Mary Barker Submits-
What a difference a day(or in this case a week) makes. These photos of the Phyllis A were taken 6 days apart. The snow storm was March 5, the lovely sunny day March 11.
The board of directors meeting was March 15. Now I have to say, this is a group of people who know how to have a meeting! Gloria Parsons greeted us in the morning with
fresh home made cinnamon rolls and fruit, and of course coffee and tea. Then for lunch Gloria made some wonderful homemade stews, salad, and to die for homemade cream puffs!
Gloria is a seriously good cook! I think I’m going to gain a bit of weight on this board.
Among the topics for the board meeting was planning for public events to be held in April. Events will be posted soon. I know many of the Phyllis A events feature
Gloria’s cooking – well worth the trip if just for that!
Excellent article in the Gloucester Daily Times, written by Sean Horgan, published December 12, 2013.
“Joe Orlando still wakes up in the night, when the wind is whistling, and wonders if he should go down to the Gloucester House and make sure the Padre Pio’s lines are secure.
There still are days when the longtime Gloucester fisherman, as if lured by something invisible and irresistible, finds himself heading toward the dock to check on his boat.
“I say to myself, ‘What am I doing’?” Orlando said.
He is doing what he’s done for the past 30 years, what he’s done since he bought the 65-foot steel fishing boat in 1983 in partnership with his sister Angela Sanfilippo and her husband John.
There’s only problem: Orlando no longer owns the Padre Pio.”
Read the full article here:
More posts on GMG about the Padre Pio:
Kathy Chapman writes-
The beautiful lines of Phyllis A’s hull will only be visible for a few weeks at the Gloucester Marine Railways. Work on her is being funded by a 2011 Community Preservation Act grant from the residents of Gloucester.
From the Phyllis A. Marine Association: By focusing on the gill-netting industry, we highlight a time in Gloucester’s history that is not currently well covered. The Phyllis A. was fished by the same Gloucester family for 75 years. Many people working in Gloucester’s fishing industry today, at some point, fished off the Phyllis A.
Photos © Kathy Chapman 2012
Click Here For The Many Pictures and Videos of The Plan B We’ve Taken Here at Good Morning Gloucester
BOSTON — The 81-foot fishing vessel Plan B sank approximately eight miles east of Kennebunkport, Maine, after taking on water, Tuesday.
The two fishermen aboard were unable to control flooding and were rescued by a good Samaritan before the vessel sank about three and a half hours after it began taking on water in approximately 286 feet of water. A ruptured pipe may have caused the flooding.
Because the Plan B was listing on its port side, Coast Guard crews determined the boat wasn’t safe to board the vessel to pump the water out of the boat.
U.S. Coast Guard Station South Portland recovered the boat’s emergency beacon, life raft and several pieces of large debris.
The boat produced a diesel fuel sheen approximately 200-feet by 200-feet when it sank. The Coast Guard will continue to monitor the area for pollution, including a scheduled trip to the site by a Station South Portland boatcrew in the morning.
The Coast Guard protects the maritime ecosystems and natural resources important to our national economy and
essential to the livelihood and way of life for coastal communities.