GoodMorningGloucestet Horrible Float Begins To Take Shape


Thanks to some sponsorship from Golden Living on Washington St and labor by Jeremy Frost my brother in law Barry and sister Felicia we are well underway to putting the GMG float together.
The team still has a bunch of tricks up our sleeves. 🙂

Enter For Free Chance To Win A Gift Certificate Worth $100 from Nine Elm American Bistro in Danvers.


Dish Giveaway: Gift Certificate to Nine Elm

The Girls At North shore Dish Have a Simple Contest For You To Enter For A Chance To Win $100 Gift Certificate

All You Have To Do Is To Leave A Comment On the North Shore Dish Blog As To What Your Favorite North Shore Hidden Gem Restaurant Is.

Here’s the Link

17 days, 17 hours 17 minutes, 17 seconds Blackburn Challenge July 17

In January I posted 190 days to the Blackburn Challenge. 21 miles around Cape Ann with a paddle or an oar. Start my regime. I could do it.

Now there are only 17 days, 17 hours 17 minutes and 17 seconds left to July 17 when I am supposed to check in at 6 AM at the Gloucester High School parking lot. What was I drinking thinking?

I panicked yesterday and went to the kayak store to find an upgrade to my fifteen year old fuzzy green plastic kayak. Nothing really leapt off the wall to tell me a new boat could circle Cape Ann with ease and have plenty of time for a cold frosty after I made it under the greasy pole. My old reliable boat will have to do. I’ll shine that puppy up, slap a couple of GMG stickers on the bow, and it will slide through the water like greased lightning.

If you are thinking of watching from a specific spot just reply here and I will stick you on the map. Damon in “Glass Slipper” has Lanes Cove covered. My wife will be on Andrews Point. After that it’s touch and go. If you could supply a new set of arms or a cold frosty off Whale or Loblolly Cove I could then turn the corner and head for the Dogbar. (The bar by way of the breakwater.)

Pauline Breshnahan Represents Down in DC!

Pauline Breshnahan Writes-

Hi Joey,
I was in Wash. DC at the Smithsonian Museum of American History and Lo and Behold they were toasting the fine Americans who enjoy the Good Morning Gloucester blog.
Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe July 4th.
Happy Birthday America!!

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…At the helm, bronzed hands grip a spoked wheel

…”At the helm, bronzed hands grip a spoked wheel,
sou’wester and visage age to a patina.
My father was one who sailed from this harbor

And returned with a trip of fish
all but one voyage, but you take note
of they that go down to the sea in ships.”… Continue reading

Verdigris – The Man at the Wheel

Boulevard Extravaganza Presents Free Live Music Before And After The Horribles Parade


Dear Joey,

I’m working with Ringo Tarr on this event.  Would you be able to  promote it on GMG?




CONTACT: Peter Van Ness


Boulevard Extravaganza presents free live music before and after the Horribles Parade

Boulevard Extravaganza Presents free live music on the Boulevard (near the Blynman drawbridge) in Gloucester, MA on Saturday, July 3 starting at 5pm.

Safety – Gloucester’s best 80s band will kick things off with a rockin’ set at 5pm – awesome hair, awesome tunes.

Horribles Parade starts at 6pm.

Immediately following the parade, Henri Smith New Orleans Friends and Flavours plays jazz, blues and New Orleans favorites.

Runaround – Gloucester’s favorite ska band follows.

Fireworks begin at 10pm.

Don’t leave after the fireworks.  Stick around for a very special surprise.

For more details and to preview some of the music visit


Greasy Pole Walkers Pay Their Respects To St Peter Video

This video is taken at the Altar, just before the Sunday Greasy Pole Walkers board Joe Borland’s boat to be transported to the Greasy pole.

Only 359 days til next year’s Fiesta!

Cape Ann Animal Aid Pet of The Week From GMG

Joey:  Hope you had a great weekend! 

Tina Ketchopolos from Cape Ann Animal Writes–

Good Morning Gloucester!   My name is Sammy
and I am an affectionate one-and-a-half year
old adventurous girl. I love checking out new
spots, going for walks and having a good time.   
I am kind and love spending time with people. 
I am learning how to ride in the car and sitting
nicely.   I love the beach, playing ball and having
fun.  I am looking forward to meeting my forever
family.   If you are interested in learning
more about me, please stop by the Cape Ann
Animal Aid in Gloucester, a non-
profit shelter.  Visit our website at:
I am residing there until I am adopted;
they are just wonderful to me. 
By the way, what does being "a little mischief mean?"
I thought I was a Shepherd and Terrier mix!