Standing watch over the entrance of Gloucester's inner harbor the Tarr and Wonson Paint Factory awaits her new life. The birth place of marine anti fouling paint is slowly in the process of becoming a marine research center. Ocean Alliance continues to raise funds to make the old Paint Factory their world headquarters. The other day as I sized up the approaching sunset, it became apparent it was going to be a ho-hum affair. The sunset needed something and by the time I settled on the Paint Factory the sun had set. But with the red brick and the pastel sky I thought it still would be interesting.
From this file photo you can see the building on the left that was recently demolished.
North end exposed.
South brick building.
I'm standing out on the rocks to capture this shot.
Bricks on rocks.
Notice the brick work.
Steel sheathed door.
Paint Factory in the soft light.
The sun is long gone!
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"!