Monthly Archives: April 2013

GloucesterCast 4/30/13 With Chamber CEO Robert Heidt

GloucesterCast 4/30/13 With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guest Chamber CEO Robert Heidt

Click to listen- Host Joey Ciaramitaro

Topics Include:
Seaport Grille, Alchemy, The Landing, Calas, Lobster Land, Castle Manor Inn, Ohana, The Franklin, Lat 43, The Patio,, Golf Tourney, Small Business Week, Secretary of Education, Pleasant Surprises, Death Row Sub, Death Row Meal, Free Activities,Contact The Chamber

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2013-04-30 10.19.52

Where Is This?


Fred Bodin ( and I have a problem. We’ve been trying to locate this 30foot high boulder, but we have not yet found it.

You would think that something this large would be hard to miss. Google Earth, drive-by observations and even a few tentative walks in the woods have not revealed its location.  There are, however, a few clues.

Fred has uncovered a letter dated February 26, 1912 from Edwin D.Mellen of Cambridge to Samuel S. Dearborn of Boston which mentions photographs taken in 1891 and refers to the “round boulder at West Gloucester.” He also notes a second photo of a view of the Annisquam that was “taken from in front of the boulder at the edge of the cliff.”

Here is the letter:

nf_001 And here is the second photo:

RoundRockViewwm So seems pretty clear that the large boulder is somewhere on the west side of the Annisquam, perhaps high above Wingaersheek Beach.

Unless someone identifies this landmark soon, Fred and I will have to do the unthinkable: get out of the car and perform a scientific grid search of the entire area. That means exercise.

Please save us from that frightening prospect and share with us any information you have regarding the boulder’s whereabouts. SOMEONE OUT THERE KNOWS WHERE THIS ROCK IS.

All images  © Fredric D Bodin

Showing respect

Since the April 15, 2013 tragedy Rick and I have wanted to go and my our respect.  On Sunday, April 30, 2013 we decided to go down to Boylston Street.  The street was very busy with people also paying their respect and eating and shopping.  Our emotions were very strong, seeing teddy bears, flowers, beautiful poems, shrine, shoes and hats.  Many tears were rolling down my cheeks as well as most visitors.   Kindness and compassion will overcome the evil.

April 28, 2013 a sea of hat April 28, 2013 a sea of yellow ribbons on Boylston April 28, 2013 a shrine of hope April 28, 2013 kind words from such sadness April 28, 2013 Marathon Sports - Copy

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