Yesterday morning’s exquisite sunrise from Pirate’s Lane.
F/V Freemantle Doctor Heading Out
The sun’s light at daybreak coming up over the harbor after the snowstorm lent a golden glow to all. I find our neighborhood–the people, the architecture, the boats, the sweet little robins–to be a never ending source of inspiration. See panoramic view of Smith’s Cove sunrise, posted yesterday.
Pirate’s Lane Robin
I keep trying to find different ways to show the increasing amounts of snowfall in this most historic of snowy winters and think the panoramic view lends itself well.
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Glorious to see the late day sun!Smith’s Cove Rocky Neck
Alex Sands and his Annisquam Landcare Crew have done an outstanding job clearing the Smith’s Cove Landing – Pirate’s Lane parking area! Duckworth’s is ready for business!
Our neighbor Melissa’s newest edition to her family, Lucy, the adorable labrador pup.
Pretty Down Here
Digging Out, Again!
Joey Marino – Awesome grandson clearing out the snow around his grandparent’s home and garage!
Pirates Lane Smith’s Cove
A lobsterman’s work is never done ~
I couldn’t resist the title of the post–the name of Shawn’s boat is the “Hot Ticket.” Many thanks to Shawn for granting permission to photograph and post photos on GMG.
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Next time you are heading to East Gloucester or Rocky Neck, take a look at the striking new sign at One Pirates Lane, which was recently restored by Gloucester’s own David Calvo. David was commissioned to recreate the sign as the old one had rotted through and through; made of solid mahogany, the new sign will surely last a lifetime.
David’s studio is located at 235 East Main Street. Visit his website to see more of David’s outstanding portfolio of beautiful designs and workmanship here: David Calvo Studio
David shares a bit of history about the sign: The building was owned by Howard Richardson who ran his trade show design business there. The sign was done by Alfred Czerpak. Richardson and artist Czerepak attended Mass College of Art at the same time. Howard asked Alfred to make a sign for him. The original sign went up in 1981. Al was the name he went by and he lived in one of the homes behind Richardson’s business on Pirates Lane. Al pursued a painting career and also created many multi media pieces. Thank you Colleen and David for the information!
Questions for our old-timer GMG readers: We who live in the East Gloucester/Pirates Lane neighborhood have all heard that One Pirates Lane was at one time a Russian tea house. Can any of our readers confirm that and if so, share their recollections. We would love to know more and thank you so much for taking the time to write.
See previous GMG post with Adam Bolonsky interview of David Calvo
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You never know what kind of bootylishisnous you will encounter when at Pirate’s Lane!
These guys tried every which way to engage me while I was (trying) to film a pretty boat for background footage for my Monarch film. After ignoring their shenanigans, when I finally did look up, this is what they wanted me to photograph!
(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty by KC and the Sunshine Band.
Filmed at Pirate’s Lane, Smith’s Cove, Gloucester.