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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Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Back Home...After 87 Years!

Last week I was standing on the docks when the schooner "Highlander Sea" came into port. Little did I know this vessel was built in Essex,Ma in 1924 as a Gloucester fishing schooner to compete in the International Schooner races. Her designer William Starling Burgess also designed the "Mayflower", "Columbia" and the "Puritan". Her designed closely resembles the "Puritan". However that was never to be as the races ended while she was under construction. The vessel was then rigged to be a Boston pilot boat and named "Pilot". In the 1970's she was sold and renamed "Star Pilot" and became a floating classroom in marine biology in California. In 1998 she went to Nova Scotia, Canada and renamed "Highlander Sea". In April of 2002, Acheson Ventures, LLC purchased Highlander Sea where she home ported in Port Huron,Michigan. Now she's back on Cape Ann awaiting here next life.

In the meantime the cruise ship "MS Eurodam" made a return visit and I managed to capture her with period sailing vessels in the shots.

Adventure with minimal ballast and the "Highlander Sea".

Deck view



Side by side.

Rigging of both vessels.

"MS Eurodam" at anchor.

"Lannon" crosses the bow.

Lobster boats a schooner and a cruise ship.

"Pride of Baltimore II" "MS Eurodam" and "Midnight Sun"

"Pride of Baltimore II", "Midnight Sun" , "Thomas E. Lannon", and "MS Eurodam"

"Midnight Sun" & Eurodam"

Shuttle boat hits big wave.

Shuttle boats pass Ten Pound Island.

Vessels of different eras.

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"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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