Crewmen fit rigs onto schooner 'Elsie' and prepare it for the journey. Captain Marty Welch on schooner leaves harbor. Crowd along dock in the background. Schooner 'Elsie' underway at sea.
Landscapes and monuments in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Views of beach and landscape. A large tower and a man stands on the tower. Official shed at harbor. A fishing boat is anchored. Sign: 'Jean and Patricia' and 'Mary and Julia' on fishing boats. Boat underway. Views of city. Traffic on street. A man walks down on road. Sign:'Harbor Cove Fisheries'. People stand outside the store. Pedestrians walk in a street. Vehicles move on a road. Fisherman's Memorial and other memorials of Gloucester.
Activities of fishermen in Gloucester, Massachusetts. A tourist couple in a car as they look at landscapes of the city. Car stops in front of a house. A woman rings a door bell. Boats and ship at harbor. The couple and the car in the foreground. Sailboat at sea. Sign: 'North Sea' and 'South Sea' on boats. Fishermen make fishing net to dry in sun. Women packs boxes and place them on conveyor belt. Men of Gloucester construct a ship. After construction is completed, it is unanchored into sea. U.S. flag on the ship. Christians gather and priest prays for the Captain.
Fishermen's Memorial Monument in Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States. Ships anchored at the coast. Buildings along the coast line. Inscription on a stone reads 'They That Go Down To The Sea In Ships', 1623 –1923. Atop the monument is a sculpture of a Gloucester fisherman in foul weather gear with his hands on the wheel.
Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects to build better cities in Massachusetts, United States. Nurses visit homes. A nurse instructs a mother about taking care of babies and feeding them. She bathes the baby. Young men and women stand in a queue to continue their education, program being conducted by National Youth Administration. A hatchery at Gloucester, Massachusettes for catching and breeding fish. Braille mapping at the Perkins Institute for the blind at Watertown. Children take free music lessons. They learn to play piano and a vocal instrument. Shows nursery school activities: Children eat food, play at jungle gym and wash hands. Children prepare to go to sleep.
Captain Ben Pine and crew aboard Gertrude L. Thebaud schooner underway at sea off the coast of Gloucester, Massachusetts. They are preparing for upcoming races against Canadian schooner Bluenose from Nova Scotia, Canada. Crew hoisting sail aboard the Gertrude L. Thebaud. crew members aloft on the masts and in the rigging. Captain Ben Pine in white shirt with bow tie, wearing a cap, looks aloft toward crew member high above. One crew member slides rapidly down a rope line.