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Gloucester Fish Companies Merge

On this day in 1906, Slade Gorton and Company of Gloucester stunned the fishing industry by announcing that it would merge with three other local fishing companies. With a fleet of 55 vessels, mostly sleek and speedy schooners, the new business occupied 15 wharves and employed thousands of workers in Gloucester. Nearly bankrupted when the Italian government...
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