Posting this for Chere’s Saturday Snapshots – which makes no sense, I know, (since I’ve just done ‘Sunday in my City), but trust me, Chere won’t mind.
This is the 10th photo from my 6th folder and is from our holiday to New England in 2007. This was from a memorial plaque on the seafront at Gloucester, Mass. commemorating fishermen lost at sea. What caught my eye was the name just under the ’1887′ date. It simply says ‘Portuguese Joe’ and I found that particularly poignant. Joe needed no surname in the fishing community of Gloucester he was just ‘Portuguese Joe’ to them and he lost his life thousands of miles away from home.
An added extra (same folder)…The famous ‘Man at the Wheel’ statue, Gloucester, which stands by the above memorial.