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Evolution of a Schooner

A Story in Half Hull A presentation and discussion with Justin Demetri

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Evolution of a Schooner
Evolution of a Schooner

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Mar 02, 2021, 7:00 PM

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About the event

Join Maritime Gloucester's historian in a discussion on the evolution of the famous Gloucester Fishing Schooner. From the early Bankers of the 18th Century to the sleek Racing Fishermen of the 1920s, learn how the designs and the fishing industry changed over the decades. Guiding us will be the beautifully carved half-hull models by noted Essex shipbuilder Brad Story, currently on display in Maritime Gloucester's Gorton’s Gallery.

About Justin Demetri

Justin Demetri is a native of the historic fishing port of Gloucester, Massachusetts, and is currently the Historian for Maritime Gloucester. Growing up "Down the Fort" among the Sicilian fishing fleet, he spent his childhood among the fishermen, the boats, and the wharves. Justin also runs, a seafood information and review blog. he is the author of several books on Gloucester including Peculiar Place Names of Cape Ann, Gloucester Fishing Disasters of the 19th Century, and Gloucester Along the Water: Coastal Sites Along America's Oldest Seaport.


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