White-Tipped Orange Masts: The Gloucester Dragger Fleet That Is No More

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Netting shrimp in the icy waters off Cape Ann, hauling up lobster two hundred miles offshore, in the 1970s Gloucester's eastern-rig side trawlers were at the top of a dying and dangerous industry. In the tough competition for the daily catch, Gloucester's dragger fleets were the best. They went out farther, stayed out longer, and risked all as the fishing grounds grew lean. Author Peter Prybot captures the glory days of the draggers through recollections and his own firsthand observations as a lifelong Gloucester fisherman. Terrible weather, good fishing, bad fishing, great days and greater danger-- these are true stories from the decks of the celebrated trawler fleet that is no more.
ISBN: 9781596292253
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Images: 275
Pages: 252
Dimensions: 6.875 (w) x 9.75 (h)
Peter Prybot's photojournalism of fisheries has flourished, including numerous magazine cover photos and articles. Today he writes an “Ebb & Flow” column for the local newspaper, the Gloucester Daily Times, and is the area correspondent for the popular monthly fishing trade journal Commercial Fisheries News, published in Stonington, Maine. He contributes photos to National Fisherman and the Associated Press. His camera equipment goes with him most of the time, including while out fishing and lobstering. His first book, Lobstering off Cape Ann has quickly become a coastal Massachusetts favorite.
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