Beauport Princess and Greasy Pole
Last night’s spectacular fireworks display was preceded by a glorious twilight. After photographing the parade, I met my husband at the Beauport for a fabulous al fresco dinner of fresh, locally sourced fish and veggies. The deck was filled to capacity with expectant firework’s viewers yet despite that, our meals were delicious and the service exceptional. Marly was our waitress and although it was her first night on the job, she is top notch. Colleen was the hostess. Many may recall what a sweet and welcoming person she is from her years at the Studio and Rudder. It was a treat to see Colleen at the Beauport!
The sky changed from golden violet to violet pink within seconds and it was fun to see all the boats jockeying into position for firework’s viewing.
Schooner Lannon and the Greasy Pole
Pinky Schooner Ardelle and Ten Pound Island from the Beauport Hotel Deck
Schooner Thomas E. Lannon
Beauport Hotel’s very helpful and friendly concierges Emily Jermyn and Chris Horack
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Fiesta- proud of the contributors, once again the GMG team decimated all other media outlets on Fiesta coverage and Joey has not been down to the Fiesta once this year, it was all the team minus Joey.
Nichole’s Finn got stung by a bee at Fiesta and the ambulance staff was incredibly sweet and caring
nichole paddleboard at greasy pole- the scene
felicia’s fiesta cookies
joey’s grill fail
YMCA sail camp starts july 5th 1/2 day sail lessons $135
full day $200 looking for people to sign up sign up at teh ymce
YMCA beach swim lessons tuesday Niles 11 pre school and 11:45 for youth thursday at plum cove same times
Captain Heath Ellis of the schooner Thomas E. Lannon and Michael O’Leary’s Celtic Music provided a great sail into a beautiful sunset and moon rise of the June Strawberry moon.
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Reids Ride July 17th third sunday in July with us are Deb Sacco Frank Sacco www.reidsride.org
Beauport Hotel 1606 Restaurant For Dinner Incredible.
Mayor has new executive assistant Christopher Sicuranza- kudos Christine Pantano
New LED Lights On Plum St
Piping Plover update and Kim Is Taking On The Law Breaking Dog Owners
Mike Hale Is The Best Head Of Gloucester DPW Ever and His Team Is Incredibly Hard Working
Paolo Laboa from Pinoli who left Beverly MA to open Pinoli at Former Alchemy and then Left Pinoli To Open a joint in San Fran has left San Fran to Open a Joint in Portland – Sol Italiano
Gloucester boxing club new location, 18 Sargent st, next to capeann crossfit… find them at gloucesterboxingclub.com or facebookWomens classes Thursdays at 6 and Saturday at 9
Visit The Thomas E. Lannon this summer.
Captain Tom Ellis starts preparing the Thomas E. Lannon for the winter months, after many glorious sails out of Gloucester this season.
Plus all the information including downloadable 2015 Festival programs check out the Schooner Festival Website-
Info from The Gloucester Schooner Festival website-
For information on reserving space on a schooner during the Festival:
Adventure, call 978-281-8079
Ardelle, click here
Mystic, click here
Roseway, click here
Thomas E. Lannon, call 978–281–6634
Click here for downtown Gloucester parking information.
Click here to download the 2015 Festival Program (printed programs will be available Sept 4)
Tickets now available for Festival Raffle. Grand prize is an oil painting by John Caggiano!
Coming next weekend, the 4th through the 6th, the spectacular 31st annual Gloucester Schooner Festival is an event not to be missed. Organized by the Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee and Maritime Gloucester, click here for a complete list of activities throughout the weekend.
“Polly-Five-Toe the Gull” started visiting the Thomas E. Lannon in 2014, it returned again this year. Capt. Heath has become friends with “Polly-5-Toe” as you can see in the slide show below. Polly-5-Toe loves oyster crackers and sits on the back of the Lannon, or on Capt. Heath’s hand to enjoy her crackers.
Captain Heath of the Thomas E. Lannon is surrounded by the Red Hat Society as he sets sail past the breakwater on a bright and sunny day.
The Barque Picton Castle is a three-masted tall ship based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada.
It has completed her sixth circumnavigation around the world in May of this year.
She was in Gloucester harbor for a few days before heading north to Portland, for a Schooner Festival.
During her departure, our own schooner the Thomas E. Lannon, made chase after a 30 minute head start, to wish her a safe voyage.
Below are some photos taken from the Breakwater, Enjoy.
Captain Heath Ellis and Michael O’Leary entertain quests on the schooner Thomas E. Lannon with Celtic Music and a brisk sail ending with a great sunset. A great evening.
From Nubar Alexanian:
For more info check out the website-
Captain Tom Ellis took the Thomas E. Lannon out on a glorious sail beyond the breakwater, Celtic singer Michael O’Leary and Friends played music to the delight of everyone on board, many happy faces enjoying the sunset and a welcoming flock of sea gulls as they escorted the Schooner Lannon back home.
THOMAS E LANNON and SUGAR BABE swoop in for a close encounter with the wedding party on ARDELLE
Al Bezanson photo from SUGAR BABE
Visionary, Captain and now Documentarian Tom Ellis, presents his program, Building the Thomas E. Lannon (See above.)
Using historic footage meticulously captured by award winning videographer Al Viator, shot as The Will to Build, between Oct. 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997, Tom Ellis has crafted his personal story of the creation of the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon from dream to design , through the challenges of construction to the triumphant sail into Gloucester Harbor.
Admission: $8 members, $10 nonmembers
Light refreshments will be served.
For additional information, visit our website: www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org
Office phone # 978-768-7541
Finally Made It After Missing The Cast Off For The 2013 GMG Lannon Ryan and Wood Cuban Cigar Factory Sunset Sail.
Thanks To Jeff Amero from J & L Welding and Machine for the video.