What’s happening on Stacy Boulevard? That Department of Public Works (DPW) project involves the main interceptor sewer cleaning and inspection which is an every 7-10 year process.
At the western edge, Yella on the Water staff training took place outside on their new deck. They refurbished the parking lot and completed the accessibility ramp.
Along Rogers Street, Building Center and Gloucester House are busy with construction. A bit further down, DPW is improving the Rose Baker Senior Center parking lot, completing “just the binder for now, then on to ramps and finally top coat.”
Waterfront businesses require unusual maintenance like pier infratstructure maintenance. Gloucester House has been in business since 1958. I wonder how long the pilings last? The trio of wharf booths for special adventures there include Gloucester Boat Rental, the Thomas Lannon, & 7 Seas Whalewatch.
Fair winds and a joyous tribute to Helen and Joe Garland made for a spectacularly beautiful 33rd Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival. We wish to extend a most sincere and heartfelt thanks to the Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee members for an outstanding Schooner Festival. I imagine it is a year round job planning this magnificent event for which the entire community enjoys. Thank you for all that you do to make these beautiful and treasured schooner days possible.
The Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee Members, from the festival’s website:
Daisy Nell: Chair, Amanda Apicelli, Tracy Arabian, Tom Balf, Peter Bent, Alan Bezanson, Ed Boynton, Steve Brown, Liza Browning, Harold Burnham, Jim Caulkett, Charlie Clark, Michael Costello, Jo-Anne Crawford, Tom Daniel, Carol Decker, Nancy Dudley, Stefan Edick, Tom Ellis, Robert Lepere, James Lowell, Laura Lowell, Amanda Madeira, John McCarthy, Jay McLauchlan, Patti Page, Barry Pett, Brett Ramsey, Suzanne Silveira, Devan Smith, Russ Smith, Mary Kay Taylor, Carol Thistle, Brenda Treuhaft, and Peter Webber.
The Thomas E. Lannon preparing for the summer season.
Secretary John Kerry reconnected with Mayor Romeo-Theken before he took to the podium to address more than 300 guests attending the Essex National Heritage 20th Anniversary gala at the Peabody Essex Museum. They go way back. Essex National Heritage was designated in 1996 with key support from John Kerry and Ted Kennedy.
Here’s a star, Emily Levin from Essex National Heritage. Everyone who hosts programs over Essex National Heritage fabulous annual Trails & Sails enjoys working with Emily.
The temporary Essex National Heritage illumination is projected above the Halo sculpture by Anish Kapoor.
4000 votes helped select a few Trailblazer nominees for a special champagne toast representing their mission and all the wonderful cultural resources across 34 towns. Kim Smith was in good company! We toasted the following 2017 Essex National Heritage Area Trailblazers:
1)PRESERVING THIS SPECIAL REGION
1st place | Essex County Greenbelt Association
2nd place | Ipswich River Watershed Association
3rd place | The Cabot
2)CONNECTING PEOPLE TO PLACE
1st place | The Trustees of Reservations
2nd place | Mass Audubon
3rd place |Essex Agricultural Society
3)BUILDING & GROWING OUR FUTURE
1st place — Peabody Essex Museum
2nd place — YMCA of the North Shore
3rd place — Valley View Farm
4)ADVANCING OUR EDUCATIONAL MISSION
1st place (tie) | Lowell’s Boat Shop and The House of Seven Gables
2nd place | Maritime Gloucester
3rd place | Essex Shipbuilding Museum
Nice detail: the second festive beverage for the reception featured the trio of colors in the Essex National Heritage logo.
Gloucester organizations and partners were featured in the slide loop including: City Hall for Community Preservation, Discover Gloucester, Lannon, Rocky Neck, Schooner Adventure, HarborWalk, Cape Ann Museum.
from Essex National Heritage printed matter:
Len Burgess shares the following ~
Big News… the Essex-Built Schooner ADVENTURE has agreed to join the 4th annual Schooner Challenge! Grab up a bunch of your friends and add to the fun and join the crews of the ADVENTURE, the ARDELLE, and the LANNON in the famous Schooner Challenge to help support the preservation of the Essex Shipbuilding Museum’s Schooner ‘Evelina M. Goulart’. Tickets will go fast! Sign up NOW. Visit the Museum secure website: http://www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org/ or CALL Marcia at 978-375-3337. Details are in the poster.
These two awesome musicians wow everyone onboard every year with their amazing guitar playing and singing.
Schooner Thomas E. Lannon
Thursday, July 25
6:30 – 8:30pm (be at the dock by 6:15)
Seven Seas Wharf
63 Rogers Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
Now you know!
But first you have to read this very descriptive, funny (but very wrong) answer from paultmorrison-
“A granite pier with a high tide line then3 feet of freshly laid granite block above granite bricbrack with a nice colorful mural with a tail fin of a humpback or is it Thatcher Island and light streaming out of one of the lighthouses?
That must be sunrise just to the right of the light house so it has to be Thatcher painted from Good Harbor Beach or more east.
Or Ten Pound lighthouse and it’s sunset. Everyone thinks only sunsets are orange so I go with Ten Pound Island Light.
I will take a guess at the wall of the aquarium down at the Maritime Museum.”
Here’s this week’s winner-
Kay Ellis of the Lannon!
“It’s down the fort. Looking at the corner of the mural. We go by it every day on the Lannon!”
Congratulations, Kay! Come down to Joey’s dock at the end of the week and claim your prize!
Jay- You really didn’t know? You’re the one who pointed it out to me !! —Sharon