Remembering Chet Brigham

Five years ago Chet Brigham published Phoenix of the Seas, a new up-to-date history of Ernestina-Morrissey. The book was very important as SEMA began the fundraising campaign to fund some of the work on Phase I. We have learned that at the age of 91, Chet passed away last fall.

He wrote five books on Gloucester maritime history and art, drawing heavily on archival materials in the Cape Ann Museum.

While working on Phoenix of the Seas he also drew from the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Collection at the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections at the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth. Phoenix of the Seas includes many photos from both of these archives.