Glouster, MA April 14, 2013 Sea Glass Catch
by Katie Olmstead
Glouster Sea Glass Catch
~ submitted by Katie Olmstead in Manchester, NH
Although it wasn't the best day for sea glass I've had in Gloucester, MA, it certainly was worth it!
Map of Gloucester, Massachusetts beach area:
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Gloucester, Massachusetts coast history:
Gloucester was founded in 1623 and became part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It was established earlier than Salem or Boston, two of the better known places settled at a later date.
Within a short time, however, the settlement was abandoned but was slowly reinhabited over the following years.
In its early days, its economy was based mainly on logging with some subsistence farming.
By the early 1700s, Gloucester had become known for its ship building, at the same time rising in importance for its fishing.
By the 1800s, Gloucester became a dominant player in the huge fishing industry off the Nova Scotia and Newfoundland banks.
Fishing was a dangerous business then and still is today.
Over the course of its history, Gloucester has lost 10,000 men to the sea, not to mention thousands of ships.
For more about sea glass along the Massachusetts coast, see:
|Duxbury Beach Sea Glass Report
~ submitted by Kate. Usually green or white, sometimes light green. Generally well-rounded and almost always frosted. It is a private beach that requires a 4x4 vehicle and an over-sand permit, but...
Found on a beach on a number of day's, in all kind's of weather & mostly in the afternoon...