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Hats off to Gloucester Daily Times Sports Writer Nick Curcuru For His Outstanding Write Ups Of The Fiesta Sporting Events.
To read Nick’s write up of the Friday Seine Boat Races click here
Click the picture for Thom’s Excellent Slide Show
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13 Days!!! A Contest From The Infamous Fred Buck! AND St Peter’s Fiesta Family Free Fun Day At Cape Ann Museum!!!!
Fred Buck Writes-
joey – from the charlie lowe archives at the cape ann museum: late 1950s, practice for the race. i recognize sleepy and paul ciluffo (?) behind him… first person to name everyone in the boat AND the winner of that year’s race wins the grand prize – 8×10 glossy of the pic and 2 free passes to the museum. stay tuned, folks. more to come!
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I believe my father is the second man from the top left of the boat. Saint Peter’s Fiesta will always be my favorite time of the year.
Today Is The Cape Ann Museum Fiesta Family Fun Day Exhibit!
Museum presents St. Peter’s Fiesta – Inspired Family Fun Day June 11th(Today)!
Viva San Pietro! Visit the Cape Ann Museum on Saturday, June 11 to learn more about Gloucester’s historic St. Peter’s Fiesta. The second Saturday of each month is family fun day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Drop by to enjoy free admission for family members, gallery exploration handouts, and art & history activities, including Fiesta inspired oar decorating, a Fiesta parade map activity, and a Greasy Pole challenge. Light refreshments will be served throughout the day. This program is free and open to the public.
The Cape Ann Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Museum is closed on Mondays, and on major holidays. Admission is $8.00 adults, $6.00 Cape Ann residents, students and seniors. Children under 12 and Museum members are free. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information please call: (978) 283-0455. Additional information can be found online at www.capeannmuseum.org
Here are the Sunlight and Starlight Herring Seiner Seine Boats respectively loaded up on the sterns. The Sunlight’s Seine boat is named “Brother Luv“. Kinda strange name for a seine boat.
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I’ve been bringing you updates on the progress of the Plan B renovation for a couple months now and our good buddy Paul Frontiero sent in this excellent video of the seine boat being loaded onto the stern.
Special thanks to David Cox for providing these pictures which he shot on film.
The Let Er Go is the seine boat for the Plan B. The seine boat is loaded up on the stern of the Plan B through the slot where the guy in the orange shirt is standing. When they approach the school of herring the Plan B will lower the Let Er Go into the water. The Let Er Go will set the seine in a circle around the school as quickly as possible. A seine net creates a cylinder in the water around the school. Then the net is pursed up at the bottom and makes the net from a cylinder into a purse (hopefully with the fish caught inside).