The Phyllis A is the oldest fishing vessel in Gloucester harbor. Built in 1925, at the Warner Shipyard of Kennebunkport, Maine, she is a gillnetting fishing vessel. Many Gloucester fishermen got their start working aboard her. As of 2000, she was likely the oldest working fishing vessel in New England. In 2006, the Phyllis A. Marine Association was formed to promote the history of gillnetting in Gloucester through the display and reservation of the fishing vessel. As the restoration work is done on the Phyllis A and proper staffing and licensing is established, the vessel will visit various ports to serve as an ambassador of Gloucester’s rich history and tourism opportunities.