Nancy Hendrickson Represents! In Galway Ireland

Hi Joey,
Wow, It’s been a while, huh?  Sorry I didn’t see you during my quick
trip home.
I had meant to send something from my months in Germany but somehow
misplaced my sticker!  So, here are a couple photo’s from Galway, Ireland with love to GMG 🙂


Susan O’Leary’s Magnolia Art Show Entry 2011


Magnolia Art Show

34th Annual Art Show

 1 Lexington Ave. Gloucester (Magnolia)

Saturday, July 09, 2011  10am to 7pm

Sunday, July 10, 2011 10am to 4pm

Susan O’Leary’s Entry

Sassy Eco Bag with “Art, Rocks!” Style Sketches.

Susan O’Leary, Designer
Custom Crafted Eco Bags
Save the Earth and look Sassy, too!!

Kenneth Grahame Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

"Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

Water Rat to Mole, The Wind in the Willows, 1908, by Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) Click the picture to view his wikipedia page-


Born in Scotland, Grahame was raised by his grandmother in rural Berkshire. Although he began writing in his 20’s, his main career was with the Bank of England in which he rose to the rank of Managing Secretary. He retired from the Bank at the age of 49, and the same year published his masterwork featuring Rat, Mole, Badger, and the infamous Mr. Toad, for which he received the Lewis Carroll Award.  It is a classic of children’s literature that has been reprinted dozens of times and can be seen as a play, heard as a recorded book, or listened to as a radio play. This is one of the great books to read aloud with a young person in your life.

Greg Bover

Did You Know? (Mug Up)

That tomorrow is Sunday, and you know what that means?  Mug Up at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery.  10:00 a.m., 77 Rocky Neck Ave.,G3.  Rumor has it that Paul Morrison is bringing his (Sue’s) famous smoked bluefish pate’.  I’ll be making my deviled eggs and a mean cup-a-jo, and there’s no way of knowing what someone else might bring to add to the offering.  Always fun, and a great place to meet new and old friends from the blog.

Also don’t forget that Laureen Maher will be having the opening reception for her new exhibit “Brushwork” on Sunday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

E.J. Lefavour

Cape Ann Yankee Swap

hi Joey,
We have a group which is like FreeCycle, but the local version so much more tailored to the needs of our community.  Membership is free and anyone who belongs has the right to tell the others what they need (for example, someone just moved into an apartment and needs a sofa and a microwave) or what they have to give away (someone else just got a new sofa so has one to give away or they are tired of their books and want to get rid of them, etc.).  This is all done for free, no money is exchanged and it helps keep stuff out of the landfills and also helps people make do in tough times or just because they are frugal and would like to use their money other than to buy "stuff".  People who want to belong just send a message to or they can write to me directly at kirstin@sparx3.comand I will get them set up.  Thanks for the help in advance!

Kirstin Elaine Myers


The Cutest Lobster Dress Ever!

I found this awesome Vintage Lisa Cobb/Saks Fifth Avenue lobster dress at a thrift store last night. I couldn’t pass it up! Originally, I wanted to add it to my online shop (shameless plug), but now I’m having second thoughts and thinking of keeping it for myself! I have a Friend’s wedding in September and this dress would be perfect for their Maine Lobster Bake rehearsal dinner! Add a cute belt, strappy sandals and a September evening-Perfecto!

Opening Night Magnolia Art Show at 1 Lexington Ave. Gloucester (Magnolia) From Krista Queeney

Hi Joey,

Tonight was the opening night of the Magnolia Art Show at 1 Lexington Ave. Gloucester (Magnolia). We have some beautiful art work for sale this year from artists all around the North Shore. I took some photos if you are interested in sharing them with your readers. We are open Saturday July 9th from 10:00 a.m – 7:00 p.m and Sunday the 10th from 10:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.

Thank you,

Krista Queeney

Unique Essex Side Launch of Wooden Schooner Ardelle Set for Today July 9th and Ardelle Photos From Len Burgess

The "Ardelle" getting ready for the Launch on Saturday.
Shot this from the "Lewis Story", the Shipbuilding Museum Schooner, coming home to
Essex for the "Ardelle" celebration on Wednesday.
-Len Burgess


Vessel Will Careen Down the Ways and Hit the Essex River Basin with a Splash

Laurie Fullerton writes-

On Saturday, July 9 between 6 and 7 p.m. a historic Essex side launch of a 50-foot double sawn frame, two-masted, wooden schooner will take place at the Burnham Boatyard in Essex, MA. Ardelle was built by Harold Burnham, 44, of Essex who is an eleventh generation Master Shipwright. He will launch the vessel using the Essex side launch – where the massive schooner is literally leaned on its side and sent careening into the river basin.
Burnham is part of a shipbuilding legacy that dates back to the first settlers of Essex in the 1600s. With Essex’s long history as a shipbuilding town, where generations of shipwrights built vessels on the banks of the Essex River using the unique Essex side launch technique over three centuries..

"Essex shipwrights always used the simplest method they could to get the finished boat out of the way of the one they were about to start," said Burnham "The most popular method in Essex was called a side launch. Side launches were carried out by just leaning the vessels over onto a single way and skating them into the water on their own keel and one bilge."

"Of course, in today’s world the idea of sending a hundred tons of oak sliding on one side over smoking grease sounds dangerous, but that is only because we don’t do it much anymore. Just imagine the looks you would get from a 19th-century shipbuilder if you tried to explain to him what it is like to pass a car on an undivided highway. The truth is that of the approximately 3,300 vessels launched in Essex, we know of none that was seriously damaged in a launching accident. Further, there is no record of anyone being seriously hurt or killed at one of our launchings, either.

Len Burgess Photos-

Final preparations for the launch on Saturday.
Len Burgess


Cape Pond Iceman Larry Memhard Rips it Up at Good Harbor Beach From Adam Bolonsky

Photos Video and Text- Adam Bolonsky

Larry Memhard’s dad owns Cape Pond Ice down the Fort. His mom is curator of the Cape Ann Museum. Here’s Larry in action at Good Harbor Beach. 

The blurry stills come from a 2-minute video:

Good Harbor Beach Skimboarding.

Shot with a discontinued old school SD/VGA  Flip video camera protected by a waterproof case.