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Cape Pond Ice

Cape Pond Ice Company

Published by Scott Memhard

We need your help! – This may be our last chance to keep Cape Pond Ice afloat & serving Gloucester’s fleet! PLEASE contact Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo & Alexander Strysky at MA MEMA to endorse our Cape Pond Ice project and plans ahead:

Before Fiesta we need Letters & E-mails of Support for: Cape Pond Ice Plant Moderization, Re-configuration, and Supporting Restaurant/ Fish Market/ Distillery/ Parking

RE: EEA No. 15867 Cape Pond Ice Company, Gloucester

Project Description: An Environmental Notification Form (ENF) has been filed with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs by Cape Pond Ice Company, LLC to renovate an existing 34,423-sf building to reconfigure and modernize the ice plant, add 33 parking spaces within the building and convert a portion of the building to a three-level, 15,300-sf restaurant. The project may also include a distillery. The project does not include any expansion of the existing building. The site is located on filled and flowed tidelands in the Gloucester Inner Harbor Designated Port Area.

Contact: Alex Strysky, MEPA Office, 100 Cambridge Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02114
Email: alexander.strysky@state.ma.us
ph: (617) 626-1025 fx: (617) 626-1181

Mayor Sefatia Giambanco Romeo Theken, City Hall, 9 Dale Avenue, Gloucester MA 01930
Email: stheken@gloucester-ma.gov
ph: (978) 281-9700

Thanks!

After 170 years, we don’t want Cape Pond Ice to end up “on the rocks” like the scalloper Artemis, or lost at sea, like the Andrea Gail!

Scott Memhard, PresidentCAPE POND ICE COMPANY, INC.aka Bresnahan Ice, Lawrence & Peabody Icehouse104 Commercial Street, Fort WharfGloucester, MA 01930tel: 978-283-0174 FAX 978-283-3714 cell: 978-879-9394

RE: EEA No. 15867 Cape Pond Ice Company, Gloucester

Project Description:

Scott Memhard, PresidentCAPE POND ICE COMPANY, INC.aka Bresnahan Ice, Lawrence & Peabody Icehouse104 Commercial Street, Fort WharfGloucester, MA 01930tel: 978-283-0174 FAX 978-283-3714 cell: 978-879-9394

The Launch

Over at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum on Friday, these great 8th graders launched 2 more boats.  The faces on these kids speaks volumes of how much fun and educational this experience is.  The teachers who were there, I wish I had them in 8th grade.  Thank you to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum for all your experience and to Teacher Dave Brown and Amy Donnelly for your dedication to these students.  It was also so wonderful to see Harold Burnham watch some future boat builders launch their creations.

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Gloucester 8th graders making their boats at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum

Last year I went over there to take photos of this great way to help students learn a new skills. Amy one of the teachers invited me back.  It is fun to watch and learn. The teachers at O’Maley and the Essex Shipbuilding Museum are really great.  On Friday, they will be launching this boats.

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From our Friend Len Burgess

Gloucester SCHOONER CHALLENGE HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO JULY 9TH.

 

—DON’T MISS THIS FUN EVENT— It should be a sell-out so sign on-board early. Ticket price is tax deductible and will benefit the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.

FOR TICKETS and info: Visit the Museum’s secure website:

https://www.essexshipbuilding.org/museum-store/6th-annual-schooner-challenge

or call: (978) 768-7541 or email: chris@essexshipbuilding.org Tickets are $50.

GMG Treasures: TREASURED AUDIO- CIGAR JOE FRONTIERO TALKS ABOUT FISHING OUT OF GLOUCESTER MA IN THE EARLY PART OF THE 20TH CENTURY

TREASURED AUDIO- CIGAR JOE FRONTIERO TALKS ABOUT FISHING OUT OF GLOUCESTER MA IN THE EARLY PART OF THE 20TH CENTURY PART IV

The family of Cigar Joe Frontiero brings Good Morning Gloucester these treasured recordings of Fishing out of Gloucester MA in the early part of the century. I’m happy that the family entrusted GMG with these priceless recordings and am proud to be able to have the platform in which we can archive and share with the community.

Thank you to the family of Cigar Joe Frontiero

Cigar Joe Photos Provided By The Frontiero Family

Cigar Joe Photos Provided By The Frontiero Family

Cigar Joe Frontiero born in 1898 these tapes were recorded in 1981 when he was 83 years old.

Click here or the arrow below to listen to the recording

The history behind the tapes: Someone had asked Cigar Joe for an interview for an oral history project but Cigar Joe decided to do the recording himself. At the time he was having trouble with circulation in his legs and spent most of the time at home so he bought a tape recorder. He had trouble with the tape recorder and threw all of the tapes away. His mailman took the trashed tapes, spliced them, and made copies. He gave Cigar Joe copies and kept backups (with Cigar Joe’s consent) in case the originals were lost. This occurred in 1981.

For The Other Parts Of This Series-

Treasured Audio-Gloucester History Cigar Joe Talks About Smuggling Liquor In the Early Part of The Twentieth Century Part 1

Treasured Audio-Gloucester History Cigar Joe Talks About Fishing In the Early Part of The Twentieth Century Part II

Treasured Audio- Cigar Joe Frontiero Talks About Fishing Out Of Gloucester MA In The Early Part Of The 20th Century Part III

Look for part V of VI April  13th and 16th

 

 

 

 

More info on Cape Pond Ice

Here are a few photos and plans which will be shared at tomorrow, Thursday May 31st’s 7 pm Community Meeting & Open House at Cape Pond Ice, Fort Wharf, 104 Commercial Street, Gloucester.  They may be of interest to GMG viewers who aren’t able to join us:

Cape Pond Ice Company’s current factory was built in 1944 (74 years ago!) –  300 tons per day Frick Ammonia block ice plant, with 2 40′ x 120′ “Pond Tanks” freezing 3,600 335 lb. ice blocks:

 

 

Ryan Mueller Demonstrates Life Saving Techniques For People From All Walks Of Life Not Least of All Fishermen #stopthebleed

Ryan Mueller #stopthebleed www.readinesssolutionsgroup.com

www.stopthebleedingcoalition.org

We spoke about Ryan’s work to help educate people by teaching them very simple techniques that can potentially save lives.  These techniques can be applied through all walks of life especially with the high incident rate in America’s most dangerous profession- commercial fishing.  Listen to GloucesterCast 281 at this link to hear Ryan speak on the subject.

Ryan writes:

Hi Joe,

Thanks for inviting me on to discuss the Stop the Bleed campaign and the trauma classes that I have been doing. My hope is to spread the word and get as many people trained as possible. In a sad twist of irony, as I was leaving the dock after our talk I heard on the news there has been yet another school shooting with multiple fatalities, once again reinforcing the need for this type of training.

And for anyone who wants training or wants to order med kits they can reach me at ryan@readinesssolutionsgroup.com

 

Trauma Training Aboard The F/V Cabaret V

Photography class at Essex Shipbuilding Museum

This class is always fun.  Have taken this class about 5 times and always enjoy it.  Thank you Dave, Len, Barry and Tony for all your help.  For more information on the Essex Shipbuilding Museum please follow the link below:

https://www.essexshipbuilding.org/

GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER! BROUGHT TO YOU BY ROCKY NECK

Calm before the storm–from an exquisitely sunny and peaceful morning on the Neck.

 

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