Monthly Archives: May 2011

A Day at the Beach Part II

Homie: OK, OK, I’ll try to be good but that sitting in wet sand just looks so uncomfortable. Homie: Well doggone I am having a Jonathan Livingston Seagull moment here, I learned something new, it feels kind of nice.

As always, one can click on the photo to download the larger size for a desktop photo. 😉

Thursday Night ROCKS!

Thursday Night ROCKS!

I’m finding it hard to make finding these Rocks Hard.

There’s this one with the photo hint:

You’ll have to look around for it. It’s a small one.

 

Then there’s another one out there you just have to get lucky and trip over. Well, maybe not so lucky to trip over.

 

 

Gloucester Negatives With A Prize From The Infamous Fred Buck and David Cox

Fred Buck Writes-

joey –
i’ve been working with dave cox of main street antiques on his personal collection of gloucester negatives.  among those are three sets of photos of gloucester fishing boats taken in the 1940s:  immaculate conception, launch from montgomery boat yard on ferry st in 1946.; st. christopher, launch from reed brothers in boothbay harbor maine in 1944; and the christening of another boat at fort wharf (?) around the same time.
we need some help from gmg. HELP!  if anyone recognizes the folks on deck or the boat or the location, let us know.  prize is an 8×10 glossy of your favorite shot.
infamous fred buck

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Richard Gaines Deserves The Highest Journalism Award In The Country

I hope everyone understands that with all the injustice that happened with the regulators in the fishing industry that there is one man, ONE SINGLE MAN who is most responsible for exposing it all and getting the wheels turning to see that things change.

That man is Richard Gaines at The Gloucester Daily Times.  For years  complex rules were made and the regulatory scheme changed so often and without warning that even the most involved person in the fishing industry would be forgiven for giving up trying to understand it.  This is the reason that the regulatory departments within the government basically got away with anything, because no reporter would bother to try to figure out the moving target.

Ray Lamont, editor at the GDT in his wisdom, unleashed the journalistic beast that is Richard Gaines.  Armed with the protection of the First Amendment Richard threw himself headlong into this world and immersed himself trying to figure out just what the hell was going on.  As he dug it became apparent that  fisheries management was completely out of control.

He exposed it and exposed it and exposed it daily and it was through his investigative journalism that people began to understand just how fucked up it all was.  This is the reason that the politicians got involved because they could no longer sit on the sidelines,the abuse had become apparent after Richard had broken it down for all to see in the pages of the Gloucester Daily Times. Before Richard took on the task, there was literally NO ONE who brought all the complexities to the masses.

Richard Gaines deserves the highest journalistic awards this country has to offer.

Here are some interviews I did with Richard not long after he had taken on the waterfront beat for The GDT back in June of 2009-

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Does anyone know who one needs to write to nominate him?  Because hopefully he gets the recognition he deserves.

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