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  • "The first Gloucester fishing vessels worthy of the name were the thirty-foot chebaccos. They boasted two masts stepped well forward, a sharp stern, and cabins fore and aft. The bow rode the seas well, and the high stern kept out a following sea. Into the fo'c'sle were squeezed a couple of bunks and a brick fireplace where they smoked trashfish. That was for the crew to eat while at sea, cod being too valuable to waste on them."

    —Sebastian Junger, The Perfect Storm, 1997 (NY: HarperCollins, 1999), 22

    You really should see chebacco. No, really.

    August 17, 2009