Our Lady Of Good Voyage Statue At Cape Ann Museum
I’ve been kicking myself for a good long while now for missing the Charlie Lowe exhibit as well as the St Peter’s Fiesta exhibit at Cape Ann Museum. It had been probably about 30 years since I’d been in the Cape Ann Museum- what a mistake.
Well the Middle Street Walk was the perfect opportunity to reacquaint myself with the joint. What a treat. What a treasure. Go and see for yourself the beautiful artifacts within. I loved seeing Deb Clarke’s beautiful fish on glass. This old statue which I assume was the original that stood atop Our Lady Of Good Voyage Church. The Old Republic- Howard Blackburn’s boat in which he sailed by himself across the Atlantic in record time after he had lost his hands to frostbite (I think that’s right). The Fitz Hugh Lane Paintings. The old dory and the tools used to make sails and mend nets. The models of the Gloucester Waterfront accurate with the Flakeyards and all.
Bottom line is that if you haven’t been- GO. You won’t be disappointed. I also would tell you that if you have relatives or friends in from out of town- send them here as well as the Maritime Heritage Center and the Judith Sargent Murray House.
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