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Mary Jean Ribeiro

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A couple of years ago, because of research I was doing about Gordon Parks in Gloucester and thankfully Joey posted on Good Morning Gloucester, I was able to interview Manny and Joanna Carrancho. Manny and his family spent considerable time giving me a detailed account of earlier events in their lives. They shared treasured historic photos and first hand knowledge and were a delight.  Part 2 photographs continue with a town procession from the state pier to the church.  

More photographs tomorrow

 Part 1

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Gloucester Motif Monday: Manny Carrancho shares treasured photos Our Lady Statue carried from the Gil Eannes at State Pier to Our Lady

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In honor of the annual Crowning Feast of the Holy Spirit which begins tonight, today’s Gloucester Motif Monday is a legacy one.

Good Morning Gloucester is an indisputable platform for outreach and community. A couple of years ago, because of research I was doing about Gordon Parks in Gloucester and thankfully Joey posted on Good Morning Gloucester, I was able to interview Manny Carrancho. Manny and his family spent considerable time giving me a detailed account of earlier events in their lives. They shared treasured historic photos and first hand knowledge and were a delight.


Joanna (Cecilio) and Manuel Carrancho

This week I’ll feature photographs from a souvenir picture album in Manny’s collection as they feature Our Lady of Good Voyage and one of the Madonna statues. The photographs are from a booklet: Coronation Our Lady Of Good Voyage, produced with cooperation of the Portuguese Daily News and photography by Hollywood Studio, New Bedford, MA. You will see the  Our Lady statue on the vessel Gil Eannes with Bishop Don Manuel Salguiero. Its special arrival is met by a town procession led by Arch Bishop Wright and dignitaries at the State Pier. Twelve fishermen were selected to greet them. Let us know if you recognize family in the photographs. Were you there? 

news edit: Brenda Mason Budrow writes that the little girl in one photo is Mary Jean (Ribeiro) Mason, her mom. Thanks, Brenda!

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Brenda Mason Budrow writes that the little girl in this photo is Mary Jean (Ribeiro) Mason, her mom


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Tonight: the Crowning Feast of the Holy Spirit begins May 9th 2016 in Our Lady’s Church.

More photos to come.

Part 2 photos of the greeting on the vessel and carrying the 600lb statue

Part 3 photos in the church and background on the Gil Eannes and the statue
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GMG Alternative Energy Series- One Year With Cazeault Solar Energy: Sash Ludwig and Craig Dulong From Lanesville


In this video we talk to Sash Ludwig and Craig Dulong about their real world financial experience and results after the one year anniversary of having life long Gloucester Resident Tim Sanborn’s Cazeault Solar installed at their home in Lanesville.

Call to talk to Tim Sanborn From Cazeault Solar Home at 978-281-4625  He’s local and he’s a straight shooter.


This is the Solar Panel Design Tim Came Up With For Sash and Craig’s House-


Actual chart of Sash and Craig’s energy production using Cazeault Solar which produced more electricity than they consumed over this past year-


They actually get checks for their solar production in addition to having not paying for electricity over the course of the year.  Cazeault Solar estimations of what their system would produce were actually conservative and the energy produced was 13% more than they had estimated when they worked up the numbers.  They beat the estimates by 13%

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Check out the first part of this Alternative Energy Series With Tim Sanborn At Cazeault Solar in the video from this post-

Gloucester’s Tim Sanborn Owns Cazeault Solar & Home and Explains How Solar Is A Complete No-Brainer Investment

Also Sash wanted to add-

Hey Joey,

It was great to finally meet you in person.  You do such good work in and for the community!

I regret that what I did not say about Tim was that although we wanted solar, we bought Tim. It was Tim that sold us- we already knew we wanted the system but it was his integrity, transparency, enthusiasm and knowledge that convinced us to go with Tim and Cazault.  It was the best decision we could have made because not only has he continued to service us and our system but we have become friends and I want to introduce him to as many people as possible to get more solar systems going on Cape Ann.  It is where we need to be!

In reflection of the piece you shot I hope that was conveyed- that was the most important thing I wanted to say and somehow we got off course.

GloucesterCast 180 With @KimSmithDesigns, @DonnaArd and @Joey_C Taped 4/24/16


GloucesterCast 180 With @KimSmithDesigns, @DonnaArd and @Joey_C Taped 4/24/16

podcasticon1 - Copy - CopyTopics Include:

Pride Stride
One Hour at a time gang
Pork Butt
Prince a bigger death than bowie in my mind
Pandora Radio

Jennifer Aniston most people magazine most beautiful woman in the world 20156

Paul McCartney Playing Fenway

Two weeks no splenda

Maine Coastal Botanical Garden Talk at Sawyer Free
Cape Ann TV Lunch and Learn Lighting for interviews
Chief Campanello Honored By The White House As a Champion of Change
Brilliant Beacons Eric Dolin Talk at cape Ann Museum and Book Signing 3PM next Saturday


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Spinning Adirondacks

Put a little spin in your spring! Play our Adiroundack: What color will YOU get?  

Click ‘spin’ tab twice🙂 That’s all! We were inspired by the cheery line up at Wolf Hill and we created it in Scratch (Scratch is developed by MIT Media Lab)

Gloucester Adiroundack


Gloucester Gig Rowers are back in the water for the 2016 season

Hi Joey,

The Gloucester Gig Rowers are back in the water for the 2016 season.

The Siren Song and the Annie B are ready to row.

The Gannet is being worked on by members, expected launch May 1,2016.

In the photo are,on the left…Clem Courcy, Eileen Courcy, Christy Milhouse….on the right…Eddie Acosta, Bill Helmuth, Peter Begley

For more info check them out at www.GloucesterGigRowers.com

Row Hard,

Cliff McCarthy

Time To Pay The Piper

From the Urban Dictionary;

To pay a price that you deem high or unfair, but failing to pay the price often results in dire consequences.

Based on the story of the Pied Piper, who removed the rats from a town, and when not paid, he took their children instead!

“Don’t you know the Mafia collects protection here? If you want to run a business in this town, you have to pay the piper.”

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?


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

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
“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



Jeanine O’Neil photo by Leslie Heffron


Jeanine O’neil photo by Leslie Heffron

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


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



ORIN C Gloucester Massachusetts


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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

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:


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
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