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This Thursday at The Dave Sag’s Blues Party ~ Mr. Brad Faucher 8:30pm @ The Rhumb Line 1.19.2017

dsc00234Our continuing series at the Rhumb Line continues this Thursday with the arrival of Mr. Brad Faucher. In the old days, Brad was an irregular upon these shores, but has since left the North Shore for greener oceans, i.e. getting his own Thursday gig, but I’ve managed to bribe him to come back and continue where he’s left off. An amazing blues scholar, Mr. B. will tantalize you with his meaty interpretations of R&B classics and sordid blooze.

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He’s bringing along his old goombahs, Mr. John Cameron, on keys, and former Broomful o’ Blooz drummmbler, Mr. Chris Rivelli.

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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Jeff Fraser ” A One Man Band” joins Fly Amero tonight 7-10pm @ The Rhumb Line 1.18.2017

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Wednesdays at the Rhumb Line – 7pm

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, January 18th – 7pm
Special Guest: JEFF FRASER!

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Local hero Jeff Fraser takes the reins this week. Known as
a “one man band”, Jeff has been honing his solo skills on
literally thousands of shows in the greater Boston region
over recent years. He’s a beloved son of my home town of
Essex, folks… I burst with pride. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen…
…now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
01/25 – Jon Butcher

02/01 – JB & Dave Brown

02/08 – Charlee Bianchini

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Mike O’Connell Tonight with David Brown and Forrest Padgett and Dear Ol’ Dave, of course @ Dave Sag’s Blues Party . The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 1.12.2017

 

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Thursday night at the Rhumbline sees the resprouting of that local hero: Mr. Mike O’Connell and his band of Stooges.

mike-o-rl-mon-1-18-2016-bwcSpread out! No greasy kid stuff on his chinny chin chin as he brings in Mr. Dave Brown, pound for pound the best guitarist this scene has ever seen and Comrade Drummer Forrest “Frosty” Padgett on commie shrapnel shoe bangings. We will bury you!*

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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Wednesdays at the Rhumb Line with Fly Amero … Tonight’s guest: Sasquatch – 7pm 1.11.2017

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, January 11th – 7pm
Special Guest: SASQUATCH!

 

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One of my all-time faves, Sasquatch, a.k.a Paul Cohan
graces us with his illustrious presence this week at the Rhumb
Line. Paul has successfully captured the heart and spirit of
Gloucester with his music over and over again. He represents
a giant part of our local culture – and for that, he’s one of the
big reasons why I love my Wednesdays! Come see! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen…
…now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
01/18 – Jeff Frasier

01/25 – Jon Butcher

02/01 – JB & Dave Brown

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

 

Dave Sag’s Blues Party Presents ~ The Davis Boys @ The Rhumb Line Thursday 8:30pm 1.5.2017

 

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Wow! The hills are alive with the sound of
music! So braid your hair ,wind your cuckoo
clock and c’mon down to get a load of the
Fabulous Von Davis Family. This Thursday
night we have a special treat for ya: Mr. Bob
Davis, AKA Johnny Carwash is dragging his
entire family kicking and screaming into the
Rummie for a sonic supersession. All three
“Flatwounds” will be there. Flatwound “Bob”
on the Qatar, Brother “Flatwound” Jeff, on
tympanic membrane busters, and Fils
“Flatwound” Josh on vocals. I’m bringing my
earplugs!
But seriously, folks, Bobby and company are
always a blast to work with and I look
forward to seeing you all there, cheering
them all on! Let’s start the New year with a
bang!

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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 at the Rhumb Line – 7pm ~ Guest Host: JOHN ROCKWELL!

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 – 7pm
Guest Host: JOHN ROCKWELL!

 

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Happy New Year! The amazing John Rockwell hosts the
Wednesday show this week in my absence (I have a private
performance elsewhere). It has been a while for John, so
do come and cheer him on. He is pure joy onstage! …and
I’ll see you all next week! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
01/11 Sasquatch

01/18 Jeff Frasier

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Sax Gordon Tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8:30pm @ The Rhumb Line 12.22.2016

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I know a lot of you are frustrated from the ravages of Father Time and an eerie lack o’ wanna so, why not get hip to the latest and greatest in the phony cyber world of adult matchmaking services? Try new Carbondating® for adults. Just send in a sample of hair (if any), spittle, or toe jam and the wonderful failed German South American doctors at our cosmetic laboratory will have you fixed up in no time with a truly compatible specimen. Just like you! And if that doesn’t work, try this:
Our special Xmas show this Thursday features the clinically-proven Magi of Mayhem: Mr. Gordon “Sax” Beadle. With his own brand of fairy dust, Big G, catnip to your ears, will have you convulsing in the aisles,whilst you beg to donate to our Musician’s Retirement Plan©, and just basically turning the old bar into a steaming heap of writhing bodies.

D.S.

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http://www.saxgordon.com/

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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

A very special night… Wednesday, December 21st – 7pm ~ The 7th Annual AMERO FAMILY CHRISTMAS!

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On Christmas Eve, it was always an “Amero” tradition to gather and sing in the back room of the old house
in Essex with our beloved Mother Moulty and friends. These days, what happens at the Rhumb Line each
year on the last Wednesday before Christmas is pretty much an extension of our youth. In other words,
yes… we are INDEED grown up children. This Wednesday marks the 7th go-around for us – and it really
seems to have taken on a life of its own. Festive, fun and laughing all the way, the audience joins in on
classics like “Holly Jolly Christmas” & “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” – as well as a few of my, shall we
say, “twisted” numbers, like “(Have Yourself A) Willie Nelson Christmas” and “The Restroom Door Said
Gentlemen”. It’s a frickin’ blast no matter how you look at it. We urge that you arrive early to claim your
seat. It gets pretty nuts! Merry Christmas everyone! ~ Fly

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For those who missed the Amero Family (Linda, JB & Fly)
on North Shore 104.9’s “Curtain Up” with Aurelia Nelson,
click the link below, choose the drop menu at the upper
right corner of the green podcast field and choose “Curtain
Up 12-18-16”… http://www.northshore1049.com/pages/17218006.php

ps: …and click this link to play/download a few of my original
holiday numbers… http://www.flyamero.com/christmas_wishes/
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen…
…now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
12/28 Toni Ann

01/04/17 John Rockwell (guest host)

01/11 Sasquatch

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Dave Sag’s Blues Party tonight with Brian Templeton, Billy Loosigian 8:30pm @ The Rhumb Line.12.15.2016 Put on your dancin shoes

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Dave says,

Everybody keeps asking me: when ya gonna bring back that guy, you know, big as a bear with designer overalls and a voice that could shatter diamonds? Or your sub-human desires. What? Who are you?
But seriously, folks; we got him this week. i’m talking about Mr. Brian Templeton, a great songwriter and foghorn, who commands your presence. His incisive toons and heady interpretations of classic gems is sure to explode the elastic in your BVD’s. He’s one of my go to guys when the goin’ gets rough, like my shrimp Po-boy- induced acne that needs some lovin’.

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Helping out on the guitar will be Mr. Billy Loosigian, celebrity pet stylist and New Hampshire’s answer to Jimmy Page. Been in every Boston band in the world since 1975.Mr. David Mattacks, the Atomic Clock, will add his cesium and desist order to the proceedings. I’m bringing my big-ass tube amp, just to show ya. Do not miss this.
Nexxxt Week: Sax (Flash) Gordon Beadle and the hippies from hell. OMG! Free radiation suits to the first 20 customers.

here’s a short clip from the last time Brian, Dave, Billy and Dave played The Rhumb Line

 

This Wednesday evening…Liz Frame joins Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line 7-10pm 12.14.2016

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, December 14th – 7pm
Special Music Guest: LIZ FRAME!

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Yo people! You really need to get out and see some of the
amazing Rhumb Line Wednesday happenings. It’s just over
the top, the talent we have tucked away on Cape Ann. Let’s
take this week’s guest, for instance… Liz Frame. Some of
the sharpest, wittiest and most polished lyric writing you’d
ever pay a fortune to see and hear – for no cover charge
whatsoever! She is pure joy. Do NOT make me come out
there and literally drag your rum-pum-pum bums from the
house in which they sit! 🙂

Also… please tune in for the Amero Family (Linda, JB & Fly)
on North Shore 104.9’s “Curtain Up” with Aurelia Nelson
this coming Sunday, 9-9:30am. We’ll be playing a few festive
songs and chatting up our annual “Amero Family Christmas”
show, scheduled for Wednesday, December 21. ~ Fly

ps: click the link to play/download a few of my original holiday
numbers… http://www.flyamero.com/christmas_wishes/
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen…
…now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
12/21 Amero Family Christmas!

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12/28 Toni Ann

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01/04/17 John Rockwell (guest host)

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Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

QUENTIN CALLEWAERT joins Fly Amero This Wednesday 7pm December 7th @ The Rhumb Line!

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, December 7th – 7pm
A VERY, VERY Special Music Guest:
QUENTIN CALLEWAERT!

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Folks… something very, very special will be happening this
week at the Rhumb. A young (he’s only 16) genius by the
name of Quentin Callewaert will be strutting his amazing
stuff for us all. He reminds me so much of myself when I
was his age (just a few years ago, of course). So full of
spirit and enthusiasm. He loves what he does, and it shows.
Some of you may have caught him on cable’s “Local Music
Seen” with Allen Estes – way back when he was only THIRTEEN!
OMG! And speaking of “back”… for those wondering, I am
100% back on my weekly Rhumb Line rotation. Surely,
Quentin and I will be trading a few licks, and maybe teaching
each other a few new tricks. Marina Evans is out of country
for the holidays this year. We’ll catch up when she returns.
And, something else to watch for… please don’t miss Allen
Estes, myself, Senator Bruce Tarr and many more friends on
North Shore 104.9’s live broadcast of its 21st annual Holiday
Toy Drive this coming Thursday. The fun and festivities will
be running throughout the entire day. Click the link below
for further details. All for now. Happy Holidays! ~ Fly

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http://www.northshore1049.com/pages/20375441.php?

Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen…
…now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
12/14 – Liz Frame

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12/21 Amero Family Christmas!

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Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line ~ This weeks special guest: Charlee Bianchini 7pm Nov. 30, 2016

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Wednesday, November 30th – 7pm
Special Music Guest:
CHARLEE BIANCHINI!

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We are blessed to have the wonderful Charlee Bianchini in
our presence this week at the Rhumb. The Noise’s Lois A.
McNulty writes, “Charlee Bianchini, with Gloucester roots four
generations deep, went out to see the world, and came back
to her hometown with songs to sing.” I can tell you, these
songs are moving and soulful. Her music touches us all. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen…
…now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
12/7 – Marina Evans (tentative)

12/14 – Liz Frame

12/21 Amero Family Christmas!

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Wednesdays at The Rhumb Line ~ Fly Amero returns, with Allen Estes tonight! 7-10pm 11.15.2016

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, November 16th – 7pm
A Special Songwriters Show with:
FLY AMERO & ALLEN ESTES

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After several weeks away, I finally return to the Rhumb Line
Wednesday show. Wanting it to be special, I called upon my
longtime friend, Allen Estes to join me for something a bit
out of the ordinary… an entire evening devoted to songwriting.
There may be some surprises along the way as well. It would
mean a great deal to me to see a number of you fine people
in our audience on this particular night. Love to you all! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen…
…now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
11/23 – Thanksgiving Eve (Orville Giddings Band)

Coming sooner than you think…
An Amero Family Christmas!

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Guest Host:Orville Giddings with special guests: Jerry Smith and Bella Palance 6pm @ The Rhumb Line 10.19.2016

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, October 19th – 6pm
Guest Host: ORVILLE GIDDINGS!

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Orville Giddings steps in this week, hosting Jerry Smith, plus
up-and-coming singer/songwriter, Bella Palance (pictured below).
Rhumb Line Wednesdays will be in good hands through my brief
absence. Don’t miss this rare opportunity! ~ Fly

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Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!

Due to the debate, it’ll be 6pm-9pm tonight only!
Come early, have dinner/show, go home and laugh
yourselves to sleep!!! 🙂

10/26 – Sheila & Ron (guest hosts)

11/02 – Dan King (guest host)

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Professor Harp Tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 10.6.2016

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We all need a little edumacation and respeck, so c’mon down to the Rummie this Thursday for another Blooz Semenar by that quixotic quack master of indigo, Professor Harp.* He’s got this harmonica that’s plugged into either an electric razor or a blender before it gets directly drilled into your skull. Goes ZZZZZ, beep,wheee, uncle!But seriously,folks. Prof H is the real deal and since he’s driving all the way from New Bedford to sing in Portuguese for you, the least you could do is bring some kale and mebbe some chorizo.

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Also, special guests Mari Martin and a dear friend from the west coast, George Friedenthal!
Mike DiBari, sizzling blowtorch of pain, will be on the guitar. Steevee Chaggaris, with that beautiful head of skin, will be on tubs.
This is the first of many weekends that I don’t have other gigs. Uh-

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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

 

Fozzie Hill and Wolf Ginandes Join Fly Amero This WednesdayEvening 7-10pm @ The Rhumb Line 10.5.2016

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, October 5th – 7pm
Special Guests: FOZZIE & WOLF!

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Alberta “Fozzie” Hill is among my all-time favorite female
artists here on the island. Wolf Ginandes and I have been
sharing one stage or another for well over 30 years and
running. Small wonder. The man is a genius. These two
unique, gentle spirits share a chemistry rarely found in the
world we all know today… and it all starts at 7! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
10/12 – Toni Ann

10/19 – Orville Giddings (guest host)

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Brian Templeton Tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb LIne 8:30pm 9.29.2016…There shall be lots of dancing!

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It’s been a long time since Brian Templeton has graced our stage, so we’re getting out of wimp mode and into a strong belt of scotch. I’m putting my bass to the grindstone for a hone job to keep up with Mr. T’s ebullience. Brian’s the big guy with an acoustic guitar and a huge unmuffled glass pack voice. Every time he comes here it’s guaranteed to cure your IBS (irritable blues syndrome). See if you agree.

He’s draggin’ in that proton beam of a catarrist: Mr. Billy Loosigian and the Atomic Clock: Mr. David Mattacks. Ask your chirofractor if BT is right for you.

Dave

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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Wednesdays at the Rhumb Line – 7pm with Fly Amero ~ This week’s special guest: Chick Marston 9.28.2016

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, September 28th – 7pm
Special Guest: CHICK MARSTON!

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I was about 13 years old when I first met Chicklet Marston.
Jonathan Pope picked up a gang of us and drove to his house
in Rockport to see if Chick wanted to buy his metal-flake blue
Fender Stratocaster. Chick, a well-schooled acoustic guitarist
with a Berklee Conservatory background, had never played an
electric guitar in his life. He had no idea what to do with the
thing, fumbling all over it – and I was left wondering what all
the fuss was about with this supposedly “great player”. Well…
couple weeks go by, him playing his vintage 1936 Martin 0018,
and I find myself going to music school BIGTIME, soaking up
all I could from this brilliant, classic American folk & blues
picker. His thumb was a perfect metronome on the bass
patterns. The music he played was simple and poignant.
He went on to introduce an entire world of music to me that
changed my life and helped build my character as a more
well-rounded musician. Staple Singers. Doc Watson. Jelly
Roll Morton. Mississippi John Hurt. Odetta. On and on and
on. Chick Marston will forever be my mentor and hero. Most
people around here, I think, just don’t know what they got.
This is no shit. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
10/5 – Fozzie Hill

10/12 – Toni Ann

10/19 – Orville Giddings

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward…..to seeing you there 🙂

Toni Lynn Washington ~ Tonight’s host @ The Rhumb Line’s “Dave Sag’s Blues Party” 8:30pm to 11:30pm 9.22.2016

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Dave says,
Another huge week for you music fans! It’s still summer as far as I’m concerned, so, here ’tis:
Thursday night at the Rump Line: you gotta come and see Ms. Toni Lynn Washington. If you don’t know this lady; shame on you.A world class performer who’ll rip your lungs out,Jim. Last time here, she had ’em swinging’ from the rafters.

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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

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