Fisherman Statue
© Leslie R. Nitkiewicz

“The fishermen began to mingle with the crowd about the town-hall doors— blue-jowled Portuguese, clear-eyed Nova Scotians and men of the Maritime Provinces; French, Italians, Swedes, and Danes, with outside crews of coasting schooners. ‘We lose one hundred a year from Gloucester only, Mr. Cheyne,’ she said— ‘one hundred boys an’ men; and I’ve come so’s to hate the sea as if ’twuz alive an’ listenin’. God never made it fer humans to anchor on’.”

Rudyard Kipling Captains Courageous

Captains Courageous was “not all reportage. I wanted to see if I could catch and hold something of a rather beautiful localized American atmosphere that was already beginning to fade.” Kipling visited Gloucester briefly four times between 1894 and 1896. Continue to Stacy Boulevard to see the Fisherman at the Wheel by Leonard Craske.