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Two young men  from Brooklyn New York

Visiting their Famous father/grandfather  Marty Luster

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Couple from Florida

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Couple from Revere MA

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A visitor from Los Angles California vesting a friend in Gloucester

Hurricane Irma–Florida Couple Evacuate to Gloucester

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This couple from Apopka, FL, when it was recommended to evacuate because of Hurricane Irma, they decided to come all the way to Gloucester.  They mentioned, that trying to find a generator was impossible, it seems that most generators have been shipped to Huston Texas.  They hope when they return there is minimal damage.  Best of luck to all that are effected by these hurricanes.

Visitors from California, Connecticut and Florida

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She grew up in East Gloucester, but now resides in Northern California with her family

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Couple from Connecticut, enjoy their summers in Rockport, but love walking on Stacy Boulevard

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Gentleman is from Florida

WHERE WILL YOU GO LITTLE CHICK?

Our Little Chick is growing stronger (and plumper) everyday. He will most likely leave Cape Ann by the end of August, based on the Plovers that I filmed last summer. His voyage is a long one for a little bird weighing only about six ounces. Like all migratory species of birds (and butterflies), he must build his lipid, or fat, reserves before undertaking the journey.

Where will Little Chick spend the winter? Perhaps along the Atlantic coastline of South Carolina or Florida, or possibly even further afield to the Caribbean Sea, to the Bahamas, or further still, to Turks and Caicos.

*Note to Friends of Little Chick ~ While walking toward the enclosure yesterday, I was slammed in the back with a football. It was very startling, painful, and wholly unexpected. I was under the impression that there are guidelines about not playing ball in densely populated areas of the beach, whether football or volleyball. This occurred after five, after the lifeguards had left, but the beach was still crowded. Facing toward the enclosure, the ball games were taking place just to the right. If the ball had hit the chick, he would have been killed instantly. I am hoping folks can help Little Chick keep safe by taking their ball games to less populated areas of the beach, away from the roped off area. Just hoping 🙂

Piping Plover Chick Day Forty