1909Clara P. Friend formed the organization Lending Hand to assist in fundraising for the Fishermen’s Institute.People and Communities, Economy and Industry, Maritime & Fishing Industry, Local Organizations

Rev. Yellend (center) at the Fishermen’s Institute on Duncan Street, c. 1972. Courtesy of Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 12428
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The auxiliary group organized bazaars and other events at summer hotels in Gloucester. Hotels made regular donations to the Fishermen’s Institute, which in turn led to summer residents donating as well.

Oaks, Martha. The Gloucester Fishermen’s Institute, 1891-1991 : “A Social Center for Men of the Sea.” Gloucester Fishermen’s Institute, 1991.
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