Monthly Archives: June 2009

Beauport pic by Geoffrey Gross

From Pilar Garro-

GLOUCESTER-Photographer Geoffrey Gross will give a talk on how to capture the beauty of historic houses on Saturday, June 27 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Sawyer Free Library. His photography in the 2008 book Great Houses of New England features four house museums owned by Historic New England including Beauport , the Sleeper-McCann House, which also appears on its cover. With four decades of experience in the field, he is currently completing two more books for Rizzoli fine art publishers, Old Houses of New England and New England Modern, both of which feature Historic New England properties. Following the talk, Copies of Great Houses of New England are available for purchase. While the talk is free, registration is required. Please call Beauport at 978-283-0800.

Historic New England is the oldest, largest and most comprehensive regional heritage organization in the nation. It offers unique opportunities to experience the stories of New Englanders through their homes and possessions. For more information visit

Beauport pic by Geoffrey Gross, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

St. Peter’s Fiesta Reception-Gloucester House- Last Night

Here’s where you catch up on everybody’s life since last Fiesta. The Novello family has a new granddaughter, Julianna. Bob Whynott’s last day as City Clerk is today. All the city officials were there talking about next fall’s possible candidates. Steve Maniacci and Jerry Ciolino are doing great at the “West End Sweets”. And on and on…. Good food, good people!

Lobster Molting Pictures

Yesterday we had a lobster molt in our tanks overnight.  90% of the exoskeleton was off and the lobster had only one claw left to pull out of it’s former body (pic below).  More pics and video at 8AM-

Lobster Molting Pictures, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Here is a view from above.  You can see the exoskeleton of it’s tail and walking legs above the soft (jelly roll) lobster below.

Lobster Molting Picture

Lobster Molting Picture

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Ambie’s Sausages

Ambie’s Sausages, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

I had my first sausage sandwich of the Fiesta Wednesday morning around 10:00AM.  Ambie was all set up outside of the Fort Square Cafe. Sausage sandwiches with the peppers and onions are a must during Fiesta.
Video with Ambie at 1:00PM