Monthly Archives: May 2011

Our Grandfather Captain Joe 1946 Article From The Atlantic Fisherman Courtesy Fred Buck and The Cape Ann Museum

joey – ran across this page in ‘atlantic fisherman’ from 1946.  feel free to post in gmg.  it’s from the collection of the cape ann museum, full set of the publication from the 1920s to 1950s donated by the publisher, gardner lamson, about 30 years ago.  he also gave us a trove of original photos of the gloucester fleet and wharves, skippers and owners, fishermen, processing plant workers and managers, etc.  there’s a lot of history in those pages.
fred buck


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Motif #1 in 1971 Photo From Len Burgess

Motif #1 in 1971

From my 35mm archives this was the original Motif #1 before it was destroyed by a storm in Feb. 1978. That’s my old 1968 wooden Carver.

No crowded harbors in those days. Just tie up anywhere and stay overnight.
A long way up the ladder when the tide was out.

Len Burgess

Gloucester and Rockport 50’s, 60’s Photo Series From Mark Holzman Part XII

Gloucester Harbor- I’m thinking this is Fisherman’s Wharf but I’m not sure.  Can anyone ID the boats or exact location?

marks old pictures 032Sam Frontiero writes-

That picture looks like fisherman’s wharf to me too. The boat tied up there I believe is the St. Peter 111 before they put the whaleback on her. The boats in the back ground I would say is the Santa Lucia, with the red top tipped mast, and the little one outside of it is the Seabuddy… Sam Frontiero

Go Courtney! She Made the Final Five!

Remember Gloucester singer-songwriter Courtney Reid’s bid to win the Folgers Jingle contest with her original song? Thanks no doubt in part to GMG voters (who could, in good conscience, vote for her great entry), Courtney is in the top five of the contest out of thousands of entries – now it’s down to a live Grand Audition competition in NYC on June 16th. Keep pulling for Courtney — you can follow along and see her video submission if you haven’t already by checking out this link. But fair warning: you’re gonna want a cup of coffee after you see it. Yes, her jingle is just that good.

The Annisquam Exchange Will Open for the Spring Season Friday, May 20

Hi Joey,

The Annisquam Exchange will be opening for the spring season in a few weeks, and since we all follow your blog we were wondering if you might post a quick blurb about us. Not sure if you typically post things like that but thought I would ask. The info is below if you can do anything with it:

The Annisquam Exchange, 32 Leonard St., will open for the spring season Friday, May 20. Hours are Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until June 11. The Annisquam Exchange, a community-based nonprofit organization, offers antiques, collectibles, linens, cards and gifts. Call 978-281-0358 or email

Thank you! Britta Cahoon

Photos- EJ Lafavour

Opus 139 Open House May 14th

Greg Bover Writes-

Dear Friends and Family,

I hope you can join us at the Fisk shop in Gloucester on Saturday, May 14th, from 2 to 6pm to see and hear the new instrument we are building for Memorial Church at Harvard University, shown in the attached photo of the design model. Please feel free to send this invitation on to anyone you think might be interested.

Warm regards, Greg


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