Gloucester Times: When the distinctive white-tipped orange mast of the fishing vessel Little Sandra slipped below the ocean’s surface 18 miles off the coast of Rockport beyond Thacher Island this past weekend [June 1-2], the intentional sinking marked more than just the end of the line for the 63’ vessel.

It was the end of an era for Gloucester’s historic fleet of eastern-rigged trawlers as well.

The trawler, built in Southwest Harbor, Maine, in 1946, now lies 345’ underwater. It measured 63’ long and weighed 56 net tons.

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