These guys. All so much fun to watch. Those winning walkers get lots of press, and rightfully so, but also worth celebrating are some of the Greasy Pole’s unsung heroes. Cheers to those who hit the water with no flag in their hands.
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Another St. Peter’s Fiesta is in the books and this one ended with Randy Sweet making the winning grab for the flag. Congratulations, Randy, Sunday’s Greasy Pole Champion, 2018!
Only the 2nd walker of the first “real” round, Michael Sanfilippo grabbed the flag in what I have to believe was record breaking time.
Congratulations, Michael! Saturday’s Greasy Pole Champion!
On Thursday when I was walking near the Greasy Pole, it looked like it was resting for the walkers.
“4th of July greased pole walk over water Glouceter, MA 1973” by Spencer Grant
Can anyone identify the Greasy pole walker, boat leaper, and little boy in the cool inflatable (50 something years old now)? Are you in this photograph on the platform or watching from the water?
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Foggy early morning scenes around the Harbor.
Castle in the Fog
City Hall and the Paint Factory
Cruise Ship American Constellation with Ten Pound Island and the Greasy Pole
The American Constellation is a 175-guest room cruise ship from American Cruise Lines. From the company’s website, “Designed to navigate the inland waterways of the East Coast, American Constellation brings guests to beautiful ports the larger ships can’t access. In the intimate atmosphere onboard, guests will find the largest staterooms in the industry, spacious lounges, as well as observation decks and private balconies that offer spectacular views of the passing landscapes.”
Legendary Greasy Pole Champions Peter “Black Frontiero” and Salvi Benson meet up on Pavillion Beach during Sunday’s Greasy Pole. Salvi has the most wins (11), followed by Peter (9). Salvi walked the walk Sunday.
While we all know by now that Randy Sweet captured both Friday and Saturday’s Greasy Pole flags and that Jake Wagner is Sunday’s Champion, it is worth mentioning that there were several other, less glorified, close calls on the pole. There were also pretty epic falls.
Here’s just a bit of Sunday’s action in video and photos
Or at least I was looking up at Sunday’s Greasy Pole Champion, Jake Wagner. I learned quickly from my vantage point just under the pole that that grease is no joke. Thatch, Finn, and I came home covered in it.
Congratulations to all of the walkers! There were several very close calls this afternoon! Good showing by all!
Clowning around. Caption this, please.
RANDY SWEET – YOUR 2017 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY GREASY POLE CHAMPION!
Randy Sweet captures the flag for the second night in a row. As is the Saturday tradition, the Friday Greasy Pole winner walks first. Randy took the flag at the top of the third round. Congratulations Randy!!!
According to Randy’s dad, Billy, Randy and his friends have been practicing walking the Greasy Pole since they were young kids.
The dates of Saint Peter’s Fiesta are June 21st through June 25th and the schedule will be posted on the Saint Peter’s Fiesta website. There is a rumor circulating that Fiesta falls on the following weekend, which is definitely not true. This information comes straight from Fiesta committee member Al Millefoglie.
Last night’s spectacular fireworks display was preceded by a glorious twilight. After photographing the parade, I met my husband at the Beauport for a fabulous al fresco dinner of fresh, locally sourced fish and veggies. The deck was filled to capacity with expectant firework’s viewers yet despite that, our meals were delicious and the service exceptional. Marly was our waitress and although it was her first night on the job, she is top notch. Colleen was the hostess. Many may recall what a sweet and welcoming person she is from her years at the Studio and Rudder. It was a treat to see Colleen at the Beauport!
The sky changed from golden violet to violet pink within seconds and it was fun to see all the boats jockeying into position for firework’s viewing.
Schooner Lannon and the Greasy Pole