Category Archives: Funky Gloucester

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

 

 

 

 

Thrill Ride @ Captain Carlos Tonight 9:00pm 5.2.2014

 

Thrill Ride is a band made up of, shredding guitar, heart pounding bass, ripping keys, pocket drums, and powerful female vocals. The band plays top 40 of today and the past. You can expect to hear anything from Bruno Mars to Etta James, to B52’s and Katy Perry, Zac Brown Band, to Elvis. Hope to see you all dancing at a venue near you when Thrill Ride pulls into town!thrillride

 

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 courtesy photos

Captain Carlos

27-29 Harbor loop
Gloucester, MA, United States 01930
Website

http://www.Captaincarlos.com

Email
captaincarlos@facebook.com

 

https://www.facebook.com/thrillrideband?ref=br_tf

Band members Jessica Maletti – Lead Vocals
Christian Towler – Guitar and Synth
Zach Gorrell – Keys
Carlos Menezes Jr. – Bass
Steve Russo – Drums and Vocals
Hometown Gloucester, MA

Email thrillridemusic@gmail.com

 

 

1st Annual Cape Ann Easter Bunny Drop From Drayton Freeman

Hello,

We thought you might enjoy our 1st Annual Cape Ann Easter Bunny Drop™ which we held on our balcony opposite St Peter Square in Gloucester.

Attached is the pic of the Easter Bunnies (they aren’t real bunnies) lined up awaiting the perilous drop and video of them being launched off the balcony and parachuting safely to earth.

Keep up the great work with your blog!

Drayton Freeman

Mikey Wins Plastic Head on Small Animal Photo Contest!

Mandy Leone Moffett on behalf of her son Mikey submitted three photos of “Squirrel With Plastic Horse Head”.

Contest rules here.

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That is an actual Cape Ann Grey Squirrel wearing a plastic horse head. No details but I have a feeling there is some Gloucester Market Basket Jiff Peanut Butter inside that squirrel head.

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Maybe some peanuts over here.

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Smuckers Grape jam would be nice. With a name like Smuckers, it’s got to be good for a squirrel.

Contest rules state that entries had to be photographed in March and sent in on April 1st. So Mikey wins first second and third place. That makes three Rubber Ducks which Mikey can pick up down at Joey’s Dock or at the next GMG Mug Up.

If there are any late entries there might be consolation prizes.

Well played Mikey, well played.

New Show Opens March 1st at Flatrocks Gallery in Lanesville

west-end1West End Boys featuring Jack Evans, Willie Alexander & Jon Sarkin starts on Feb. 28 with the opening reception Mar. 1 from 6-8pm.   See Noise cover story about Willie Alexander here.

Address: Flatrock Gallery ~ 77 Langsford Street/ Route 127 Gloucester, MA 01930
Hours: Thurs-Sun 12-5pm
Phone: 978-879-4683

It’s 4 da khedz! They’re all hunks! Hot Lemon / White Pages / Lady Bones / Pe+ Ceme+ery / Superteen

hive show

Hot Lemon.

White Pages.
http://whitepages.bandcamp.com/

Lady Bones.
http://ladybones.bandcamp.com/

Pe+ Ceme+ery
http://soundcloud.com/ppeettcceemmeetteerryy

Superteen
http://superteen.bandcamp.com/
all ages
Doors at 6
5 bucks
Bring Art supplies get in for free.

The Hive Community Center
11 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930

2014 Rocky Neck Polar Plunge

The Look Here On BJ’s Face About Sums It Up!!!

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Anyone that bailed on it this year because of the arctic temps can just erase themselves from the past few years of mild Polar Plunge’s.  This Year’s Plungers Earned It!

Huge Thanks To Coastal Dog For Sponsoring 5 of their Killer Compression?Dry Swimsuits.  No sooner was I out of the water with a little waggle and the suit was practically dry.  No sand stuck in my butt crack due to the inner compression short lining and I’ve never ever ever worn such comfortable swim trunks.  I won’t ever wear anything else but Coastal Dog Apparel Swim trunks.  Check them out here- www.coastaldogapparel.com

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Morrison and Rubber Duck Went with The Red Trunks

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