Last night the Dory Raffle was held at The Maritime Heritage Center. The International Dory Rowers Organization is full of very committed and friendly people who volunteer time and energy to continuing this great Gloucester tradition.
One of the best things about this group is their commitment to bringing regular folks who might otherwise not have any real connection or financial way to get out on Gloucester Harbor a way to really feel connected to it.
I know I’ve said it a million times but for a measly $50 you get to use the boats all year long. It’s the best bang for your buck in the the whole city.
Katherine Richmond conceived the idea to have an authentic handline dory built and to sell raffle tickets which would help pay for some of the costs to keep this tradition alive. Geno Mondello donated his time to build the dory.
A FOB, Brian the creator of the Brooklyn Blog A Movable Bridge drove all the way from Brooklyn yesterday to be on hand for the raffle in which he was sure he was going to win.
Great Gloucester People Doing Great Gloucester Things.
I have about four clips from last night which I’m in the process of uploading.
For now you can check out this video which was taken this past winter of Geno building the dory-
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Here is the completed Dory-