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After posting the Fishermen’s Memorial with snow flurries video, Facebook friend Susan Rittgers shared that her Grampa, Daniel Edward Cleary, was one of the engravers who carved the lettering at the base of the Leonard Craske statue. From the Bible’s Psalm 107:23, which reads: “They That Go Down To The Sea In Ships 1623-1923.” Daniel Edward’s brother, Timothy, worked in the quarry from where the granite was mined.

Thanks so much to Susan for letting us know that!

Gloucester Fishermens Memoria www.kimsmithdesigns.com


For the latest on the proposed David Black sculpture controversy, read Bing McGilvray’s letter in today’s Gloucester Daily Times. The letter is not yet posted online as of 10am this morning, but you can read it on the opinion page in the paper or here:

“Today’s Editorial, City’s arts policy must define room for public input, leads off with the insinuation that every new work of public art is always met with some degree of negativity, followed by this statement: “Indeed, reports indicate that some local folks didn’t immediately warm even to sculptor Leonard Craske’s 1923 Man at the Wheel…” What reports are you citing here? Whatever the source, this is absolutely untrue.” READ COMPLETE TEXT HERE: Fisherman’s Statue Was Never Controversial!

Please attend the forum to begin the process of developing a city wide arts policy, which will be held on May 14th. The exact time to be announced shortly. This is an important discussion and I look forward to seeing you there!

They that go down to the sea in ships.

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The iPhone Chronicles by @CraigShoots: Snow day 2-6-14

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The Man at the Wheel…on the arm

We thought GMG would appreciate this photo as much as we did here at the Blue Shutters…
There are many ways fans of Gloucester can show their love for our favorite seaside town — you’ll find "The Man at the Wheel" emblazoned on tee-shirts, baseball caps, refridgerator magnets, ashtrays and coffee mugs up and down Main Street. But we were particularly impressed with one Blue Shutters guest — Bob from Maryland — who showed us this most awesome tattoo. Bob, whose has roots here, says he always has Gloucester with him wherever he goes.
Tony, Patty, Ed and Annmarie

To see the Fisherman tattoo series of photos click here




The iconic Man at the Wheel will grace the cover of the 2011 Discover Gloucester Visitor Guide.
Send in your best photograph of the Gloucester Fisherman Memorial Statue and your photo could be on the cover of 100,000+ Visitor Guides that will reach both potential visitors and those who grab them while they’re visiting -  with full credit to you, of course!

Summer or winter, spring or fall, night or day, by boat or land- send them all!
Send questions, images and contact info to Linda, stockmandesign@comcast.net  Must be received by February 1, 2011 to be considered. 

But do it now while you’re thinking about it!
Local tourism professionals, business owners, front line workers, volunteers, interested citizens: Meet Up for a casual tourism conversation and share your ideas about programs, promotions, and ideas that will promote Gloucester as an excellent destination all year long. We want to hear from you! 
8:30AM at The Harborview Inn, 71 Western Avenue in Gloucester; coffee and pastries served. 
RSVP info@seaportgloucester.org; space is limited.

Fisherman Tattoo Series- Jeremy Goldberg

Here is Jeremy Goldberg, owner and head brewer at Cape Ann Brewing’s new tattoo featuring the Man at The Wheel and the Cape Ann Brewing Logo.

For the Fisherman tattoo slide Show click this text

Cape Ann 350 Climate Action Event – Man at the Wheel, Gloucester

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From Georges Dyer-

Cape Ann 350 Climate Action Event – Man at the Wheel, Gloucester

24 October 2009 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm

A gathering of local citizens to make a statement a statement about the need to stabilize atmospheric CO2 concentrations at 350, and take actions to reduce our own emissions.

We will meet at 1pm on Sat. Oct, 24th for a picture around the famous “Old Salt” fisherman’s memorial statue in Gloucester, MA.

The organizers will provide a “350” banner as well as other relevant signs to get the message across in our picture(s).

In addition, we plan to reach out to local press, political groups and local interest groups to raise awareness and catalyze climate action locally, as well as support for climate policy nationally and internationally.

For all of you in Gloucester, on Cape Ann, or around the North Shore of Boston, please join us Sat. Oct 24th at 1pm at the Fisherman’s Statue!!

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