Tag Archives: Smith’s Cove
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.
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.
Our neighbor Melissa’s newest edition to her family, Lucy, the adorable labrador pup.
Pretty Down Here
Digging Out, Again!
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Just curious–in the above photo, does anyone know what that box-shaped thing is at the end of the dock, below the seagull?
Coming home from work and driving along East Main Street Monday afternoon, the east side was bright and sunny while a ghostly blanket of fog shrouded the far side of the harbor.
He said he heard it breathe when it lifted it’s back out of the water and it’s back came up about 6 or 7 times within 15 minutes or so. The skin was smooth and it was pure white, the whole animal.
What he saw was the back hump come out of the water and then the tail and the tail was split like two points. Can anyone ID what it could have been???
A beluga perhaps?
Updated, a second confirmation from Amy Beaudet:
My father-in-law also saw it yesterday by the paint factory. He said it was a beluga whale. He’ll probably give more details later.
The Gloucester Gig Rowers enjoying a cruise around Smiths Cove this beautiful morning with Gannet and Annie B.
The Gloucester Gig Rowers started in 1985, when a group of Cape Ann women approached boat builder Larry Dahlmer and asked him to build them a boat inspired by the pilot gigs of Southwest England. The result was the Siren Song — a 29’, plywood-construction gig. The original group of women remained active until the early 1990s, when other interests and events intervened.
At this point, Siren Song spent some time in dry dock, then was loaned to rowing programs at the Hull Life Saving Museum (Massachusetts) and in Kittery, Maine.
In the spring of 2001, Siren Song returned to Gloucester. Ann Banks organized a new group and created a program within the newly-formed Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center. In 2004, a second boat was commissioned by the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center (now Maritime Gloucester) and built by Dave Condino. Launched in the spring of 2007, the Gannet is built to the standards of a traditional Cornish pilot gig.
Over the winter-spring of 2012, a new gig was commissioned to be built at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. This newest gig, named the Annie B in honor of Ann Banks, has been at their dock since summer 2013.
I haven’t been able to catch him facing in my direction while out on his daily sails in the arctic wind and cold around Smiths Cove. Some believe it is Gordon Baird. Inquiring minds want to know. Is this Gordon Baird, or if not, who is it?
If it is Gordon, his Crazy Moon production is back at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck Thursday, 1/30- Sunday, 2/9.
That is one determined sailor. He has been out there even on the most frigid days to brighten up Smiths Cove, along with Mysis, the tug, fish shack, and whatever that other red thing is by the house boat.