Edward “Hoppy” Hopkins part of Gloucester’s History


Gloucester Smiles

Edward F. “Hoppy” is the son of  the late Edward B. Hopkins, the last person to be born on Ten Pound Island.  His grandfather Edward H. Hopkins was the Lighthouse keeper during the 1920’s.

“Hoppy” operates Ed’s Oil Burner Service.  Forty Years servicing Gloucester and surrounding area.



  • Thanks, Manny, for getting a photo of that handsome dude, Hoppy. He and my brother Richard were friends from grammar school until the day Rich passed away. Not only is Eddie a talented burner man, he’s a terrific and sensitive human being.


  • Great shot and very high demand to keep the fires stocking and what a colorful history and back ground keeping the light on ten pound shinning bright be he could tell you a about a storm or two as well! 🙂 Dave & Kim 🙂 Thanks Manuel sharing!


  • Michael Burgess

    I have known Hoppy for about 9 years and he is one of the great ones, honest, true, loyal and always smiling. Here’s to many more Hoppy, my brother from another mother…


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