This year’s Greasy Pole Shrine at Felicia Oil down in the Fort is going to be better than ever (and it was already pretty huge to begin with). Eric Spear asked for us to put a call out for help finding old photos to add to the Greasy Pole Shrine and connecting the dots is generally something we can do pretty good around here at GMG.
I put him in touch with Fred Buck at The Cape Ann Museum and they have been collaborating to bring a whole slew of new photos that haven’t been seen in a great number of years to the Shrine. there is also another huge addition which I’ll announce once I get clearance.
Also this just in from Frankie Interrante-
Not sure if it newsworthy to your readers bout Bobby Scola and I will be walking the pole for the first time in over 20 years. Neither one of us has ever won but got a bunch of Saturday walks under our belts. I am walking Sunday in honor of my cousin Benny Interrante who took the flag in 1976, a few years before he went down to sea on the Captain Cosmo. Bobby I think is walking for Sammo.
Be nice if you let the readers know about our traditions regarding this tradition.
Thanks Frankie Interrante.
Here are some photos from the past-
Joe Agrusso- Greasy Pole Champ
Joey Palmisano- Greasy Pole Champ
Russell Heinze- Greasy Pole Champ
I wonder what’s going through his mind