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41 Fishermen's Wives

© Leslie R. Nitkiewicz

Uh, Em? We got a lot of trouble out here. We’re sinking. We got the coast guard and another boat along side of us. We’re trying to get some pumps aboard. I’ll call you later.”

Sinking? I think, oh for God’s sake, I suppose you’ll have to come in then, huh? It’s always something, if not sinking then: Uh Em? We rim-racked the net, or a hose let go, the winch seized up, the power take off jammed, we lost a door, we lost the net, the LORAN went down, it’s breezin’ up pretty bad, we’re headed straight into some weather— waves coming over the bow, we skunked out, or caught our cod fish limit.”

— Emily Cox, A Fisherman’s Wife Cooks

Continue along Stacy Boulevard to see the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Memorial by Morgan Faulds Pike. The Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Cookbook Stories and Recipes contains interviews and history of the Fishermen’s Wives Association’s successful activism.

Celebrated Quilt Panels

Celebrated Quilt Panels

“Protecting the Oceans That God Has Created.”

Created by GFWA members, including Lena Novello, Angela Sanfilippo, Fino Sanfilippo, and Nina Groppo, and artist Clara Wainright


A narrative quilt created in 1998 by the members of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association (GFWA) tells the story of their struggles against factory trawlers, fish farming, oil drilling, and other threats to the oceans. It honors the history and faith of the fishing industry and celebrates its future. The quilt was created in conjunction with nationally known quilt maker, Clara Wainwright.

Close-up of quilt panels

Read More about the quilt by the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association here.

Stacy Boulevard Fishermen’s Wives Memorial by Morgan Faulds Pike

Stacy Boulevard Memorial


The Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Memorial was sculpted by American artist, Morgan Faulds Pike, and was commissioned by the Fishermen’s Wives Association and dedicated in 2001 after 8 years of planning. The bronze sculpture is eight feet high on its granite base.

© Leslie R. Nitkiewicz, Photographer

'Fresh Catch' North Shore Magazine

'Fresh Catch' - North Shore Magazine

 © North Shore Magazine

PDF of the North Shore Magazine article featuring “Fresh Catch”!