Deadly work

Man at the Wheel ,  Fisherman's Memorial Cenotaph, in Gloucester.

Man at the Wheel, Fisherman's Memorial Cenotaph, in Gloucester.

“There are houses in Gloucester where groves have been worn into the floorboards by women pacing past an upstairs window, looking out to sea….If fishermen lived hard, it was no doubt because they died hard as well.’’

— Sebastian Junger, in The Perfect Storm (1997)

“Gloucester Harbor”” (circa 1877), by Richard Morris Hunt

“Gloucester Harbor”” (circa 1877), by Richard Morris Hunt