Saint Ann’s Bell Tower – Without A Net! Photos Forwarded By The Infamous Fred Buck From The Archive’s At the Cape Ann Museum

The Infamous One Writes-

joey – here’s a few photos from the cape ann museum archives dating from november 1946.  they were taken by norman swett, a bridgetender at the cut bridge, who was also a very active and accomplished free-lance photographer.  the pix were donated to the museum about 10 years ago by jane douglas, widow of one of the steeplejacks in the group photo (thomas douglas, 3rd from left in back row).  hope nobody gets queasy looking at these guys doing their work like it was nothing special.  if anybody has any ideas on the reason for the rebuild, i’d love to hear them.  happy t-day!  infamous.

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Just one more in a long list of contributions to GMG from our FOB Fred.  If you haven’t figured out by now the vast number of treasures located in the archives which are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (this means you) then god help you!

You have got to get your ass down there and a crappy rainy day like today would be the perfect day to do so!  Say hey to Fred down in the archives and ask them to look something up for you if there is something from Gloucester’s past that interests you.  they get off on that kind of stuff.

For more info about The Cape Ann Museum click the link below-

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2 Responses to Saint Ann’s Bell Tower – Without A Net! Photos Forwarded By The Infamous Fred Buck From The Archive’s At the Cape Ann Museum

  1. Larry Davis says:

    I was in 2nd grade when this was happening and seem to remember that the steeple got damaged in a storm and had to be torn down and replaced, but I would not stake anything on the memory. Maybe someone can verify or correct my memory — at my age, I need all the help that I can get.

  2. Sign says “Boston and Salem Steeple Tower” on “Ocean Ave, Salem”. My folks grew up on and just off of Ocean Ave. I think at 105? I’ll have to find out. Can’t remember any “rigging” yard. Love this stuff!

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