Sea Captain Creates Tour of Gloucester Harbor
July 3, 2011
Inspired by an audio tour of a Civil War battlefield, a Gloucester sea captain has created a self-guided, audio tour of Gloucester Harbor, according to an article in the Gloucester Times.
Captain George Story came up with the idea while touring Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, last year. Upon returning home, he started work on creating the tour of Gloucester Harbor, which he completed in April. During the walking tour, visitors listen to MP3 players with historical information about the area.
The $10 tour takes listeners on a stroll from Solomon Jacobs Park, down Western Avenue and back by way of Middle Street and Pleasant Street, ending at Fitz Henry Lane House.
It’s a full 21/2-mile loop with 16 “scenic stops,” a few of which are the Greasy Pole, Blynman Bridge, Fisherman’s Wives Memorial, and Post Office Square.