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Town of Gloucester Resources
 
Gloucester balances its intertwined past and future with assurance and skill.  The city, long renowned among artists for the purity of its light, has traditionally been the home of internationally known painters like Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper and Fitzhugh Lane and sculptors like Walker Hancock. But the beautiful harbor that attracts a sizeable artistic population is  also a working harbor which is one of the top three fishing ports in the   
northeast. The picturesque fishing fleet, manned primarily by Portuguese and Italian residents of the city, supports a major fish packaging and freezing industry. Estimates indicate that summer residents push up the population by about a third, drawn by the physical beauty of its location, by the vigorous whale-watching industry, sea-side restaurants and colorful festivals. Narrative supplied by community.   
 
Cape Ann Historical Museum Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library
Gloucester Archives Historic Photos
Gloucester Daily Times Out of Gloucester Fishermen's Memorial
Gloucester Guide: A Stroll Through Place and Time Northeast Massachusetts Digital Library