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Highlights from this morning’s The Open Door Autumn Breakfast ~
Joey received the “Outstanding Community Builder Award”–so well-deserved, as anyone who is involved with GMG knows. His love for the people of Gloucester and for our community is evidenced a hundred times a day through his commitment to Good Morning Gloucester. We who are GMG contributors are blessed to share in his passion.
Taken From The Outdoor Deck At The Seaport Grille Cruiseport- Turbine Panorama (Must Have Been Photoshopped)
What you are looking at is a mirage.
This isn’t really happening because as we all know Marine Industrial Activity and Non-Marine Industrial Activity Can’t Co-exist. You can’t have all this marine industrial activity and loud cranes operating right in front of the area where people are eating their lunch on an open air deck. That’s just preposterous!!!
What’s Next? Dogs and Cats Living Together?
Dr. Peter Venkman: This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.
Mayor: What do you mean, “biblical”?
Dr Ray Stantz: What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath of God type stuff.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Exactly.
Dr Ray Stantz: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!
Dr. Egon Spengler: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes…
Winston Zeddemore: The dead rising from the grave!
Dr. Peter Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!
Mayor: All right, all right! I get the point!
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BTW, that Fishing boat in the left of the frame? Must have also been photoshopped, you can’t have fishing oats tied up at places where there are open air-restaurants. No-way- No how! Photoshopped or mirage- you make the call.
Filmed on October 15th, 2012. I began filming the barge carrying Gloucester’s first wind turbine at daybreak, from Niles Beach, as it was being prepared for transport through the inner harbor. Leaving Niles, I jumped in my car and raced over to Rocky Neck to catch the barge as it was rounding the Paint Factory jetty. The barge moved slowly and majestically through the harbor, dwarfing the wooden clapboard homes and working waterfront buildings. The sky was mostly overcast, and when the sun shone briefly, the metal siding of the tugboat Orion and the steely gray cylinders shimmered in the early morning light.
I then zoomed back to my car and drove to the Jodrey Fish Pier, which was a great vantage point to film as the barge was approaching its destination, the Cruiseport launching site.
At the State Pier, many people were photographing and marveling at the enormity of the wind turbine. The largest turbine section purportedly weighs over a million pounds. Shree Delorenzo, co-owner of Cruiseport, reports that she had to engage a structural engineer to ensure that her dock could withstand the weight of the turbine, along with the two cranes, and the counter weights.
The London Symphony Orchestra performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Opus 21.
Created for Good Morning Gloucester
Special thanks to Joey Ciaramitaro, Mayor Carolyn Kirk, Sheree Delorenzo of Cruiseport, and Mark Baldwin, Baldwin Crane.
Jay Groccia from http://www.onsitestudios.com/ writes-
I was hired by Varian Semiconductor to produce a time-lapse documentary film of the installation of their wind turbine.
I started shooting this week and I met Fred of Bodin Historic Photo while the hostess was getting me a coffee Gloucester Cruiseport restaurant. He asked me a few questions about the project and then we said goodbye. The next day I walked into his shop and as soon as I entered he exclaimed, "Hey, I met you last night!". We chatted more and then he introduced me to your blog.
Here is a sneak peek of the film – it shows the barge arriving and a blade getting transported to the site.
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When I asked Mark Baldwin if he minded if I took a few snapshot of the men at work, he said go ahead and graciously introduced me to a few of the guys. I was thinking we have posted many fabulous photos of the equipment and turbine, but few of the men working. As Mark said, “The equipment is impressive, but my crew makes it all happen.”
Mark Baldwin is the third generation of the family-owned Baldwin Crane & Equipment Corporation. To read the company’s interesting history and about their crisis/response program (and why the Baldwin apple is their log), visit the company’s website. From roots in dairy farming in Wilmington, Massachusetts, to meeting today’s heavy lifting needs in the most challenging environments, Baldwin Crane provides innovative lifting solutions. They have worked on projects as diverse as the new Mets Stadium and the search and rescue efforts at Ground Zero in New York City.
A large conical tower section is hauled out or Cruiseport Gloucester (MA) for erection in Blackburn Industrial Park.
One of the three wind turbine blades is lowered down onto the parking lot at Cruiseport Gloucester. By the time I finished my dinner at the Seaport Grill, they had all been moved and the Chem Caribe was cleared off. I was told that the barge had to leave tomorrow, because the dock was reserved for another vessel. So all that needs to be done at Cruiseport is haul the remaining cylindrical tower sections and the blades to the erection site in Blackburn Industrial Park.
Mayor Kirk speaks with Baldwin Crane CEO Mark Baldwin and Varian Director of Facilities Rick Johnson. Mark Baldwin has some nice things to say about Sheree Delornezo, owner and operator of Cruiseport, Gloucester.
Does the offloading of giant turbines from barges, pumping of herring, tying up of fishing boats, offloading cruiseships, loading of welding supplies for the LNG terminal in front of an outdoor dining facility put to rest the notion that marine industrial activity and non-marine industrial activity can’t co-exist?
Herring Offloading At Cruiseport
American Glory Cruise Ship at Cruiseport
Here’s the cruise ship that pulled into port Tuesday. It looked kinda old by today’s cruise ship standards, but well maintained (at least from the outside).
Sea Farmer II Nestled In Next To The Schooner Adventure
Sea Farmer II Nestled In Next To The Schooner Adventure, originally uploaded by captjoe06.
Beautiful Industry- The View From the Deck- Seaport Grille Gloucester MA
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Friday, October 26
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Peter Webber writes-
Good day. I am writing today to remind everyone that the next major cruise ship of the season will be arriving in Gloucester Harbor on this coming Sunday, September 16: Holland America’s cruise ship the ms Eurodam, with a capacity of 2104 passengers. Once again the Chamber will be working together with the city of Gloucester’s volunteer welcoming committee and CATA to welcome and guide Eurodam’s passengers as they disembark and arrive at the Cruiseport terminal. The first tenders carrying passengers from the ship are expected to arrive at Cruiseport at approximately 9:00 am Sunday. Many will board motor coaches for planned excursions to various locations, while many others will be guided to CATA trolleys and buses for transportation to downtown Gloucester and Rockport.
Please note the attached “Welcome Eurodam Passengers” flyer, which we encourage you to print and post at your place of business to help give the Eurodam passengers a hearty Cape Ann welcome. I have also attached a flyer featuring several upcoming Chamber and community events scheduled for September and October, including next Tuesday’s (September 18) sales seminar with author Marc Wayshak at the Elks at Bass Rocks, beginning with check-in at 7:30 am. Please contact the Chamber today to reserve your place. Best regards. Peter
It’s 11:00AM, and there’s only a handful of restaurant patrons but the kitchen is buzzing with about 5 chefs and 10 servers in anticipation of a busy afternoon ahead. I poke my head into the back prep room and there’s Sheree DeLorenzo head down with her apron on shucking lobsters. The woman doesn’t stop. You’d think with a restaurant this big and with a staff that large the owner would be pointing fingers telling the chefs what to do or having her managers telling her chefs what to do, but no. She’s out back at the sink shucking away with a smile on her face. The American Workhorse defined.
This is part of what makes a great entrepreneur, a willingness to get your hands dirty and do whatever it takes. No job is beneath the American entrepreneur.
It was raining pretty good but I set up the tripod first and then attached the camera and held my baseball cap over it. This was a 6.5 second exposure. More to come.
Beautiful dresses tonight at the Cruiseport Bridal show.
Photo © Kathy Chapman 2012
Check out the Cruiseport Gloucester Website here designed by my buddies Peter and Vicky VanNess
Gloucester, Ma The Number One Cruise Ship Destination?
It looks like it’s becoming that.
The Seven Seas Navigator arrived this morning and began unloading her passengers.