Category Archives: Good Morning Gloucester

Eagle’s Lesson

JanetEagle096wm Eagle4740wmAfter photographing USCG barque Eagle Friday afternoon, I wanted to take the deck tour on Saturday morning. The boarding ramp didn’t look like it would be too steep for my rollator at 9:30 am, low tide. But when I approached the stairs, I knew it would be a challenge. Both the ramp and steep stairs would have to be walked without the aid of my four–wheeled walker. I got on the ship with hard work and a sailor standing by. The main deck was fascinating and crew was fun to talk to, including officer candidate Flores, my tour chaperone.

The climb up the stairs disembarking Eagle was exhausting, especially going up. Two crew members guarded me against a fall in back and in front of me. On the last two steps, I asked for and got a “lift.” They were very happy to help me, and it was welcome. I thanked them for an excellent physical therapy session. Once on terra firma, my legs were shaking. I had pushed myself to the limit. When I heard the distant blasts of Eagle’s horn as she departed this afternoon, I realized what the experience was all about: I had challenged the stairs to stop me, and they could not.

US Coast Guard Currently Leaving Gloucester Harbor

It’s a Bird eats Bird World

When I first spotted this Eagle Seagull eating something I was horrified thinking it was one of the Bro’s I hang out with at the State Fish Pier. I zoomed in and saw it was a unlucky pigeon. It’s sad when a Bird has to resort to eat it’s cousin. That’s life down at the Pier. Hopefully I won’t be hit by a car down there and be picked on by the Gulls. I’m sure my Bro’s won’t let that happen.

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Close Look Of Gloucester Harbor Schooner Festival Parade Of Sails

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Representing, at Eagle

Chuck and Sharon are FOBs from Florida. Chuck is from Miami and Sharon is the Tallahassee Lassie. We photographed the Eagle entering Gloucester Harbor, and later then they represented in front of the ship.

Chuck and Sharon are FOBs from Florida. Chuck is from Miami and Sharon is the Tallahassee Lassie. We photographed the Eagle entering Gloucester Harbor, and later then they represented in front of the ship.

Chuck and Sharon are from Florida. Chuck is from Miami and Sharon is the Tallahassee Lassie, and both love Cape Ann. We photographed the Eagle entering Gloucester Harbor, and then they showed the sticker in front of the ship.

Dory #4 Arrived Safely

Joey,
Dory #4 was built by youth apprentices last year under the tutelage of boatbuilders Jeff Lane and Graham McKay at Lowell’s Boat Shop and Museum in Amesbury, MA. She arrived in Gloucester Thursday evening after a row over from Woodbridge Island on the Merrimack River. Jack Kulik, 17, one of the apprentice builders, and I rowed her the twenty or so miles to be at the Schooner Fest. The dory is feeling very much at home being currently tied up over at the dinghy dock near the stern of the schooner Adventure. Thousands of Lowell built dories served in the Gloucester Schooner fishing fleet. They were carried on schooner decks and lowered away to fish on the Grand Banks. A big shout out to the amiable Gloucester gig rowers who welcomed us to their table on our arrival! Huzzah! They also assisted by loaning us a trailer with which enabled us to bring over a whaleboat from the Charles W. Morgan whaleship for a dockside exhibit at the Schooner Fest. The whaleboat is at the Heritage Center through Monday. Alice Twombly, Waterfront educator, Lowell’s Boat Shop and Museum

The United States Coast Guard Barque EAGLE’s eagle was carved by local Rockport Marine Architect and Artist, Robert Lee Perry, in 1976

Betsy Works forwards
Hi Joey,

I had the privilege of visiting Rockport Marine Architect and Artist,
Bob Perry, as he was putting the finishing touches of small gold leaf
detail on this enormous and magnificent eagle sculpture which he was commissioned to create for The United States Coast Guard Barque EAGLE.

"The United States Coast Guard Barque EAGLE’s
eagle was carved by Robert Lee Perry in 1976 from
Brazilian mahogany, replacing a fiberglass version;
3340 pounds, thirteen feet long."
(Source: Facebook post by Tim Sullivan Photography)

Cape Ann folks should know we have a great
local connection to The USCG Barque Eagle and see
closely Robert Perry’s "Eagle" masterpiece sculpture
figurehead…

Thanks,
Betsy

GMG EXCLUSIVE Video: Behind The Scenes of the Schooner Festival Fireworks Show

Here’s a rare look at the incredible two day preparation for the massive fireworks display at the 2014 Schooner Festival.

Thanks to American Thunder Fireworks for granting us access and to Barry Pett for showing us around the staging area at Stage Fort Park.

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