Marblehead and Gloucester Massachusetts
09 July 2018 | Massachusetts
After the sibling reunion, we motor sailed north to Marblehead and then to Gloucester.
In Marblehead we picked up a town mooring and enjoyed a walking tour of the village. This town has an interesting history which includes being the birthplace of the American Navy during the Revolutionary War.
Gloucester was our next stop. It is nicely protected from north winds which were predicted for the next several days. This is the fishing location which was the basis of the movie "Perfect Storm". There is a moving statue of a fisherman and a detailed monument listing all those lost at sea since 1771, year by year. Dave was surprised to find several Witham names on the monument. His father was from Maine, so the Witham name is not uncommon in this area.