Tag Archives: Good Morning Gloucester

Everyone’s Favorite Place

Well it’s definitely one of mine,, sometimes I️ wake up early enough to see and capture the beautiful colors just before the sun comes up.. Wednesday mornings sunrise was a beauty. Crazy to think this happened only a few hours before that snow/rain storm passed through.

Good Harbor’s Footbridge

Life Meets Death

This is another photo I’m extremely proud of , after planning and waiting for 10 days during my lunch breaks and after work I️ finally got the image I️ wanted.. this was captured all in one shot,, this is not a composite by any means..this image won best in show at the Magnolia Library art show in 2016.

GloucesterCast 260 With Pat, Jimmy Dalpiaz and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 1/18/18

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Free Tickets To Cape Ann Community Cinema – Share this post on Facebook for a chance to win two free tickets to Cape Ann Community Cinema, The Cinema Listings are always stickied in the GMG Calendar at the top of the blog or you can click here to go directly to the website

Montreal Recap Bruins Game- StubHub and SeatGeek strategy for tickets (tickets for Sunday’s AFC Championship are available still here!)

Cornbag/Ricebag To Relieve Neck Tension- Link

Canada Goose Jacket Alternative

Wolf Hollow

Shout Out To Kim’s Year In Review

Feeling Sorry For People That Don’t Watch Sports

Paprika Grill Location is For Rent $1100/mo- Info here

Crows Divebombing The Snowy Owl

Cape Ann Community Cinemas Review

Seats still available for The Patriots AFC Championship Game! check out the stadium map-


Our Lobsterman Gil Mitchell Hooks Great White @Shark_Cisco Off Of Thacher Island

Cisco is one of the sharks that have been tagged and can be tracked online here-


Gil hooked and released Great White Shark Cisco seeing the tracking device on it’s fin.

Cisco was last pinged off of Rockport on the Shark Tracker App






White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

Gender: Male

Stage of Life: Immature

Length: 8 ft 7 in

Weight: 362 lbs

Tag Date: Oct 07, 2016

Tag Location: Nantucket, MA


Total travel: 2731.613 miles

Description: Cisco was named for Cisco Beach on Nantucket and for our partner Cisco Brewery who created the Shark Tracker Light Lager to support our research.

Sunken treasure recovered.  An old #schooner Rudder housing.  Brought up off #GloucesterMA Harbor

This is called a Gudgeon, it attaches to the wooden rudder and attaches through the hole to the pintle.

Brought in by Toby Burnham Aboard The Jupiter II

To get an idea where this would reside on a Schooner or Brig check out our friend Tugster‘s Post here-

Most Restless

Vessel designer Gerald de Weerdt here takes measurements today to attach rudder to hull via pintles and gudgeons.


and this from-


WWII Historian and Shipwreck Researcher


The 158 ton brig Union would have been very similar to this one. This is the 162 ton, 90 feet long, wooden brig Annie Brown, which trading around South Australia from 1875. Source: p. 136 of “Sail in the South” by Ronald Parsons, Wellington, AH & Aw Reed, 1975

Brampton Pintle

A bronze pintle with three through bolts from the 1823 wreck of the 432 ton sailing ship Brampton. The item was recovered by Kelly Tarlton from the wreck site in the Bay of Islands. This item was sold at Webb’s auction no. 862 in November 2002. Note as photographed the pintle is upside down. The Waimahana Bay trademe pintle did not have through bolts but was fastened by rudder nails and lag bolts instead.

More Reading about Gudgeon and Pintles- whats interesting here is this one from



One of the rudder gudgeons raised from the site, MM-3-31-2-1 (illustrated) accords with the dimensions for lower pintle diameter (2 1/2 inch) given in the Lloyd's Survey Report.(Drawn by: Geoff Hewitt)

 A Snow Brig. The Mountain Maid was a strongly built wooden snow brig. She had two square rigged masts and a smaller sail called a spanker, behind the main mast.
A Snow Brig. The Mountain Maid was a strongly built wooden snow brig. She had two square rigged masts and a smaller sail called a spanker, behind the main mast.
(Based on a line drawing from Ships Rigs & Rigging, H. A. Underhill. Nautical Press, Glasgow. Colorised by EFL.)

So I contacted my friend Will (Tugster) and he had a more intriguing information and photos to add to this-

Hi Joey–

Wow!  My filing system works, and I located these photos about 5 minutes after I started looking.

The story is this:  after a storm in spring (?) 1988, Mike Magnifico–then manager of Salisbury Beach State Reservation/Beach saw this as he was surveying beach erosion.  He thought–he said later–those were gold, and the color is not exactly true in the photos.  He called the Newburyport Maritime Museum, who called me, because I was Mr. Shipwreck before I was Tugster.  I wet to Salisbury Beach, took the photos.  A friend is standing in photo 1 to show scale.

I pursued it a while;  a maritime archeologist up at Plymouth State (NH) looked it over carefully and declared the pintles made of  “yellow metal” but further identification would likely not be possible.  Last I knew, almost 30 years ago, Salisbury Beach Reservation kept them rather than donate to the N Maritime Museum.

Exciting.  Feel free to post on GMG any text and photos.


When you coming down to NYC?


3 more days for the Mayor’s Arts Challenge

Reminder about the Massachusetts Cultural Council 2016 Mayor’s Arts Challenge in the Gloucester Daily Times Talk of the Times by All Hands On Deck  (love that)

You can use your smartphone to watch it on the YouTube channel–you know you’re there when you can see the ‘thumb’s-up’ icon beneath the video window.


PIGEON COVE FERMENTS OPENS IT’S DOORS! Free Beer and samples tonight!

Last night I got the chance to sample the absolute best sauerkraut I’ve ever tasted, no doubt! After talking with Kristin and Dylan Lindquist, the owners and creators, you quickly realize how much passion and excitement has gone into creating this very unique product right here in Cape Ann. It’s small batches, hand made, locally sourced, and damn tasty. What’s not to love?  For more on their story please go to their new website http://www.pigeoncoveferments.com  and have a look, or like them on Facebook.

Meanwhile, plan on going down to see them for free beer and samples tonight Aug.6th from 5:30 until @ 10 Blackburn Center, Gloucester Ma 01930. 

With 4 flavors for sale, and another on the way, you will not be disappointed!  TRUST ME!


GloucesterCast 193 With Ringo and Emily Tarr, Cat Ryan, @kimSmithdesigns and @Joey_C taped 7/24/17


GloucesterCast 193 With Ringo and Emily Tarr, Cat Ryan, @kimSmithdesigns and @Joey_C taped 7/24/17


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CountryFest July 30th and BluesFest August 6th Ringo Tarr and Emily Frank From Boston Fence Donates the Fencing, Get $30 tickets at The Chamber or Firefly downtown before, at the gate tickets are available for $35 http://gloucesterbluesfestival.com/
Kent XCircle tree Lighting, Flags At The Boulevard, the Concerts at The Boulevard, The Fireworks, Founding member of The GloucesterFund
Squished Bunny- how small must the bunny Rabbit’s Brain’s be that you give them like 150 yards and they still manage to at the very last second leap in front of your tire?
Monarchs are arriving (especially females) Journey North App
Southward Migration under way
Flip Flop thieves at Good Harbor
Dogs and garbage will continue to be an issue at area beaches as long as there are ignorant lazy people walking the earth
 193 GMG Podcast Ring and Emily Tarr copyright Kim Smith


VIDEO: PASTAIO VIA CORTA- Fresh Hand Made Pasta in Glosta!

It’s a dream come true! Yes, fresh daily-made by hand pasta has come to 11 Center Street in downtown Gloucester. I had some last night, and OMG! It’s stunning! Support our local businesses folks!!

GMG Alternative Energy Series: Elizabeth McLindon Is Reducing Her Carbon Footprint While Saving Money With Her Cazeault Solar Energy Install

Elizabeth is actually cash flow positive after you account for all of the incentives,State and Federal tax breaks and Mass Solar Loan Program.  Her system in just two months which have been particularly cloudy and rainy have exceeded projections by 14%.

She chose born and raised Gloucesterite Tim Sanborn’s Cazeault Solar and Home and has nothing but great things to say about the process and the results.

Call to talk to Tim Sanborn From Cazeault Solar Home at 978-281-4625

Watch our video to hear how she worked her system-

Here is an image of Elizabeth’s system-


Here is the reading showing her system producing 14% more than projected.


Here is the chart showing her system producing more than she is consuming!



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.

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

Tim Breaks down the crazy amount of State and Federal Tax credits and SREC’s available which has Solar paying for itself within 3 or 4 years and after that actually puts money in your pocket.

Solar is now at a point where not only does it make financial sense, it’s actually one of the best investments you can make, paying you back a return!

Tim Graduated from Gloucester High School in 1971 where he was the captain of the football team and the company that he owns Cazeault Solar and Home did roughly 80 installs on the North Shore (a majority of which were on Cape Ann) last year alone.

Call to talk to Tim at 978-281-4625  He’s local and he’s a straight shooter.



GloucesterCast 179 With w/@CaptMarciano and @HardMerchNancy From #WickedTuna @Joey_C @KimSmithDesigns @DonnaArd @NatGeo #GloucesterMA

GloucesterCastSquareGloucesterCast 179 With Dave Marciano From Wicked Tuna, Nancy Marciano, Joey Ciaramitaro, Kim Smith, Donna Ardizzoni

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Most Pressing question-  How Did You guys meet?
How do they select the captains
Do you have an agent?  Because with the popularity of the show and there are like 4 main crews, with you being one of the major stars, do you just leave it in the agent’s hands?  Because you kinda want to be on the show and there are so many captains that would do anything to be “The Next Dave Marciano”   How do you keep them honest as far as what they pay you?
Whats your favorite part about the celebrity part of it now because you must be recognized everywhere
Dave talks about some of the fishing products he loves-
Buy Hard Merchandise Gear Locally at Cape Pond Ice and The Gift Shop At The Building Center
Shout Out To Christine Marciano Sciola
The importance of using social media
Buying American, Supporting The Wounded Warrior Project and Make A Wish Foundation
On Staying Humble
Nancy Marciano, Dave Marciano, Joe Ciaramitaro,  Donna Ardizonni Kim Smith



How long have you lived in Gloucester? 18 years the 1st time then 25 years away and now 36 years this time
What is your favorite season In Gloucester? Both spring and fall
Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”? Not really “get away” but I like going to when possible: the pasture in Squam, Lighthouse beach, the Back Shore, walks in the woods-Dogtown
What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester? Poseidons
What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester? Poseidons & Market Basket
What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester? What’s that?

What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?   Not drinking these days… have not been going to bars for years.
What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester? Sugar Mags!
What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?  This one’s tough  The Block Parties, The Fiesta, The Sidewalk Bazaar, The Annisquam Sea Fair, The Horribles Parade are some of my favorites.
In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat? I  guess I’d rather be on a boat.
Who is your favorite local artist? Jeff Weaver.
Which is your favorite local beach? It’s another toss up… Good Harbor or Lighthouse.
Who has the best chowder in town? Halibut Point.
Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?   There’s others???
Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder? Haddock.
What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year? They were great when the weather was OK.
What is your favorite local band? The Docksiders.
What about Gloucester sets it apart from anywhere else? It’s People and the quality of light.

Thanks, Joey

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