Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Gloucester’s 18th Annual Fish Box Derby

On Sunday, September 15th Gloucester once again was the beneficiary of another beautiful sunny day to showcase the annual Fish Box Derby, which is in its 18th year of providing competitive races. I was pleased to be a spectator again this year, and was able to witness the spirited and respectful competition that the city has grown accustomed to among the many participants.

The day featured spectacular fish box cars driven by the racers; support from their families, friends, and local businesses; and the contributions of countless people volunteering their time to assist this wonderful event. The Fish Box Derby held on Rogers Street truly reflects the spirit of community in Gloucester and on Cape Ann.

Congratulations are in order for the competitors and to the dedicated committee that makes it all happen every year. They include Barry Pett, a member of my staff who serves as a race official for the event; Dan Conrad; Rick Isaaics; and Greg Bover.

Please click here to learn more about the Gloucester Fish Box Derby. Posted below are several photos I was able to capture of the derby.