Chester Brigham writes of maritime history and related culture, particularly in connection with Gloucester and Cape Ann, Massachusetts. In addition to Phoenix of the Seas, he is the author of "On Opposite Tacks: When Artist John Sloan and Captain Solomon Jacobs Crossed Wakes in Wartime Gloucester," "Gloucester's Bargain with the Sea: The Bountiful Maritime Culture of Cape Ann, Massachusetts," and "The Stream I Go A-Fishing In: Musical Adventures of Gloucester Schoonerman John J. Watson."
Phoenix of the Seas
by Chester Brigham
Here is the saga of the Ernestina-Morrissey, official State Ship of Massachusetts. It recounts her remarkable history from Gloucester fishing schooner on the Grand Banks, to expedition vessel to the Arctic under famed navigator Captain Bob Bartlett, to packet ship linking Cape Verdean-Americans with their home island, and finally to seagoing educational vessel.
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