Monthly Archives: March 2013
Besides Having The Most Beautiful Room To Dine In Gloucester the Rudder Also Has A pretty Good Web Presence.
Check Out Their Site For All The Details- www.rudderrestaurant.com
The Rudder is available for private functions 7 days a week. Contact Greg
Halle the event coordinator if you would like to book your special function.
For more information on the hours of operation, private functions and
social media visit www.rudderrestaurant.com."
Janet Rice Submits-
The weather front was magnificent as it moved in today! (Do you see what I see?)
the Annie B. is prepared to be launched at Maritime Gloucester. Check out out the Pilot Gig Rowers Club at www.gloucestergigrowers.com.
Two Headed Shark Submitted By Bill O’Connor-
As we were walking at the Rocky Neck Marine Railway took some photos and decided to do a little research on the railway.
In 1855, Dodd & Tarr Fisheries was started on the tip of Rocky Neck in Gloucester Harbor. As the fisheries business grew to encompass a wharf, a grocery store, warehouses and 15 schooners, the need arose for a way to repair and maintain the fishing vessels. In 1859, the company constructed the first of two marine railways on the northern-most tip of their property on Rocky Neck. From then until about 1970, the Railways used a steam engine to haul up the vessels. One note of interest is that the gears used in the steam engine were produced at the same factory that built the engine for the Civil War battleship, the Monitor. In 1874, the Tarr bothers of Gloucester took over the firm of Dodd & Tarr and by 1879 the company was listed as “Rocky Neck Marine Railways Association”. The name “Dodd & Tarr & Co.” was reserved for the fishing business only. By 1892, the railway was maintaining 20 first class vessels. In 1907 Capt. Frederick Albert Cook reportedly brought his schooner to the Railways to be sheathed for ice and outfitted for an Arctic expedition. In the 1920s and 30s, schooners participating in the International Fishermen’s Races were hauled out at the Railways for painting and last minute repairs. In the late 1980s the Mayflower II came for repair. Recently the privately owned 128 foot Nantucket Lightship was hauled up in dry dock as she received fresh paint and maintenance. Since 1859 the Rocky Neck Marine Railways, now known as the Gloucester Marine Railways Corp., has maintained and repaired thousands of fishing, commercial and pleasure boats from the wooden schooners of the last century to the present day steel and fiberglass vessels. A modern Travelift has recently augmented the original railways as GMRC keeps moving ahead, from one century to the next, distinguished as the oldest continuously operating marine railways in the country and a well-respected member of the marine industry in the Northeast.
Museum of Fine Arts Boston on Monday
Museum of Fine Arts Today
Spring may have sprung.
Amanda (Felicia’s daughter and Joey’s niece) is a positively wonderful young woman. She is a freshman in high school at Governors Academy and studying photography. Amanda asked for some help with a photography project for school and we had lots of fun exploring the shoreline.
Turn Your Camera into a Canvas
Join Cape Ann TV’s staff member and videographer Andrew Love for a video composition workshop on Tuesday, April 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This class is for the novice filmmaker who wants to take their project to the next level by covering the rules and aesthetic guidelines industry professionals follow when crafting their camera shots.
Your camera is your paintbrush. Whether it cost $300 or $30,000, use it to mold the emotions and perspectives of your audience. In this workshop you will learn how to make your subjects powerful, vulnerable, attractive, interesting, and identifiable using only your zoom rocker and a tripod.
This video composition workshop is open to the public for a fee of $10 and is free for Cape Ann TV members.
To sign up for this class email Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-281-2443.
Time: 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2
Place: Cape Ann TV, 38 Blackburn Center, Gloucester, MA
Fee: $10 (free for Cape Ann TV Members)
TICKET UPDATE: Big Band Sold Out, Few left for Chelsea Berry, David Maxwell, Brendan James, Henri Smith & Charles Neville, Livingston Taylor
There are also a few tickets left for two excellent Crowell Chapel shows this week: Chelsea Berry and Dawn Mitchele tomorrow (WED) and Brendan James with Brian Jarvis, Charlee Bianchini & David Brown on Saturday.
Check the complete live music schedule for all live music on Cape Ann.
Elephants on the Beach? Check out this 1950s photo and help restore Cressy Beach on Tuesday, April 2 @ City Hall
Bob Ryan, President and General Manager of CATOC (Cape Ann Transportation Operating Company) has applied to the Community Preservation Committee for funding to restore Cressy Beach to the way it was when this photo was taken. As you can see by this photo, Cressy Beach was once a sandy beach, on which parents sunbathed while their children chased elephants. Bob says it can be a sandy beach again and he’s done his homework. In a nutshell, here’s what he says about the project,
The project involves the Gloucester Conservation Commission, Mass DEP, the Army Corps of Engineers and Endangered Wildlife and Species Agency. In addition, the “Beach Nourishment” project includes site preparation, topographical survey, engineering plans and bringing in 3,500 tons of sand to cover the beach above the “mean high water area.”
Letters of support are pouring in for this project, including one from Janeil C. Rey, PhD, who also sent this photo. So if you’d like to see Cressy Beach full of sun-bathers, come to City Hall next Tuesday, April 2 and support this project.
PLEASE NOTE: There’s no guarantee you’ll be able to chase elephants into the water once the beach is restored.
This week’s line-up:
J.B. Amero, Dave Mattacks, Wolf Ginandes & David Brown
The music, as always, promises be as hot as the Tamales… and as cool as the Margaritas!
Tuesday, March 26… 7 to 9pm
86 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930-5710
Local shoppers ROCK! Thank you to Eileen Oliver for posting this rave review! –
Gloucester’s own Island Art and Hobby is having a clearance sale on Windsor & Newton oil paint… 40% savings! They’re making way for a new line of paints. Stop in and say hello to Don and consider making Island Art and Hobby your one and only art supply store! He has just about everything at VERY competitive prices. What he doesn’t have, he’ll be happy to order for you. Why drive all the way up the line when you can support LOCAL business… it’s a win/win! Island Art and Hobby is located at 117 Main St. in Gloucester.
We had a good turnout at the event to show support and raise awareness for the Grace Center. Here is a slideshow of some photos I snapped:
Hi! My name is Poppy, I am a two-month-old, black-and-white miniature Dachshund with a smooth coat.
I am a sweet little girl pup. If you are interested in meeting me, I am at the Cape Ann Animal Aid, located at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter, located at Four Paws Lane in Gloucester. If you are up to the challenges of an active and playful pup, I am your dog.
There is a dog behind me and thinks he is going to take my toy, so I must attend to this right now. I may be miniature, but when someone takes my toys, I am rather mighty!
Many a mariner from Gloucester has sailed or steamed close by this lighthouse. It was built in 1802 and is operational today — Fl (2) R 12s (W sector) (3). A few days distant by sail.
Who can name it?