Joseph E. Garland

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Joseph E. Garland
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Born (1922-09-30) September 30, 1922 (age 99)
Brookline, Massachusetts
DiedAugust 30, 2011(2011-08-30) (aged 88)
CitizenshipUnited States
  • historian
  • journalist

Joseph "Joe" E. Garland (September 30, 1922 - August 30, 2011) was an American historian and journalist who wrote extensively about the city of Gloucester, Massachusetts and its fishing industry. Sullivan, James. "Gloucester Remembers Joseph Garland". Boston Globe. Retrieved 23 February 2021.


Garland was born in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1922 to a prominent Boston area family. Garland's degree at Harvard University was interrupted by service in the United States Army in 1943. Following the war, he worked as a reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune, Providence Journal, and Boston Herald, before settling on Eastern Point, in Gloucester, Massachusetts in the home of his great grandfather Joseph Garland (mayor)[1]. While living in Gloucester Garland was an involved community member, notably acting as the first president of the restoration project of the Adventure (1926 schooner)"JOSEPH E GARLAND MANUSCRIPTS AND SOURCE MATERIAL" (PDF). Cape Ann Museum. Retrieved 23 February 2021.

Garland was married two times, first to Rebecca Choate, and later to Helen Bryan Garland[2]ref>"Books By Joseph E. Garland". Thrift Books. Retrieved 23 February 2021.</ref>

Notable Published Works

  • Lone Voyager (A biography of Howard Blackburn)
  • Gloucester On the Wind
  • Down to the Sea
  • Unknown Solders: Reliving World War
  • The Gloucester Guide
  • Bear of the Sea: Giant Jim Pattillo
  • The Fish and the Falcon: Gloucester's Resolute Role in America's Fight for Freedom
  • Beating to Windward (Collection of Columns published in the Gloucester Daily Times)
  • Boston's Gold Coast: The North Shore


  1. "Joseph Garland Obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  2. Obituary, Gloucester Daily Times

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