1910Michigan fishermen brought their boats to Gloucester for ocean gillnetting.Economy and Industry, Maritime & Fishing Industry

“Pinkham’s gillnetter,” c. 1920. Courtesy of Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 02400
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Captain Albert Arnold and his sons brought their boats to Gloucester for gillnetting, bringing the practice from Charlevoix, Michigan where it had proved successful for many fishermen on the Great Lakes. The Michigan fleet swelled to nearly forty-five vessels at one point, including the Phyllis A, a ship built by Captain Arnold in 1925 and continually used as of 1990.

Garland, Joseph E. The Gloucester Guide: A Stroll through Place and Time. The History Press ed, The History Press, 2004.
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