Round Harbor Loop in Gloucester you will find the Maritime Heritage center. Down towards the piers is the Diving Locker Museum. Paul Harling has an extensive collection of diving gear. Paul partners with local film maker Dan Trembay.
Paul and Dan have a wealth of knowledge of maritime history in the area. We talked about the USS New Hampshire which was first authorized by Congress in 1816, was finally launched in 1864 and finally sank of Manchester-by-the-Sea in 1922. Above Paul holds a forged Rose copper spike retrieved from the site. This spike was forged in Paul Revere and Son’s foundry in North Boston. To the left of Dan (below) are artifacts brought up from the wreck.
Their knowledge extends beyond the shores of Massachusetts. Dan and I had a chat about the salvage of the H. L. Hunley. Below is a full scale recreation of the Hunley that I photographed in Charleston, South Carolina.
Be sure to visit Our World Tuesday this week.