Gloucester At Dawn- The Janel Leigh Propeller Cage and Keel

Do you see the cage around the Janel Leigh’s propeller?  That is put on many lobster boats so that the propeller doesn’t suck in the lobster pot lines that might get wound around and either snap the shaft which drives the propeller or or bring the boat to a halt.

Gloucester At Dawn- The Janel Leigh Up In The Straps

Frank hauled her out to do some work on the propeller cage.  She should be back in the water today and out lobstering tomorrow. Just like that.

Beautiful Industry- Forktruck Wheel

I decided to mess around with some editing software to give the original picture shown below a couple of different treatments.  Which do you like the best?

Beautiful Industry- Forktruck Wheel B&W
Beautiful Industry- Forktruck Wheel B&W
Beautiful Industry- Forktruck Wheel- Boost
Beautiful Industry- Forktruck Wheel- Boost
Beautiful Industry- Forktruck Wheel -Inverted Color
Beautiful Industry- Forktruck Wheel -Inverted Color
Beautiful Industry- Forktruck Wheel- Sephia
Beautiful Industry- Forktruck Wheel- Sephia

Where Zat? Winner!

9-28-09 fullNow 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

Great Gloucester Burger War- Culina Cafe $6.38 Including Tax

Remember to send in your burger pics to be included on these pages

Culina Cafe Burger and Fries $6.38 including tax
Culina Cafe Burger and Fries $6.38 including tax

GMG Local Music Schedule Sept 30-Oct.4

Remember you can subscribe to GMG Local Music by clicking on the link on the sidebar.There’s lots of good music in Gloucester this week. This post will be updated as info comes in.


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Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Capt. Carlo’s


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Wednesday 8:30 pm – THE DAN KING ROOTS JAM



Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ the Rhumb Line

Back by globular demand! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Lisa Marie! That’s right, folx, no tickee, no laundree, so get your butt down here Thursday and shake your booties to the booty bleat.
I don’t have to tell you about her smood singin’, her brash blaring, her total control of da megaphonium of de blooze. Plays a mean tambourine, too, or three. It’s gwine be a party to end all parties!
Backing her up  will be long-time missing saxaphonier and general cooldude, Mr. Rick Razdan. We haven’t had the pleasure in a long time as he has been recovering from botched weenis cosmetic surgery. However, we now got the green light! Greg T. will be there, too as well as myself.
So,  put down that knitting and grab your walker and c’mon down…if you still got the strength…



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Friday, October 2, 2009, 9:00 pm – MIKE O’CONNELL and THE BACKSTABBERS



Friday, October 2, 2009, 9:00 pm

Funk / Rock / Jazz



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Saturday, October 3, 2009, 9:00 pm – EDDY’S SHOE



Kingston Trio Tribute

Essex –

The One World Coffee House will salute the magical folk revival group The Kingston Trio on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 8 p.m.

The celebration will include the songs “Tom Dooley,” “This Land is Your Land,” “Greenback Dollar,” “Where Have all the Flowers Gone,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Scotch and Soda,” “MTA” and a score of others.

Read more here.


GMG Q&A With Dean Salah

Dean is the man behind the fantastic George’s Coffee Shop.   Gloucester’s most iconic  breakfast joint.  In a town with the best breakfast offerings anywhere, that’s saying alot.

Good Morning Gloucester Questionnaire

Local Website everyone should know about (excluding GMG)

U Dine 4 Less

How long have you lived in Gloucester?

forever (46 years)

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?


Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?

the rock at Stage Fort

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?

frequent many but the polo primavera at Mikes is tremendous

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?

again many to choose from but i think Destino’s salad bar puts it near the top

What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?


What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?

Most social drinking I do is at the Elks

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?

Obviously partial to Georges, but on the rare occassion I do breakfast it would be Lobsta Land

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?

Labor Day Sat. night boat parade and fireworks is an annual family event for us

In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?


Which is your favorite local beach?

Good Harbor

Who has the best chowder in town?


Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?

u dine 4 less

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?


What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year?

I think as a businessman in town that the hard work done by the committee is such a boon to downtown, kudos to all that make it such a huge success

What is your favorite local band?


Thanks, Joey

GMG Cape Ann Free WiFi Hotspot Map

Please let us know of any free wifi hotspots on Cape Ann and I’ll add them to the map.

click the map for an interactive live google map with directions.

we are up to 16 locations

clcik the map to find free wi-fi on Cape Ann
clcik the map to find free wi-fi on Cape Ann

Handline Dory Raffle This Friday Night At The Heritage Center

From Jimmy T- Get your tickets before the raffle drawing at the Heritage Center!

Attention All Hands!
We will be drawing the winner of the new dory Gino built this coming
Friday night, Oct. 2nd, 6 p.m. at the Sarah Frazier Robbins Education
Center of the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center. There will be
complimentary wine, cheese and crackers and we’re asking anyone able to
bring a dish or desert.
Help spread the word. This is the last chance to get tickets for the
drawing, hang with your fellow dory enthusiasts, and get a genuine
autographed Jimmy T. photo! We’ll draw around 7:30 p.m..

Cinema Party Tuesday + Thursday (And All Month Long)!

Click for more info on Cape Ann Community Cinema.
Click for more info on Cape Ann Community Cinema.


In case you’re not in the loop, it’s a big week for us at the Cinema:

* Tonight, we’re officially kicking off (though we’ve been open since July) with a Grand Opening. Bring kids at 5:00pm for free face painting and a “Wallace & Gromit” marathon (including the new short, “A Matter Of Loaf And Death”). Doors for the grown-ups open at 6:30pm, with a meet-and-greet-and-gawk (I’m wearing the kilt). I’ll present a season preview at 7:30pm, and anyone who wants to stay for a hi-def trip “Over The Rainbow” can stay when we sit for a flick around 8ish.

* Thursday, October 1st is the launch of “DoctoberFest,” our own 32-day celebration of documentary films. We have 30 features, about a dozen special guests, two musical events (including a silent movie show with live piano accompaniment) and we’re opening Michael Moore’s new movie Capitalism: A Love Story on October 16th. Doors open at 6:30pm, festival preview at 7:30pm, and a (ticketed) screening of The Way We Get By ’round 8:00pm.

Click on the link below for more information about our line-up.

Maybe I’ll see ya…



Robert Newton
Managing Director
The Cape Ann Community Cinema
21 Main Street – 2nd Floor
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 309-8448

Free Wi-Fi Spots On Cape Ann- Help Me Build A Google Map

I had an idea to add a new feature to GMG- a Google map with locations around Gloucester which offer free wireless internet.

So I did a little research and there is this website which maintains a database of free wi-fi locations around the country.

It’s a nice listing but it only had The Lone Gull and Cape Ann Coffee listed.  I emailed the owner oif the site and told them about two other locations that I knew of that offer free wifi- Pleasant St Tea and Coffee Company and Cape Ann Brewing. The form to submit more locations says that the database gets updated every few days or so.  Hopefully the new locations show up soon.

In the meantime I’m going to start to build a public google map which will list Cape Ann free wireless internet spots.  i’m asking for your help.  If you know of any locations around Cape Ann that have free wifi, please leave a comment here and I’ll add them to the map.  Thanks!

GHS Football vs Winthrop Pics From David Cox

GHS Football vs Winthrop Pics From David Cox
GHS Football vs Winthrop Pics From David Cox
GHS Football vs Winthrop Pics From David Cox
GHS Football vs Winthrop Pics From David Cox
GHS Football vs Winthrop Pics From David Cox
GHS Football vs Winthrop Pics From David Cox
GHS Football vs Winthrop Pics From David Cox
GHS Football vs Winthrop Pics From David Cox

17th Century Saturdays: Tours of the White-Ellery House

October 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Join this celebration of the First Period in American Architecture throughout Essex County. Free and open to the public.

And as an added bonus!
A series of one-day contemporary art installations will also be featured.
Participating artists:

October 3                Susan Erony

The house is located at 244 Washington Street at the corner of Poplar Street, Gloucester. Parking available behind the house.