Gloucester Fishing Boats Tied Up 1968
A fisherman ties up his boat in Gloucester, Mass. on May 28, 1968. His boat is one of about 40 others that were tied up due to poor fish prices, low catches and high operating costs. The showdown came to a head when the owners learned that their insurance firm had been sold and their maritime policies canceled. Boat owners would now be forced into paying double the rate with another company.