The 16′ white skiff sailing among her big ocean-going schooner sisters in the Parade of Sails on Sunday was the latest addition to the Gloucester’s fleet of wooden watercraft. The boat is named the TRIBUTE II Rocky Neck (pun on II – 2 completely intended). She is a Montgomery Fish Boat from the chine down, my own lapstraked lines above. The rig is a pre-1960s Fish Boat rig. She is made of various eucalyptus (mahogany, red grandis, cumuru) and white oak, all solid, scarf jointed boards, no plywood.
I know she is just a drop in the bucket compared to the other grand vessels cutting through the harbor yesterday however, though it’s a big name for a little boat, the gesture of building this classic boat in the spirit and celebration of Gloucester boatbuilding heritage is one that all of us in Gloucester can appreciate.
Thanks to Joey for spreading the word.
She is at the dock behind my parent’s gallery on Rocky Neck, if anyone wants to see her up close, or just watch over Gloucester waters when the wind is up, you’ll surely see her chasing her big sisters out on the horizon…
Kathy Chapman submits-
Schooner Tyrone took Line Honors and placed first in the Medium-class Schooner category on Sunday in the Mayor’s Race. Today Captain Matthew Sutphin (pictured) with Mate Lisa Goodwin and crew will compete in the Fisherman’s Cup race which starts in Gloucester, with the finish line in Provincetown. She races against Schooner Ardelle among others.
This is the first time Tyrone raced in the Gloucester Schooner Festival thanks to Al Bezanson of Schooner Green Dragon. Tyrone’s home port is Chatham, MA. http://chathamclassicyachtcharters.com/
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Photos and video © Kathy Chapman 2013
My name is Chloe, I am a sweet and mild mannered six-year-old cat. I am at the Cape Ann Animal Aid, located at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter here in Gloucester. If you are looking for a gentle and gentle soul of a cat, please visit me.
I have been asked to tell you about the 3rd Annual Golf Tournament to take place on Monday, September 23rd at Bass Rocks Golf Club in Gloucester, MA. The tournament features a day of golf followed by a celebration dinner with awards, prizes, and live auction. Players will receive a take-home gift and compete for top prizes and a special hole-in-one contest for a new car. For more information or to register to play, visit www.CapeAnnAnimalAid.com[CapeAnnAnimalAid.com] or call 978-283-6055, ext. 23.
Cape Ann Animal Aid’s Annual “Dog Day” is September 15th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Stage Fort Park. There is a $10 participation fee per dog to participate in the Doggy Games Quest and gain access to the agility court. All other events are free. Bring your dogs, friends and family! The first fifty registered participants will receive a free “Dog Day” t-shirt!
Please stop by the CAAA and consider adopting me. I would love to be in a home this autumn so that I may celebrate Halloween and other holidays with my new family! I can’t believe my photo is on Good Morning Gloucester!!
Last Thursday I spent the day photographing gardens around the north shore and couldn’t resist stopping at Long Hill and Sedgwick Garden in Beverly to pick a bouquet.
Gloucester Stage wraps up the 2013 season with Alfred Uhry’s Driving Miss Daisy from September 5 through September 22. If you have not been to Gloucester Stage for their 2013 season you have missed some amazing shows. Don’t miss Driving Miss Daisy here are some great incentives:
Cape Ann Residents discount tickets – A limited amount of discount tickets are available to Cape Ann residents for all Wednesday and Thursday 8 pm performances. For these performances only, Cape Ann residents can purchase discounted tickets for $20. Advance reservations are strongly suggested to ensure tickets at the discounted price.
Pay What You Can – Saturday September 7 matinee at 3 pm is a special matinee. For this Saturday matinee only the ticket price is Pay What You Can.
For reservations or further information, call the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visit http://www.gloucesterstage.com.
Special: Tenderloin Tips over Salad!
Wednesdays Only!Hello everyone!
Wednesday, September 4th
Special Guest: Toni Ann!
some time now… about how interesting it might be to have
an annual Cape Ann Music Awards event, we have such an
amazing scene going on here. This week’s guest would
surely get my vote for “Most Improved”. Toni Ann Enes! ~ Fly
Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Tenderloin Tips over Salad – $11.95(while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
…to seeing you there! 🙂 ~ Fly
Beth Costanzo and Kids Unlimited are holding a Benefit for the Sawyer Free Library’s Childrens’ Room. I am hoping you will post this poster as often as possible.
This is a benefit, therefore Beth and myself will not be profiting from this event. We could really use your help promoting this event. All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Library and 20% of Kids Unlimited’s gross sales during the event will also be donated. The poster is self explanitory, with other things being added each day. We hope to make this a WOW day for all the Kids.Thanks as always for your help.
This new vintage store on Main Street has already gotten some GMG love, but my series on second-hand stores on this side of the bridge would be incomplete if I were not to cover it too!
Mary Rose Vintage Design (269 Main Street) opened this summer. Hours are Tue – Sun: 10:30 am – 5:30 pm. It doesn’t have a big sign our front yet, but it is located roughly across the street from Sequined Fan and Pearls, and has a chalkboard sign out front on the sidewalk:
Jackie, the owner (who happens to be from Australia), has a great sense of design and a distinctive aesthetic that you perceive as soon as you walk in the store. Besides having an interesting assortment of vintage items, she has them arranged in little vignettes, often featuring “mildly creepy baby dolls”. Jackie’s friend Zach helps out in the store, and shows up in one of the photos below:
Main Street in Gloucester really should be known as a destination for second-hand and vintage stores!
To order yours check out their website-
Al Bezanson reports-
Here are the numbers folks. Tillicum 1 has been training in Nova Scotia this summer and here are the results.
Loren Doucette writes-
Just wanted to send out an invite to my last days of summer open studio. It will be on display as it is until Sept 17th and then I will be changing things around in preparation for making a new body of work. Attached are the final summer open studio dates. I am also available to show the studio by appointment. Please forward this to anyone you think may be interested in seeing my past six years of work from Montserrat.
Loren Doucette Studio 6 Sargent Street 3rd Floor
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930 (978)-879-8981