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GloucesterCast 238 With Israel Horovitz, Heidi Dallin, Emme Shaw, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 8/19/17

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GloucesterCast 238 With Israel Horovitz, Heidi Dallin, Emme Shaw, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 8/19/17

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Topics Include:
Israel Horovitz- wrote a play- The Indian Wants The Bronx that was first premiered in 1966 (51 years ago) which starred Al Pacino who was as yet undiscovered.  The play won the Obie Award for Best Play, Best Actor (Pacino), and Best Supporting Actor (Cazale).
In 1982 the Film that was at least partially filmed here in Gloucester Author! Author! written by Israel and is paraphrasing from wikipedia- ” concerns a Broadway playwright who strives to solve his family and relationship troubles while trying to get a new play into production.”  Also starring Al Pacino 12 years later.
I saw Kim’s pictures from the opening of Out of the Mouths of Babes now playing at Gloucester Stage purchase tickets here  and Israel looks so hip- What are the keys to staying young and relevant as you get older?
Tuesday Night- Israel Horovitz New Shorts Featuring Professional Boston Actors With a Mix of local Kids that work with Heidi Dallin in The Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop http://gloucesterstage.com/neverdark/
Thacher Island Association Awarded a Grant for A Boat Ramp- www.thacherisland.org
Eclipse on Monday starts at 1:29PM  Still Have Special Eclipse Glasses At Sawyer Free Library
FISH PRINTER JOE HIGGINS WILL BE AT THE WATERFRONT FESTIVAL WITH SOME INSANE DEALS–  “I will have plenty of new prints small and large and t shirts for $5 instead of $25 if out come over and say hi and show me this post”

Saturday, November 16, 2013 is for lighthouses

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Eastern Point Lighthouse, current structure built 1890

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Thacher Island Twin Lights, current structures built 1861

nb. Click photos to embiggen. The Twin Lights show the flaw of shooting with a tiny lens in the iPhone 5. I can straighten the horizon but the towers are leaning towards each other. Larger cameras, more glass in the lens, and shooting with the camera straight on and not pointing up can eliminate most of this convergence. Last ditch there is always Photoshop to straighten out structures leaning in.

2-25-13 Good Harbor before the Full Moon

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Also known as Cape Ann Light Station, these twin lights are the only surviving multiple lights on the coasts of the United States. The original 45-foot towers were constructed and lit in 1789—making them among the oldest of America’s lighthouses. The stout 124 foot granite towers seen today replaced the original lights in 1861. The two towers were constructed so that when a ship sites on both towers, they point to true north—allowing sailors to check and adjust their compasses.

White light flashing five times at 20 second intervals.

Thacher Island is located about a mile offshore of Rockport. The island may be viewed from several locations in Rockport and from the Bass Rocks (Atlantic Road) in Gloucester. The Thacher Island Association provides boat service to the island for members of the Association. Kayaking is another popular way to visit the island.

For more history, click here.