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CRANE Gloucester Harbor Environmental Clean up -3 ©Kim Smith 2015The scheduled clean up by National Grid has begun at the site of the former Gloucester Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP). An area has been cordoned off however, Maritime Gloucester is fully operational and accessible and there is a crew working onboard the Schooner Adventure.

Geoff DeckebachGeoff Deckebach, Schooner Adventure’s lead shipwright, works unfazed on ship’s improvements.

CRANE Gloucester Harbor Environmental Clean up ©Kim Smith 2015

CRANE Gloucester Harbor Environmental Clean up -2 ©Kim Smith 2015*     *    *

National Grid has created a website to provide the public with information about the environmental remediation project in and adjacent to Gloucester’s Inner Harbor.

“From 1854 until 1952, the former Gloucester Gas Light Company (GGLC) operated a facility along the Gloucester waterfront to convert coal and oil into manufactured gas. Compounds from this Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) operation are present below the ground surface along portions of Harbor Loop and Rogers Street and in the harbor. This area is referred to as the former MGP Site and includes both upland and marine areas in and along Gloucester’s Inner Harbor.Aerialslider_cropped

Portions of the United States Coast Guard Gloucester Station, Solomon Jacobs Park, a commercial property owned by National Grid, commercial properties associated with fish processing, cold storage, retail operations, and portions of city streets are located within the upland areas of the Site. The marine area of the Site includes piers, floating docks, and other structures associated with some of the waterfront properties along Harbor Loop, as well as portions of the Federal Navigation Channel. Studies have confirmed the MGP Site does not pose a risk to current occupants on any of these properties or to members of the public.

As required by state environmental cleanup regulations (i.e., the Massachusetts Contingency Plan), National Grid is proposing to conduct cleanup (“remediation”) activities in both the upland and marine portions of the former MGP Site. Various state agencies, including the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office, have or will review and approve the remediation approach.” READ MORE HERE


New lighting in Gloucester City Hall Photo From Maggie Rosa

Maggie writes-

Work in progress!

National Grid has worked with the City to provide new lighting for City Hall’s Kyrouz Auditorium – the lighting fixtures are on the left, the old on the right.

In addition, the lighting for the Build Not For Today Alone but for Tomorrow As Well WPA mural has been replaced.

Staging on the ventilators will be coming down this week or next. Get your cameras ready!



Tobias Richon’s National Grid Deep Energy Retrofit House Renovation Open House Jan 22

Good morning Joey,

This is some what of a shameless plug, but may be of interest.  I have done a renovation on a house in Gloucester as part of National Grid’s Deep Energy Retrofit program.  The goal of the project was to use comprehensive and inclusive methods (ie insulation, efficient mechanicals, etc) to reduce the energy use of the house.  National grid provided a large incentive (~$35,000) to make the project possible, and also provided technical support.  Part of the program with nation grid require that we have open houses to showcase the work.  There is an open house on 1/22 from 1-4pm. the address is 730R Washington St Gloucester

Here is a link with more info about National Grid’s program:


Tobias Richon, Geoffrey H. Richon Company

19 Duncan Street, Gloucester, MA. 01930

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