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Schooner Adventure

Katherine Richmond submits-

Hi Joey, Here’s a couple of picks of my little dog Greta ( long haired mini dachshund 8 lbs and 12 years old) I’m a local painting contractor who has decided to volunteer my painting skills to the Schooner Adventure. From time to time Greta comes with me to the Adventure. On this sunny hot day she sought out shelter from the sun in a space on the bow near to me while I painted. She enjoyed the view of the harbor out the hawser hole and fit in it standing up. I took these shots with my iPhone. I thought people would enjoy seeing the unique photos of Greta. In addition FYI the crew of the Amsted is helping the crew of the Adventure get her all rigged up. The sails will be up in a couple of days and will go for a Test sail this week possibly! The rigging is a big event. There is a guy named mike who has been volunteering for 14 years! He would be a good interview. Bill Holmes is in charge and a good contact for the goings on in the next few days of rare events of rigging a schooner.
Thanks best regards
Katherine Richmond

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GMG- Da Sticka Represents At Fenway!!!!

padraiginineill’s submits these photos to the GMG Flickr Group!  While painting Fenway a few perfectly placed Homie stickers make it just right IMO!  Thanks for the contribution! 

We still have stickers left if you are going to be somewhere cool either swing down the dock for one or send in a self stamped and addressed envelope and I’ll get one out to you- Free!

DSC_4446, originally uploaded by padraiginineill.

Love It!

Katherine Richmond Represents At Fenway!

Katherine Richmond Represents At Fenway!

Katherine Richmond Pressure Washes The Race Dories As Damon Cumming Supervises

Katherine Richmond Pressure Washes The Race Dories As Damon Cumming Supervises

Katherine Richmond Pressure Washes The Race Dories As Damon Cumming Supervises

Katherine Richmond Pressure Washes The Race Dories Before Winter Storage

Katherine Richmond Pressure Washes The Race Dories Before Winter Storage

Jimmy T and Joey Ciolino Take The Race Dories Across The Harbor To Take them Out For The Winter

Every year the race dories get taken out of the water and stored in a tent up on Pond Road.  They need to be rowed across from Saint Peter’s Park, put on trailers, and then brought up to Pond Road where they will be pressure washed and put away til the spring.

Here are a couple of videos that FOB Frank Ciolino took of the day-

Listen for Frank’s Evil Laugh. Mwah Ha Ha!

Things To Do- Watch The Dory Race Elimination Races Saturday

Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Niles Beach – The Elimination Races will be held to determine who will represent the US vs. Canada on June 20th.

If you’ve been watching the GMG coverage of the International Dory Races and the building of the dories at Geno Mondello’s shop, if you want to buy some raffle tickets for the handline dory, if you want to share part in a great Gloucester tradition-

Head on down to Niles beach tomorrow morning for the elimination races.

It’s a great thing to take the family to and you can register to become part of the action, you can buy t shirts, get row hard or row home bumper stickers.

Here’s the scenario- you pack the kids in the car, go to Last Stop Variety, grab a cup of coffee and one of their incredible muffins (blueberry and morning glory are awesome) and then go to Niles to catch the action.

Click this text to see some previous posts with pictures of the action

Pete Mondello Hard At Work While Katherine Richmond Paints The Handline Dory At Geno’s Dory Shop

Here we see Pete cozied up to the wood stove while Katherine applies another coat to the inside of the Handline Dory which will be raffled off to support the International Dory Races.

Katherine Richmond Painting The Handline Dory For The Raffle

The Handline Dory That The International Dory Racing will be raffling off is being painted here by Katherine Richmond. Of course the dory is being painted Dory Buff, the traditional dory color.  If you don’t have your raffle tickets yet click this text to find out where how to win Tickets are only $5

Winter Races Fundraiser-

Jimmy T and his Dory Girls at the beginning of the night. He was giving his welcome speech and introducing the Dory Girls

Jimmy T and his Dory Girls at the beginning of the night. He was giving his welcome speech and introducing the Dory Girls

These photos are from Frank Ciolino (Thanks, Frank!) at the “Winter Races” fundraiser for Gloucester’s International Dory Races.

Committee President Jim Tarantino told me this morning that he’s estimating that the event raised $2000 towards the $30,000 needed for 4 new dories and the 2009 operating expenses.

Acknowledgment awards were presented to Sen. Bruce Tarr, R-Gloucester, the schooner Thomas E. Lannon and Gorton’s.

This is Joey Ciolino and Bill Edmonds trying their luck at the "DOLLAH HAULAH" Table ( Joey won $15 bucks) We lost count on how many Bill won!

This is Joey Ciolino and Bill Edmonds trying their luck at the "DOLLAH HAULAH" Table ( Joey won $15 bucks) We lost count on how many Bill won!

Jim also wants everyone to know that his group not only coordinates  races held throughout the summer, but also provides free lessons and other educational programs for the city’s middle school children and others interested in dory rowing.

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Katherine Richmond selling chances to win a dory

The International Dory events calendar can be seen here.

So if you are interested in rowing (great exercise!) and would like to get out on the water with the experts, be sure to check this out!

Ringo Tarr accepting an Acknowledgment Award for Bruce

Ringo Tarr accepting an Acknowledgment Award for Sen. Bruce Tarr

Katherine Richmond’s Oar Maker Pictures From Canada

I really like this picture from Katherine Richmond. The light and shadows make for a great shot.  I don’t know if it was intentional or not but in either case I dig it.

When the Gloucester Rower’s went up to Lunenburg for the Dory Races they went to Van Fancy’s Oar Making Shop.   Here are a couple of examples of oars in various stages of finishing.

By the way, as a note to the folks that send in material for me as guest contributors-  It’s much appreciated.  Thank you

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