To be a Gloucesterman was to be revered as among the bravest of the doughty New England fisherman to put out to sea.
While we stayed in Rockport, we visited Gloucester, which is “next door” and just down the road. Some pictures from the visit … summertime along a rocky New England shore.
There are many legends and stories associated with this shoreline, some true, some tall tales, some where the truth is impossible to know.
Rumor says that “shore pirates” would wave lanterns on this shoreline to lure ships onto the rocks so that the marauders could steal the cargo. Such stories are so widespread that there is probably truth in at least some of them, but no one is left alive to tell the true tale.