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Celebrate “Alone at Sea: Gloucester in the Age of the Dorymen (1623-1939)” by Dr. John Morris

We at OBS are delighted to announce the publication of Dr. John Morris’s new book “Alone at Sea: Gloucester in the Age of the Dorymen (1623-1939).” This beautifully illustrated book represents some 10 years of research conducted by John as he discovered the now vanished seafaring way of life that claimed his grandfather, a Gloucester doryman who drowned at sea. Come join him and his publisher, Commonwealth Editions, for a reading and refreshments, on Thursday, 10 June at 7 PM at the Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave, Gloucester. Learn about our heritage as *the* major USA fishing port, back in the day when mackerel swam so thick you could walk the sea on the backs of fish, when 400 schooner masts limned the harbor sky, and Cod ruled.

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