Monthly Archives: May 2014

AP UPI BREAKING: SUBMARINE SQUALUS FOUND

75 years ago today:

AP BREAKING, MAY 23, AT 1930 PENACOOK REPORTS DETECTING A POSSIBLE TARGET WITH GRAPPLING HOOKS 243 FEET.

[UPDATE] AT 2145 THE USCG 409 ARRIVES ON SCENE, ON BOARD LIEUTENANT COMMANDER CHARLES B MOMSEM.

SEARCHLIGHTS DEPLOYED FROM SHIPS CIRCLING BUOY ATTACHED TO GRAPPLING HOOK FOR THE REST OF THE NIGHT TO DETECT ANY SURVIVORS COMING TO THE SURFACE USING THE MOMSEM LUNG.

Chickity Check it!- Heidi Wakeman’s New Gloucester Biking Blog -

http://www.manatthewheel.blogspot.com/

Check out the interview with the ever upbeat Heidi Wakeman

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Here’s the blog-

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Send in pics of your bike, start up the conversation about local biking, all that good stuff.  Heidi is about the sweetest woman you’d ever wanna meet.

Here’s our interview from August 2008 when the GMG was only a few months old-

http://www.vimeo.com/1521593

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.

Kathy and Marty had a brief but pleasant visit with Peter Mullen, owner of the 165 foot midwater trawler-seiner Western Venture and the 109 foot Osprey.

The boats fish for herring and mackerel, often on Georges Bank, and market their catch locally and in Boston for bait and overseas (Mediterranean countries and Africa) for human consumption.

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Photos ©Kathy Chapman 2014
http://www.kathychapman.com

Photo © Marty Luster 2014
http://www.slicesoflifeimages.wordpress.com

Pixel Revolution – Visual Music Animations at Cape Ann Community Cinema

SPECIAL PRESENTATION
The animators and composers, Dennis Miller, Jean Detheux, Sylvia Pengilly, and Otto Laske will be featured in a special presentation of their “visual music” films at the Cape Ann Community Cinema on Sunday May 25 at 4:00 PM and will benefit the Rocky Necky Art Colony in support of the exhibition.

Pixel Revolution: Animated Films

Cape Ann Community Cinema, 21 Main Street, Gloucester MA

Sunday, May 25, 4:00 PMPixel Revolution: Animated Films

Cape Ann Community Cinema, 21 Main Street, Gloucester MA
Sunday, May 25, 4:00 PM

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This is a very exciting exhibit, which you owe it to yourself to see.  I was totally blown away and inspired by it.  Stop by the Center Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4:00 pm, through June 1.  The program at Cape Ann Community Cinema on May 25th also promises to be quite exciting, when you will be able to see the animations created by these very talented digital artists that the exhibited digital art was derived from.

E.J. Lefavour

MUSIC & MEDITATION IN THE MEETINGHOUSE – May 25

MUSIC & MEDITATION IN THE MEETINGHOUSE (MMM) featuring meditation leader Paula Passanisi and harpist Moira Kelly

May 25th 2014 at Gloucester’s Meetinghouse

BASICS:

Meditation and Music combined in a candle-lit setting
May 25th 2014 at 7:30pm in Gloucester’s Meetinghouse, home of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
Corner of Middle and Church Streets, on the green
Free-Will Offering, Fully Accessible, and Everyone is Welcome Social Gathering Afterwards with Light Refreshments

Church Contact: Karen Rembert, gloucesteruu@earthlink.net, (978-283-3410)

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

The Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church is pleased to announce the 12th in a monthly series called Music & Meditation in the Meetinghouse (MMM) that offers Cape Ann residents and visitors a unique combination of beautiful music and relaxing meditation.  Each event offers the participants an opportunity to enjoy a different combination of peaceful self-awareness through various kinds of meditation enhanced by the musical offerings.

The MMM experience is intended to be comforting, entertaining and spiritual but it is not a church service and there is no religious content.  It is held in the candle-lit sanctuary of the grand 1806 Meetinghouse, a place of gathering and welcoming for the entire Gloucester community for more than 200 years.   The Meetinghouse, whose lofty tower lantern has guided generations of mariners safely into our harbor, is on the National Register of Historic Places and is the oldest and largest surviving building of its type in Gloucester.

The May MMM event features meditation leader Paula Passanisi and traditional Celtic harpist Moira Kelly.  There will be a collation with light refreshments afterwards in the Entrance House, giving participants the opportunity to meet the leaders and each other in a convivial atmosphere.

The Sanctuary is accessible with facilities for persons with disabilities via the side entrance at 10 Church Street.  A free-will offering is requested but everyone is welcome regardless of financial capability.  Find your way to the green at the corner of Middle and Church Streets and discover an hour of peace, enjoyment and contemplation in Gloucester’s Meetinghouse.

MEDITATION LEADER, PAULA PASSANISI, Yoga Joy, Gloucester:

As Gloucester’s Yoga Joy’s Studio Owner and a Forrest Yoga Instructor, Paula employs many tools, combining her practice of mindful movement with nine years of professional dance training and her clinical research studies in social work.  She has an acute awareness of body alignment and breath control, integrating Yoga discipline with her work as a psychotherapist.  Themes in Paula’s classes often remind students of their own wisdom, awesomeness, and confidence.

MUSICIAN, MOIRA KELLY, Traditional Celtic Harpist:

Moira is a Celtic singer, harpist and rhythm guitarist, originally from the Connecticut coast.  She has been playing, teaching and giving harp workshops in the USA from Florida to the NYC metro area, and internationally from Ireland’s green countryside to the sunny coast of Melbourne, Australia.  She brings the magic of traditional Celtic harp music to the Boston area and the North shore, where she resides in Gloucester.MMM Flyer 25 May 14

Garfish makes its debut at the newest music venue in Gloucester, The Pilot House Restaurant, 3 Porter St. Gloucester from 8:30 to 11:30pm

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 The new function room makes for a great setting to enjoy live music, dancing and good food and drink. Best of all, there is no cover charge!

The band will be featuring Ms. Brittany Betts on trumpet and Dana Cohen on trombone. Your going to love all the new brass driving songs these musicians bring to the Garfish classic rock-n-roll sound. Also on stage will be fellow musicians Jeff Worthley on saxophone, keyboards and guitar, Kevin Lopes on lead vocals, Walter Piscitello on drums, Doug Comeau on guitar and Gary Hiltz on bass.

There is plenty of parking available in the adjoining private lot. So please stop by and let Garfish entertain you. We greatly appreciate your support and as the saying goes “We are nothing without you” Hope to see you there……..Gar

The Pilot House Restaurant

3 Porter St.

Gloucester, Ma.

http://pilothousedragonlight.com/

BREAKING NEWS 75 YEARS AGO TODAY: SQUALUS NOT REPORTING

AP BREAKING MAY 23, 1939: USN PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD REPORTS SS-192 SARGO CLASS USN SUBMARINE SQUALUS COMM OVERDUE AFTER TEST DIVE OFF ISLE OF SHOALS: LAST COMM POS. 07400 42°53′N 70°37′W 13.3 MILES DUE NORTH ROCKPORT MASSACHUSETTS: 57 USN SAILORS, 2 ELECTRIC BOAT PERSONNEL ONBOARD.

SS-191 SARGO CLASS USN SUBMARINE SCULPIN DIVERTED FROM SHAKEDOWN CRUISE TO LAST KNOWN POSITION. 1040 SEARCH GRID COMMENCING.

[UPDATE 1046] SS-191 SCULPIN REPORTING WATER DEPTH 243 FEET AT SEARCH GRID.

[UPDATE 1241] SS-191 SCULPIN REPORTS RED SMOKE PROCEEDING TO THAT LOCATION. USN PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD NOW REPORTS COMM FAILURE RULED OUT LIKELY SS-192 LOCATION 07400 42°53′N 70°37′W 243 FEET BELOW THE SURFACE. SMOKE BOMB IS MANUAL DEPLOYMENT INDICATING SURVIVORS.

[UPDATE 1305] SS-191 SCULPIN REPORTS RADIOTELEPHONE BUOY MARKING SS-192. COMM POSITIVE FOR TWO MINUTES UNTIL CLEATED LINE TO SS-191 SCULPIN IS PARTED IN ROLLING SEAS. 500 FOOT COMM CABLE FALLS TO THE BOTTOM. INFORMATION TRANSFER: SURVIVORS, NUMBER UNKNOWN.

[UPDATE 1320] USS PENACOOK, USS WENDANK, GLOUCESTER AND ROCKPORT FISHING VESSELS DIVERTED TO LAST KNOWN LOCATION.

Sista’s Favorite Kitchen Gadget Of The Week!

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Mother natures’  unpredictable climate this time of year makes espresso lovers official decision to switch from enjoying a daily hot espresso, to enjoying an iced espresso a big challenge. This weeks favorite kitchen gadget is my Keurig Café One-Touch Milk Frother. This handy little gadget has made my transition from hot espresso to iced espresso a lot easier to drink.  I have found that a warm frothy dollop of milk floating on top of my iced espresso is a heavenly in between beverage. I know I’m breaking all the rules by adding warm frothy milk to an Iced beverage, and it really defeats the whole concept of drinking an “iced beverage”, but this combination is perfect on a day like today when the temperature outside is neither hot or cold enough to commit one way or the other! Coffee connoisseurs will definitely disagree, but it’s working for me, and I highly recommend trying it! 

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Schooner Lincoln – Afloat and Wrecked

Bill Hubbard looked into the Lincoln after my GMG post of 5/16/14 (http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/?s=schooner+lincoln). He discovered thr following information and photo: "I found that the schooner in the picture was the three-masted Lincoln. She was built in Essex by Arthur Dana Story and launched in 1920. She sailed out of Gloucester as a coasting schooner under several captains but continued to be owned by A.D. Story. She carried cargo of coal, lumber and potatoes from Maine and the Canadian Maritimes to Gloucester, New York and Boston.

Bill Hubbard looked into the Schooner Lincoln after my GMG post of 5/16/14 (http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/?s=schooner+lincoln). He discovered the following information and photo of her in Gloucester Harbor: “I found that the schooner in the picture was the three-masted Lincoln. She was built in Essex by Arthur Dana Story and launched in 1920. She sailed out of Gloucester as a coasting schooner under several captains but continued to be owned by A.D. Story. She carried cargo of coal, lumber and potatoes from Maine and the Canadian Maritimes to Gloucester, New York, and Boston.”

"In 1928 Schooner Lincoln was severely damaged when rammed by a steam collier, but her load of lumber kept her afloat until towed into Gloucester. Her cargo was salvaged, but the hull was declared a total loss. In 1931 she broke in two and her stern section floated ashore on Eastern Point." Thank you FOB Bill Hubbard!

“In 1928 Schooner Lincoln was severely damaged when rammed by a steam collier, but her load of lumber kept her afloat until towed into Gloucester. Her cargo was salvaged, but the hull was declared a total loss. In 1931 she broke in two and her stern section floated ashore on Eastern Point.” Thank you FOB Bill Hubbard!