About the Book
In the 1970s and early 1980s, Milton Moore was a photo-journalist for the Cape Cod Times living in Chatham, Mass. A love of fishing and vessels of every shape and size drew him to spend countless hours recording the lives of fishermen. This book focuses on Cape Cod’s two main fishing ports, Provincetown and Chatham, each with their own unique character. The small-boat fishery of Chatham and the trawlers of Provincetown were worked by a special brand of fisherman: Chatham’s taciturn and solitary Yankees and Provincetown’s family-based Portuguese. This book captures the details of various fishing techniques, the beauty of the hard-working vessels and the flavor of the fishing life in a bygone time.