Monthly Archives: November 2012
Chickity Check It!- Gloucester fishing boat washes up on Cohasset shores after storm Pics From Boston Harbor Beacon
Boston Harbor Beacon Writes-
This week’s Nor’easter, packing wind gusts up to 50mph, swept a Gloucester fishing boat all the way across Massachusetts Bay. This morning, while driving down Jerusalem Road in Cohasset, I was surprised to see the boat was still there, so I took these pictures from the street (the vessel appears to be on private property, so I couldn’t get much closer). The location of this vessel is near the intersection of Jerusalem Road and Atlantic Ave. Evidently, the boat broke from its mooring in Gloucester’s Magnolia Harbor, which is just over 22 miles away!
Click photo below for full sized pics of The F/V David and Jenna from Boston Harbor Beacon
Roger Torre writes-
I came across this accident this afternoon in front of police headquarters on Main Street. Like a scene out of a David Lynch movie. Hopefully the woman is ok.
UPCOMING PROGRAM AT MARITIME GLOUCESTER
On Wednesday, November 14th at Maritime Gloucester, join sailors Ben Eriksen and Teresa Carey as they describe their unique quest, aboard a British Channel Cutter, to sail north in search of an iceberg. Sailing more than 1600 miles in cramped quarters, they endured sleepless nights, thick fog, rough weather and icy northern waters. What they didn’t anticipate was they would find a piece of the biggest iceberg in the last six decades. One Simple Question has been described as a thrilling adventure, an exploration of the life cycle of ice-bergs and their connection to climate change, and a meditation on the joy of a deliberate life. See a trailer of their adventure at http://simplequestionmovie.com/. The presentation will kick off at 7pm in the Gorton’s Seafoods Gallery at Maritime Gloucester, 23 Harbor Loop. Programs are free of charge so please arrive early as seating is limited. For further information, go to http://maritimegloucester.org/visit/events.php or like us on Facebook. This is the second presentation of Maritime Gloucester’s "Oceans of Discovery" series.
“A Place at the Table”, last night’s gala celebration at Gold Sponsor Cruiseport Gloucester to benefit Pathways children, was quite a well-attended and lively affair. Senator Bruce Tarr, auctioneer extraordinaire, obviously knew the crowd and worked it well, keeping the bids flying across the room in an exciting bidding frenzy that by the end of the evening raised (best guess doing the math in my head) over $100,000 for Pathways for Children. Gloucester High ROTC students, one of whom was also a Pathways kid, paraded the tables around the room so that bidders could see the pieces up close and from all angles. Some of the highest bid winning pieces were Jan Charles’ “A Very Good Year”, Ken Knowles’ “On Gloucester Harbor”, Chris Williams’ “Private School”, and going for over $7,000, Jeff Weaver’s “Island Life”.
The bidding centered around parsons tables turned into beautiful art pieces by well-known Cape Ann artists Joan Bediz, John Caggiano, Jan Charles, Kathy Connolly, Charlie Crowley & Claire Sanford, Charlesanna Detra, Loren Doucette, Rose-Marie Glen, Pam Hawkes, Mary Hughes & Caro-Gray Bosca, Ken Knowles, T.M. Nicholas, Jr., Sigrid Olsen, Stephanie Terelak, Jeff Weaver and Chris Williams. There were also uniquely painted and decorated boxes for a special silent auction, as well as a bold and colorful display of works by Pathways child artists.
Proceeds from the auction directly benefit the education programs of Pathways for Children, the leading provider of high quality early education and family support services on the North Shore. Pathways’ programs, which serve over 600 infant to adolescent children, strengthen families and build healthier communities. The mission of Pathways for Children is to serve the best interests of infant through adolescent children and their families – whether disadvantaged by circumstances or in search of opportunity – by delivering the empowering gift of quality educational, social development and support services that strengthen the family unit and the community.
To learn more about Pathways for Children, visit http://www.pw4c.org/.