Joey’s edit to this post-
Do you have what it takes to bring home the top prize in our first ever Deviled Egg Competition?
Would you like to eat copious amounts of deviled eggs and chat with your favorite GMG Personalities while drinking free coffee ?
If the answer to either of the two questions above is yes, then get your sexy ass down to the Khan Studio Good Morning Gloucester Gallery at 10AM for THE FIRST ANNUAL GMG DEVILED EGG CONTEST!!!
There’s usually some pretty nice pasties as well.

That the concept of deviled eggs began with Ancient Rome?  Spicy stuffed eggs were known in 13th century Andalusia.  One explanation of how “deviled eggs” got their name is this:  An Englishman by the name of William Underwood set up a small condiment business on Boston’s Russia Wharf in 1822. It did pretty well both developing and selling new condiment products. Around 1868, Underwood’s sons began experimenting with a new product created from ground ham blended with a mix of special seasonings. They introduced a product line of seasoned meat products including ham, turkey, chicken, lobster, and tongue. They called the seasoning process “deviling,” and the Underwood “red devil” was born.

Today many other foods, including eggs and crab, are served “deviled.” To be considered deviled, a food has to have a kick from something like Dijon mustard, hot sauce, cayenne pepper or chopped hot peppers.

Underwood’s Deviling process holds U.S. Patent Office trademark NO. 82, granted in 1870, the oldest existing food trademark still in use in the United States. The exact “deviling” recipe remains a company secret to this day.

Bring on your own egg deviling creation, and you could be the winner of the First Annual GMG Deviled Egg Competition to be held Sunday, August 21st during Mug Up at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery, 77 Rocky Neck Ave., G3 on Madfish Wharf – 10:00 am.  Everyone’s invited, whether you have eggs in your basket or not.

E.J. Lefavour

Peter Lee Silveira Has Some Nice Things To Say & 50 Year Class reunion News


Invading the City of Gloucester this week-end (August 19th -21st) will be another illustrious class reunion of Gloucesterites some still there and others coming back.

If you look at one of us more mature people and say that looks like so and so you may be right or if you say they look like they were let our for the day you may also be right too!

If you see us napping on a bench at the boulevard please do not wake us up as we are taking our much needed nap.

All kidding aside we are looking forward to reviewing our memories and coming back to our historic city and the best Cape in the world Cape Ann.

Joey, Mike Wheeler told me about this blog and I have not missed a day in the last two months and what a snapshot of our Fabulous North Shore and Thank You and your team for all their hard work.

How many Class Reunions can say that there year they graduated is 1961 upside down and backwards is still 1961?

My wife Diane and are looking forward to Farnhams for the famous Fried Clams, Cape Ann Museum Tour, Harbor Cruise, Azorean for breakfast, Stage Fort Park Festival, Duckworth’s Bistrot for lunch, Gloucester House Reunion Meal and Brunch, and Milemarker One for Lunch.

We will try and get pictures to send to your blog and my commitment is to vote everyday for the Blog and I really feel that it is the best for me!

Thank you Gloucester for letting me know that Gloucester was a great city to grow up and especially now that I have finally grown up (?) that Gloucester is one of the Greatest Cities in the world to live in and also to be from!!!!!

Kind Regards,

Peter Lee Silveira

Like they say, be sure to bleed those bluefish…Adam Bolonsky reports

Well, it was a good day yesterday for kayak fishing east of the south tower at Thachers Island west of Londoner reef and the big iron pole. Water temps were in the low 70’s, sun was out, few boats were on the water.

Schoolie bass were rounding up on the surface, indifferent to all baits and lures but stippling the water then thrashing did the midwater column when the kayaks spooked them.

As any angler will tell you, bleed blues. Be sure to rip out….err, remove their gills.

Good eating!

Photos by Mike Hirsch, commercial airline pilot who works about one day a week, still doesn’t  know how to body surf, but sure loves visiting Cape Ann.






I see our boy Paul Morrison in the background!

Norman’s Woe From Hammond Castle

Location, History, and Legends

The rock and reef of Norman’s Woe are a short distance from the westernmost point of Gloucester’s outer harbor. Norman’s Woe can best be seen from Hammond Castle on Hesperus Ave., off route 127 in Gloucester.

There is no clear record of how Norman’s Woe got its name. Tradition tells that a man named Norman was shipwrecked and lost there, and it is for him the rock and reef are named. John J. Babson’s history of Gloucester notes that Goodman Norman and his son settled the headland near the islet.

The history of uninhabited Norman’s Woe is the history of its many shipwrecks. One noted shipwreck was of the “Rebecca Ann” in March, 1823. In a snowstorm, all ten crewmembers were swept out to sea, and one survived by holding on to a rock in the water. Perhaps the most famous shipwreck at Norman’s Woe was of the schooner “Favorite” out of Wiscasset, Maine, in December 1839. Twenty bodies washed ashore, among them that of an older woman lashed to a piece of the ship. Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow took that story and named the ship “Hesperus” after a wreck near Boston in creating the legend of “The Wreck of the Hesperus,” the most famous “shipwreck” associated with Norman’s Woe.

Text by North Shore Community College.

Parent & Baby Walk & Talk from 10:00AM – 11:30AM.

Beginning on Wednesday, September 14th – and following every Wednesday – please join us for a Parent & Baby Walk & Talk from 10:00AM – 11:30AM. 
                           We will meet at the Cape Ann Families Play Space located at 28 Emerson Avenue, Gloucester.  All parents with babies 12 months and younger are
                           encouraged to attend.  It offers a wonderful opportunity to meet new families, enjoy the fresh air, exercise, talk about the wonders of raising your child,
                           share a healthy snack and learn more about activities & programs for families on Cape Ann.  Rain or Shine!  To learn more and register please contact
                           Amy at 978.281.2400x 120 or
                  This program is made possible by the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement Grant funded through the Department of Early Education & Care
                           and Pathways for Children.

Calling All Cape Ann Sports Enthusiasts!

In the world of sports, timing is everything. You can learn all about timing and capturing the action of the local sports scene this fall and winter at Cape Ann Television’s video and audio workshop, “Great Timing: Covering Cape Ann Sports with Passion and Precision,” on August 22 from 3-5  p.m. Hosted by award winning New England Sports Network (NESN) Supervisor George Vago, of Manchester and Cape Ann Production Coordinator Andrew Love, Vago and Love will share their recipes for the best sports event coverage: timing, technique and equipment. At the workshop, Vago and Love will teach techniques about capturing the key action and pace of the games. Vago has orchestrated numerous studio and field productions for the sports network and previously worked at CN8, WLVI-TV, Boston and WFSB-TV, Hartford, CT. During his amazing career, he has won numerous awards including Silver and Bronze medals at the New York International Film and Television Festival, the Telly Awards, the New England Emmy Awards and the Associated Press Awards. Over the past four years, Love has worked as a Cape Ann TV staff person empowering CATV members and volunteers to cover the excitement of local sports. Cape Ann can boast some of the most successful high school boys and girls sports teams in the area and you can be part of chronicling local sports history by joining the Cape Ann TV sports videography team! Space is limited, so reserve a spot by calling Cape Ann Television, 978-281-2443.

Cape Ann Profiles show host Rich Sagall interviews Lawrence Martin-Bittman

On the next Cape Ann Profiles show host Rich Sagall interviews Lawrence Martin-Bittman, a local artist, retired BU professor, and former member of the Czechoslovakian Intelligence service. He discusses his work in intelligence, how it affected him and how it lead to his teaching at BU.
Cape Ann Profiles can be seen on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 on Friday, August 19 at 10:30AM and 7:00PM and on Sunday, August 21 at 2:00PM. It repeats on Friday, August 26 at 10:30AM and 7:00PM and on Sunday, August 28 at 2:00PM.
Upcoming guests include Art Thomas and Milt Lauenstein talking about their letter writing and other Cape Ann personalities who have a story to tell.
Rich Sagall is a physician and the president of NeedyMeds, a national non-profit that provides information on programs that help people unable to afford their health care costs. He also publishes Pediatrics for Parents, a children’s health newsletter.

It Doesn’t Suck- Marjorie Morningstar off Pavillion Beach, August 18, 2011

Christopher Lewis submits-

Marjorie Morningstar is a 52 meter charter motor yacht built in 2004 by Amels in Holland. It is registered in the Cayman Islands. She was anchored off Pavillion Beach on August 18, 2011.
Take care — Christopher Lewis


AJ Orlando Catches 42 lb Hake While on a Trip with Gloucester Fleet Last Weekend

Aimee McGarry submits-

A picture of a 42 lb Hake that AJ Orlando caught while on a trip with Gloucester Fleet last weekend. He is accompanied by the first mate Archie MacLeod. Arch wrote a little about it in his last fishing report-

Here’s a video of the trip-

Trash The Dress…Again

Barb Silberman reports-

Hi Joey,

In March you blogged about a woman in a wedding dress in the ocean who was being photographed for a photographer’s web site.  Tonight at Good Harbor Beach there was a man and woman in bridal garb frolicking on the rocks and then making bubbles and hitting them with a paddle, spraying water guns at each other, kissing, sitting and lying in the river, putting something red on the white bridal gown, and then rolling in the ocean ala Deborah Kerr and Burt Lancaster in "From Here to Eternity."  At one point the man removed his jacket to reveal a bright red vest and then he sang to her with a red guitar.  She alternatively used a fishing line to "fish" for him.  There were photographers taking pictures and a photo assistant mostly helping with the bubbles and assisting with the a wedding gown that was quite water-logged by the time they all left, climbing over the dunes to the parking lot.

Joey, I know you are on the job with this one and will fill your readers in ASAP.


If anyone knows who the couple was or has any photos from the shoot sned them in and we will highlight them here on GMG