Tag Archives: Al Bezanson

Stubby on the vernal equinox

Stubby sez ___ “Some folks may welcome the vernal equinox, but these longer days are interfering with my sleep.” submitted by Al Bezanson

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Al Bezanson Asks- Has GMG hitched its wagon to the wrong bird?

Richard J. King is senior lecturer in literature of the sea with the Maritime Studies Program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport.  In 2004 he published an article in the Log of Mystic Seaport (Vol 55), “The Most Valuable Bird … Continue reading

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Breaking news – Canada wins the Gloucester Schooner Race

Al Bezanson reports- Here are the numbers folks.  Tillicum 1 has been training in Nova Scotia this summer and here are the results. http://www.amschooner.org/node/992 Al Bezanson

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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. This week we visit with Al Bezanson who recalls his days working at Gorton’s … Continue reading

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You Do Realize YOU Can Participate In The Schooner Race Right? Get Your Ticket To Race On A Schooner

The Gloucester Schooner Festival is almost upon us.  There is still time to book a ticket to ride on a schooner in the race September 1st.    The course is a beam reach, three times around, affording close-up views of the … Continue reading

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20 days to the Schooner Festival … Sign up for the race!

Here we Go- Al Bezanson and I Am Going To Beat You Into Submission Until You Signn Up And Take Part Of The 2013 Gloucester Schooner Festival! Al Submits- 20 days to the Schooner Festival … Sign up for the … Continue reading

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Creature Quiz From Al Bezanson

Joey___ The day after Kim Smith’s movie, just a couple blocks from the cinema, in the searing noonday sun, a squad of these were scurrying toward the east along the Rogers Street sidewalk behind Cape Ann Savings.  They were about … Continue reading

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MBBS #2 Wicked Graylock Seacock From Al Bezanson

Joey_____ Another random photo from the Maine Boat Builders Show.  This caught my eye because I have battled a few corroded frozen seacocks in inaccessible places.  When the frozen seacock wins you may be floating dangerously.    The Graylock Seacock System … Continue reading

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FOB Al Bezanson Photos from the Norfolk Botanical Garden

Hi Kim, Went to Norfolk on the weekend and I was forbidden by family to hang out on the waterfront.  So…. I got these shots at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.   The dragonfly was in the wild but the butterfly was … Continue reading

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Name This Photo From Al Bezanson

Joey____ Came upon this way south of the bridge and many captions came to mind.  Let’s see what your readers think.

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Nice Note from Al Bezanson

Tuesday night while setting up my projector at the Southborough Library for my pollinator garden lecture for the Southborough Open Land Foundation I needed a shim to balance the projector. To my surprise and delight, the gentleman sitting next to … Continue reading

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Bruis’n the Water From Al Bezanson

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ELSIE crew, 1921

Al Bezanson submits- From the collections of the CAPE ANN MUSEUM, Gloucester, Massachusetts Elsie’s crew, 1921 International Fishermen’s Races (photo:  Cox Bros., Halifax, Nova Scotia)  Capt. Marty Welch. Fred Buck has pitched in to help the Schooner Festival committee recruit … Continue reading

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A Race For Real Sailors

Al Bezanson submits- Joey___ How many folks can name the schooner sailing over City Hall and explain why she merits such a lofty presence?  It is a fascinating story – thoroughly researched here in Gloucester by a Canadian — Capt. … Continue reading

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Power Nap From Al Bezanson

Stubby sez___ When you’ve been patrolling the wharf all night, standing daytime gate duty and greeting ARDELLE’S passengers you gotta catch forty winks when you can. Even in the blazing sunshine.   Especially when you’re 72 in human years.  Such is … Continue reading

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Al Bezanson Asks- Whatizit?

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Name this Light from Al Bezanson

Al writes- Many a mariner from Gloucester has sailed or steamed close by this lighthouse.  It was built in 1802 and is operational today  — Fl (2) R 12s (W sector) (3).  A few days distant by sail. Who can … Continue reading

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