Monthly Archives: June 2014
The Gloucester Marine Railway is a busy place these days. Everyone is busy getting their boats ready now that
we have some warm weather. The tug Towline is being painted. The Ardelle came out on Monday and was
powerwashed, Harold Burnham expects her to go back in Wed morning at high tide, about 5 a.m. The Adventure’s crew are
very busy painting, caulking, and replacing the outer section of the stem. Geoff Deckenbach expects her to go
back in on Wed evenings high tide, about 5 p.m. The Adventure will motor over to the Harbor Loop which she will make
her new home by the Maritime Museum. Meanwhile, the Phyllis A’s team is raring to go with her restoration, we are awaiting
word on when she can come up into dry dock. Workers pictured include Geoff, Manny from GMR, John Miles, Tony Finnociarro,
Sarah Tuvim, Katherine Richmond of KR Painting all on the Adventure, and Doug Parson’s with the Phyllis A. Michael Bergman
stopped by. He is very anxious to get back onboard to continue working on making the rat’s rails (ladder like structure up to the
top of the masts).
In the above Vine from the Berkshire Museum exhibit “Butterflies,” you can catch a glimpse of the ginormous Attacus atlas, the world’s largest moth. Atlas Moths are found in the tropical and subtropical forests of Southeast Asia and are common across the Malay archipelago. The female Atlas Moth, which is appreciably larger than the male, may have a wingspan of up to ten inches-imagine, nearly a foot! Attacus atlas is a member of the Saturn Family of moths, as are the North American Luna and Cecropia Moths. For comparison sake, our gorgeous Cecropia Moth has a wingspan of up to six inches.
We just got word from Bob Ryan at CATA that, since the Blynman Bridge weight restriction has been lifted, he was able to scramble and get the Stage Fort Park Trolley Shuttle up and running starting on June 21! See the trolley schedule here. This is excellent news for everyone who drives in Gloucester during summer weekends because it means fewer cars — as well as anyone who benefits from tourists coming to Gloucester (which is just about everybody who lives and/or works here as I explain in this post).
Way to go Bob!
Richard Rosenfeld is a great and generous friend and neighbor to all on Rocky Neck – an author, historian, benefactor of the Cultural Center and patron of the arts, fun loving Mug Up competition judge and winner, and all around good guy.
Happy Birthday Richard from all of us here on Rocky Neck and beyond who know and love you. We hope your day is filled with wonderful surprises and well wishes.
This just in from Heidi Dallin of Gloucester Stage. Check it out — and don’t miss this year’s musical Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.
Based on your recommendation everyone at work grabbed something different from Surf Side Sub.
Here’s my “out of this world” Melanzane pizza!
Get your tickets now for our outdoor July concert on Cape Ann! Renee and Joe will open… and this gorgeous shot on Wingaersheek is of course by Louise Welch!!!
Buy your tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/709321
The Gloucester Fleet
Twenty years ago today we said I Do…
We celebrated our marriage with family & friends…
and we wowed our wedding guests with a choreographed first danced to “It Had To Be You” by Harry Connick Jr. ….
and yes… It’s true, I began feeding you that very night!….
Happy 20th Anniversary My Love…
Cheers to continuing our happy journey through life together… I adore you
Fun On The Dock.
You know how repetitive the work we do down here is. Without a creative outlet I’d probably lose my mind.
Wed SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Showers likely.
Wed Night S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.