Tina Greel Fish Print Herring Mobile

Tina and her crew make these prints from real fish presses.  She is stuffing a few and will be making a herring mobile for her grandchild.  Here on is displayed in an old lobster trap.  A proper setting to display fish art!

Tina Greel Fish Prints, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Seaport Gloucester DMO Free Mug Up Meeting Nov 3

“”The Seaport Gloucester Destination Marketing Organization kicks off their membership drive this week by snail and e mail.
Gloucester and Cape Ann tourism related businesses and individuals are invited to come to the new Seaport Gloucester Destination Marketing Organization’s first, free Mug Up Meeting.
The event is on Monday, November 3, 2008, 6PM at The Gloucester House Restaurant.
The Mug Up Meeting is an opportunity to learn about how the DMO will market Gloucester to the tour, motor coach, travel and cruise companies outside of Cape Ann; to ask questions; to network and to take advantage of membership incentives available that evening.
Questions can be directed to Linn Parisi, 978-290-9723 or to  linn@seaportgloucester.org. “”

Linn Parisi
Over the Bridge Tours of Cape Ann
PO Box 6108  Gloucester, MA  01930
978-282-3354 (c)978-290-3777

Cape Ann Community Cinema Schedule For 10/29-10/30

Cape Ann Community Cinema, originally uploaded by captjoe06.




A “fan film” is a fan-produced tribute to a favorite film, and in that commercial gain from such films is prohibited by law, some say it is filmmaking at its purest – “for the love of the thing.” Fan films range from short and comic, like Kevin Rubio’s “Star Wars” themed “Cops” parody “Troops” to the fantastic shared universe short “Batman: Dead End” to feature-length remakes like the legendary “Raiders: The Adaptation” (in which three kids from Mississippi spent nearly seven years making their own version of “Raiders Of The Lost Ark”).

Join us as we welcome author Clive Young as he presents a selection of hand-picked fan films and discusses his new book, “Homemade Hollywood,” which focuses on the surprisingly long history of this genre.




For just about everybody, adolescence means having to confront a number of choices and life decisions, but rarely any as monumental as the one facing 15 year-old Alex (Ines Efron), who was born an intersex child. As Alex begins to explore her sexuality, her mother invites friends from Buenos Aires to come for a visit at their house on the gorgeous Uruguayan shore, along with their 16-year-old son Álvaro (Martin Piroyanski). Alex is immediately attracted to the young man, which adds yet another level of complexity to her personal search for identity, and forces both families to face their worst fears.

This free show is part of our Thursday FilmMovement series, which in November becomes

Chickity Check It!- GMG iTunes Video Podcast

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Isabel Natti Herring Plant Print

Isabel Natti’s Herring Factory Print is incredible on many different levels.  One is that it is visually gorgeous, but what the casual observer may not understand is how much detail and how accurate the entire scene is to how we actually did things back in the day.  Isabel worked for Wally Maggot, a guy who rented a pier that no longer exists on our property. They did the same type of whiting, squid and herring packing that my Grandfather Captain Joe, and Father and Uncle’s company did.

If you look at the photo up in the top right corner she tells the entire story starting with the two pair trawlers catching the herring.
Next in the middle, the boats are offloading at the dock where the herring get weighed and go up a conveyor into the pen room.  From the pen room they would travel down on conveyors down the packing lines where they would get packed into 45 pound cases.  Then they would get covered, weighed and then placed on big freezer racks.  Next along you can see the person making up the boxes on the same box stapling machine that we used where you would press down with your foot on the pedal and it would swing the arm to staple the corners of the cardboard boxes.  Lastly they get loaded on the truck to head off to the freezer.
I can’t believe she captured the entire scene in one frame. It is all there- the story of many many people’s day on Gloucester Harbor.  I can see it all and it will live on through her work even though the piers have long fallen into the ocean.
Part II of our interview will be posted at 9:00AM

Lobster Placemats Made With The Acorn Press

These lobster placemats can be purchased at The Sara Elizabeth Shop where Isabel Natti hand presses them with the Acorn Press.  Part II of our interview with Isabel Natti will be up at 9:00AM