Joseph Garland has spent much of his life exploring and preserving the history of Massachusetts and New England. In this fascinating pictorial history, he follows the developing complexity and ascendancy of the culture of sail in Gloucester from the Civil War to World War II. Gloucester on the Wind is an exploration of a now lost way of life that will captivate historian, resident, and tourist alike.
Gloucester on the Wind: America's Greatest Fishing Port in the Days of Sailby Joseph E. Garland
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Since the development of photography in the mid-nineteenth century, the camera has been used as a tool of both discovery and preservation. Photographs bring alive our image of the past, and can open a floodgate of memories and nostalgia or inspire curiosity and a sense of history. Originally founded by a fishing company from Dorchester, England, in 1623, Gloucester has always been linked to fishing and the sea. By 1870 Gloucester was the leading fishing port in the Western Hemisphere, and its great fleet of fast, white-winged schooners ranged deep into the heart of the Atlantic in search of cod, haddock, halibut, and mackerel. These stunningly beautiful ships and the hardy men who sailed them made “Gloucester” an evocation of courage, perseverance, and seamanship unique in America’s maritime heritage.
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