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Photos from: Lured to Gloucester's grand past, colorful present

Dimitra Lavrakas

A visitor takes in the Cape Ann Museum's Fisheries and Maritime exhibit. The photo is of Howard Blackburn, who was fishing for halibut off the schooner Grace L. Fears of Gloucester, when he was stranded by a storm. Losing his heavy mittens, he curled his hands around the oars where they froze. Even without his fingers and one toe, he never declined an adventure. In 1879, he headed to the Klondike by the Yukon River route, but was not successful.

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