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Second week Of June Mark Your Calendars- I was looking Through My Flickr Photos Of Gloucester At Dawn Photos And Wouldn’t you Know…

Look at these sunrises from the past few years on the same exact week of the year- Second Week Of June.  If you’re a photographer and planning on taking a trip out here to photograph sunrises, might I suggest the second week of June?  If this hack of a photographer can capture these images, you ought to be able to as well Smile 

‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘12 and ‘14 represented here-

Fishermen’s Wives Statue 4:46AM 6/14/08

Gloucester At Dawn, 4:45AM Good Harbor Beach 6/09/09

Gloucester At Dawn Good Harbor Beach and Thacher Island 4:50AM 6/11/10

Gloucester At Dawn 4:50AM 6/7/12 Good Harbor Beach at Thacher Island

Gloucester At Dawn- Good Harbor Beach 4:55AM 6/9/14

Some of my other favorite Gloucester at Dawn Photos can be seen here

Blizzard of ’78 36th Anniversary the Pilot Boat “Can Do”

The “Can Do”

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These Photos of the “Grampus” in Beverly Harbor are from 2009 .

The Grampus is the old pilot boat “Can Do” that was lost with all hands (crew of five) in the Blizzard of ’78 .

The Damaged Hull was the only thing left of the Can Do when it was later raised from the sea.

The Workboat Grampus previously the pilot boat Can Do was raised in 1981 and after a complete re-build was returned to service. She has served on numerous projects over the years. The name Grampus (the original name of the vessel) is an old term for a pilot whale, appropriate for the sleek black hull of the vessel. Grampus is 47ft long and is powered by an 855 Cummins diesel. She was originally built as a yacht, and travelling as far south as the Amazon.

Inspite of what some have said she is not haunted or is she?

Thanks go out to MuffyHowards from Cape Ann Online for the heads up on these Youtube Videos. The Story of the Gloucester Pilot Boat Can Do. It’s a long series at least 13 parts. You’ll hear actuall Radio Transmisions from the USCG and the Pilot Boat Can do during this Tragedy.

From Publishers Weekly;

“Before The Perfect Storm, there was the 1978 blizzard that lashed the Massachusetts coast with blinding snow, 90-mile-per-hour winds and 40-foot waves. Into the juggernaut sailed the small boat Can Do and its crew of five civilians on a doomed mission to assist two other vessels imperiled by the storm. As in The Perfect Storm, all hands were lost; but since the Can Do sank only a few agonizing miles from shore, there are records of terse radio transmissions to help the author recreate their last desperate hours. Journalist Tougias (The Blizzard of ’78) fills out his absorbing account with lots of search-and-rescue procedural details, recollections from others who endured the monstrous seas of that hellish night and 300 years’ worth of maritime disaster sagas. At times, the book feels padded with lengthy, adulatory back stories about the Can Do crew and needless speculations (i.e., “Kenny Fuller likely thought of his wife, knowing that if he died it would be especially hard on her”). And the story’s outcome-the Can Do never got anywhere near the boats it went to help, both of which survived the storm-raises questions about the wisdom of the heroic ethos it celebrates. Still, Tougias delivers a well-researched, vividly written tale of brave men overwhelmed by the awesome forces of nature.”

Also if your interested in this story Check out the book: “Ten Hours Until’ Dawn”

By Micheal Tougias

http://www.amazon.com/Ten-Hours-Until-Dawn-Heroism/dp/0312334362/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1297130348&sr=1-1

Cooperative Seagulls

Good Harbor Beach -1©Kim Smith 2012While filming B-roll of gorgeous herons, ducks, geese, and gulls this morning, the homies were particularly cooperative. Click images to view larger.

Good Harbor Beach -2©Kim Smith 2012

Come to think of it, the sunbeams, the herons, the pearly pink-hued surf caught in the dawn light, and sand turned-brilliant-gold were also cooperating. It must be my good fortune! Last night on my way home from work I purchased my first ever lottery ticket and, although unfortunate in that I did not win the half billion dollars, I feel fortunate everyday for our shared beauty that is Gloucester.

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Good Harbor Beach November 29, 2012

Gloucester At Dawn Good Harbor Beach and Thacher Island 6:32AM 9/15/12

 

Taken with- you guessed it my NEX-5N which I paid over $250 more than what you can buy it for as of yesterday.

Here are some of the sets I’ve taken with mine click for photos

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Here’s the link to buy it at the ridiculous discount that was offered yesterday. $498 with the 18-55 lens

A new version of the 5 series has been announced which includes wifi but won’t be out for two months and is listed at a price of $748, the NEX-5R.

I’ll take my camera at that discount and in fact I did, buy it for the Mrs for her birthday.  Shhhhhh. Don’t tell.

This is the new one which is available for pre-order-

Sony NEX-5RK/B 16.1 MP Compact Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens and 3-Inch LCD (Black) by Sony

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The Camera I’ve Been Using This Past Year Just Got A Huge Discount On Amazon From $698 to $498. It’s What I Use To Take All Those Gloucester At Dawn Photos Like This One! Gloucester At Dawn Good Harbor Beach Life Guard Chair 6:34AM 9/15/12

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My NEX-5N which you’ve witnessed this past year and what I attribute to a huge portion of the fun I’ve had taking photos.  it has a huge sensor in a compact form and I can’t recommend it enough. And for the price they slashed it down to it is an absolute NO BRAINER!

It was $698 and they cut $200 off on Amazon.  I’m telling you don’t even think, just buy it and you’ll be psyched you did.  I’m getting one for the Mrs. as soon as I finish typing this.  I haven’t seen this deal any where else so I don’t know how many are available at that price but if it’s still there grab one with the kit lens.  You’ll be happy you did.

Here are some of the sets I’ve taken with mine click for photos

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Here’s the link to buy it

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Video taken with The NEX-5N

To Show You I Put My Money Where My Mouth Is Here Is The Order I Just Placed With Amazon For The Mrs-

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We Have A Winah!

Good Harbor Beach

Voted Best Beach In The North East

Beautiful even in the Winter.

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