Monthly Archives: June 2008

Gloucester To P-Town Ferry Service

Gloucester To PTown Ferry

In case you haven’t heard, there will be a daily ferry running from Cruiseport Gloucester to P-Town.

From Richard Gaines at The Gloucester Daily Times

Ferries will depart Gloucester from Cruiseport on Rowe Square off Flanagan Square at the Main and Rogers streets split each day at 8:30 a.m. The return trip from Provincetown leaves at 4:30 p.m.

Travel time is 21/2 hours, most of it crossing through Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.”

Here is the Boston Harbor Cruises website with the schedule and pricing information

More Main Street Flowers

Main Street’s light posts also sprout flowers during the summer! The Downtown Improvement Committee (comprised of representatives from the City of Gloucester, local businesses and the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce) has purchased and installed fifty-seven stunning hanging baskets along Main Street and in St. Peter’s Square. The flowers are being tended by youth workers hired through the Cape Ann YMCA with financial support from a Community Development Block Grant. So pause as you stroll down Main Street, take in the scenery, and know that a true community effort made it possible.

Things To Do- USS Whidbey Island Tours This Weekend.

The USS Whidbey Island moored in the outer harbor. Look at the size of the ship tied up alongside it. It is dwarfed by the size of the Navy ship.

USSWHIDBEYISLAND, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Here is a picture of the boat that is tied up next to The USS Whidbey. It looks massive inside our harbor but tiny alongside the Whidbey.

Work Boats, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Bananahead -Rerun For The New Readers

During the slow blogging Fiesta weekend I’ll be rerunning a couple of my favorite posts from the archives.

In this video rerun, I interviewed a salesman at The International Boston Seafood Show about his “Humane” lobster killing machine.

The machine demonstrated here is supposedly a humane way to kill lobsters by stunning them with an electric current. How stunning them with an electric current is somehow more humane than any other way of killing a lobster is beyond me.

Some silly companies will rush out to purchase them so they can make their customers feel better about eating lobster because “THEY SAY” it’s humane.

LOL Bananaheads!

click the arrow in the lower left of the picture to view the short interview.