Saturday, June 11, 2016

Gloucester, Massachusetts

This once thriving fishing village is very much a quaint tourist town nowadays.
There is a monument on the foreshore dedicated to the 5,368 fishermen who have lost their lives on over 1,000 ships and the names of each of them are inscribed on the walls in the old wooden Town Hall.
Inside city hall is a museum but a much better one is inside the Hammond Castle just on the outskirts of town that is a modern built castle replica with a moat.
If you are interested in history, the Eastern point Lighthouse stands guard over the entrance to the harbor and was built in 1890.

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