Author, Patricia Hanlon

(Map) The Essex River Basin, where the watery boundaries of Essex, Gloucester and Ipswich, Massachusetts, converge.

At the top of the tide in Walker Creek, Gloucester, MA.

See Patricia’s art at Walker Creek Artworks:

Author, Patricia Hanlon: Swimming to the Top of the Tide

About the Author

Patricia Hanlon lives with her husband, Robert, in West Gloucester, Massachusetts, at the edge of the Great Marsh, the largest continuous stretch of salt marsh left in New England. As a visual artist, she has painted this beautiful, edgy, ecosystem. In Swimming to the Top of the Tide, she has switched to narrative mode, focusing on story of the marsh—its past, present and possible futures. The Hanlons have three grown children and four grandchildren. 

Map of the Great Marsh and waterways