At sunrise in Stage Harbor in Chatham, Albert Young rows into the harbor to start the day working the fish weirs. Young rows with just a single thole pin to hold each oar, a reflection of his lifetime on the water. The dory will be towed behind the sturdy 30-foot trap boat and be used for a variety of tasks around the weirs. Photo/Milton Moore.

At sunrise in Stage Harbor in Chatham, Albert Young rows into the harbor to start the day working the fish weirs. Young rows with just a single thole pin to hold each oar, a reflection of his lifetime on the water. The dory will be towed behind the sturdy 30-foot trap boat and be used for a variety of tasks around the weirs. Photo/Milton Moore.

Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut, is hosting the work of 2 American photographers who have documented very different aspects of life on the water in black and white. The exhibit, which is now open on the second floor of the Museum’s Stillman Building, features the work of Milton Moore, who documented the work of Cape Cod fishermen during the 1970s and Barry Winiker, who photographs luxury cruise ships.

Reaching out toward Cape Cod Bay from the heart of Provincetown, McMillan Wharf swarmed with activity. The end of the wharf held an ice plant and two fish packing houses: Sea Food Packers and the Fishermen’s Cooperative. All three are gone now. Here, a 900-pound tuna, landed on a hand-line from the dragger Jimmy Boy, is hoisted up to the Coop packing house in 1979. Even then, the fish was worth about $2,000. Photo/Milton Moore

Reaching out toward Cape Cod Bay from the heart of Provincetown, McMillan Wharf swarmed with activity. The end of the wharf held an ice plant and two fish packing houses: Sea Food Packers and the Fishermen’s Cooperative. All three are gone now. Here, a 900-pound tuna, landed on a hand-line from the dragger Jimmy Boy, is hoisted up to the Coop packing house in 1979. Even then, the fish was worth about $2,000. Photo/Milton Moore

Milton Moore’s show is entitled Working Men, Working Boats: Images of the Cape Cod Fishery in its Heyday. Moore is currently a news designer with The Day newspaper of New London. Thirty years ago, while working for the Cape Cod Times, he produced this body of work. He has recently digitized and restored these historic images. The photographs capture fishing techniques that date back far before the 1970s when they were shot.

Barry Winiker’s show, Sun Ships: Modern Cruising, comprises photographs of luxury ships that contrast with the rugged environment of Cape Cod’s fishermen. His fascination with the photography of cruise ships and ocean liners began in 1980 when he boarded a passenger ship in New York City and discovered a world of style, design, and function. His photographs from the past three decades record passenger activities and the architectural and design elements on board.

RCCL’s Ms. Majesty of the Seas. Photo/Barry Winiker

RCCL’s Ms. Majesty of the Seas. Photo/Barry Winiker

 

 

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