Monthly Archives: May 2012
The exact time of the full moon last night was very close to midnight. That means that tonight’s moonrise will be almost as big as yesterday. Some of you got some amazing shots with the fog. I got a super dud in Rockport.
Tonight, same spot on the horizon but:
Nautical Twilight: 8:59PM (cannot navigate by the horizon)
Astronomical Twilight 9:42PM (stars are out)
So it will be darker but your camera should still be able to pick up the horizon when the moon appears.
These Many Cards
Early in the morning on Wednesday, the 22nd of August 1906,
Donald affixed a 1 cent stamp on a card that
contained a fine German print of the Annisquam Light.
By 1 o’ clock the same day, the card, having passed
through the Gloucester Post Office, was received
in West Medford and was soon delivered to Miss Mary McLeod.
A year after that, Annie sent Sydney Davison, then
residing at 10 Duke Street in Liverpool, England
two cards, each with color scenes of Annisquam;
one of the Yacht Club and the other of the bridge
across Lobster Cove. In one she laments her failure
to write more often and, in the other, she promises to “be over” soon.
Margaret, too, writes to Sidney assuring him that she
hasn’t “quite forgotten” him. She thinks the fellow
sitting alone on the rock in the picture of a yacht
race in the Squam River looks lonesome.
On August 31, 1909, Rosie, of Gloucester, drops a card
featuring the surf at Long Beach to Mary Davison of
Annisquam letting her know that Marj came down on
Sunday and was sorry she couldn’t get over to see her.
These many cards, these timeless scenes, these stories
partly told; these flashes from life of decades ago, this collage
of people now gone and places still here;
these many cards posted in Annisquam more than 100 years ago
and delivered this day to you in Gloucester;
these many cards, this gift to me – and now,
my gift to you.