There was a respectful area set aside for the participants and families and incredible music. The poignant service made many cry.
Convening by the Legion and Anna Hyatt Huntington WW1 memorial, Joan of Arc, prior to the 2016 Fishermen’s Memorial Service procession.
Dad describing the procession
Large crowd up ahead at the Man at the Wheel, awaiting the procession
Distinguished master of ceremonies Barry Pett
Mayor Romeo-Theken sweeping gesture to the Fort, a heartfelt and knowing welcome
Dignitaries including: Councilors Lundberg and Cox, Senator Tarr, Representative Ferrante
Rapt crowd thinking of so many families then and now. (Councilor Lundberg’s beautiful family had me thinking about art –Homer, Dorothea Lange, and Morgan Faulds Pike Fishermens Wives)
And by sea
what a voice and talented musician. angels
I folded some of Pauline Bresnahan’s great photographs into my photos for this post. Thanks for sharing, Pauline, they’re beautiful! I may add in excerpts from Linda Greenlaw’s beautiful tribute – optimism and the program details.
You can search prior year GMG coverage like this David Cox one and many more.
Marty Luster’s 2016 video and audio brings you there.
The 2016 announcement and Gordon Parks 1943 photograph from that year’s memorial service
From the fiesta of Pentecost to St. Peter’s fiesta
Novena to St. Peter
Monday, June 13 – Tuesday, June 21 2016
7:00 p.m. American Legion Hall
Gloucester Public Schools out for summer
Friday, half-day, June 17th 2016
You can see the schedule posted at Cafe Sicilia and other businesses downtown. You can see an exhibit of and order a coffee table book, St. Peter’s Fiesta Through The Years, to help preserve this tradition.
Wednesday, June 22 – Sunday, June 26 2016
I really like the colors in this shot. No retouching at all.
-Fr. Matthew Green
Joey, this was at the American Legion Hall on 7/15/10, sponsored by The Bookstore of Gloucester. Note in the 4th photo that I am holding Linda’s new book, Seaworthy, and she is holding my new 2011 Gloucester calendar; both are available at The Bookstore.
I’m sending this to you on behalf of Janice Severance, can you post something about the Linda
Greenlaw event sponsored by The Bookstore this Thursday, 7/15 at 7pm? Due to the anticipated
interest, it is being held at the American Legion, 8 Washington Street. There will be a table set
up with books available for purchase at the event, but folks can always stop by The Bookstore
anytime to pick up a book as well. Linda’s funny and engaging stories are sure to please the crowd,
as always. This should be a huge event for the city that put her on the map with The Hungry Ocean.
July 15, 2010 | 07:00 PM
Sponsored by: THE BOOKSTORE
Held at: American Legion, 8 Washington Street
Reading, Q&A, signing
To purchase a book prior to the event or ask questions:
61 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
The bestselling author’s sequel to The Hungry Ocean–a fast- paced account of her return to
Linda Greenlaw hadn’t been bluewater fishing for ten years- not since the events chronicled in the
books The Perfect Storm and The Hungry Ocean-but when her lobster traps aren’t paying off, her
truck is on its last gasp, and the bills are piling up, she decides to take a friend up on his
offer and captain a boat for a season of swordfishing. A decade older, and with family
responsibilities, she’s a different person heading out to sea, but any reluctance is quickly
tempered by the magnetic lure of adventure. And the adventures begin almost immediately: The ship
turns out to be rusty and ancient, and even with a crew of four Greenlaw is faced with technical
challenges. There are the expected complexities of longline fishing and the nuances of reading the
weather. Her greatest challenge, however, comes when the boat’s lines inadvertently drift into
Canadian waters and Greenlaw is thrown in jail.
Capturing the moment-by-moment details of her journey, Greenlaw tells a story about human nature
and the nature around us, about learning what can be controlled and when to let fate step in.
Seaworthy is a compelling narrative about a person setting her own terms and finding her true self
between land and water.
Thanks and hope to see you at Sugar Mags again for the Block Party this Saturday night!
Jenn Cullen (Missy’s cousin)