1916The schooner Tattler set an all-time dory fishing record when she hailed 500,000 pounds of salt cod.Economy and Industry, Maritime & Fishing Industry

Tattler, n.d. Ernest L. Blatchford, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 17244
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Built by A. D. Story in 1901, Tattler was said to have the thickest masts and biggest mainsail in the annals of the fleet. The record was set under Captain Alden Geele in September and the catch was worth $21,000.

Garland, Joseph E. Gloucester on the Wind: America’s Greatest Fishing Port in the Days of Sail. Arcadia, 1995.
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