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1939 Aerial Photo—Magnolia From George Krewson

Hi Joey,

Thought the aerial picture attached of a portion of Magnolia might be of interest.  It was taken from a seaplane owned by La Touraine Coffee

that would visit the area during the summer, landing in Gloucester Harbor and taking people up to have a view of the area.  Dad asked to have a picture taken of the Oceanside.  Note the North Shore Inn to the left, which accommodated summer visitors who weren’t able to secure rooms at the Oceanside.

George Krewson

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Magnolia’s Women Club Holiday Show

At the Magnolia Library on Saturday morning, we have Lara and her beautiful hair pieces and the Bag Lady’s rain coat made totally out of recycled bags.

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Chickity Check It!- Gloucester fishing boat washes up on Cohasset shores after storm Pics From Boston Harbor Beacon

Boston Harbor Beacon Writes-

Gloucester fishing boat washes up on Cohasset shores after storm

Posted on November 10, 2012 by admin

This week’s Nor’easter, packing wind gusts up to 50mph, swept a Gloucester fishing boat all the way across Massachusetts Bay. This morning, while driving down Jerusalem Road in Cohasset, I was surprised to see the boat was still there, so I took these pictures from the street (the vessel appears to be on private property, so I couldn’t get much closer). The location of this vessel is near the intersection of Jerusalem Road and Atlantic Ave. Evidently, the boat broke from its mooring in Gloucester’s Magnolia Harbor, which is just over 22 miles away!

Click photo below for full sized pics of The F/V David and Jenna from Boston Harbor Beacon

Lexington Avenue in Magnolia

The Magnolia Historical Society asked me to take some photos of a building that was being renovated.  The new Landlord, J. Stratton Moore,of Manchester, MA, graciously allowed me to take some photos.  As the workers were taking down sheet rock, they found these amazing sites that had been covered up over the years.  Also what was found was a hidden safe in the wall.


Information will be available for viewing once the MHS has established the Magnolia Historical Museum and Cultural Center at the Blynman School.

Hodgson, Kennard & Co.
Magnolia, MA c. 1890-1940’s
Edgar Hodson and H. Arthur Wood Kennard. Advertised in the 1920’s as jewelers and silversmiths; they retailed many silver items made by others.

Ina Shop In Magnolia Follow Up From Elinor Ina Bowes and Alfred Ina

I am writing in response to a message from a gal who shopped at the Ina’s in Magnolia.  I am one of the daughters, Elinor, and happy to say that my mother, Mrs. Ina is still alive and living in Florida and we will celebrate her 100th birthday in January, God willing. She lives with my brother Al and she is amazing, she still loves to cook and enjoys having family visit.

Thanks, happy to know someone is still remembering the beautiful shops my mom owned.

Elinor Ina Bowes  (Ellie)


Elinor forwards this, the only photo she has from the Ina’s

Alfred Ina comments-

My mom, Mahiba Ina came to this country in 1933 from Lebanon as a new bride.My mom & dad had stores in Palm Beach in the winter & Magnolia in the summer. When my father died in 1943, the family spent the winters in Jacksonville and when we started high school we moved to Magnolia year round. Being the only store in Magnolia during the winter was a challenge but she had her mind made up to work hard and succeed in which she did. She loved her shop and her dear customers who she still talks about and she always say that she misses them so. We love West Palm Beach but Magnolia will always be in our blood. Magnolia in those days was like a piece of Heaven on Earth. It breaks my heart to see whats left of Magnolia and how it is neglected. My mom sends all her love to all of you and thanks you for remember her. You all made her day so special and I thank you all.

36th Annual Magnolia Road Race Info With Randy and JD


36th Annual Road Race

5K Road Race and 1K Fun Run

Magnolia’s 36th Annual Road Race will be held Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 6:30pm. This 5K Race will be held rain or shine along a beautiful, scenic route in Magnolia. Proceeds from the Road Race benefit the Magnolia Library.

$20.00 Pre-entry fee for all entries post-marked by August 23, 2012.
$25.00 Fee after August 23, 2012 and on day of race.
$3.00 Fee for Fun Run/Walk.

Registration Information

You can register several ways:

1. Online at the following websites:

2. Register online here

3. Print the Registration form and mail:

Race Route

Pier Tag & Diving with Zip Line Kid @ Magnolia Pier

Pre-K to college kids to grandpa.  Everybody jumps off Magnolia pier. In this video, we catch part of a game of Pier Tag, followed by some aerial acrobatics and the Zip Line Kid’s first jump off the railing.  Given the ages of some of these kids (and adults) you could say they’ve got at least as much skill and daring as the greasy pole walkers!

It’s a beautiful summer Sunday with over a dozen live music choices on Cape Ann (see full live music lineup here).  Since the weather is soooooo good, consider the Celtic Music Sunset Sail with Michael O’Leary aboard the Schooner Lannon.  Truly acoustic–no mics, no amps, no power except the wind in the sails and the power of great songs and excellent musicianship to move your soul.

Magnolia Historical Society Walk

On June 16, 2012, took the historical society’s walk.  Very interesting, especially the fact that West Pond was used to make ice and the house across the street was the Ice House.  Did you know to keep the ice frozen they used sawdust and unfortunately that is why so many Ice Houses would burn down.  Here are a few pictures…  Please click to see pictures. Thanks Donna


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