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I arrived home from Iceland last evening and was catching up on GMG posts when I saw that Sarah Clark had posted some great photos of other fisherman statues. She commented that she wished she had a GMG sticker when she had taken them so I must have taken this photo for her!
Sarah Clark submits-
Here are a fisherman and fisherman’s wife statues from Alesund, Norway. Next to them are two views of the fishermen’s statue in Reykavik, Iceland. Wish I had thought to have a Good Morning Gloucester sticker when I took these! Just thought folks in Gloucester might enjoy these.
Alice Gardner submits Gloucester Retailer Storefront Halloween Decoration Photos!
Can you guess which stores are which?
First One To Guess All Six Photos Correctly Can Come To The Dock and Claim This Brand New Fisherman’s Partnership Cap
Anthony Marks submits-
On Saturday October 12,2013 a dedication ceremony was held at Maritime Gloucester 23 Harbor Loop to dedicate the beautiful Compass Rose that was installed over the summer. The Compass Rose was donated by Matthew Collins. The artist was Mark Read. They both spoke as well as Tom Balf Executive Director of Maritime Gloucester, state and city officials. A reception was held following the ceremony. Music was provided by Michael O’Leary and friends. A good time was had by all. The event was well attended.
Compass Rose at Maritime Gloucester
I wanted to let everyone know that the installation of the Compass Rose sculpture (pictured here with the Sculptor himself, Mark Read) is complete. It is located at the front of Maritime Gloucester and is a beautiful sight to behold, especially at night when it is lit!
The sand has been so low at Good Harbor Beach lately! Today I noticed that the remnants of a rock wall and pilings are now exposed. (They’re across the creek from the grassy area of the Bass Rock Beach Club.) I’ve never seen these before, and wondered if they’re part of the old second footbridge. Perhaps Fred Bodin has an archival image of this to share. The rocks are mortared, and there are two more pilings sticking up between the wall and the creek (by the people’s feet in the photo).
Antique cars, Crafts & BBQ! Trucks, Bounce House & games for the kids! Snow Cones!
Curtis Sarkin Submits-
We had a totally jawsome Shark Week at Maritime Gloucester!
For more info about Maritime Gloucester check out their awesome website- http://maritimegloucester.org/–
Listen, you can put all that talk around town that The Schooner Adventure was Gloucester’s Big Dig to rest. You can also put to rest the talk that it could have been rebuilt five times over brand new with the money they spent by saving a little corner of the hull and rebuilding around it like they’ve done with the Bluenose up in Nova Scotia.
None of that matters now. She took her first Sail With All Sails Up Today!
A GLORIOUS DAY!
Congratulations to all those that have put in the time, effort and cheddar to make this day happen. Huge accomplishment.
Look for the Adventure to Sail In This Year’s Schooner Festival which To Me Is THE STORY of this year’s Schooner Festival (along with the first annual lobster bake on Harriett Webster Pier)
Len Burgess writes-
Hi Joey, I didn’t get to sail on Adventure’s great day but arrived in time for the crew’s celebration. -Len Burgess
Gloucester photographer, Michael Chamness (Wings and WavesT) just uploaded
some amazing photos from the Blackburn Challenge. Check these out! If you
like them, please share them with GMG followers.
These are raw, unedited photos showing the ‘true grit’ that goes into this
‘marathon’ rowing/paddling event- 20+ miles circumnavigating Cape Ann. Like
Blackburn himself, these racers are determined to reach their personal goals
with courage, determination, stamina and the support of fellow
rowers/paddles and spectators. What a great local event with participants
from near and far (one paddler flew in from Hawaii!)
The finish line offered a ‘rainbow’ of boats on Pavilion beach as rowers
celebrated after finishing to delicious BBQ from Red Bones of Somerville,
Ipswich Beer, and rockin’ music from Orville Giddings. Despite some dramatic
and threatening lightening flashes streaking against a black sky, the
weather held out so the race could finish with a flare! Looking forward to
next year’s Blackburn Challenge! For photos from Wings and Waves
email:firstname.lastname@example.org. For details about the Blackburn Challenge
log onto- http://www.blackburnchallenge.com/CARC_Contact.html.
Hi Joey: Here are a few photos from the Gloucester Seniors Wellness Fair
organized by: Gloucester Council on Aging and PACE at Elder Service Plan of North Shore, Inc., in Gloucester
Rose Bake Senior Center
July 16 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
I was out driving around the water front last night and came upon
this Yacht docked at Cruise Port Gloucester. The yacht is STONEFACE
from Ft. Lauderdale Fla.
Best Anthony Marks
It also has it’s own webpage with all the stats on Super Yacht Times-
Photos from the July 4th Rockport Bonfire. Who needs fireworks watched from a distance when you can cozy up to an inferno?