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, January 08, 2010

Prolific Essex !

With Gloucester well known for it's fishing heritage nearby Essex is known for it's ship building heritage. Many of the over 4000 vessels built in Essex were used in Gloucester's fishing industry. When fishing was good in Gloucester so was the ship building activities along the Essex River. At one time there were 15 ship yards in Essex alone constructing 50 vessels per year! Not bad for a town with a population around 3200!
So with that I figured with light snow falling it would be a unique time to head on over to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum yard and snoop and click!

Framed by a frame!

Schooners in the Essex River!

Old sloop!

Harold Burnahm yard!

Burnham shed!

"Evelena M. Goulart"!

Her hull under the shed roof!

Below the waterline!


Chain holds the transom together!

Rudder & prop!

Frame only!


Red shed!


Tree atop yard crane!

Old GMC!


A New England Life said...

I didn't know that about Essex, Jay. Things sure do change don't they. Now it looks almost like a boat graveyard.

One of these days I'm going to make my way down there and actually get out of the car and look around. Such a beautiful, old coastal town.

Jay Albert said...

Every boat yard you go to you'll see a few derilicts hanging around. But in the case of The Essex Museum these derilicts tell a story, a story on what methods were used to construct these vessels. There were plans to cut away the "Goulart" to allow internal views but the condition she is now, that might cause her to fall apart!

"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"!

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