Monthly Archives: July 2014

Coffins Beach Shipwreck Follow Up From Jim Salem and second Update From Victor T. Mastone

View Marty Luster’s Original Post Here

Hi Joey,

Great meeting you at the Gloucester Farmer’s Market. It was fun to see the nice photos you took and posted of my daughter working there!

I took a few more photos of the old shipwreck that you can see at low tide along the middle of Coffin’s Beach.  I’ve attached the best one here.  It would be fun to hear people’s thoughts around the age and provenance of the craft. Enjoy!


It’s about 30′ long by 10′ wide.

if anyone has anything to add to the story please add your info in the comments to this post

Second Update 7/18/14
Victor T. Mastone

Captain Joey,

We haven’t spoken in a while. Your always a good source of information and as I promised in the past, I just wanted to let you know that our program has started investigating the unidentified shipwreck which recently became exposed on Coffins Beach. We were out there yesterday and spoke with a few local residents. They had never seen the wreck before and several lived there for about 40 years. Our files list a few wrecks in the area, but those vessels were much larger than this shipwreck. The exposed portion of the wreck is about 34 feet long, though probing suggests it is about 40 feet long; width is roughly 14 feet max. Metal fittings were not evident. If you have heard of anything about the wreck. I’d like to hear from you. otherwise, I’ll keep you posted on what we find out.

Most people don’t get to see real shipwreck too often. So, it is an interesting opportunity to visit this window to our maritime past. While there is really nothing to take, most people do not realize that the site is protected by state law. It is my hope people respect the site and completely refrain from removing any of it or otherwise disturb or damage the site when they visit.

Speak with you soon.

Best regards,


Victor T. Mastone
Director and Chief Archaeologist
Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources
251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
Boston, MA 02114


BREAKING NEWS: We just announced the Celebrate Gloucester Benefit Concert Series — three great concerts for three great causes, beginning with Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee John Sebastian on August 15th, the 45th anniversary of his performance at Woodstock.  Get tickets here.

In just one week Chelsea Berry will be at Cape Ann Marina’s Waterfront Pavilion for A one-night-only summer homecoming concert in Gloucester, Ma. 7.25.2014 8:00pm

photo by Louise
photo by Louise

Getting ready for next Friday night

A one-night-only summer homecoming concert in Gloucester, Massachusetts

Chelsea Berry

Waterfront Pavilion

Next to Mile Marker One

75 Essex Ave.

July 25th

In the big event tent on the water
Renee & Joe will be opening
There will be a solo act by Chelsea and also Chelsea and a full band with Renee Dupuis, Joe Cardoza, Brendan Burns and Dennis Monagle.
This line up is great and you know it’s going to be a most excellent time!
You can get your tickets here before the show >

single tree music

AP NewsBreak: Obama opens East Coast to oil search

Maybe Gloucester will become the next “Big Oil” Port in the World. Was this the illuminati’s, i mean our Politicians reason for shutting down the Fishing industry. Conspiracy Theory. Maybe. Think about it.

AP NewsBreak: Obama opens East Coast to oil search (from @AP)

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First sighting of REDBIRD

Hi Joey ___

REDBIRD’s long migration from San Francisco via Portsmouth, VA is now complete.  She is now a year-round resident of Cape Ann.  This beautiful schooner had been kept in the builder’s family until Daisy Nell and Captain Stan brought her to town for the first time last Saturday.


Al Bezanson


Redbird arrives in Gloucester

Catch a ride to the Gloucester Schooner Festival on the famous schooner BRILLIANT

Al Bezanson submits-

Hi Joey ____

The upcoming Schooner Festival got some notice at Mystic Seaport last month at the WoodenBoat Show.  Here’s Capt. Nicholas Alley, schooner BRILLIANT, signing up for a return visit this year. 


BRILLIANT, owned and operated by Mystic Seaport, is one of the world’s most beautiful classic boats.  Keeping her in tip top condition is no small challenge, and the Seaport depends on income from charters to defray expense.  When she visits Gloucester BRILLIANT is forgoing income more easily earned in her home port.  Right now she has six berths available for the trip to Gloucester and eight for the return.  A trip on BRILLIANT with her congenial and capable crew is a truly great experience.   Here’s a link to her website.

I got this photo of BRILLIANT heading back to Mystic after last year’s Schooner Festival.   And by the way, Capt. Alley is a previous winner of the Mayor’s Race here when he was in command of VIRGINIA.


Friday July 18th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather..

Marine Forecast :
Today N winds around 5 kt…becoming SE this afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tonight S winds 5 to 10 kt…becoming SW after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Pod Cast Weather :
Hourly Forecast :


Weekend Forecast :


Have a Wonderful Weekend !


Don’t forget to get wicked with me Sat Night 8pm EST! “Wicked Weather” :)

Call In Or Ask Questions In The Chat Room …Great Guest Joe DelliCarpini !!
See ya there !


Community Stuff 7/18/14

Millbrook Meadow meeting Wed. July 23 at 7 PM Brenner Room at Rockport Public Library

Rockporters will get the first look at the possible “Future” of Millbrook Meadow and Mill Pond, at a visual presentation at the Brenner Friends’ Room at the Rockport Public Library Wednesday, July 23 at 7 p.m. and  hear Milone & MacBroom , the engineering and landscape design company, present their recommendations for bringing  the Meadow and Pond back to their full vitality.       For more information see

thank you

Dianne Anderson   978 546-2122

The Annisquam Village Church 2014 Online Auction is going on now! 

Enjoy the bidding and thank you for your support.

2014 Auction Flyer

Christa Johnson
Administrator/Bookkeeping Assistant
Annisquam Village Church