Category Archives: Funky Gloucester

Welcome to the late Ken Kesey and son Zane’s magic bus Further

Florida visitors Sharon St Clair and husband Chuck King rolled into Gloucester about four weeks ago. By chance, they stopped into Charlie's Place and bumped into the Merry Pranksters. This trip, made by son Zane Kesey, replicated the journey from CA to NY made by renowned author Ken Kesey (One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, starring Jack Nicholson) in 1964.

Florida visitors Sharon St Clair and husband Chuck King rolled into Gloucester about four weeks ago. By chance, they stopped into Charlie’s Place and bumped into the Merry Pranksters. This trip, made by son Zane Kesey, replicated the journey from CA to NY made by renowned author Ken Kesey (One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, starring Jack Nicholson) in 1964.

1013384_699246396828088_3453607676989411140_n 1601386_699243326828395_4654099066811579173_nAfter the success of Ken Kesey’s novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken and this band of Merry Pranksters drove from The West Coast to the East in 1964. Fifty years later, on September 24, 2014, they came to Gloucester, and had breakfast at Charlie’s Place https://www.facebook.com/pages/Charlies-Place/111697215533360. My friends were there…

Sharon photographed the Furthur crew at breakfast. She and husband Chuck gave them their table for the bus crew. Ken Kesey’s son Zane sits center waving his hand. Sharon and Chuck leave tomorrow for home. I got to know what wonderful and generous people they are… and like me, they’re adventurous. Fair winds and smoothe seas, my friends forever.

If You Care To Ever See Rubber Duck Alive Again You Better Comply With Our Demands

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RD is weary after an extensive day of travel which brought him in and around Cape Ann.

Demands:

Fabric (Floral designs and stripes)

Safety Pins

Needles and Thread

These items need to be dropped off at Hobbit House Gallery On Madfish Wharf Or Else The Duck Becomes Pate.

September 16th or the duck gets it!

Wicked Tuna Hard Merchandise

WAKE UP CAPTAIN!

WAKE UP CAPTAIN!

 The Wicked Tuna’s “Hard Merchandise”

I caught the Hard Merchandise from the TV Show Wicked Tuna unloading a few Bluefin Tuna at the State fish Pier on Sunday Morning. One of the Tv crew members said the shows they’re filming now to November will air in February 2015. So you may get lucky and watch them film on the Gloucester waterfront. The Hard Merchandise has been fishing for years here in Gloucester way before the TV show. They dock at the wharf behind the Madfish Galleries on Rocky Neck. I’m sure all their Fans will enjoy these photo’s. Video’s coming soon.

PAUL

Hey, Einstein!!

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“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, then what are we to think of an empty desk?”            — Albert Einstein

 

I’m In a Funk, Help Me Pick My Next Painting Project

I’m In a Funk, Help Me Pick My Next Painting Project

I’ve picked out a few photos I took that may be my next painting. If you like any you see here let me know. If you have a photo you may think might make a great Cape Ann themed Painting send it to me, maybe I’ll pick one out. I’ll also post them up on GMG with credit given to you. Remember, I love bright colors.

Send them to me at: Frontiero@Hotmail.com

Maybe this painting I did of  "Niles Pond Sunrise" Using one of Sharon Lowes Photos.

Maybe this painting I did of “Niles Pond Sunrise” Using one of Sharon Lowes Photos. In a larger format.

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Joe "The Animal" Barboza Baron, Thachers and Straitsmouth Islands and long distance ocean swimmers

Adam Bolonsky submits-

Mitchell Hsing and Isabel Brachmann, grad students at MIT (who said only nerds go to MIT?) recently swam the perimeter of Straitsmouth Island from Gap Head in less than 25 minutes. Their coach Bill Steele and I escorted them in kayaks.

Fish tacos afterwards at Cape Ann Brewing Company!

Here’s a video clip. You can clearly see Twin Lights at Thachers and Straitsmouth Island light in the background:

Straitsmouth swim

Joe “The Animal” Barboza was flown to Thachers Island each night by helicopter in the late 60’s while testifying against the New England mob. When Barboza’s cover at Thachers was blown, federal marshals moved him to a house on Eastern Point.

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Barboza was gunned down a few years later in Southern California.

This was back in the day when the Coast Guard radio station at Gap Head was still in operation.

Coffins Beach Shipwreck Follow Up From Jim Salem and second Update From Victor T. Mastone

View Marty Luster’s Original Post Here

Hi Joey,

Great meeting you at the Gloucester Farmer’s Market. It was fun to see the nice photos you took and posted of my daughter working there!

I took a few more photos of the old shipwreck that you can see at low tide along the middle of Coffin’s Beach.  I’ve attached the best one here.  It would be fun to hear people’s thoughts around the age and provenance of the craft. Enjoy!

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It’s about 30′ long by 10′ wide.

if anyone has anything to add to the story please add your info in the comments to this post

Second Update 7/18/14
Victor T. Mastone

Captain Joey,

We haven’t spoken in a while. Your always a good source of information and as I promised in the past, I just wanted to let you know that our program has started investigating the unidentified shipwreck which recently became exposed on Coffins Beach. We were out there yesterday and spoke with a few local residents. They had never seen the wreck before and several lived there for about 40 years. Our files list a few wrecks in the area, but those vessels were much larger than this shipwreck. The exposed portion of the wreck is about 34 feet long, though probing suggests it is about 40 feet long; width is roughly 14 feet max. Metal fittings were not evident. If you have heard of anything about the wreck. I’d like to hear from you. otherwise, I’ll keep you posted on what we find out.

Most people don’t get to see real shipwreck too often. So, it is an interesting opportunity to visit this window to our maritime past. While there is really nothing to take, most people do not realize that the site is protected by state law. It is my hope people respect the site and completely refrain from removing any of it or otherwise disturb or damage the site when they visit.

Speak with you soon.

Best regards,

Vic

Victor T. Mastone
Director and Chief Archaeologist
Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources
251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
Boston, MA 02114
Website: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/czm/buar/

Throw Back Thursday Art Rocks! from 2010

 

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“Art, Rocks!”

Better Late Than Never!

I received an email a few weeks ago from a 10 year old boy who when he was nine years old at the time he found one of my “Art,Rocks!” a Rock that I left at T-Wharf in Rockport on 09/04/2010. I think that was about 9 months ago. I remember leaving it there after having a cup of coffee and watching the Lobstermen get ready for their day. About 5am. I always wonder about the ones I leave that don’t get reported back to the email I leave on them. Currently the last three that I’ve left in the past two weeks that I never gave notice on GMG Have not been reported back. Which is fine. In this world we live in now, maybe people think there is a catch too this thing. Maybe they think I want money for it. Emails like Coopers who found it is payment enough! I will never ask anything for them. An email would be nice but, If I don’t get a response that’s fine too! Mystery and fantasy is what makes life! isn’t it?

Here’s the email from Cooper and Photos of the “Art, Rock!” He found! Who could ask for anything more?!!!! Thanks Cooper!

Am I a little weird? Maybe! :)

from Cooper;

Dear mr or mrs frontiero. I picked up one of your pictures of the motif in a parking lot in rockport on 9-4-2010. I am very sorry not to get back to you sooner. I am a 10 year old boy and I’m in fourth grade at st johns in Beverly Massachusetts . I picked it up when i was nine with my aunt and little sister delaney who is now 6. That is my lucky rock because that day I won a contest at bearskin neck country store. You are a beautiful artist. Sincerely , Cooper

“Click here to view past “Art, Rocks!” Posts

I’m Not a Writer, so please forgive any errors! :)

Http://Art-Rocks.org

Hey everybody! spread the word, we have a megafunkyextragroovy gig tonight at MILE MARKER ONE. G-Town gets down on July 3rd and we want to celebrate our freakness with YOU!…..party starts at 8pm sharp.

groove party timehttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Groove-Therapy/164865875787

Even though the Gloucester Fireworks have been canceled for Thursday,Mile Marker One is still the spot to be with Live music from 5- 7 pm with Loose Ends and 8-11 pm with Groove! Be here! #milemarkerone #livemusic #fun#thirstythursday #holiday

 

 

 

 

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