1763The French and Indian War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.People and Communities, Economy and Industry, Maritime & Fishing Industry, Indigenous People's History

The Treaty of Paris secured the use of Canadian fishing grounds for the English. International trade in the fishing industry boomed, leading to significant economic growth in the community. This lasted until the American Revolution. The end of the French and Indian War also made it safer for making a living in frontier settlements.

The Fisheries of Gloucester from the First Catch by the English in 1623, to the Centennial Year, 1876. Gloucester, Procter Brothers, 1876, http://archive.org/details/fisheriesofglouc00glourich Connolly, James B. The Port of Gloucester. Doubleday, Doran & Company inc, 1940
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