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The Phyllis A. Marine Association is always looking for interested (and interesting) people to volunteer!

By Clicking the button above, you will be send to our Give Back Time Page. There you can sign up to volunteer in general, or for specific events!

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Promoting the history of gillnetting in Gloucester, Massachusetts, through the display and preservation of the fishing vessel Phyllis A. - Gloucester's oldest fishing vessel.

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...Gloucester Harbor's oldest former fishing vessel...

Restoration Goals


We continue to work towards our goal of $450,000 to complete the restoration of the Phyllis A.

Help hit the goal by donating at the button below, then we can move on to the next phase of the organization!

Exciting things await!

Phyllis A Online Store Open!


Our online gift "ship" is open and ready for your special purchases.


Find the new hats, t-shirts, and 2015 calendars!


Check out the store through the button above,

or through the Gift Ship page on this site!

On November 11, 2014, the Phyllis A was moved to the parking lot of the Gloucester Marine Railway Corp. to under go restoration. It was an exciting move (a video will be uploaded as soon as possible) and everything went great.

Now the Phyllis A is tucked safely among many other boats for the winter and can be easily visited during Saturday Work Days.

Moving Phyllis A

Pardon our appearance!

Much like the vessel, we are in the process of rebuilding the website!

The History Sharing Program is Back!

Thanks to funding from the Awesome Gloucester Fund for equipment and the sponsorship of the Phyllis A Marine Association, Beth Welin will return to the Rose Baker Center each month to give a presentation about Gloucester’s history. These slideshows focus on various pieces of our city’s history. It’s called the History SHARING Program because Beth will share what she’s learned about the topic while the audience is encouraged to share what they know. 

​The first program will take place on February 23 at 1pm upstairs in the Rose Baker Center. The topic will be Gloucester’s Former Grand Hotels. The program will continue on the 4th Monday of each month. 

Annual Meeting 2015


On January 24, 2015, snow couldn't keep people away and the Phyllis A Marine Association held it's annual meeting to a packed house at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center!

It was a fun night with delicious food, great entertainment by Three Sheets to the Wind, and a brief business meeting.

Special gifts were given to the person "most appropriately dressed for the weather," and to our youngest attendee ever!

A full text of the 2014 Annual Report can be read by following this link. 

Thank you to everyone

who helped make this

such a wonderful

evening!