In Massachusetts: On the Beach

The sun is high, the weather clear and, according to the National Weather Service, likely to stay that way for several days. Salvatore "Sam" Favaloro, 60, should be out at Georges Bank, some 160 nautical miles from his home port of Gloucester, Mass., fishing for cod and haddock in his 70-ft. trawler Cara Lyn. Instead, he is tied up at a dock in Gloucester's inner harbor, worrying about how he is going to pay for the parts he needs for Cara Lyn's engine.

Ed Boynton, 37, should be out working too. But he is perched in the wheelhouse of his 50-ft....

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