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The end of an era for Gloucester’s historic fleet of eastern-rigged trawlers, F/V Little Sandra

photo credit fisherynation.com

photo credit fisherynation.com

When the distinctive white-tipped orange mast of the fishing vessel Little Sandra slipped below the ocean’s surface 18 miles off the coast of Rockport beyond Thacher Island this past weekend, the intentional sinking marked more than just the end of the line for the 63-foot-long vessel. It was the end of an era for Gloucester’s historic fleet of eastern-rigged trawlers as well. photo credit fisherynation.com continued