Monthly Archives: May 2012

Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle Kicks Off The 2012 Season With A Brilliant New Feature!!!! Brilliant I Tell You!!!

Holy Crap How Brilliant!!!!!  You Can Call The Boat Directly and Request A Pick Up!!!!!!




Say you’re over by our dock at Captain Joe & Sons In Cripple Cove and you want to get downtown.   Simple. Save the number listed below to your cell phone, give them a calla and they’ll include you in the stops along the route.  So you hang out at Cripple Cove Playground (Benjamin Smith Playground really) and then hop on and get over to Rocky Neck, Downtown, Harbor Loop.


SAVE THIS NUMBER DAMNIT!  Like Right Now, punch it into your smartphone

978 290 3496

Then when you’re casually strolling around Rocky Neck hanging out at our Gallery at 77 Rocky Neck Ave impress your friends and relatives by whipping out your cell phone and calling the water shuttle directly. 




Here’s The Presser-

Dear Joey,
Happy to announce the beginning of the Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle 2012 season.
Memorial Day weekend we will be operating from 12 to 6 pm.
Weekends during the Spring and Fall, 12 to 6pm.
Also, we have expanded our Summer weekend hours as follows:
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12 to 9pm,
Sundays through Wednesdays 12 to 6pm.
We will be adding a new stop (on request) at the head of the harbor (Three Lanterns).
Seasonal Passes will be available for $50 per season (great deal!!!)
Aside from the regular stops at Harbor Loop, St. Peter’s Landing and Rocky Neck,
the boat will be reachable by phone at 978 290 3496  to request stops from
Cruiseport, Cripple Cove and Three Lanterns.
Thank you for your support regarding the Shuttle operation, and HAPPY SUMMER 2012!
Steve Douglass
Harbor Tours, Inc

Passports Single Vineyard Boutique Wine Dinner

Single-Vineyard Boutique Wine Dinner
Thursday, May 24, 7:00 p.m.
Passports Restaurant
110 Main St., Gloucester, Ma.
978 281-3680

with Chef Eric Lorden
and Dr. Kathleen Powers Erickson (The "Wine PhD")
4 artfully-prepared courses and 3 single-vineyard boutique wines!
$50.00 per person

First Course:
Mushroom caps stuffed with sautéed crab
and Gruyère cheese
Wine: Morgan "Double L" Vineyard (organic) Pinot Noir
Santa Lucia Highlands, California
(Wine List – bottle: $95.00)

Second Course:
Citrus salad of grapefruit and oranges on
a bed of Frisèe lettuce with spiced pecans
Wine: Hirsch Heiligenstein Vineyard (organic) Gruner Veltliner
Kamptal, Austria
(Wine List – bottle, $55.00)

Third Course:
Roasted Duck with sweet potato puree and
pomegranate reduction
Wine: Rosenblum Rock Pile Road Vineyard Zinfandel
(Wine List – $75.00)

Fourth Course:
Turtle Alley Chocolates with
Atomic Cafe Press Pot Coffee

Eric Smith of the Westland, Michigan Fire Dept. Selected as Chief


Mayor Carolyn Kirk today announced the selection of Eric Smith, currently a Deputy Chief with the Westland, Michigan Fire Department, as Chief of the Gloucester Fire Department.  The announcement comes following a comprehensive search for new fire chief to lead the department.
“First and foremost I want to thank the Search Committee for their diligence in staying focused on the search and bringing the best candidates forward. Each finalist brought different strengths, and Eric Smith’s continual professional development and experience in Westland were the determining factors in the final selection decision.  He is a leader in a department that covers just over 20 square miles, has triple the population, double the emergency calls, fewer employees and a similar overtime budget to the Gloucester Fire Dept while ensuring that the community’s four fire stations are open at all times.

We will learn from Deputy Chief Smith’s professionalism and distinguished record of service in the fire/EMS service, and I look forward to the city and the Fire Department warmly welcoming him and his family to Gloucester” said Mayor Kirk. 
Deputy Chief Eric Smith is currently second in command of the Westland, MI Fire Department where he is responsible for comprehensive management of 70 employees, four fire stations, the department’s administrative office, training facility, and a fleet of 30 vehicles.  The department is the third busiest in Wayne County Michigan with over 9700 calls for emergencies in 2011.  The population of Westland is over 80,000 residents and covers 20.5 square miles. 
With the department since 1991, Deputy Chief Smith has continuously risen through the ranks having held the positions of Firefighter, Sergeant, Hazmat Team Leader, Captain, Battalion Chief, and Deputy Chief.  He is a licensed paramedic, served in the United States Air Force from May 1986 to January 1990 with a rank of Sergeant upon his discharge. 

He also holds a Bachelors degree in Public Safety from Concordia University in Ann Arbor Michigan along with Masters of Science coursework in Technology Studies and Emergency Management from Eastern Michigan University and an Associates of Science degree in Fire Technology from Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan. 

Deputy Chief Smith also holds many professional certifications and was a part time Paramedic Instructor for a number of years teaching all levels of EMS education at Baker College in Westland, MI.   
Deputy Chief Smith’s permanent appointment is contingent upon successful employment contract negotiations as well as confirmation by the Gloucester City Council.

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