Visitors from Long Island, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, and Virginia all come to see the Eastern Point Lighthouse.
Gloucester public schools have stellar community partners and locales
Mass Audubon Eastern Point Wildlife Sanctuary
Two+ centuries of naturalists in Gloucester is quite a legacy. Here’s a partial list from Robbins to Cramer and Smith to Smith–there have been notable champions most every decade.
- Mason Walton (Hermit of Gloucester)
- Alpheus Hyatt, principal founder of world famous Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole– from 1880-1886 the school was on Goose Cove and later off Lobster Cove
- BH VanVleck (wrote book with David Starr)- instructor at Annisquam seaside laboratory
- Samuel Sawyer land conservation
- Alfred G. Mayor (Hyatt’s son in law) marine zoologist- his studies on marine life led to 1905 book Sea Shore Life
- Prince Mahidol of Thailand “Sanitary Survey of the City of Gloucester, Massachusetts 1921 by M. Songkla” in city archives- Includes brief history of Gloucester and description of public health activities
- Roger Babson land conservation and watershed
- Dr. Ralph Dexter, began his studies on marine life in 1933 (later Kent State) and chimney swifts
- Ivy LeMon banded monarch butterflies to trace their migration wintering in Mexico
- Sara Fraser Robbins curator of education ( the title of her classic book The Sea is All About Us was a nod to Gloucester summer resident TS Eliot’ Four Quartets)
- Betty Smith
- Dan Greenbaum
- Sara Evans
- Philip Weld, Jr
- Jane Benotti
- Deborah Cramer
- Chris Leahy
- Harriet Webster
- Martin Ray
- Kim Smith
- Ian Kerr
organizations such as Gloucester Civic and Garden Club, Essex County Greenbelt, Mass Audubon, Ocean Alliance, Martime Gloucester, UMASS Marine Station…
Visitor Fishing on the Breakwater
Also see GMG Post “Dinghy Rescue”
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Looked like 28 plus people onboard as it took off from Rocky Neck.
While watching the Adventure sail off from Gloucester Marine Railways I started chatting with Jeff Thomas. His grandfather Jeff Thomas was the first captain of the Adventure and took it fishing on the banks from 1926 to 1934. It was in 1934 at the age of 59 that Jeff Thomas had a myocardial infarction (heart attack) while on the bow of his boat chopping ice that was building up on the gear. He made it back to the wheel before he died. They iced him with the fish and he made his way back to Gloucester from Nova Scotia by rail.
The names on the cenotaph (Man at the Wheel) are all real people of course. I see Peter Prybot’s name and know that. Those names are real all the way back for a lot of people of Gloucester.
Cape Ann and Gloucester is knee deep in history. You can’t turn around without tripping over it. It’s also walking around amongst us. All you have to do is listen.
A little history: Schooner Adventure.org
Good morning fisherman!!!
So here’s the latest scoop, the bluefish are in, the toothy blue assassins are flushing out the mackerel making them harder to find, which only makes the live mackerel more valuable for people trying to live line for stripers.
There are plenty of squid around as we had a mate fill a bucket while sittin on one of our docked vessels two nights ago. Calamari for dinner!! Live lining squid like stated last week can be a very effective striper method if done at the proper time ( which is later at night with a moving tide).
It is absolutely the time to be slinging eels at night for stripers as the water temperature continues to rise, use a small live line hook, hooking the eel through the lower jaw and out an eye ball, it is important to get the eel in the water as quickly as possible as they will entangle themselves very quickly, it is also very important to hook through an eyeball that way the eel stays alive and presents a much better meal ( will present diagram below).
Flounder fishing continues to be good, with good fishing off of Niles beach. If you are new to the saltwater fishing scene come down and sign up for a harbor adventure tour! they run Friday and Saturday’s from 4:30 – 8:00 pm. These trips focus on stripers, mackerel, flounder and other inshore species. Let us do the driving and fish finding!
Based on what I’ve heard and seen, there are COPIOUS amounts of squid around and many people are catching them for dinner while others are fishing them for big stripers at night. Use a yo-zuri squid jig and look for pilings with bright light once it gets dark as the light brings them in.
I have had many customers coming in buying seaworms saying that the flounder bite is still very hot. sandy bottoms per usual are the best places to find them. The dogbar was "loaded" with flounder I heard from two customers who quickly bought a dozen worms to head back out there. If you’re looking for stripers with this warm weather, the water temperature will be rising and as the summer progresses you will have to change your fishing times to early in the morning and later at night as they will be heading to deeper, cooler water during the day as the summer heats up, but for now there are still mackerel around the groaner. Using sabiki’s is still catching striper candy. If surf fishing from the rocks, fish the white water for the big linesider of the season.
No word on bluefish, but with the water temps heating up its only a matter of time. Come down to the tackle shop at 121 east main street to get all the tackle and information you need, and if we don’t have what you are looking for we are more than happy to order it for you!
Feel free to leave a question for my in the comment section directly under this post and I will do my best to answer it for you.
www.yankeefleet.com and our telephone number is 1 855 546 3474 ( 1 855 5GO FISH )
121 east main street gloucester ma
hours of operation weekends 5 am.
thursday 4 am
open till 6
It’s beautiful out there.
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Here’s a quiz for all you locals out there in GMG land.
Can you read the navigation codes for the south lighthouse at Thachers Island off Rockport, the lighthouse at Eastern Point, and the light at the end of the Dogbar at the entrance to outer Gloucester Habor?
Here are the codes, taken from the images below:
1. Thacher’s Island south light: FL R 5s 166ft 17m
2. Eastern Point lighthouse: FL 5s 57ft 20M
3. Dogbar light and horn: Oc R 4s 45ft 6M
First reader to give the correct answers gets to accompany Joey "Baitmaker" Ciaramitaro on his next trip out of town to chop up yet another counterfeit lobster roll maker into tuna chum.
(By the way, you can download NOAA’s printable pdf navatigation chart of Rockport and Gloucester inshore waters for $2.75 at NOAA 13279)