The End Of An Era- Last Gloucester MA Eastern Rigged Dragger The Little Sandra Sunk

Check Out The Story On The Gloucester Daily Times Website

June 5, 2013

End of the Little Sandra
Last of city’s iconic trawlers put to rest

By James Niedzinski Staff Writer

and photos from our Paul Frontiero-

“Little Sandra” from Glenn AKA “Swimdad”

Posted on May 16, 2011 by Paul F. Frontiero Jr.

Last of the Wooden Eastern Rigged Side Draggers

Posted on April 1, 2011 by Paul F. Frontiero Jr.

Last of the Old Timers

Posted on May 14, 2011 by Paul F. Frontiero Jr.

Little Sandra

Posted on February 28, 2010 by Paul F. Frontiero Jr.

Hurricane Irene Claims it’s first Victim

Looks like Hurricane Irene took an extreme turn to the West last night while we we’re all sleeping. Glenn (aka Swimdad) in California,  did’nt heed the warnings and left his boat in the water. Hopefully he can repair it in time For the upcoming Mayor’s Race at the Schooner Fest this year.

Good Luck Glenn!

From Glenn, (aka Swimdad) Former Gloucester Fisherman;

Paul, I  Was on the way to join the GMG Sloop at the schooner fest, but I ran into Mean Irene.  Boats alittle beat up, broke the mast and bow sprit but all hands are fine.

 Swimdad (Glenn)

“Little Sandra” from Glenn AKA “Swimdad”

This is a great photo from Glenn. AKA “Swimdad” A Gloucester Fishermam now residing in the great State of California. Glenn is one on my biggest supporters when my posts get a little carried away. I always appreciate his support. Your right Glenn “we’re getting F’N Old!”

From Glenn AKA “Swimdad”;

Hi Paul;        I have been trying to get this pic to you but had to wait till I got a new all in one printer.  The person who took this got in touch with Matt and wanted to know if anyone would like copies back in 1978, never did get the persons name.  That’s me on the left, Tommy in the middle, Matt on the winch and Skipper Mike in the pilot house. 


Almost 33 years ago, boy are we getting fuck’n old



Thanks again always for your support and this great Photo!

Last of the Wooden Eastern Rigged Side Draggers


Last of the Wooden Eastern Rigged Side Draggers

The “Little Sandra” is the last wooden Eastern Rigged  side Dragger here in Gloucester Massachusetts. At one time there were hundreds of these Based here in the Port of Gloucester.