Just for those who missed the storm on April fools, it was no joke!
If you love lightning and thunder, this one’s for you.
Enjoy the flashes and rumbles, and then the calm of rain and hail.
The Schooner Thomas Lannon Salutes The Bounty 8/31/2012 Gloucester, Ma
The Bounty Arrives in Gloucester Harbor 8/31/2012
Lifting The Winning Fatty at the 2012 Bluefin Blowout
The Hard Merchandise Retail Group Representin’ From the Bluefin Blowout 2012
GMG Float 2012 Horribles Parade Winner “Most Creative”
Congrats Felicia and all who put together the Float and Marched in the Parade.
You People Were A Very Positive Force Moving Through The Streets Of Gloucester!
On January 3, 2009 the F\V Patriot was lost at Sea with both crewmen. Here is the story from the Gloucester Daily Times and a few photos I took of the Patriot in 2008. Also, Joey has some great pictures and video of inside the Patriots wheelhouse and engine room.
From the Gloucester Daily Times;
Trawler tragedy claims lives of two fishermen
“By Richard Gaines The Gloucester Daily Times Sun Jan 04, 2009, 10:52 PM EST
As president of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association, Angela Sanfilippo has dealt many times with tragedy at sea. It never gets easier.
“This is a shocker,” she said Saturday, referring to the loss of the Patriot and the lives of two local fishermen. “This was the perfect boat. Gloucester has one more time been stricken.”
The two members of a Gloucester fishing family — the husband and father of Josephine Russo — were lost at sea early Saturday when the family-owned Patriot, a modern, 54-foot, steel-hulled trawler fishing alone on Middle Bank, about 15 miles from port, sank after an apparent catastrophic failure.
CLICK THE LINK FOR THE REST OF THE STORY; http://www.gloucestertimes.com/Patriot/x645317002/Mourning-the-Patriot
Here are Links to the USCG Final Action Report and the USCG Timeline chart on the F/V Patriot sinking.
Coast Guard Final Action Memo FV PATRIOT.pdf
Enclosure 3 – FV PATRIOT Timeline Graphic.pdf
Here are the links to Joey’s Videos;
The Danielle Marie before the Name Change to the Patriot
The Patriot docked at the State Fish Pier
Matteo Russo Gets ready to Board his Boat The F\V Patriot
F\V Patriot viewed from Gorton’s Wharf 2008
The Patriot gets ready to Dock 2008
Greasy Pole Photos Before and NOW 9/30/2011
I took this photo of the Pole Monday at Low Tide. It hasn’t been looking to healthy lately. The Storms took their toll
Tina Greel Represents Before the Paint Mfg Demolition
Hey Wait! I gave her a Sticka but where’d she get my Official GMG Press Pass?
IF YOU SEE TINA PLEASE TELL HER I’D LIKE IT BACK!
How am I supposed to get into any big local events (for free) without it?
Please Tina give it back. It won’t do you any good. You don’t look anything at all like the photo on it. You have too much hair.
A man who “Walks the Talk”, is in constant motion, with a vision for the future, and an eye on the past.
Iain talks with Thom Falzzarano and Donna Ardizzoni of GMG
Paint Factory Demolition 4x speed
I did this small video as a test. I’m not a video editor.
I have a much longer video I have to edit. Hopefully I can figure it out.
GMG’s own EJ has donated a beautiful painting to this years Sawyer Free Library’s Art Auction. I checked the Silent Auction book and it already had a few bids (more bids than mine had). But it’s still a great deal. check it out. This is the only time of year you can get a chance to get an Awesome work of Art by a Famous Cape Ann Artist at an unbelieveable price!!!
EJ’S Contribution: “Misty Morning Queen Anne’s Lace” wish I could’ve got a better picture, it’s a beautiful work of art!
HERE’S THE DETAILS;
The Silent Auction will take place throughout the month of September in the Matz Gallery. The Live Vocal Auction will be held on October 5, 2011 at 7 pm. A Preview Party at 6 pm(FREE FOOD AND DRINK!!) will precede the auction. Hope to see you there!
SHOT FROM BEHIND!
Taken from the parking lot of the North Shore Arts Association. or Pirates Lane
Gloucester Schooner Festival 2011 Saturday Morning
2011 Sawyer Free Library Art Auction
Director Carol Gray shows off a few Paintings in this years Auction
The Silent Auction will take place throughout the month of September in the Matz Gallery. The Live Vocal Auction will be held on October 5, 2011 at 7 pm. A Preview Party at 6 pm will precede the auction.
HOW IT WORKS
Joey C did a great video describing how you place a Silent Bid
This video is from the 2009 Art Auction.
Tropical Storm Irene from Stage Fort Park 08/28/2011
Probably one of the dumbest thing i’ve done. Walked out to the cannons. The trees were being bent over by the wind and the sea spray was washing up to the benches. Approx. wind speed 60mph. After I took a few photos and short video, I was walking back to my car and had to dodge a few flying tree branches. Not to bright but I never pretended to be.
Please remember, I went to the Ed Collard school of Videography.
I think I made him PROUD!
She’s A Coming and we will be live blogging it!
Here is the first video of her making her way to Gloucester this morning from Nancy Dudley at The Essex Shipbuilding Museum-
Expected at The Heritage Center around 6PM, be there to welcome her!
Not To Miss!!! Welcoming the Ardelle to Gloucester August 24th at 6:30PM
Here is a link to the progress of The Ardelle including through The Weeks From Our Boy Marty Luster-
There are several pages of posts so go to the bottom and click older posts to go back in time.
We will be updating all day.
This just in from Bill O’Connor-
The Ardell and the Lannon were just tacking off of Eastern Point and it made for a nice photo.
North Shore Kid
Schooner Ardelle Sails Into Gloucester Harbor Photos from Anthony Marks-
Photos From Vickie S. Van Ness-
Uhm Sean, I’m pretty sure they get inside the cage before they lower you down to film for Shark Week.
I guess this is the best we can do on our limited production budget so let ‘er rip boys!