10,000 Gloucester fishermen went down to the sea in ships....never to return. Saturday the city remembered with a solemn ceremony at the Fishermen's Memorial. Fishing vessels gathered in the harbor as family,friends and the public payed tribute to those who lost their lives at sea. Grace Burbridge and Josie Russo read poems in honor of their father,husband and father in law Matt Russo and John Orlando which were lost on January 3,2009 when their fishing vessel "Patriot" sank.
Senator Bruce Tarr in the drum line.
Oars of lost fishing vessels.
Procession heads towards the statue.
"Man at the Wheel" looks out to the sea.
Fishing boats gather.
Barry Pett speaks.
Mayor Carolyn Kirk.
A prayer is offered.
Grace Burbridge and Josie Russo.
Poems from the heart.
A solemn moment.
Placing the wreath.
Placing flowers at statue.
Laying the wreath.
Another wreath to honor the fishermen.
Flowers to the sea.
Casting a flower to the sea.
It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!