During the first 360 years since 1623, Gloucester came to evolve into America’s oldest and best-known fishing port, based on the countless daily decisions by captains, seafood dealers, boatyard managers, later tourism entrepreneurs, then our artists, the many support services, with civic leaders boosting all this in this old-growth marketplace of commerce, ideas, inherent and constant innovation.
All this without any self-advertised outside experts coming to town to push some “harbor plan” on how to actually set all this up, to “guide” us. Nobody would have dared claiming to know better than this oldest working Waterfront, this industry, our daily experience, our Can-Do. Read more . . .