Even though Foxwoods Casino uses that as a slogan you could certainly use it for Gloucester. Pretty to look at, this harbor and it's make-up owes much to this to the fishing industry. But if you look beyond it's skin the fishing industry is in turmoil. For over 20 years Gloucester fishermen as well as other fishermen along the east coast have sacrificed much of their livelihood to assure future fish stocks would be bountiful. Now that fish stocks have rebounded government restrictions are limiting the amount of fish caught far below financial sustainability of the working fishermen today! Many of the stocks are over 70% above the sustainable limits. Yet.... what local boats remain, they are only allowed 20% or less to catch!
Ah yes...The wonder of it all!
Were's 60 Minutes when you need them?
Well anyway here's some images from the past week that snuck by me on other posts.
"Look over there Daddy"!
"Miss Sandy" comes in at high tide.
"Jenny G." I've been spotted again!
Heading to "the barn".
"Liberty Clipper" beyond the bowsprit.
"Summerwind" and "Adventurer"
"Summerwind" and "Thomas E. Lannon" pass.
"Lannon" in a stiff breeze.
"Lannon" and "Friendship"
"Lannon" heads offshore.
MS Eurodam from Raymond Beach.
From Smith Cove.
Closer as Rescue Squad drives by.
Sunset over the city.
Sun behind "UU Church"!
The setting sun.
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"!