Monthly Archives: February 2013

Fish on Fridays

The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.

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This week we are celebrating the cod. We photographed Connolly Seafoods’ day boats returning with cod they had hooked “the old fashion way” according to one of the fisherman.

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 Homecoming

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Photos © Kathy Chapman 2013
www.kathychapman.com and
© Marty Luster 2013
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FYI: Last week when Kathy was looking for info on salt machines she Googled “salt machines at State Fish Pier” and this is what appeared! http://scienceprogress.org/2011/04/fish-on-fridays-maximizing-the-value-of-america’s-fisheries/
Much to our surprise not only is there another column out there called Fish on Fridays, but they did a story on Gloucester’s salt machines! The online journal is: Science Progress – where science, technology and policy meet.
 
 

Rocky Neck

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There are so many galleries, restaurants, interesting and historic places to see and things to do on Rocky Neck that I could probably create six more of these and not scratch the tip of the iceberg of photos I have taken.   Artsy, fun, quirky, unique, fascinating, historic, beautiful Rocky Neck.

E.J. Lefavour

http://www.khanstudiointernational.com/galleryphotomontage2013.htm

Just to be safe, you might want to look up at about 2:25pm today, so you don’t get hit like the folks in Russia did earlier this morning

Scientists are still trying to figure out what happened here . . .

Watch the Asteroid 2012 DA14 LIVE as it passes by Earth today. NASA will broadcast LIVE Video of the asteroid beginning at 2pm (click here) when it passes closer to earth than the GPS satellite you use to find your way around Boston. They say nobody on Earth is in danger . . .

George Carlin answers Joey’s “midget” question

Joey’s astute observation about our increasing overuse of euphemisms deserves more than a mere comment in support of his legitimate question.  My favorite answer to this issue (and the funniest, too) was given by George Carlin some years ago.  Check it out:

Now that the issue is settled, we can move on to the tremendous amount of fun we can all have this weekend.  Given two dozen terrific live music choices — with plenty of them early enough to bring the kids (or little people, if you prefer) you’d think we were in the height of Summer!  Check out the complete weekend live music schedule here.  (I’ll be sitting in on drums tonight at the Walker Creek Band 30th Anniversary Celebration).

How can anyone decide on what to do tonight with all this great music happening around town. Is it time to get out of Dodge?

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More info here and buy tickets > http://www.rockportucc.org/February15-2013.htm

Danielle Miraglia

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Gary Backstrom Band~

Soul Rebel Project @ MinglewoodAtLat43         9:30 pm

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Steve Caraway Fiesta Pub and Grill (formerly Catch 22)Friday and  Saturday night @ 9:00pm

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Photo by Louise

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8:00 pm THE YOKO MIWA TRIO
with special guest Rebecca Parris

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Joe Thomas Giuseppe’s Ristorante & Piano Bar

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Photo by Thomas Martin

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Linda Amero @ The Franklin  7:00pm

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Last but so not the least ~ Hoodoo Revelator 9:00pm

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Dave Sag’s will be joining the band on bass tonight

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Be ready to dance because this band is hard and fast all night long. Familiar songs to rock out too….Blues to Rock.

Trust me you will not sit still….check out the songs they do.

Songlist
HOWLIN’ FOR YOU-THE BLACK KEYS
BORN ON THE BAYOU- C.C.R.
ROADHOUSE BLUES-THE DOORS
HOUSE PARTY-J. GEILS
HONKY TONK WOMAN-THE ROLLING STONES
LAND OF A 1000 DANCES-WILSON PICKETT
HARD TO HANDLE-OTTIS REDDING
BORN IN CHICAGO-PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND
OH WELL-PETER GREEN/FLEETWOOD MAC
MONKEY MAN-THE ROLLING STONES
SHAKE IT FOR ME-HOWLIN’ WOLF
HELP ME – SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON
BABY PLEASE DON’T GO- BIG JOE WILLIAMS/EVERYBODY
SHAKE YOUR MONEY MAKER- ELMORE JAMES
MELLOW DOWN EASY- PAUL BUTTERFIELD
MIDNIGHT RAMBLER-THE ROLLING STONES
SHOTGUN-JUNIOR WALKER AND THE ALL-STARS
GIVE IT TO ME- J. GEILS BAND
WALKIN’ THE DOG-RUFUS THOMAS/EVERYBODY
CARROTJUICE-THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS
LOVE IN VAIN-BUDDY HOLLY
I’VE GOT DREAMS- OTTIS REDDING
LOW RIDER-WAR
WHAMMER JAMMER- THE J. GEILS BAND
SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL-THE ROLLING STONES
DONE SOMEBODY WRONG-ELMORE JAMES
GOT MY MOJO WORKIN’- MUDDY WATERS
FEELS SO BAD-OTTIS RUSH
THRILL IS GONE- BB KING
FIRST I LOOK AT THE PURSE- J. GEILS BAND
CHICKEN SHACK BOOGIE-JIMMY SMITH
PACK FAIR AND SQUARE-J.GEILS BAND                                                                                    BITCH – THE ROLLING STONES

One More Week Until the Massachusetts Cultural Council Visits Downtown Gloucester

Catherine Ryan writes-

Hi Joey,

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There’s just one more week until the Massachusetts Cultural Council visits downtown Gloucester for their big 4 hour site visit on Thursday, FEBRUARY 21, 2013

We’re hoping your readers will help us reach out to all DOWNTOWN GLOUCESTER residents, businesses, organizations.

Help us Decorate by printing and displaying  Art Haven’s custom welcome poster!

Please print out and share this wonderful poster, a unique and custom welcome for MCC, designed by Art Haven, a founding cultural partner. We’re hoping residents, businesses, and organizations throughout the district at street level or above will put it in their window or door for that day. Founding partner, the  Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will disperse it to its members. Thank you GMG for posting.  Fred Bodin is also reaching out to his network to encourage printing/posting!

The proposed DGCD footprint very roughly spans from St.Peter’s/the Chamber side over  to Gortons, and from City Hall to Maritime Gloucester . This means it includes the Civic jewels, all of Middle, all of Main, all of Harbor Loop, our waterfront, and Rogers until Rose Baker.  It’s the same footprint used for decades and that we all know. We’ll be included in a select group that receive designation and will be marketed with 5 others on the North Shore . We will be the first town in the state with two cultural districts! It mirrors the HarborWalk’s,  the Chamber of Commerce’s, Discover Gloucester ,  and Maritime Trail mapsl, etc–everyone’s efforts to maintain the integrity of downtown and historic harbor area. It will likely increase what is already great and working. Our downtown works hard to offer residents, visitors and employees fantastic experiences!

Please contact us with any questions you may have. http://www.cultural district.zapd.net  &  https://sites.google.com/site/gloucestermadcd/home

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Snow removal the old-fashioned way on Main Street

The snow clearing crews have done a fantastic job, and have worked practically around the clock. Still, people on Main Street had to get out last Sunday to make their storefronts accessible. They carved narrow pathways along the sidewalk, which were used by people like me who were out for the Chocolate Tour.

GMG contributor David Cox clearing out in front of his store

The abominable snowman? (Am I the only one who sees a face here?)

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Testimony: Worker saw rot during Bounty’s repair

This is terrible.

This Captain made horrible horrible decisions.

By Aaron Applegate
The Virginian-Pilot
© February 13, 2013

The wooden tall ship Bounty set sail toward Hurricane Sandy with an unknown amount of rot in its frame despite warnings from a shipwright that had recently worked on the boat, according to testimony heard Wednesday.

Todd Kosakowski, a project manager at Boothbay Harbor Shipyard in Maine, said the rot was found when replacing two interior planks the Bounty crew targeted for repair.

He testified on the second day of a Coast Guard hearing in Portsmouth into the Oct. 29 sinking of the Bounty during the hurricane, about 90 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras. The Bounty’s captain, Robin Walbridge, was never found. Another crew member died.

Kosakowski said that while the ship was in the yard in September and October, he informed Walbridge about the framing damage. Walbridge, he said, decided he would have it fixed the next time the Bounty was hauled out.

"I told him I was more than worried about what we found and voiced my concerns a couple of different times," he said.

For the entire article click here

You may remember we followed this story as it unfolded last October-

17 Abandon HMS Bounty off N.C. coast

Posted on October 29, 2012 by Joey C

The HMS Bounty which was the feature ship in Gloucester’s Schooner Festival Last Summer was taking on water out at sea and it’s 17 person crew just abandoned ship.

Uhmmm does this not beg the question-

“WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING OUT TO SEA ON THIS BOAT WHEN THEY’VE BEEN FORCASTING THIS STORM FOR OVER A WEEK?”

Somebody’s got some splainin’ to do!

17 abandon stricken ship off N.C. coast

Chickity Check It Video- Hurricane Sandy Rescue: HMS Bounty Survivors Interview

Bounty Captain and Crew Remembered

HMS Bounty Sinking Timeline

You Gotta Read This From A Former Crewmember Of The Bounty Written Just Days After The HMS Bounty Went Down

Video- HMS Bounty Final Voyage From Gloucester MA

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HMS Bounty Photo In Gloucester For 2012 Schooner Festival From Tucker Destino

Video – Coast Guard Rescues 14, Searches for 2 from HMS Bounty

Say a Prayer for the Crew of the Bounty

Painting the Bounty

Posted on September 6, 2012 by Manuel Simoes

The 2012 HMS Bounty Docks in Gloucester, Massachusetts

Posted on September 1, 2012 by Paul F. Frontiero Jr.

The Schooner Thomas Lannon Salutes The Bounty 8/31/2012 Gloucester, Ma

Posted on September 1, 2012 by Paul F. Frontiero Jr.

The Bounty Arrives in Gloucester Harbor

Posted on August 31, 2012 by Paul F. Frontiero Jr.

Gloucester Welcomes HMS BOUNTY

Posted on August 31, 2012 by Marty Luster

Tall Ship Bounty Needs Crew For Trip From Boothbay To Puerto Rico

Posted on November 26, 2010 by Joey C

My Incredible Adventure- The Bounty

Posted on July 12, 2009 by Sharon

Serious Question- When Did A Midget Not Become A Midget?

So we’re in the car on the way to Friendlies last night and Snoop Maddie Mad brings up the subject of Leprechauns.  She asks if I ever saw a Leprechaun to which I replied- why yes I had.  Just last week in Playa Del Carmen they had this Mexican Midget  dressed up like a leprechaun who was paid to corral patrons into the bar.

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I was immediately interrupted by someone I may or may not be related to through marriage telling me that I shouldn’t say that word.  To which I replied, “When did it become inappropriate to say Leprechaun?”

I was informed that we don’t call Midgets Midgets any longer, they are called “little people”  Wait, what?

When did the term Midget become a bad word?  Like when we grew up didn’t we always call midgets midgets?

I seriously never knew it was considered a slight to call a midget a midget.   Does a midget not know they are a midget any more?  Do they look in the mirror and not know they are a midget?  Or is it just the word midget recently become taboo or something.  If I’ve ever offended a midget in the past by calling them a midget and they considered it a bad term I guess I’d apologize but don’t you think it’s a much more accurate term for a small person that grows old but stays really short?

Calling someone a little person isn’t really all that descriptive is it?  For example my Snoop Maddie Mad is a little person but she’s not a midget (at least not that I can tell yet).  So that “little people” description is far less descriptive than the word midget because there’s no mistaking what you’re talking about when you use the word midget, right?

Is the term Midget off the table nowadays and if so is this a new development?

Little Person vs Midget What Do You Think?

Community Photos 2/15/13

Hi Joey -

Hope you are well and fared well during the storm!  I wanted to share a few photos I took the day after the storm at Good Harbor Beach.  It was so sad to see the bridge in ruins and I was astounded to see how high the tide was.  Despite the damage that had been done, Good Harbor Beach was still as beautiful as ever…

Many thanks!

Best,

Melissa Nicastro


Hi Joey! I am forwarding four pictures that I took on my hike at Ravenswood with my dog this morning at sunrise. I am not very good at this so you might have to turn a couple around if you think they are worthy of sharing. Have a great day! Carol Morello

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