Chickity Check it! The Bluenose II Reconstruction/Construction Project

I have no idea how they call it a reconstruction as it seems like they are building an entirely new boat.  The Bluenose II was an incredibly beautiful boat but according to The Queens new Life in Canada blog, it’s keel was warped and they totally deconstructed it.

So they built this enormous structure to rebuild build another Bluenose II.

Click the thumbnail to go to The Queens New Life In Canada for fantastic photos of the construction process

Here are some of my pictures of The Bluenose II when she was in Gloucester August 31, 2008-

Captain Phil Watson Aboard The Bluenose II

What can I say?

What can I say?

If all that comes from my attempt at Art is this.  I’ll die a happy Guy!

Thank you for your Sacrifice Anita! Thank You Marine Sgt. David Coullard for your Ultimate Sacrifice for keeping all our families Safe and Free! You two will ALWAYS be in my thoughts.

Thank you so much for this Honor!

From Anita,


Hi Paul,

I put my rock in a very important spot.  It is on top of David medals box.


What can I say? Thank You Anita for this Honor!!!!!
A total Woman, Proud Mother and Sweetheart on the right "ANITA" and Total Goof Ball on the Left.

Thank You Again Anita For this Honor!

Gloucester Doors Series- Alma McLaughlin Gallery


You can tell a lot about a community by the doors on its buildings.  The door on Alma McLaughlin

McLaughlin’s Gallery is one that holds many parallels with the city we love, Gloucester.

It’s both worn and beautiful with many layers of paint much like the layers of character that is the fabric of our city.  This is no pre-molded factory produced door which adorn the bedroom communities grotesque subdivisions.  This is a door that has seen it all and still beams bright and beautiful.



For the rest of the Gloucester Door Series click here

Did You Know? (New Version 5.0 GMG Sticka is Here!)

That Joey C. released the awesome new Version 5 limited edition Good Morning Gloucester sticker, designed by Beth Swan and printed by Frank Ciolino and Shewsberry, at yesterday’s Mug Up at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery?  This new version is classy navy with a silver winged gull.  Watch the exciting event as the box is opened and the new sticker seen for the first time.  If you are a collector, or don’t yet have a Good Morning Gloucester sticker, you can get your’s at Capt. Joe & Sons, 95 East Main Street or at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery, 77 Rocky Neck, G3, or if you are out of area, you can mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to Joey at Capt. Joe & Sons ( 95 East Main St Gloucester, MA 01930), and he’ll send one to you.  Be the first on your block to have the new GMG Sticka proudly displayed on your bumper or front door!

E.J. Lefavour

File Under Ridiculous!- “Bill would name quahog official Mass. shellfish”

The quahog???  Seriously?????  How bout the steamer clam?  Ever hear of of the Fried steamer clam  joints all over the Massachusetts coast?  I never once heard of a whole slew of restaurants dedicated to selling quahogs?  Uhm, The Clam Shack, Woodmans, Essex Seafood, the list goes on and on all based on the steamer clam.  For Christ’s sake, the lobster has more place as an official shellfish than the freaking quahog.  Lets see how much revenue is generated by each shellfish before we go handing out that designation to a third tier shellfish.  HELLOOOOOOOO!!!!!

What a crock of shit!  This bill must be sponsored by some South Shore hack.  Where’s our Goddamn representation????  North Shore Represent!!!!!!

Read The Story At The Boston Globe-

Bill would name quahog official Mass. shellfish

June 5, 2011

BOSTON—The lowly quahog will be the official shellfish of Massachusetts if a bill making its way through the Statehouse becomes law.

The hard-shelled clam has helped feed generations of New Englanders and served as a form of currency for Native American tribes. The word "quahog" is a shortened version of the name given the clam by Narragansett Indians.

The bill that establishes the designation is scheduled for a public hearing Monday at the Statehouse before the Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.

Here’s a little hard data to consider-


The UU Church Auction Is Live


J Souza Writes-

Hi Joey.
I have been a random contributor of things I might think were of interest. Appreciate all that have you have done – and how you have remarkably brought this community together… I must say I am PASSIONATE about the UU Gloucester Church online auction ( auction). An amazing of not only cool people but a collection of goods and services that are relevant to today’s economy and also very indicative to the community we live in. This is a historic institution that needs to be maintained….the barest necessities.
Give it a look. I am a member of the church…but am also incredibly impressed by the selection of talent and and a critic that is amazingly impressed.  Appreciate it if you could pass the info along as the auction only has 9 days left…and it’s awesome! I’m a tough judge, so I do not say these things casually. It is an incredible church with a national history that makes Gloucester proud..appreciate all you might do to illuminate this incredible institution.

The Closing the Gap is now open! Let’s bid!  The auction will run from 8:00 a.m. June 1, 2011 to 9:00 p.m. June 15, 2011, with proceeds to benefit the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church.

We have a wide array of unique and utilitarian items, with something for everyone. Think Christmas, birthdays and anniversaries. Think weddings!  Auction items range from dog toys to doggy acupuncture, oil changes to heating oil, glorious meals, cakes and chocolates, vacation homes and overnight stays. Have your guitar tuned, your tires rotated and your novel edited before going on a wildflower tour or Dogtown trip. Then browse an amazing collection of important Cape Ann art.  Check in everyday for new surprises!

Share the joy!  Forward this link to everyone you know who loves supporting a good cause while they shop for things they use everyday, or refer your friends using the ‘refer a friend’ button, so that we have the largest bidding pool possible. Start browsing and start bidding. 

Got something special yourself? Show your support by clicking on the "Donate Items" button.  Got cash?  You may donate that by using the "Donate Cash" button to the left and below.

View All Items

Top 10 Items

  1. Fort Painting/Cape Pond Ice
  2. Cape Ann Community Theater Gift Basket
  3. The Emerson Inn by the Sea
  4. Two nights at beautiful Rockport Inn & Suites
  5. 50 Gallons of Heating Oil
  6. 55 gallons of home heating oil
  7. Jalapeno’s Gift Certificate
  8. Simple Will, Durable Power of Attorney & Health Care Proxy
  9. Sterling Bracelet with 14kt Gold Button
  10. Wine Basket, with Artisan Glasses and Wine toys

Gloucester UU Church Online Auction

Gloucester’s Unitarian Universalist Church is holding an online auction now through June 15 to raise funds for the church’s religious education programs. On the block are artwork, jewelry, furniture, collectibles, services, and unique experiences as well as gift certificates from local restaurants and businesses. Many items are nautical or Cape Ann–related: bidders can choose a locally made lamp or necklace, enjoy a guided hike and picnic in Dogtown, or vie for a piano lesson from Willie “Loco” Alexander. Also up for bid are works by Cape Ann artists Joy Dai Buell, Alan Crane, Gordon Grant, Leonard Craske, Ruth C. Hagstrom, Brenda Malloy, Charles Movalli, and Len Wickens. Other desirable items include a spa vacation in Puerto Vallarte and a rare poster for the film “The Tree of Life” signed by actor Brad Pitt and director Terrence Malick. Support your downtown neighbors while buying art and other one-of-a-kind items for yourself or as a gift. New items will be added throughout the two-week period. Bidding closes at 8 p.m. on the 15th. To browse, bid, donate an item, or make a cash donation to the church, go to

Kathy Soles: Goetemann Artist in Residency Introductory Presentation Tonight June 6th!


look for our coming video interview



MON, June 6, 7pm: Kathy Soles, Goetemann Artist in Residency Introductory presentation

Ocean currents, navigation routes, intersection of land, sea, and sky, and the imagining of what exists in the unspecified depths of water are all sources for the paintings and works on paper by Kathy Soles. They suggest the mystery of what exists below the surface, sometimes turbulent and at other times quietly serene. Learn more about Soles’ work at an introductory lecture on Monday, June 6, 7pm at the Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave.

Soles holds a B.A. from Emmanuel College in Boston and an M.F.A. from American University in Washington, D.C. She studied printmaking and painting at Maryland Institute College of Art and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has exhibited widely in both solo and group exhibitions. A professor of painting and drawing at Emmanuel College, she lives and maintains a studio in Milton, Massachusetts.

for more of her work-

Geno Mondello’s New Dories for Gloucester Dory Racing: The Best Deal in Town

Adam Bolonsky reports-

$60 a year gets you access to the racing dories docked seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at St. Peter’s Square. Join this great organization at After you build yourself seat  and buy a pair of oars, you’re good to go!

Here’s a look at the club’s three newest dories, built by Geno Mondello at Harbor Loop:

Good Morning Gloucester Weather Forecast For June 6th, 2011

I figure if these other jabronis can do it why can’t I?
I predict a 100% success rate on the accuracy of my forecast which you can listen to by clicking the arrow below-

(thanks for the inspiration Charlie)