Request for partners for a new version of the Captains Courageous Festival
A new and broader version of the Captains Courageous Festival, to be held on September 22, 2012, will offer special events throughout the city that highlight Gloucester’s and Cape Ann’s Maritime Heritage. This festival will highlight literature, music, art and history. There will be multiple offerings throughout the day at many venues on both sides of the harbor to show off all Gloucester has to offer. Some events will have paid ticket entrance but most will be free. Tours, dramatic readings, theatrical productions, movies, special presenters, concerts, children activities, art displays etc will be on the schedule.
We are looking for venues (galleries, stores and restaurants) for poetry and dramatic readings as well as music performances. We are also looking for musicians who would be willing to offer programs that tie into Gloucester’s/Cape Ann’s heritage.
If interested in offering something to the festival, please contact Beth Welin at Schooner Adventure
Kipling in Gloucester & Captains Courageous
A talk by author David McAveeney at The Bookstore of Gloucester
Two days before the launch of the Captains Courageous Festival David McAveeney, Gloucester resident and author of Kipling in Gloucester: The Writing of Captains Courageous, will present a talk, followed by Q & A, about Rudyard Kipling, his time in Gloucester and the writing of Captains Courageous.
“Kipling in Gloucester explores how Kipling came to America and to Gloucester and how this foreign writer with little American experience and no fishing experience developed what has become the defining story of the Gloucester fisherman.” David McAveeney, Kipling in Gloucester
Origin of the title Captains Courageous
Saturday, March 6 , 9am – 9:30pm Organized by seARTS
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Much thanks to Frank Ciolino who brought down a bunch of old photos of Gloucester from roughly 1980.
Maybe someone could identify the building that is to the left of Captain’s Courageous in the photo. I’m guessing it was the old Gloucester Grocery but I’m not sure. There is an alleyway that provides public access there now. In the post above this one, the Lat 43 sign is located on the left corner of the Captain Courageous building in this photo.
The Fisherman’s Wharf Building has been replaced after a fire a few years back with a corrugated steel building.