The Annual Fishermen's Memorial Service is a heart felt tribute to the 10,000 Gloucester fishermen lost to the sea. This past year three more of Gloucester's "Finest kind" who were lost were also honored. Duane "Charlie" Rine, 51 of the vessel "Western Venture" who was lost while diving in an attempt to remove gear from the boat's propeller,Giuseppe "Joe" Cracchiolo, 47 from the vessel "Sunlight" who slipped and fell from a icy ramp while boarding the vessel and Peter Prybot, 63 who fell off his lobster boat outside Rockport harbor.
It will be 20 years this coming October when the Andrea Gail was lost with all hands. The daughters of Captain "Billy" Tyne, Billie-Jo Tyne Fintel and Erica Tyne DiSanto were the guest speakers and shared an emotional tribute of their dad.
Little one looks out to the sea.
Drum line approaches.
Daughters of "Andrea Gail" Captain "Billy" Tyne carry memorial oar.
Placing of the oars labeled with fishing vessels lost at sea.
Placing a wreath at the statue.
Mayor Carolyn Kirk with a message from the city.
The Tyne daughters speak from the heart.
Organizer Barry Pett embraces the sisters after an emotional speach.
At the rail ready to toss flowers to the sea.
The Fishermen's Memorial Statue.
Flowers waiting for the tide.
Couple strolls along the waters edge after the service.
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"!