Monthly Archives: September 2010

WhereZat? Clues! Somebody’s got it right!

Hedge submitted this photo for this week’s contest and suggested these clues:

1.”It’s not On The Green”

2.”Many a parade has passed this point”

Hmmmmm…… Keep searching!

Click on the photo to see the other guesses from earlier today.

🙂 Yup, we have a winner, but have fun for a while! See ya in the morning!

John Atkinson From Ocean Alliance Checks In

John Writes-

john atkinson here from the ocean alliance. i sure owe you an apology because i said i would write you a note and so far i have not. things have been a bit busy.
two things. odyssey is now in the gulf and work is coming along well. we have sperm whale cells growing in our onboard lab and that is itself is amazing. the boat has web reports they post on a regular basis and the best thing is for me to direct you to them.
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http://usm.maine.edu/toxicology/gulf/wiselogs.php

http://www.oceanalliance.org/?page_id=520
and then there is patagonia and our aerial survey of the endangered southerm right whales. i leave toronto and fly to buenos aires september 17th, and from there, fly on the 18th to a town called trelew in patagonia. the argentine navy pilots arrive on the 20th and we start our airflights on the 21st. i will write more a bit later and will keep you informed as we proceed. thanks, hope all is well in beautiful gloucester.
john

Chickity Check Out The Ocean Alliance Blog Here-

Ocean Alliance Odyssey Journey Blog

The Birth of a Schooner

Eleventh generation shipwright, Harold Burnham and the Essex Shipbuilding Museum celebrate the raising of the first frames on the Pinky Schooner ARDELLE.

Kids (and parents) learn some basic boat building.

Some work and. . . some don't.

The crowd gathers at the H.A. Burnham Boat Building Yard.

Visitors sign the keel.

Making frames.

The boat builder, Harold Burnham (L).

Harold and Capt. Tom Ellis of the Thomas E. Lannon are overjoyed to see work begin. Geoffrey Richon, President of the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center, where Ardelle will be berthed, enjoys the moment.

Up she goes!

Ready for the next one.

Quote of the week, September 6, 2010 Sent In By Greg Bover

Quote of the week, September 6, 2010

We are here on Earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don’t know.

W. H. Auden 1907- 1973

Prolific Oxford educated poet and essayist who wrote on political, religious and moral themes. Later a naturalized American citizen, he was controversial for his liberal theology and his relationship with Christopher Isherwood.

Greg Bover

From Wikipedia-

W.H. Auden


From the Library of Congress

Born
February 21, 1907(1907-02-21)
York, England

Died
29 September 1973 (aged 66)
Vienna, Austria

Nationality
British from birth; American from 1946

Ethnicity
English

Education
M.A. English language and literature

Alma mater
Christ Church, Oxford

Occupation
Poet

Relatives
George Augustus Auden (father), Constance Rosalie Bicknell Auden (mother), George Bernard Auden (brother), John Bicknell Auden (brother)

Wystan Hugh Auden (21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973, pronounced /ˈwɪstən ˈhjuː ˈɔːdən/)[1] who signed his works W. H. Auden, was an Anglo-American poet,[2][3] born in England, later an American citizen, regarded by many as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.[4] His work is noted for its stylistic and technical achievements, its engagement with moral and political issues, and its variety of tone, form and content.[5][6] The central themes of his poetry are love, politics and citizenship, religion and morals, and the relationship between unique human beings and the anonymous, impersonal world of nature.

Auden grew up in Birmingham in a professional middle class family and read English literature at Christ Church, Oxford. His early poems, written in the late 1920s and early 1930s, alternated between telegraphic modern styles and fluent traditional ones, were written in an intense and dramatic tone, and established his reputation as a left-wing political poet and prophet. He became uncomfortable in this role in the later 1930s, and abandoned it after he moved to the United States in 1939, where he became an American citizen in 1946. His poems in the 1940s explored religious and ethical themes in a less dramatic manner than his earlier works, but still combined traditional forms and styles with new forms devised by Auden himself. In the 1950s and 1960s many of his poems focused on the ways in which words revealed and concealed emotions, and he took a particular interest in writing opera librettos, a form ideally suited to direct expression of strong feelings.[7]

He was also a prolific writer of prose essays and reviews on literary, political, psychological and religious subjects, and he worked at various times on documentary films, poetic plays and other forms of performance. Throughout his career he was both controversial and influential. After his death, some of his poems, notably "Funeral Blues" ("Stop all the clocks") and "September 1, 1939", became widely known through films, broadcasts and popular media.[4]

74th YMCA Around the Cape 25K Road Race

Waiting for the first runners to take the turn at Halibut Point this morning.

I noticed a rock on the side of the road.

It looked exactly like a gastrolith. You can find these pretty easily in Southern Utah. Dinosaurs are birds and they ate rocks which then crunched up the food in their gizzard. Once they were all shiny they would go down to the stream to gobble some more rocks up but puke the shiny ones up first. Sure looked like a gastrolith.

Then the runners arrived.

The run is to benefit the Cape Ann YMCA. Next year it will be the 75th running. Lots of famous people have run this race, Billy Rogers for one. I always liked Rogers since he said he enjoyed potato chips with mayonnaise. So do I.

I kept the rock.

WhereZat? With a PRIZE!!

Today’s WhereZat? is from FOB Hedge

If no one gets it in a few hours, I’ll post some clues. Have fun and, as always, thanks for playing!

Oh yeah, I forgot, this week’s prize is a Good Morning Gloucester t-shirt donated by Cape Ann Painter. Thanks Paul and Hedge!

U.S. Coast Guard Airlift’s Ill Man Near Gloucester Off The Yankee Clipper

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From The Coast Guard-

GLOUCESTER, Mass. — U.S. Coast Guard crews airlifted a 51-year-old man from a charter fishing boat 18-miles east of Gloucester, Mass., Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010.

Coast Guard Sector Boston watchstanders received a report of a man experiencing heart-attack symptoms while fishing on the vessel Yankee Clipper at 10 a.m.

A Station Gloucester 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew transferred Gloucester Fire Department emergency medical service crews to the fishing vessel to aid the man at 11:14 a.m. He was hoisted to an HH-60 Jayhawk Rescue Helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod shortly after.

The rescue helicopter crew transported the man to emergency medical services at Massachusetts General Hospital at 12:10 p.m.

The man was reported to be in stable condition.

His name is not being released.

 

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Allana Taranto Images From The Boston Massacre Calendar Shoot

Allana writes-

Joe,
Thank you again for your gracious hospitality towards me and the Massacre for our shoot last weekend.
I’d love to share some images with you. Please feel free to post some on your blog.
click the link below for the entire set-

http://www.arsmagnastudio.com/shows/Massacre/

 

Chickity Check Out her site- http://www.arsmagnastudio.com

click photos for larger versions

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Shattered!

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