Monthly Archives: September 2017

FIREWORKS AND BOAT PARADE SCHEDULE FOR TONIGHT

7:00 pm
Boat Parade of Lights
The annual Boat Parade of Lights begins at dusk at Jones Creek on the Annisquam River, travels down the river, through the drawbridge and into Gloucester Harbor, ending in the Smith’s Cove area of the harbor.Click here for information on joining the Lighted Boat Parade.

9:15 pm
Fireworks Display over Gloucester Harbor. (following Parade of Lights, time approximate)
(The Gloucester Fireworks Committee is in need of more donations for the Labor Day weekend fireworks. Donations may be made to The Gloucester Fund, 45 Middle St., Gloucester, MA 01930. Please notate “fireworks” on your donation.)

SNAPSHOTS FROM GLOUCESTER’S MARITIME HERITAGE DAY

Photo’s from Gloucester’s fantabulous-in-every way Maritime Heritage Day. With wonderful activities for mariners at heart, both young and old, beautiful wares for sale, folk music, and delicious seafood, this event just gets more and more awesome every year. I can’t wait to take our granddaughter to next year’s Maritime Heritage Day!

Maritime Heritage Day Sunrise Panorama

Mayor’s Reception at Maritime Gloucester and Block Party

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It was a really pretty night for last evening’s special events: the Schooner Festival Mayor’s Reception hosted at Maritime Gloucester and the Main Street Block Party.

 

Mayor Romeo Theken with Daisy Nell. Mayor Theken holds a new original Sam Parisi painted oar that would be auctioned off later for the Schooner Festival. I heard Senator Tarr but did not hear the results!

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The connecting dock between Maritime Gloucester and Solomon Jacobs Park is awesome!

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BLOCK PARTY

Stores on Main Street had the Schooner Festival spirit and even some special schooner “sales”.

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And there was business at on trend Cape Ann Slime

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Pop Gallery

Main Street Art and Antiques 124 Main St, Phone(978) 281-1531

Cape Ann Auction 

I was most delighted to see two Davids

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New Rocky Neck Art Colony Executive Director

The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) is pleased and excited to announce the appointment of Catherine S. Amidon as the new Executive Director.

Amidon.jpgAmidon comes to RNAC with a deep background in art history and non-profit arts management, most recently serving as the Founding Director of the Museum of the White Mountains (MWM) at Plymouth State University in NH which, much like the RNAC, was established to introduce people to and “showcase the story, culture, and legacy of the region.” While at the MWM she was responsible for the majority of the fundraising, donor relations, grant writing, organizing exhibitions, publications, and programing, skills and experience that will well serve the RNAC in the next phase of growth.

While working on her ‘Doctorat’ from University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, Amidon worked at the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris. She was awarded a Fulbright-Hayes Grant for Comparative Cultural Diversity in Transition in the Baltic States and Russia. In 2008, she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Kingston, Jamaica where she worked at the National Gallery of Art.

Prior to the MWM she was the director of exhibitions in spaces across the PSU campus, a position that evolved from her 1999 appointment as Gallery Director. She has worked in a variety of galleries, museums, and universities in the US and abroad and now brings these experiences back to her North Shore roots.

With strong family ties to the area, she is delighted to be working in Gloucester. Amidon plans to “hit the ground running” (with her two Siamese cats in tow) as she joins the Art Colony in mid-September. She will be a welcome addition to the RNAC team and looks forward to transitioning with Interim Director, Patricia Conant, whose deep knowledge of the organization and community has assured a smooth transition.

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BREAKING NEWS: SCHOONER FESTIVAL RACE AND PARADE OF SAIL POSTPONED UNTIL MONDAY!!! (UPDATED)

DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN PREDICTED ON SUNDAY, PARADE OF SAIL AND MAYOR’S RACE ARE RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH.

UPDATED JUST NOW:

SKIPPER’S MEETING IS STILL ON SUNDAY MORNING AT 8:30am.

RECEPTION AND DINNER IS STILL ON SUNDAY AT 6pm.

THE MAYOR’S RACE IS AT 1pm ON MONDAY.

 

PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD! THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Sunday and Monday schedule are as follows:

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017

8:30 am
Skippers Meeting
This meeting is required for all Schooners sailing in the Mayor’s Race.  Meet at Solomon Jacobs Park, immediately adjacent to the U.S. Coast Guard Station on Harbor Loop.

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Reception and Awards Ceremony
for captains, crews and invited guests (ticketed event).
 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017 10:30 am

Parade of Sail Viewing Party at Beauport, the Sleeper McCann House.
Visit Beauport for some of the best views of the annual Gloucester Schooner Festival’s Parade of Sail. Watch schooners sail to the Eastern Point Light breakwater to begin the Mayor’s race for the Esperanto Cup. Coffee and light breakfast refreshments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring blankets and/or chairs and other refreshments if preferred. The house is not available for tours during this event. $10 Historic New England members, $15 nonmembers. Registration is required. 978-283-0800

10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Parade of Sail as Schooners proceed from Inner Harbor, past the Fishermen’s Memorial on Stacy Boulevard, to the race starting area off Eastern Point.

11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Shuttle Bus to Eastern Point Light, from Eastern Point Gate (Eastern Point Boulevard at Farrington Avenue) to watch the start of the Mayor’s Race. Free ofCharge, courtesy of Cape Ann Transportation Authority.

1:00pm
Start of Mayor’s Race for the Esperanto Cup, Columbia Trophy, Ned Cameron Trophy; and Betty Ramsey Trophy off Eastern Point.

Monday evening is an impromptu gathering, but not official as of yet.

 

Schooner Festival Committee making today’s decision to postpone Sunday’s events including Mayor’s Race and Parade of Sail

Dedication of Restored Captain’s Cabin on Adventure 

Friday night at Maritime Gloucester the beautifully restored Captain’s Cabin on the Adventure was dedicated in honor of Joseph & Helen Garland who treasured Adventure and her home port of Gloucester.  Forever to be The Garland Captain’s Cabin.

In honor of the event Peter & Audi Souza presented Helen with a lovely picture painted by Audi.