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2012 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Coverage From Our Peeps To Date

Of course we aren’t done but here is the updated list in case you missed anything.

Stew McGillivray Winner 2012 Sunday Greasy Pole Photo From Bill Kirk

So Proud Of Our Team Once Again GMG Absolutely Shines In Our Saint Peter’s Fiesta Coverage

Video- 2012 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Opening Ceremony

Lego Greasy Pole Submitted By Heidi Wakeman

2012 Sunday Greasy Pole Champ- Stewie Wins Again!

Saint Peter’s Fiesta Procession Video 07/01/2012

Blessing of the Fleet 2012

Why Ambie is the Sausage King

A look back to 2011

Saint Peter’s Procession 2012

2012 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Children’s Games Photos From Alice Gardner

Sunday 2012 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Complete Coverage, Greasy Pole, Videos, Pictures, Webcam More

Video Saturday 2012 Greasy Pole Champion – Nick Avelis Video from Craig Kimberley
FIESTA: SATURDAY GREASY POLE WATCHERS
Greasy Pole and Seine Boat Races Webcam Live Now!
When We Were Kings…
Friday Greasy Pole & Seine Boats!
The best Fiesta T-shirts (especially for geeks)
Video 2012 Friday Greasy Pole From Kim Smith
2012 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Coverage, Saint Peter’s Fiesta Schedule of Events, Webcam and Fiesta Community Photos
Friday Night Saint Peter’s Fiesta 2012 Photos From Alice Gardner
Video 2012 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Friday Greasy Pole Winning Walk Ross Carlson
Ross Carlson Your Friday Greasy Pole Champ Live posting from The Beach
St. Peter’s Fiesta and Blessing of The Fleet in the ’40s Pic From Ron Gilson
Greasy Pole Fall Classic Fundraiser 2011
Fiesta 2012 – Thursday and 5KRace – Cox Photos
Fiesta 5K
Fiesta 5K Race |(Start Photos) – 2012 St Peter’s Fiesta
2012 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Coverage, Saint Peter’s Fiesta Schedule of Events, Webcam and The Infamous Fred Buck Submits Fiesta 5K Photos
FIESTA: Thursday Evening
Almost Live Blogging from the Fiesta 5K 6/28/2012 9:33PM
Video and Pics 2012 Saint Peter’s Fiesta 5K Start Filmed At Half Speed- See Anyone You Know?
2012 Jr Girls Seine Boat Practice 6/28/12 Pics From Sista Felicia
Faces of Fiesta
Mamie’s Kitchen To Feature Arancini,Trupiano’s Sausage Subs, Homemade Linguica Rolls and Mudiga Steak Sandwiches
Fiesta Can Begin! Ambie Is Serving Sazzitza Sandwiches On Commercial Street!
Good Morning Gloucester Will Be Your Source For Saint Peter’s Fiesta Coverage–Fiesta Webcams and More
Wednesday Seine Boat Races
2012 St Peter’s Novena, Mass and Procession to the Club Video
The Greasy Pole. A Look Back 09/30/2012
Where is the Fiesta Ferris Wheel?
2012 Saint Peter’s Mass At The American Legion Photos From Alice Gardner
St. Peter Fiesta Preparations Well Underway!
Props To The Men and Women That Keep Saint Peter’s Fiesta Traditions Alive
2012 Jr Seine Boat Practice 4:50AM 6/25/12 Pics and Video
Need I remind you? Tick Tock Baby- 2012 Greasy Pole Approaches!
Girls Jr. Seine Boat Races 2012 Crew X’tra Oardinary! Racing Friday Night of Fiesta

Mayor Kirk Submits-

Joey,
We love Father Matthew’s photos so much.  Thought you might like the view from the other side of the camera.
Carolyn

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The Blessing of the Portuguese Fishing Fleet – 1950s

The photo is the property of David B. Cox of (Main Street Arts and Antiques).

This photo may also have appeared in the National Geographic Magazine (July 1953)

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Mural: The Blessing of the Fleet

What interests me most of this mural (in a stairwell at St. Ann’s Church) is not the currently-out-of-fashion but historically correct liturgical garb of the presiding prelate (although, as a priest, I find it interesting), but rather the skyline on the shore.  I wonder exactly what view of Gloucester this is supposed to represent?  It certainly doesn’t match the current skyline, but obviously things have changed over the decades. The other paintings show that the artist paid attention to detail, so I don’t think he just made it up.