Author Archives: Manuel F. Simoes

UB88 Patrick T. Kennedy being Fitted at Rocky Neck Railways

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The UB88 Patrick T. Kennedy is being fitted as a tour boat by Owner / Captain Timothy Kennedy, seen here with his nephew Timothy.

The UB88 is a 50 foot Naval Utility Boat built in 1988 for the Aircraft Carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower . 

This is Captain T. Kennedy’s second  Restoration of a Naval Utility Boat, the first one is the UB85 Joseph S. Kennedy operating in Boston Harbor.

            “The Joseph S. Kennedy is a 50 ft. Navy launch built in 1985 that… we have restored. In it’s early years, the Kennedy was attached to the USS Roosevelt, a US Navy aircraft carrier. Our vessel is named after Joseph S. Kennedy, the grandfather of our boat’s captain. Lovingly known as “Papa Joe”, he was a gunner’s mate who served in both World War I and II. Come join our family’s passion for the Boston Harbor and all of the history and sites it has to offer. “

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“Kelly Ann”–Fisherman catches First Tuna–Eats the Heart

A fisherman on the “Kelly Ann” was fishing for haddock, but instead caught a 800 lb. tuna.  The Tradition is that you must eat your first tuna’s heart.

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THE TRUTH SHALL SET HIM FREE SCHOONER OR LATER!

Submitted by Al Bezanson

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Sighted at the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta #PANERAI off of Marblehead August 8th. #FREEBRADY #SCHOONERGREENDRAGON

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There were thumbs-ups galore from the participants. Here’s the reaction of Allesandro Pagani and his crew in NINA during a close encounter in the race. 

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Katherine Richmond gave us a quickie professional lettering job with the house paint at the Gloucester marine Railways an hour before launch last Friday.

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The Green Dragon Tavern was the meeting place of the Sons of Liberty. On the night of the Boston Tea  Party it was mysteriously empty. 

“The truth shall set him free schooner or later!

-Al Bezanson

Capt. Bill Muniz of FV Lily Helps NOAA in Research Project

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Wicked Tuna  Captain Bill Muniz of the F/V Lily assists a NOAA Team led by J. Michael Jech.   The project involves the tracking of Tuna using a Drone seen below with Capt. Muniz . his first mate and J. Michael Jeck and Jennifer Johnson also from NOAA.  The project is part of the Large Pelagic Research Center.

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Massive Building Project on Main Street–Public Meeting August 27th 6:00PM at Rose Baker Senior Center from 6-8pm.

The property was once Cameron’s Restaurant which sold for $600,000 in 2010 and than sold for $975,000 to two non-profit organizations Action Inc. of Gloucester and North Shore Community Development Coalition of Salem, on Aug 6th 2015.

The plan as described in the Gloucester Daily Times on July 16th is to construct 30-40 affordable apartments with parking on about 9,000 square foot parcel of sloping land.

A public Meeting will be held at  Rose Baker Senior Center Thursday August 27th at 6:00 PM, located at 6 Manuel F. Lewis Street.

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Please Note: Photos indicate the mass that will make up the building, not the design.

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