Dominic Nesta and his unmistakeable fishing boat ‘Tide Skipper’ coming home Friday night, with the Fort in the background. I think the pilot house on the small book gives it a very interesting, unique look, making it always easy to identify whenever seen in the Harbor.
Tag Archives: Rocky Neck
Found Old Rocky Neck Photos From Wm Kensington’s GREAT GREAT GREAT Grandfather Augustus Story Wonson
Hey Joey, I found these today, my Great Great Great Grandfather is Augusts Story Wonson, you know 24 Wonson Street Rocky neck first home built and the famous “Paint Factory” Enjoy and feel free to share… Best Regards. Wm Keniston
Now housing Sailor Stans!
So many thanks to everyone who came out for my talk at the Cultural Center last night. Thank you to old friends who were there and thank you to my new friends; it was a pleasure to meet you! We had a wonderful turnout. The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck and the Rocky Neck Art Colony did a tremendous job hosting. With special thanks and gratitude to Martha Swanson, Suzanne Gilbert Lee, Jane Keddy, Karen Ristuben, Tom Nihan, and Mary Lou. The Beautiful Birds of Cape Ann thank you to!
Roz Gold of Rocky Neck made the front page of the paper in Bradenton, FL while on a vacation on Anna Marie Island in Florida checking out the stone crab mac & cheese at a benefit for Filling Young Stomachs. Roz volunteers at Gloucester’s Food Bank. Rick Gold
Tonight’s sunset panorama from Rocky Neck’s Wonson’s Cove, with a pretty rainbow-like arch over the Harbor.
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Susan Nilsson of Rockport is described as white, 5’5″ tall, 130 pounds, and with green eyes. She was walking on Rocky Neck Friday night. Police found personal items belonging to her on a dock and in the water. Anyone with information about her disappearance is encouraged to call Gloucester Police at (978) 283-1212.
I’m surprised that when the Rudder was renovated they didn’t keep that puke green color and instead went with a deep Gloucester cranberry
Notice the windows in this photo EJ took way back then on the postcard? No awning nowadays though. I suppose delivery trucks would rip those awnings down on a daily basis if they were still on the front of the building.
The Mobile Museum of American Artifacts curator Laurelin Kruse is looking for donations from Gloucester residents. She is most interested in objects of a personal nature that tell a story about the owner. Stop in tonight at the Lanesville Community where the museum will be open and Laurelin will be accepting donations.
Laeurelin writes, I’ll be at the Lanesville Community Center tonight during the Mayoral Debates and Thursday at the Cape Ann Farmer’s Market. Otherwise I can usually be found at the Rocky neck parking lot [on the causeway to Rocky Neck] or check my Instagram (name: theMMoAA ) for my whereabouts.
For more information about the Mobile Museum of American Artifacts, see E.J.’s previous post here: MMoAA.
and visit their website here: MMoAA
“The Mobile Museum of American Artifacts (MMoAA) is a touring museum of personal objects and their histories. Housed in a small vintage trailer, MMoAA travels from town to town, conducting an “archeology of the present” that uncovers objects of significant (and insignificant) connection to everyday American life. MMoAA’s presence in a city sparks a sense of local pride and inspires people to look into their communities for what gives them and their hometown a sense of place.
MMoAA is an exploration in the everyday, the local—the lives we live and the places we inhabit—and sees the present tense on its way to becoming a story, a thing regarded, the rough draft of memory.”
Surfboard Wax Balls
Arrowheads from Seine Field
Edwin from Ontario Canada, was strolling the Harbor Walk, while his wife was shopping downtown. Edwin indicated he was an avid sailor of 50 years, and loved being near the water. Edwin and his wife were staying in Rocky Neck
Sailor Stan’s is now open Tuesday through Sunday from 7:00 am until 12:00 or so. Stop in for some of Wayne’s happy blueberry pancakes, awesome omelettes, specials of the day, and new offerings of homemade muffins. Rocky Neck – 1 Wonson Street – the cool funky place filled with local characters, good food and fun.
Mom and I have had breakfast there twice since landing back in the land of miracles, and it is great! So glad to be back on Rocky Neck!
Hobbit House Studio
I saw this little creature running up Freemont Street on Rocky Neck, all alone and scared. I (with the help of Wanye from Sailor Stan’s) chased him down and caught him. I knew he would be a cat or other critter’s meal in no time if left to his own devices. After a bit of research, I found that he is an eider duckling, probably about a week old. He has an incredible appetite, once I discovered that he loves Mary’s Gone Crackers organic, gluten free crackers crushed up and made into a watery porridge. He also likes shredded lettuce, and loves being in his water bowl and food dish. I don’t know what to do with him/her, as he is too tiny to put back in the cold water by himself and I don’t know what eider he belong to. Their mother’s apparently preen them putting oil onto their down so they can withstand the cold water, so he gets cold and needs to snuggle in my hands or under my armpit after being in the water to warm up. A precious visitor to Hobbit House who loves being held and is very chatty. I make the mother eider’s ruck, ruck, ruck, ruck call to him, and he gets so excited. So great to be back on Rocky Neck, where anything can happen, and the most amazing things do.
Hobbit House Studio
The Rudder’s porch is open and is wonderfully cozy and fully heated. It’s lovely to be dining al fresco on the harbor again, despite the unseasonably chilly temperatures.
Twentieth century pricing in the twenty-first century! For the month of April, all food at the Rudder is half off! The plate of sweet puffy sea scallops and tender shrimp in the last clip is $12.50!!!!!!!!!! GO! Reservations Recommended.
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