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Down to the sea, as Gloucester remembers its own

manatthewheelWith the long line of American flags rippling above the crescent of Stacy Boulevard and the postcard of its harbor serving as the backdrop, Gloucester on Saturday once again wrapped its arms around those who went out to sea and never returned. The number of Gloucester fishermen who have perished harvesting seafood from the cauldron of the North Atlantic Ocean now reaches into the thousands — the most recent loss that of David “Heavy D” Sutherland last December during a rescue attempt after his boat, the Orin C, went down about 12 miles off Thacher Island. On Saturday evening, America’s oldest fishing community gathered to pay homage and remembrance to those who never returned to their hailing port from their last trip, with about 400 fishing friends and family circling the iconic Gloucester Fishermen’s Memorial for the annual Fishermen’s Memorial Service. Read the story here 10:53

Maine women welcome a sea of opportunities

A blue lobster caught off Pine Point last month grabbed headlines for being a one in 2 million find. But the breed that appeared nearly as rare, in fact, was the person who caught it: a 14-year-old girl named Meghan LaPlante. Females make up a small minority of Maine lobster fishermen. Just 4 percent of the state’s 5,171 commercial lobster licenses are held by women, a number that has remained steady for about a decade,,, Read the rest here 09:47

Swordfish captain, author Linda Greenlaw, to speak at Gould commencement

BETHEL —Linda Greenlaw, a New York Times bestselling author and America’s only female swordfishing captain, will speak at Gould Academy’s Commencement exercises, which will begin 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8, on Alumni Field. A life-long commercial fisherman, Greenlaw received public attention when writer Sebastian Junger called her “one of the best captains…continued

Bluefins lure famed fishing boat captain – Linda Greenlaw will join anglers on chartered tours chasing one of the world’s most sought-after fish.

PORTLAND – Trying to get a fisherman to divulge secrets, especially about favorite fishing holes, is usually a waste of time. But this summer, anglers will have a chance to learn from one of the best: Linda Greenlaw, the Maine fishing boat captain made famous by the book “The Perfect Storm.” Greenlaw, an Isle au Haut resident, author and world-renowned fisherman, continued