Tag Archives: Pavilion Beach

Cape Ann SUP Back on Pavilion Beach

IMG_2493Dominic from Cape Ann SUP is operating from Pavilion Beach on the weekends, Beauport  Hotel carved out a little beach area for Cape Ann SUP.  First Customers show up ten minutes after Dominic sets up for first time this year.  Summer Is Here.







Progress, Recall, and Relax

Progress continues on the Birdseye Building, as now we can see the inside, as the walls crumble.  Paul Nicastro recalls his grandmother’s house being on the site, along with twenty plus houses before Birdseye.  Beach goer relaxes on Pavilion Beach.



FINAL WALK for Salvi Benson ~ All Time Greasy Pole Champion Winner

Salvi Benson All time Greasy Pole Champion Gloucester MA ©Kim Smith 2014Salvi Benson is the All Time Greasy Pole Champion, with 4 Saturday wins and 6 Sunday wins (wiki). As he swam in from the Greasy Pole platform, his friends shared that this was his last walk. Congratulations to Salvi for all his wins over the years. Very best wishes to you!

Salvi Benson All time Greasy Pole Champion Gloucester MA ©Kim Smith 2014-2Salvi Benson All time Greasy Pole Champion Gloucester MA ©Kim Smith 2014 -3.

#Boom! Bradley Makes An Honest Woman Out Of Kimberly On Niles Beach Saturday!


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Joey!  Happy October!  From Kimberly & Bradley
We did it!  Niles Beach, October 20, 2012
Mr & Mrs Bradley Scheetz
(Newlyweds & big fans of Mighty Gloucester)

Engaged On Pavilion, Married On Niles!

You may remember this post back on August 28th-

Newly Engaged FOBs Kimberly Funk & Bradley Scheetz!

Posted on August 28, 2012 by Joey C

Hi Joey-

My boyfriend (now fiance!) Bradley and I really enjoy your blog and we LOVE Gloucester (we definitely have the wheels turning for a relocation from Boston one day). Thought I would share a Gloucester story from this past Sunday..
We often come up on the weekends to hang out and one of the things we (mostly me) like to do is look for sea glass at Pavilion beach. That’s where we were this past Sunday when Bradley called me over to look at something in the sand. Just sitting on a rock was a beautiful shiny sparkly ring. I was a little slow..even thinking aloud that someone must have lost their ring..doh! Anyway it was for ME and we got engaged right then and there! We were super lucky that local, Amy Clayton happened to be on the beach and she snapped some pictures for us! Here our a couple of our favorites ..
Kimberly Funk & Bradley Scheetz


The Hotel on Pavilion Beach from Fred Bodin

The Pavilion Hotel, Gloucester, circa 1880 Alice M. Curtis/©Fredrik D. Bodin
The Pavilion Hotel, built in 1849, was Gloucester’s first true resort hotel. It was located between Stacy Boulevard and Fort Square, on the edge of downtown. The Gloucester Telegraph called it “the first specimen of architectural good taste ever seen here.” The Pavilion featured a two level veranda with dramatic harbor views, fine dining, a saltwater pool, bowling, and accommodated 150 guests. The beachfront of the hotel, called Crescent Beach at the time, is now called Pavilion Beach. On a foggy night in October of 1914, the 65 year old Pavilion Hotel, then named the Surfside Hotel, was consumed by fire. The building which we call the Tavern now sits where the Pavillion once was.
Printed archivally from the original 8×10 inch glass negative in my darkroom. Image #A88810-003.
Fredrik D. Bodin
Bodin Historic Photo
82 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930