1849John Pew & Sons was incorporated, which was the genesis of Gorton’s.Economy and Industry, Local Businesses, Maritime & Fishing Industry

Bill of sale from Slade Gorton & Co. Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, D 24, FF 8
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John Pew & Sons started in 1849, and in 1906, Slade Gorton & Co., John Pew & Son, David B. Smith & Co., and Reed & Gamage combined to form the Gorton-Pew Fisheries Co.

Junior League of Boston. Along the Coast of Essex County. Junior League of Boston, 1984. “Gorton’s of Gloucester.” Northshore Magazine, 15 May 2009, https://www.nshoremag.com/community-news/gortons-of-gloucester/.
Detroit Publishing Co., Unloading Gorton's codfish, Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1906, Historic New England, https://www.historicnewengland.org/explore/collections-access/gusn/190986/
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