Monthly Archives: July 2015

Would It Be Strange For A Woman To Drive Across Town To Casually Drop In On Her Husband’s Poker Night With His Male Friends?

Say a man gets together with his male buddies every so often for poker night where they shoot the shit about man stuff and drink copious amounts of beer and one of the wives randomly drops in 3 weeks in a row. Is that strange or totally acceptable?

Discover the History of Cape Ann Granite

Local author releases exciting new title featuring stunning, vintage images

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present an illustrated book reading/signing with local author Paul St. Germain on Saturday, July 25 at 3:00 p.m. Cape Ann Granite is the newest title in Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series. The book, which is set to release on July 20, 2015, boasts over 200 vintage images, many of which have never been published. This program is free and open to the public.unnamedThe granite industry began on Cape Ann with the first sale of a piece of Rockport granite, for use as a millstone, to a farmer in Newburyport in 1800. The industry would grow to include more than 60 quarries and operations around the cape, becoming the second-largest economic force in the area behind fishing. Hundreds were employed as quarrymen, stonecutters, paving cutters, and finishers. Cape Ann was particularly well fitted for the pursuit of granite as its rocky hills and shores afforded a comparatively inexhaustible source of supply, and its splendid shipping facilities gave the advantage of quick and economical transportation to market by sea and land. The industry eventually declined, and by 1930, most quarries had gone out of business because of labor strikes and low demand. Today, most of these quarries are filled with water, and many are used as reservoirs for the surrounding communities.

The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.

Paul St. Germain has been a Rockport resident for 20 years and has written two other books in the Images of America series about the lighthouses and lifesaving stations on Cape Ann and Thacher Island. With assistance from the Cape Ann Museum, the Sandy Bay Historical Society archives, and other private collections, he has developed a revealing record of the men, the quarries, the tools, and the final uses of Cape Ann granite around the nation.

 

Help The Beatles

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BIRD MANCINIT MAX, and special guest KAREN RISTUBEN are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of the “Help!” single. A full night of Beatles songs will ensue on FRIDAY, JULY 17 (doors at 7:30) at The Center (6 Wonson St, Gloucester, MA). Advance tickets are available at The Center, Diamond Cove Music (57 Washington St, Gloucester MA), and online at http://culturalcenterbenefit.bpt.me

Wicked Tuna–Competition Between Capt. Greg and Capt. Bill “Hollywood”

11745757_695778897219194_1262922892222139823_nCaptain Greg brought in 8 Tunas the other day one totaling over 1,000 pounds. Capt. Greg has been on other boats on Wicked Tuna, FV Bounty Hunter and even had FV Lily, now owned by Capt. Muniz; there is major competition with these two Captains.

Note: Tuna Harpooning Regulation – You can Only Catch 2 below 82 “ per Trip, no limit on tunas over 82 “, considered Giants, per trip.

Link to F/V Kristiana

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Captain Greg Chorebanian (Right) and First Mate Greb Gibbs(left) of the F/V Kristiana

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F/V Kristiana heading out to catch some Giants after icing up.

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