I discovered a few family photos in the attic and among them some "old" Gloucester images taken in the late 1950's. After scanning and cleaning them up the best I can you'll see the pogie (Atlantic menhaden) fishery that was huge in those days. Also the Gloucester High School ROTC Field Day and St. Peter's Fiesta.
USCGC "Evergreen" breaks ice in Smith Cove in 1956. The "Evergreen" was built in 1942 and was decommissioned on 26 June 1990. She was used by the Navy as a target and sunk in 1992.
Jodrey State Fish Pier 1958.
The Fish Pier in 2011.
St. Peter's Procession on Main St. 1958.
The old pier off "The Fort" playground 1958.
Fishing boats gather for the Blessing of the Fleet 1958.
Fishing vessel "Puritan" at the Fish Pier 1958.
Offloading pogies using a crane's clam shell bucket in 1956.
Notice the pogies cover the deck.
These boats were so loaded with pogies, boards had to be placed atop the fish to allow the crew to get around!
ROTC Field Day 1959.
A good view of the old baseball grandstand.
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"!