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Look Who’s 80 This Month!

It's Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup, sold since 1934. In 2013, 200 million cans sold in this country.

It’s Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup, sold since 1934. In 2013, 200 million cans sold in this country.

Andy Warhol designed can.

Andy Warhol designed can.

This is Dr. John Dorrance President of Campbell's Soup since 1914, who developed the formula for the soup.

This is Dr. John Dorrance, President of Campbell’s Soup since 1914, who developed the formula for the soup.

Why bring up Dr. John Dorrance? He owned this house on the Back Shore. It was called Twin Light Manor, and later the Ocean View Inn, unfortunately now in foreclosure. I like the Chicken Noodle Soup, it's just a little too salty for me.
Why bring up Dr. John Dorrance? He owned this house on the Back Shore. It was called the Dorrance house, Twin Light Manor, and later the Ocean View Inn, unfortunately now in foreclosure. I like the Chicken Noodle Soup, it’s just a little too salty for me.

"Bold" mapping off the Back Shore From Dwight Hebert

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The Ocean Survey Vessel (OSV) Bold is EPA’s only ocean and coastal monitoring vessel. The Bold is equipped with state-of-the-art sampling, mapping, and analysis equipment including sidescan sonar, underwater video, water sampling instruments, and sediment sampling devices, which scientists can use in various monitoring activities. The vessel is a converted Navy T-AGOS class vessel and is 224 feet long and 43 feet wide. EPA acquired the Bold on March 31, 2004.

EPA recognizes that accurate and timely data collection and analysis along our coasts will help us take actions necessary to keep our nation’s coastal and ocean waters healthy.

The OSV Bold is the former Navy vessel, United States Naval Ship (USNS) Bold. Constructed by the Tacoma Boat Building Company of Tacoma, Washington, as a Tactical Auxiliary General Ocean Survey (T-AGOS) vessel, the ship was first commissioned in 1989 as the USNS Vigorous. The vessel was later renamed the USNS Bold and has served on many surveillance missions. The Navy decommissioned the USNS Bold in 2004, and then transferred the vessel to EPA. EPA converted the vessel to an Ocean Survey Vessel to replace EPA’s aging OSV Peter W. Anderson.

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Community Photos June 1, 2012

Hi Joey:  Just had new stepping stones put in last week.  Mama turtle
decided to find a spot to lay eggs, I guess.  I’ll be filling in holes in
our new landscaping in the days to come.
I don’t know how to make turtle soup – does sister Felicia?
Susan LaRosa      


Rock Sculptures on the Back Shore Photos From Janet Rice

Hi Joey-

I was intrigued by the beauty of these rock sculptures through the morning fog on the Back Shore. In the last photo, does anyone know what James Regan -14- signifies?

Video- Back Shore Waves Gloucester MA 04/24/12

Right toward the end a rogue wave came and I snatched my camera and tripod just before it would have been completely submerged by the wave.

See the black silhouette in the left hand frame of the video?  That’s my buddy Steve Hollinger, the genius inventor who created the Kayalu n clamp and RAM mount’s that I use to stabilize my video camera when we are going to be out in salty conditions.

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Steve took this picture of me as I was scouting the scene to video tape-

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Peter Thomsen Back Shore Poem

Peter writes-

The Backshore is huge part of my life. I’ve grown up on the rocks and my personal ideology is formed from it. Here I tired to put words to my connection with it. Hope you like it!

Come Find Me There Sometime and We’ll Share Freedom

By Brunner T

I’ve seen beaches collect atop the rocks,

I’ve seen them be ripped away.

I’ve seen placid, clear water;

Green glass resting on the seaweed.

I’ve seen the essence of rage:

Walls of blue-gray fury

Dashing

Themselves to foamy fragments

On intransient boulders.

I’ve seen every tide, mood, and time

Of the Backshore.

My shins are bruised,

My skin has torn,

I’ve felt weathered rock

Bite my lip.

The line of horizon

Belittles me,

Life feels a lifetime too short.

The road above is busy

But I assure you the air is clean.

My dog files his nails here,

But I simply breath.

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