I like that weathered wood with the netting.

Many folks use dories around here for river fishing. I'll have to check out Captain's Courageous again.

Frank said...

I bet the old Dory has a few stories to tell.

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