The Japanese defense forces couldn't stop Godzilla.....I captured the beast!

The Japanese defense forces couldn't stop Godzilla.....I captured the beast!
Spied this over Route 128 on my way home from work. Dirty windshield and strong sun glare I had to darken the image and crop out the sun. That's the only edit to what's probably my worse quality image. I figured some would get a kick out of it so I posted the pic on facebook. A few shares later it's gone world wide! Who would of thunk it?

Why I created this......

Born and raised in Gloucester, Ma fishing gets in your blood. Surrounded by the sea, kids here have a boat almost as much as kids elsewhere have bicycles! As I grew older my fishing ambitions gave way to what's around me. Although I still "drop a line" every so often, my attention wanders to the majesty of the natural light that make this place so special. Never is each day the same. The subjects may be the same but the light from the sea & sky will morph the subject into a form of art. For that reason artists have been drawn to these shores for several hundred years, they followed the light painting and sketching these surroundings. What artists capture with paint on canvas, I attempt to capture with a click.....if I'm lucky!

I guess that's a sort of Fish'n!

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Painting A Unicorn !

One of the participants of the 25th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival has been hauled out at the Rock Neck Marine Railways for maintenance including a new coat of paint.

Originally built in 1947 under the name Deo Volente I with the fleet number of TX 11, Unicorn's hull was crafted from the metals of captured German U-boats salvaged after World War II. The Dutch-built motor fishing vessel with its locomotive style 1500 horsepower diesel engine trawled the North Atlantic's fishing grounds for 32 years.

When her fishing days were over, she was acquired by a Dutch skipper and his wife, Pieter and Agnes Kaptein of Hoorn. By 1979 she had been converted into a sailing ship and renamed Eenhorn or “one horn”, Dutch for Unicorn.

In the fall of 1999, the vessel was acquired by its current owners, Dawn and Jonathan (Jay) Santamaria of Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Along with their four daughters, they have continued to promote the preservation of traditional maritime life through tall ship festivals, community involvement and sail training programs. In December of 2003, the schooner completed a bow to stern refit that took the ship down to its steel ribs, and has been rechristened with her original schooner name, Unicorn. In the summer of 2005, Unicorn was granted a Jones Act Waiver to become a United States registered vessel and she proudly flies the American flag off her stern.

Doug Parsons working on the "Unicorn"!

Doug rolling it on!

Working under the hull!

Up on the "Ways"!

"Unicorn" figurehead!

STV "Unicorn"!


Painted anchor!

Looking over the hull!

Chocked for work!

Bowsprit looms overhead!

Bow on!

Anchor chain!


A New England Life said...

Looks like he's getting her all spiffyed up! She's a looker thats for sure! It appears the SPV Unicorn is a labor of love for Doug.

Jay Albert said...

Doug is one of the best shipwrights on the east coast! His specialty is wooden boats and has worked at one time or another on just about every schooner and fishing vessel that's ever been hauled out in Gloucester. He's restoring the Phyliss A. which is a gill netter that was built in 1925.

matthew houskeeper said...

She ran aground this summer in Woods Hole. Any idea if there was damage?

Jay Albert said...

I didn't see any damage other than a few dings & dents.

"Glosta Logic"

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"!

Angels in Disguise


Unloading Haddock !


25th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival Slideshow !

SailGloucester 2009 Slideshow !

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