Monthly Archives: March 2009

Dragger Pamet Door

This is one door out of a set of two which separate the net when it is set off of the stern of the trawler(dragger).  The chains you see are attached to the cable wire which is released from the winch.  Then the net is attached to the doors to get the spread needed to maximize the area of open net and snare as much fish as possible.

Dragger Pamet Door, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

GMG Q&A- Melissa Smith Abbott Part IV

What is place you would go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?

As far as restaurants go, in the summer, its definately The Rudder on the porch or at the bar and in the winter it is a draw between Duckworth and Passports. The porch at the Rudder is sexy and fun and there are always lots of locals there to say hello to and greet. You can walk around Rocky Neck afterwards or if you went to the Rudder by boat go for a little dingy ride afterwards in the sunset. Duckworth’s has great Lobster Risotto and fun things you might not have tried before and everything is delicious. Passports has very high quality food. The vegtables are definately the freshest and biggest portions and you can’t argue with the popover they give you.  Mostly though, I have to say that the most romantic place to have dinner in Gloucester for me is aboard my husbands 35 ft sailboat “Sealord” moored in Smith’s Cove. We pretty much eat there as much as we can during the summer and we always joke as we cook a couple of lobsters or fish we caught
ourselves that day with a bottle wine from the Liquor Locker (they have the best wine selection on Cape Ann) that our meal cost under $20 and all those people over at The Studio, The Rudder, and the Madfish are paying way more for thier dinner and we even have a better view. I also like to cook dinner at sunset anchored off Niles Beach.

What is your favorite local bar in Gloucester?

I would have to say Latitude 43 because they have Stella Artois on draft. A couple of years ago my husband and I went to England on a vacation and we kind of got hooked on Stella’s there. They are great in the bottle but if you can find it on draft, it is great.

What is your favorite Breakfast joint in Gloucester?

I would have to say that I love and have always adored Sailor Stans on Rocky Neck. It is a social experience in an East Gloucester sort of way. I like that it hasn’t changed very much and it is still the same counter and bar as when it was called The “Drift In” years ago.

Janice Lufkin Shea GHS Class of 63

Here’s Janice, member of our Block Party Committee, owner of the Cormorant Shop and good egg.   She brought by a pile of GHS yearbooks.  I’m looking for some yearbooks from the seventies and eighties if anyone has them, swing by the dock so I can take some pictures.