I think Al Bezanson is onto Something

GMG cormorant sticker copy

Although I dearly love seagulls, I agree with Al that the cormorant could be a better mascot for GMG.  What do people think?

and P.S. Don’t forget – Grand Finale Last Hurrah Mug Up this Sunday 9:30.

E.J. Lefavour

About E.J.

Artist, researcher, writer, spiritual traveler of this fascinating orb we inhabit, lover of life and all it has to offer. Hi everyone out there in GMG land. My name is Ellen “E.J.” Lefavour (a/k/a “Ejay Khan” – the pseudonym I used during my years as a political activist artist). I moved to Cape Ann in September of 2010, and was thrilled to be invited by Joey to become a daily contributor to Good Morning Gloucester in December of that year. I am a painter, photographer and writer who has lived and worked as an artist for 20 years, since leaving the corporate world in 1990 to pursue my passion. My contributions to GMG will consist of images (either my paintings, photographs, montages or the occasional video) and a little history about the image, called “Did you Know?” I hope to come up with tidbits of information that people don’t already know, or had forgotten they knew. As I am new here, everything is new and fascinating to me, especially the amazing history, so bear with me if I post something that is common knowledge – I’ll eventually come up with something that’s new to you. As an artist, I will also write about the incredible art scene on Cape Ann. Please take a minute to comment on my posts, like them or not, especially if you have corrections or something to add, as that is how I, and all of us, learn. Have a Good Morning Gloucester, and a blessed day.
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18 Responses to I think Al Bezanson is onto Something

  1. Cormorants are cute as well

  2. Marty Morgan says:

    Looks more exotic, more like the artsy folks of this community.

  3. Susan canning says:

    Not! Seagull is perfect!

  4. Lidiane Sands says:

    love the Cormorants…but the Seagull is the one on my opinion :)

  5. cynthia says:

    Yes for the cormorant!

  6. Cathie says:

    maybe you could use both birds

  7. shew says:

    homie all the way!!!!!

  8. Marty Swanson says:

    Love the comorant!

  9. schooner39 says:

    EJ…. I like your concept but as Marty Morgan points out, this is kinda arty looking for a Gloucester inner harbor specimen. So before I place my order for a couple caps (slate blue) I wondered if you might have a native Gloucester fisherman version featuring our native Double Crested Cormorant. I was eyeball to eyeball with a bunch of these yesterday while weaving through the mooring field in Sugar Babe and they were definitely not arty. The locals do take on an arty look during their ‘love season’, and that might be suitable for Rocky Neck visitors. But if you expect the logo to catch on at Rose Marine I would not go arty.

  10. Benjamin Franklin had a lot of very valid reasons why the wild turkey should have been our national bird over the eagle as well. I like the turkey and the cormorant but sometimes you just have to go with your gut.

    Personally I think the Rubber Duck should be in the running but just forget I mentioned that OK?

  11. Judy B says:

    Definitely the gull. It is the original GMG logo, & homies are the best.

    • E.J. says:

      Yes, homies are definitely the best and most representative of Gloucester, so although Al might prefer cormorants and Paul the Rubber Duck, I think we’re safe in believing that the mighty, scrappy, noisy, squabbling, scavenging, beautiful seagull will remain the GMG mascot.

      • Judy B says:

        Thanks, E.J.! I love the descriptive adjectives you used in describing our homies. All are absolutely true & just perfect.
        Two thumbs up! (:

      • schooner39 says:

        Did I say I prefer cormorants over gulls? I was just speaking up for the better fisherman and more discriminating diner. If you read the book you will learn that cormorants, unlike gulls, are not adept at speaking. Oh, and then there’s athletic ability. What gull can dive to 475 feet and come up with a sculpin?

  12. schooner39 says:

    A bottom fish. In Antarctica blue-eyed shags (cormorants) must dive deep and sculpins are numerous there. So the book says.

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