Community Stuff 3/13/13

Fooseball Tourney at Cape Ann Brewing

Joey  Remember foosball? the college bar game where we’d all heavily drink and smoke up? well this is the adult version and it’s a Foosball Tournament . $10 entrance fee. and it’s March 24 @ 12noon in Cape Ann Brewery. Teams (draw for partners) and singles. to sign up call/text   Steve Rogge 978-230-9565

Thacher Island Association

Cape Ann Light Station on Thacher Island – A National Historic Landmark

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Thacher Island Latest News

March,  2013 


This is the first issue of our Latest News E-mail about Thacher Island. As a member or interested party we hope to send you e-mails from time to time announcing important news,events and special information about what is happening on both Thacher and Straitsmouth Islands. 

Visit our Newly Designed Web Site now.

Thacher Island Association Web Site

We are excited to announce a newly designed and more user friendly web site. From our new site you will be able to buy Thacher merchandise, renew your membership, donate, check up-coming events, find details on how to visit the island and view recent photographs that our guests,visitors and professional photographers have submitted.Just click on this link to see what it looks like and send us your comments Thanks. Link

WHEN: Thursday, March 14th at 7PM

WHAT: Trawl to Table: Understanding Today’s Groundfisheries

WHO: Vito Giacalone from the Northeast Seafood Coalition and Jen Levin, Gulf of Maine Research


For the public and interested parties who wish to better understand the current Gloucester groundfishing fleet, the methods and gears used,
the areas fished and the issues facing the fleet, this is a great opportunity to come and learn. We are very
fortunate to have these two experts speak to the topics.

WHERE: Gorton’s Seafoods Gallery at Maritime Gloucester, 23 Harbor Loop.

HOST: Maritime Gloucester

SPONSOR: Turner’s Seafood

For more information call 978-281-0470 or send an email to

Programs are free but come early as seating is limited and we expect a strong turnout.




Cape Ann Master Shipwright Leon Poindexter to Give Talk at New Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum – Ships Built in Gloucester

Hello Joey:

Local Cape Ann resident Master Shipwright Leon Poindexter has built the ships (the Beaver and the Eleanor) for the new Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum in Gloucester (the Dartmouth will be built in 2014).  On Sat., March 16, Leon will be giving a talk about the historic role the ships of the Boston Tea Party played and their re-creation for the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum as part of the museum’s new 2013 Speaker Series.  I thought this might be of interest to your Good Morning Gloucester followers. Also  Attached is a shot of Leon – direct out of central casting.  Here are the details:

March 2013 – The Ships of the Boston Tea Party – Their Historic Role and Re-Creation

Cape Ann, Mass. local Leon Poindexter, a master shipwright of several historic vessels and consultant to maritime museums, will provide a fascinating overview of the historic Boston Tea Party ships: the Beaver, Dartmouth and Eleanor, discuss the influence the ships and their captains played before, during and after the Boston Tea Party and highlight the re-creation of these historic ships for the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.  Ship building is one of the oldest industries in the United States with roots in the earliest New England colonial settlements. Mr. Poindexter learned his trade from some of the last of the “old timers” who worked in the famed shipyards of Essex and Cape Ann, Mass. With more than 30 years experience, he builds, repairs and restores large traditionally built historic wooden sailing vessels and their rigs. Some of his vessels are on the National Register of Historic Places.  In addition to recreating the Beaver and Eleanor in Gloucester, Mass. for the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Mr. Poindexter has worked on many other important ships, including the USS Constitution and the USS Massachusetts. He was the master shipwright in recreating the HMS Surprise, used in the Academy Award-winning movie “Master and Commander” starring Russell Crowe. He will also be bringing many of the traditional tools still used in ship building. Also included in the ticket price is clam chowder, corn bread and beer or lemonade.

Date: Sat., March 16, 2013

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Price: $35/ticket (adult)/ $15 (children aged 17 & under)

Extra show added for O’Maley Little Mermaid Junior

Because of last Friday’s cancelled show, the O’Maley Innovation School is pleased to announce an additional “Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.” performance for this Saturday night, March 16th at 7:00.  If you had purchased a ticket from 3/8/13,  you can use it for the following shows or receive a refund. Tickets are $5.00 for students and seniors, $7.00 for adults.

· Thursday, 3/14 at 7:00 p.m.

· Friday, 3/15 at 7:00 p.m.

· Saturday, 3/16 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.