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!

Jay Albert

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My Views of Gloucester !

Monday, July 18, 2011

Back In Time !

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.


WPgirl said...

I love looking at "old" photographs. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing!
My Grandfather Barney Amero ended up owning the Puritan in the 60's and 70's Not sure if he did in 1958.

Anonymous said...

My Grandfather, Hubert Cluett, also owned the Puritan. I believe just before your Grandfather. - R. Cluett

"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


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