Adventure’s Freight Hauling Voyage from Greg Bover

Gloucester’s recently restored 1926 Schooner Adventure was hired by a group of Maine farmers, the Greenhorns, and an outfit called Maine Sail Freight, to carry goods from Portland to Boston for sale in the Boston Public Market, the first such delivery under sail since before WWII. Their idea was to show that there are alternative ways to reduce one’s carbon footprint. I shipped aboard as a volunteer deckhand. It was a privilege to be part of such a fine crew (most of whom are half my age or less).

We left Gloucester at 2300 on Wednesday after our regular member sail and arrived in Portland to load the next morning. There were plenty of volunteers to help get the goods on the ship. We left Portland at 0600 on Friday morning, sailed south all day and through the night tacking against the prevailing southwesterlies. I stood lookout and did my turns at the helm from 0400 to 0800 so I saw moonset and sunrise with my two watch mates while everyone else was asleep. It was an amazing experience to be sailing such a powerful ship twenty miles off the coast in darkness and almost total silence. Whales, porpoises, gannets, and shearwaters came by to check us out. There was some time to catch up on sleep and eat the great food coming from the galley before going back on watch from 1600 to 2000, and sailing into Boston Harbor. We unloaded early Sunday morning so the goods could be sold at the Boston Public Market and entertained visitors on deck during an Open Ship before sailing back to Gloucester and anchoring in the outer harbor allowing Columbia, in town for the Schooner Festival, to stay at our usual spot on Maritime Gloucester’s Webster Pier until the next morning. As the official schooner of the City of Gloucester, part of Adventure’s mission is to represent the city in places beyond Cape Ann, I think we did so ably. Our upcoming trips to Provincetown and New Bedford will continue that ambassadorial role.

A link to the NPR story:

http://www.wbur.org/2015/08/28/maine-produce-delivered-boston

My crewmate Lukas Baumgaertel sent these pictures. <<…>> <<…>> <<…>> <<…>>

Gregory R Bover

V.P. Operations, Project Manager

C. B. Fisk, Inc.

www.cbfisk.com

Cowboying the ForesailCraig and Natalie in the holddeck panoramaoff watch

Wednesdays with Fly Amero~ This week’s guest: SASQUATCH! 7-10pm 9.2.2015

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This week only…
Fresh Baked Haddock – $12.95!

Wednesday, September 2nd – 7pm
Special Guest: SASQUATCH!

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Sasquatch, a.k.a. Paul Cohan is a notorious fixture here
on Cape Ann. Paul’s love for our community and culture is
beautifully expressed in his powerful anthem, “Wrapped in
the Arms of Gloucester”, which you can see and hear live
at the Rhumb Line this week. All ya have to do is be there.
– 7pm! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
Allen Estes

J.B. Amero

Jon Butcher

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward…..to seeing you there 🙂

Saturday Clean Up

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Good morning all:

 

When:                  Saturday, September 5, 2015

Where:                 Near Cruiseport, we can do Rogers and Main

Time:                    8:00 – 9:00

 

Thank you all and see you there and then to see the Schooners

Please check the calendar on Good Morning Gloucester for events happening on Cape Ann.

 

 

 

Passports Restaurant Community Dinner Night Gloucester Dog Park

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Passports Restaurant provides support to Friends of Gloucester Dog Park , Eric seen here with Tom Schauer Treasurer of the organization.  Excellent Food, great prices 3 Course Meal for $15, and 10% proceeds to the organization, and  a doggie-centric Raffle.

 

 

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John Theo’s new murder mystery novel Cape Ann (CLEAN READS, 2015) is now available where all e-books are sold.

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Jeremy Callahan is an ex-cop turned schoolteacher. He lives in the small seaside town of Rockport, Massachusetts, located in the heart of Cape Ann.  His best friend is Brian Walden, a CEO of a software company located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. One night Brian is gunned down in front of Jeremy by an apparent drive-by-shooting. Jeremy utilizes his law enforcement background to embark on a mission to find out who murdered his friend. While on the trail he runs into the FBI, Securities and Exchange Commission and into the arms of a beautiful new Harbormaster named Carrie.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John Theo Jr. has been a freelance writer for over ten years publishing both fiction and non fiction. He holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. He is an adjunct professor at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts, where he teaches screenwriting. Cape Ann is his second full length novel. John lives on Cape Ann, Massachusetts with his family.  

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