Hey hey, it’s the Phyllis A
We have made no secret of our love of the Phyllis A, the gill-netting treasure that the Phyllis A Marine Association is dedicated to restoring with the hope of one day turning it into one of the city’s waterfront historical attractions.
The association recently held its annual meeting at which it announced it had received $60,000 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council to be put toward the restoration. That single contribution represents more than 10 percent of the association’s ultimate goal of raising about $500,000.
As always, no fish were harmed in the making of this column.
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On September 1, 2016, the Phyllis A Marine Association embarked on a Capital Campaign to raise the $500,000 necessary to complete the entire restoration of our 91 year old piece of Gloucester’s history. It is vital that we raise these funds and get her back in the water.
Along with a large mailing and the traditional paper based fundraiser, we have lauched a Go Fund Me page, https://www.gofundme.com/phyllisamarine . Please check out the page, donate if you can, and help spread the word!
Art can take many forms and mediums. Photography, painting, clayworks, and even shipbuilding!
This October 22nd, a group of artists will display their work at a special sale to benefit the Phyllis A Marine Association and the restoration of the oldest fishing vessel in Gloucester, the Phyllis A.
From 11am to 5pm, come down to the Gloucester Marine Railways, at the end of Rocky Neck, in Gloucester, MA.
Take this unique opportunity to shop from local artists while getting an inside view of the Railways and the gears that have hauled hundreds of ships since the Civil War.
Enter the show under the shadow of the Friendship as she sits upon the Ways for repair!
Be sure to pick up a raffle ticket for the donated painting by Katherine Richmond!
See you on the 22nd!