Tag Archives: Barry O’Brien


“What happens in this race anyhow?” Racing, of course, with some cheating too (as revealed in the video), along with photo competitions, songwriting contest, creative knot tying, and much more! Everyone is welcome to participate, but hurry and sign up today because tickets are going fast.

Check out this super fun video from Barry O’Brien, featuring our Gloucester Captains Tom and Heath Ellis of the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, Captain Stefan Edick of the Schooner Adventure, and Captain Harold Burnham of the Schooner Ardelle.

JOIN THE 4th ANNUAL SCHOONER CHALLENGE! Monday, June 6th, 6 to 8 pm. The Schooners Adventure, Lannon, and Adelle join forces to help us to protect and preserve the Schooner Evelina M. Goulart here at the shipbuilding museum. Schooners sail from The Maritime Gloucester dock on Harbor Loop. More fun than you can imagine. Sign up at www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org, or call Marcia at (978) 375-3337 today! Tickets will sell fast!

Video by Barry O’Brien, with footage lent by Marty Luster

Gloucester Schooner Challenge

Pathways for Children Video Submitted by Caroline Haines

“Many things can wait. Children cannot. Today their bones are being formed, their blood is being made, their senses are being developed. To them we cannot say ‘tomorrow’. Their name is today. ” Gabriela Mistral (1899-1957)

Cape Ann TV’s Andrew Love is a Genius

This past week Andrew Love, Cape Ann TV producer, has been helping to organize, copy, and transfer to various external hard drives my film projects in progress, and to also locate a plethora of render files that were on a variety of hard drives–terabytes of information and footage! He’s a gifted editor and organizer and I am grateful to him for lending his considerable talents.


Do you have a project that you would like develop to air on Cape Ann TV? Membership is open to any citizen of Cape Ann 16 years of age or older. (Ed. Note: membership is a only $20.00 per year!). Training classes are included in the membership fee. Learn more about television production and what makes Cape Ann TV so unique.

Cape Ann Television has wonderful after school programs for students. Gloucester students can attend the after school program held by Cape Ann TV at Art Haven. For more information call Lisa Smith at 978-281-2443. For Rockport students, there is a new after school video club led by Cape Ann TV producer Andrew Love. For more information  call Andrew at 978-281-2443.

My sincerest thanks Andrew for all you help this past week!Barry O'Brien, Andrew Love Cape Ann TV ©KIM Smith 2011JPG

Unfortunately, I don’t have a great photo of Andrew so this will have to do (he’s really much better looking in person, for all the single gals in GMG land). Barry O’Brien (left) and Andrew Love teaching a class at Cape Ann TV studio.

Lisa Smith Andrew Love Cape Ann TV Gloucester Times

Lisa Smith and Andrew Love ~ above photo courtesy Google Image Search from the Gloucester Daily Times

Pullling the masts out of Schooner Adventure From Barry O’Brien

This last Wednesday down at The Gloucester Marine Railways, Dan Mayer or Mayer Tree Service drove his 125’ crane down from Essex and pulled the masts out of the Schooner Adventure. The plan is to inspect, repair and replace whatever is needed in preparation for sailing.

The folks behind the Schooner Adventure are hell-bent and determined to have her sailing again for the Schooner Festival. It’s has been a huge undertaking, and it’s not over, yet, but this short video gives you a little insight into the quality of the people who are bringing the Adventure back to sailing condition and the heritage of fishing under sail alive.

Best regards to you and your whole Good Morning Gloucester team! It’s wonderful what you folks do.

Barry O’Brien

“Public Access and Democracy: From the Boob Tube to YouTube, A Revolution in Our Time” – CATV Annual Meeting

Coming Up: Tuesday, May 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Sawyer Free Library Friend Room

Come to the Cape Ann Annual Meeting and hear: “Public Access and Democracy: From the Boob Tube to YouTube, A revolution in Our Time”

Learn about the evolution of public access television, where ordinary people can create television programs and release them on CATV and the internet!

Let’s figure out how to merge Blogging and Broadcast!

There was a time before there was bloggers, before there was social media, before there was internet when the only public media “portal” to our community was Public Access Television: Channels 12, 27, and 67 on your Comcast cable dial.

There is a long history of individuals who fought long and hard for the right of each community to have these channels for PEG programming, which stands for Public (general interest), Education (school and public education programs) and Government (transparency in government meetings). Today, Public Access facilities around the world produce more programming annually than CBS, NBC, and FOC television combined.

YOU have the right to make television shows and cablecast them on CATV, as well as out through the internet. One of the most exciting developments on Cape Ann in the past few years is the incredible success of Good Morning Gloucester and the existence of all you wonderfully talented authors. In a keynote presentation that will be given by Barry O’Brien, there is a great acknowledgement of the work of Joey C., and the team of bloggers that make GMG so much fun. As television and the internet merge, we want to determine how our rights to Public Access television can be preserved and developed by applying our communities’ talent.

There will be tasty refreshments! Come on over Tuesday, May 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Sawyer Free Library Friend Room and join the conversation.

Barry O’Brien Gertrude L. Thebaud Video

Barry O’Brien writes-

This is part of a unique museum exhibit at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum in Essex, MA. I produced this video using photographs from the Museum’s collection, video I shot of archived issues Gloucester Times Newspapers, kindly made available by the Sawyer Public Library, and one 16mm newsreel. My goal was to bring the history of the Thebaud alive for children and adults, as well using only the assets stored away in the Museum’s collection.