Monthly Archives: August 2016

Cape Ann Whale Watch- Is A Must

Kate reviews Cape Ann Whale Watch-

Cape Ann Whale Watch: Two thumbs up, 5 star experience, a must do for visitors and locals!  Whether you go alone, with a friend or with your family, Cape Ann Whale Watch will provide an exciting and educational experience. The 3-4 hour adventure on the Hurricane II began with an introduction and safety message, a beautiful ride through the harbor pointing out areas of interest such as Gorton’s and the Paint Factory, and an educational experience throughout. On this particular trip the Naturalist, Christopher Ferrante, educated us on not only the sea life we were searching for but kept the passengers laughing with shots to the Yankees fans, Giants Fans and all other non-Boston/New England sports fans that saturated the boat! Top to bottom, the boat was super clean, including the four restrooms. Hungry? The galley offers tons of food options from clam chowder to sandwiches, beverages and a variety of different snacks.  All in all, the morning trip out to search for whales was not only exciting but educational and, thanks to Christopher, comical. The entire staff from Captain Scott, to Christopher and all the others on board were friendly and full of knowledge. Whether you’re a resident of Gloucester like us or visiting, a trip on Cape Ann Whale watch is something everyone needs to do. Take our word for it!

5 star reviews:

Eloise: “It was amazingly fun and awesome!”

Madeline: “I would totally do it again!”

Connor: “I loved when the whale jumped up out of the ocean!”


Check out their Facebook page at this link for all kinds of whale videos from their latest trips-


Last night’s sunset over Essex BayEssex Bay Sunset copyright Kim SmithEssex Bay Sunset -2 copyright Kim Smith

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Ring-bille Bonaparte's Gulls copyright Kim SmithBonaparte's Gulls twilight copyright Kim SmithBonaparte’s and Ring-billed Gulls in dreamy twilight

Art of reading: announcing monthly lunchtime book club at Cape Ann Museum

Screenshot_2016-08-25-11-10-41Nice new program idea! Starts October 18th with Wendy Warren’s, New England Bound.

While you’re there have a look at the 2015 awesome acquisition, Charles Allen Winter’s 1898 Woman Reading (with funds from Arthur Ryan)– and other favorites!

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Cape Ann Museum Book Club

For literary-minded Cape Ann residents

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (August 25, 2016) –The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to offer a monthly book club for year-round residents of Cape Ann. Beginning this October and running through April, the Museum will host book club meetings on the third Tuesday of the month in its auditorium from 11:00a.m. to 12:30p.m.

Space is limited to 15; reservations are required and will be for the entirety of the October to April program length. Due to the afternoon meeting time participants are invited to bring their boxed lunches. Free for Museum members or included with general admission. Not a member? Join prior to registration and save at least $15! Contact Program Coordinator, Kate LaChance to book your spot now!

A Museum docent and staff member will be present to facilitate each book group discussion to allow for a flow of ideas, provide connections to the collections and history of Cape Ann, and to suggest talking points if needed. The selection of books can be seen below along with the meeting date at which it will be discussed.  Non-book group members are encouraged to read along with the recommended books on their own time even if they do not meet the registration deadline to join the book club.

Gloucester Nor Easters – Flag Football League Fall Season 2016:

In person registration taking place Friday Aug 26th at Omaley School Field 5:30 -7:30

The Gloucester Nor Easters are entering our second Fall  season, after extremely  successful  opening two  seasons we are once again  presenting this safe and fun option to the kids of Cape Ann.

  • Registration is all boys and girls ages 4 -14
  • Registration  is now open: , register , choose Fall  in the drop  down  select  Gloucester
  • Games are every Sunday  starting September 11 at 11 am  thru the third week of November , no travel all games are at Omaley Field
  • No practice time commitments – practice generally held an hour before game time
  • In person registration  taking place Friday Aug 26th at Omaley School Field 5:30 -7:30
  • Further questions email or call 978 407 3215

We are seeking volunteers for coaching,  concessions, and committee

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