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Stranded Grey Seal Pup Rescue at Captain Hooks In #GloucesterMA

Jess Bean submits-

Hi Joey,
There was a gray seal pup rescue at Captain Hooks this morning. He was okay, just exhausted. He came off the river at high tide and then crossed the street to Captain Hooks. Fire Dept and Animal Control came and then the woman is Marine Biologist from NOAA that used to rescue seals who just happen to be driving by. So they wrapped him in a blanket. Put it in the woman’s Subaru and took it to the top of Hodgkins where the Animal stranded Coordinator lives near by and she’ll make sure that he goes back to river at high tide. The woman from NOAA said the seal was probably 45-50 days old.

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I’m looking for suggestions on what Features should be included in The #GloucesterMA Mariners App that I’m Going To Build

Please leave your comment on this post as far as what you’d like to see on it.

Obviously I’ll include marine forecasts, live radar, Gloucester tides.  Also I was thinking about a direct dial to The Gloucester Harbormaster’s office as well as Coast Guard Station Gloucester, maybe a link to the HarborWalk site.

What say ye- Oh Salty Brethren Of The Sea?  What would you like to see included?

How about a directory of local marinas and places where transient boaters could stay overnight?

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GloucesterCast 164 With Guests @Jeannine_Oneil Leslie Heffron @KimSmithDesigns and Host @Joey_C Taped 12/20/15

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GloucesterCast 164 With Guests @Jeannine_Oneil Leslie Heffron @KimSmithDesigns and Host @Joey_C Taped 12/20/15

Topics Include:
jeanine o’neil JO Social Branding Owner Check out her blog here

beverly up and coming

bj going to syracuse

kim is broken

missing lady

done with christmas shopping

TBT Post, surfari,nelsons, kim maritime heritage center,

leslie hit up seaport grill for men’s night
lat 43 nye gloucester ed foundation

instant read digital thermometers

Ohana Rocked
passports $50 get a $10 gift card

yankee swap strategy

leslie heffron art run down

“Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival”
The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street
Saturdays & Sundays, 10AM -6PM
Don’t Miss the Final Party!
Yankee Swap
Sunday, December 27
2-4PM 
“Eye See” Photography Exhibit
Works by Elizabeth Enfield
Addison Gilbert Hospital Lobby
Now through January 1, 2016
Open 24 hours daily
“Tis the Season”
New paintings at the Central Street Gallery
now through February 1st
11 Central Street
Manchester-by-the Sea

 

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Jeanine O’Neil photo by Leslie Heffron

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GloucesterCast 162 With Guests @KimSmithDesigns, @ultflamedame, @Ali4416,@Tza2007, Leslie Heffron and @Joey_C #GloucesterMA Taped 12/6/15

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GloucesterCast 162 With Guests @KimSmithDesigns, @ultflamedame, @Ali4416,Eoin Vincent, Leslie Heffron and @Joey_C Taped 12/6/15

the pork burnt ends and beef ribs smoked

last night’s party Kathleen Erickson,Matt Beach, BEX’ Curry
camera porn
the right whale video and pictures from Martin Del Vecchio
Manchester Athletic Club everybody was buying other peoples stuff/ one ocean one love , anne malveaux, lisa levasseur, denise pascucci, melissa cox, jessika biker, donna ardizzoni,
men’s night /pop gallery/ savour
donnah gotta go back in to get her knee taken care of
leslie’s art rundown
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ORIN C Gloucester Massachusetts

 

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1 DECEASED, 2 RESCUED AFTER GLOUCESTER MA FISHING BOAT SINKS

BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two fishermen and recovered a third deceased Thursday after their fishing boat sank 12 miles off Thatcher Island, Gloucester.

A good Samaritan aboard the Foxy Lady notified watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Boston command center at about 3 p.m. that the
fishing boat Orin C was disabled and needed a tow.

The Foxy Lady began towing Orin C toward shore, but high wind and waves impeded their effort. A large wave reportedly crashed over Orin C’s bow, causing the boat to flood.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Boston, who had been monitoring the tow on VHF radio, launched a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Gloucester.

The crew arrived on scene, passed a pump to the Orin C crew, hooked up tow, and made way toward Gloucester against 30 knot winds and 8-foot seas.

While initially effective, the pump was eventually unable to keep up with flooding coming over the boat’s bow and it began sinking
quickly.

Per protocol, the Coast Guard crew broke tow and maneuvered swiftly back toward Orin C for the three fishermen.

The plan for safest rescue from the boat was to have each crewmember enter the water and be recovered one at a time. The first rescue went
as planned, but the boat began sinking too quickly so the remaining two crewmembers abandoned the boat together.

When the boat crew recovered the two men, one of them was unresponsive. They began CPR immediately, and continued for more than
an hour, while they pushed toward shore.

They arrived at Gloucester at about 10:30 p.m., where local EMS and a medical examiner were awaiting their arrival, and pronounced the man dead.

The other two men were reported uninjured.

“We’re reminded tonight how dangerous and unforgiving the sea can be,” said Chief Petty Officer Stephen Veda, the command duty officer at Coast Guard Sector Boston. “This is a tragic end to a very harrowing case – the effects of which will be felt throughout the entire maritime community for some time,” he said.

The Coast Guard is broadcasting a safety notice to mariners navigating in the vicinity of where Orin C is thought to have sunk.

The cause of the sinking is under investigation.

Saving Lives and Guarding the Coast Since 1790.
The United States Coast Guard — Proud History. Powerful Future.

And Here’s the Drone Video of The #GloucesterMA #RightWhale From Martin Del Vecchio

On November 29, 2015, a rare North Atlantic right whale visited Bass Rocks, along the coast of Gloucester, MA. It spent about an hour and a half swimming very close to the shore, spy-hopping, rolling in the waves, and generally appearing to enjoy itself.

North Atlantic right whales are extremely rare and are critically endangered, with approximately 400 animals remaining. The New England Aquarium catalogs all known whales and sightings at http://rwcatalog.neaq.org/, and in an email said:

“The folks at the Aquarium concur that this is a young whale. They believe it might be one of the calves that was born in the winter of 2014, so about 2 years old. Hopefully they’ll be able to confirm that once they get all available images/footage. If that’s the case, then that makes this an even more valuable sighting. Survival rate for calves and juveniles during the first couple of years is somewhat low, so when we can confirm that a calf has survived we all get pretty psyched. ”

You can read more about North Atlantic right whales here:

http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/mammals/whales/north-atlantic-right-whale.html

Filmed with a DJI Inspire 1 Pro drone, a Zenmuse X5 camera, and the Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm lens.
Video is copyright © 2015 by Martin Del Vecchio

GloucesterCast 161 Taped 11/29/15 With Guests @KimSmithDesigns, Leslie Heffron, Desi Smith and Host @Joey_C #GloucesterMA

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Topics Include:

real tree vs fake tree vs cut your own
lobster trap tree
christmas presents/ christmas shopping/ black friday/ cyber monday have you started your shopping
art rundown with leslie heffron

 

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12 Years Of Gloucester Vacation Sunrises From Nancy Garland Mattern


Hi Joey,

Here is a collection of sunrises I have photographed during our last twelve years of summer vacations in Gloucester. The photos were taken mostly on my iPhone, so the quality varies. We missed the summer of 2013 because we took the family on an Alaska cruise for our 50th anniversary, but otherwise we have spent 2 weeks in Gloucester every June or July for the last dozen years. We can see the sun rise from our bedroom in the house that we rent, so I (and whichever of my daughters and grandchildren want to join me) go traipsing down to the beach at 4:30 AM or so. This summer we had an amazing sunrise double rainbow. I have seen some folks contributing sunsets and so forth, and thought you might like to see these.

Best wishes from New Mexico,

Nancy Garland Mattern

Looking Up Hancock St. Gordon Parks 1937 / Joey C 2015

Hancock St looking up toward City Hall Gloucester from Rogers Street. Bottom right in the photo would be Topside Grill and bottom left in the photo would be Turtle Ally.  Gordon Parks was a black man who died in 2006 at age 93.  He directed the movie Shaft and was a photographer for Life magazine.  I find it interesting that a black man in 1943 was roaming the country taking photos that would be acclaimed. 

Gloucester, Massachusetts. Street scene Photographer

Gordon Parks  CreatedJune 1943

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Pretty sure this is Beannie Nicastro’s Wharf (Felicia Oil) Back in 1937 and The Same Scene That I Captured in 2012

Gloucester Coal building is in the background, now the lumber shed for The Building center which you can see in the 2012 picture just to the left behind the F/V Mary and Josephine. It also looks like the building at the end of the right pier has the same pitched roof as the one in the 2012 photo.

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Waterfront, Gloucester, Massachusetts

Photographer

Arthur Rothstein

Created

September 1937

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Beannie Nicastro’s Wharf (Felicia Oil) May 27, 2012

Yale releasing 170,000 photos about Depression era America from 1935-1945 Many featuring #GloucesterMA

Tim Gay submits-

Hey Joey,

I hope all is well.

I am not sure if you have seen this but I came across this post on gizmodo about Yale releasing 170,000 photos about Depression era America from 1935-1945.

http://gizmodo.com/yale-just-released-170-000-incredible-photos-of-depress-1734717547

There are a ridiculous amount of photos from Gloucester, figured maybe some of your readers would find this interesting.

http://photogrammar.yale.edu/search/results.php?start=0&search=&pname=&lot=&van=&state=Massachusetts&county=Essex&city=&year_start=1937&month_start=0&year_stop=1943&month_stop=12

Talk to you soon,

Tim

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Sefatia Romeo Theken 2015 Gloucester MA Mayoral Election Video

Video produced by Rick Moore- http://www.msonewsports.com/

To View Other Candidate submissions- https://2015gloucestermaelection.wordpress.com/

An Offer To All #GloucesterMA Election Candidates:
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As you all know we don’t take political stances here or endorse candidates but what I’d like to offer is an invitation for any candidate that is running for office in Gloucester to submit a video explaining why they think they are best suited for the position they are running for. The easiest way to do this would be to upload the video to YouTube.

The videos will be released once and placed on GMG at 7PM on the following night that they are received. If more than one video is submitted to me at goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com then the first one that is submitted will be aired the following evening at 7PM and the next one submitted will be posted the following evening at 7PM. There will be a link in each candidates post containing their video to goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com which will have all previously submitted candidate’s videos.

Once they are submitted they will be added to https://2015gloucestermaelection.wordpress.com/ where all the videos will be available for viewing at any time on the same page.

In the title of the video it should list the candidate’s name- position they are running for and the words “GMG submission”.

As always the GMG politics disclaimer- any post on these pages containing a candidate does not imply an endorsement for any candidate. Comments on www.goodmorninggloucester.com for these video submissions on the blog will be turned off for these posts as well.

Hopefully this will serve to help candidates get their message across.

Good luck and thank you to all that participate in the process for the love of Gloucester and making it better.

 

Val Gilman 2015 Gloucester Ma Candidate For Ward 4 Councilor Election Video


To View Other Candidate submissions- https://2015gloucestermaelection.wordpress.com/

An Offer To All #GloucesterMA Election Candidates:
gmglogohires

As you all know we don’t take political stances here or endorse candidates but what I’d like to offer is an invitation for any candidate that is running for office in Gloucester to submit a video explaining why they think they are best suited for the position they are running for. The easiest way to do this would be to upload the video to YouTube.

The videos will be released once and placed on GMG at 7PM on the following night that they are received. If more than one video is submitted to me at goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com then the first one that is submitted will be aired the following evening at 7PM and the next one submitted will be posted the following evening at 7PM. There will be a link in each candidates post containing their video to goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com which will have all previously submitted candidate’s videos.

Once they are submitted they will be added to https://2015gloucestermaelection.wordpress.com/ where all the videos will be available for viewing at any time on the same page.

In the title of the video it should list the candidate’s name- position they are running for and the words “GMG submission”.

As always the GMG politics disclaimer- any post on these pages containing a candidate does not imply an endorsement for any candidate. Comments on www.goodmorninggloucester.com for these video submissions on the blog will be turned off for these posts as well.

Hopefully this will serve to help candidates get their message across.

Good luck and thank you to all that participate in the process for the love of Gloucester and making it better.

 

Rebecca Borden Ward 1 2015 Gloucester Ma Election Video

To View Other Candidate submissions- https://2015gloucestermaelection.wordpress.com/

gmglogohires

As you all know we don’t take political stances here or endorse candidates but what I’d like to offer is an invitation for any candidate that is running for office in Gloucester to submit a video explaining why they think they are best suited for the position they are running for. The easiest way to do this would be to upload the video to YouTube.

The videos will be released once and placed on GMG at 7PM on the following night that they are received. If more than one video is submitted to me at goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com then the first one that is submitted will be aired the following evening at 7PM and the next one submitted will be posted the following evening at 7PM. There will be a link in each candidates post containing their video to https://2015gloucestermaelection.wordpress.com/ which will have all previously submitted candidate’s videos.

Once they are submitted they will be added to https://2015gloucestermaelection.wordpress.com/ where all the videos will be available for viewing at any time on the same page.

In the title of the video it should list the candidate’s name- position they are running for and the words “GMG submission”.

If a candidate is not able to create a video to submit, then that speaks in my opinion to their qualifications to hold a position at this level of City Government. If a candidate doesn’t read GMG or doesn’t get the word about this opportunity then that also speaks to their qualifications to hold a position at this level of City Government knowing the reach GMG has.

As always the GMG politics disclaimer- any post on these pages containing a candidate does not imply an endorsement for any candidate. Comments on www.goodmorninggloucester.com for these video submissions on the blog will be turned off for these posts as well.

Hopefully this will serve to help candidates get their message across.

Good luck and thank you to all that participate in the process for the love of Gloucester and making it better.

Whitey Bulger Black Mass the Valhalla 1984

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Robert Anderson of Rockport, ma when I knew him was the Captain of the 75′ “WINNER III” Party boat out of Rockport, ma. Little did I know he was the Husband of my cousin at that time.

My friend Mark Gossom and I would ride back home from the fishing grounds in his Pilot house. Another victim of Whitey Bulger. His life was ruined from then on. He could of said no. but that would’ve been his death sentence. be the first to throw the first stone….

From the Gloucester Daily Times;

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June 25, 2011

‘Whitey’ arrest recalls Gloucester IRA gun run

By Andrea Holbrook Staff Writer

The arrest of James “Whitey” Bulger earlier this week may resonate most deeply in South Boston, but the reverberations can be felt here in Gloucester.

In 1984, on a September night, the swordfish boat Valhalla left Gloucester Harbor.

Her captain, Robert Anderson of Gloucester, had filled her tank with 8,000 gallons of fuel at Gloucester Marine Railways, iced up with 30 tons, and purchased 7,000 pounds of bait mackerel and squid from Quality Seafoods.

Anyone who saw her leaving port probably thought she was headed out to fish.

About two weeks later, the Valhalla stopped in Boston before coming home to Gloucester. The ship was seized there by US Customs officials.

Authorities said Valhalla’s crew has offloaded 7 1/2 tons of automatic rifles, submachines guns and hand grenades worth $1 million destined for the Irish Republican Army to another ship off the Irish coast during its trip. While the second ship and weapons were seized and its crew arrested by Irish authorities, the Valhalla was in international waters and headed back out to sea, albeit under surveillence.

Irish officials said at the time that it was the largest seizure of IRA-bound weapons to date.

In Boston, the Valhalla was searched, but no arms except for an empty 9-mm shell casing were found. Anderson and John McIntyre, the Valhalla’s navigator, were questioned for hours, but let go.

In April 1986, the U.S. government would accuse Andersen, McIntyre, reputed Irish mob boss Joseph Murray Jr. of Charlestown and Patrick Nee of South Boston of gun-running. Neither Murray nor Nee had been on the vessel, but had flown to Ireland to await the shipment, and then flown back to Boston when they heard of the seizure.

Also indicted was New Yorker John Crawley, an ex-Marine who had been arrested by Irish authorities in September 1984 and convicted of smuggling.

Andersen, Murray and McIntyre were also accused of smuggling 30 tons of marijuana to the United States on the return trip in a British freighter.

Police had Murray, a known smuggler, in custody; Anderson would return from a fishing trip a few days later and turn himself in.

However, Nee, a associate of Bulger’s, and McIntyre had fallen off the map.

McIntyre’s mother last saw her boat-building son in Quincy on Nov. 29, 1984, when the 32-year-old came to visit his ailing dad for tea. That night his cat was killed and thrown at the family home’s front door; he told his mom he was being followed.

Closure of the Valhalla case would come in May 1987.

For the entire article click here to read it at The Gloucester Daily Times site

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Oil Paintings by the Late Paul Frontiero for Sale through the Week

Oil Paintings by the Late Paul Frontiero for Sale through next Week

Sizes range from; 5″x7″, 9″x12″, 16″x20″ and up.

Price’s start at $75.00

Email for an appointment at Frontiero@hotmail.com

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