The Next Thing You Can’t Miss- Celebrate Gloucester II AT LAT 43 OUTSIDE WITH OUR NEWLY CONSTRUCTED 25 FOOT WIDE SCREEN!!!!

Have we disappointed you yet?  As one of the team who dreamed up and brought the first Block Parties, the Horrible Parade Float, The Old Cuban Cigar and Folly Cove Rum Cruises aboard The Thomas Lannon,The Man vs Food Challenges? Just to name a few, but seriously if we put our name on an event, we bring the thunder and this time will be NO EXCEPTION!

En Plein Air!!!!

With help from my man Ed Collard, we have constructed a gargantuan screen which we will be hoisting up onto the beams in front of Lat 43 and screening Greasy Pole Videos featuring all three winning walks from the 2011 Greasy Pole, Seine Boat Races, Blue Lobster Videos 2o feet wide, St Joseph’s Novena Video, Faces of The Greasy Pole, Back Shore After The Storm Video, Sam Hartson’s “This Is Fiesta Movie.



All this while McDonough and chef Jeff Cala serve up this killer menu outside-

All very affordable pick up food.

Clam Chowder $4

Chicken Wings $4

Pizza $4

Pulled Pork Sliders  $4

Sushi $8

Popcorn  $2

And To Top It All Off- 10% of all food and beverage sales goes to GFAA to help rebuild Newell Stadium.

Lat-GMG-GFAA Block Party Sept 2011 (1)

Some Screen Caps of The Movies We Will Be Playing-





Rebecca Reynolds Writes-

Hi, GMGers!

Perhaps the best, most memorable birthday cake shared with family and friends on Cape Ann was made by Gina Fettig.

Adding to this delicious dessert’s elite status was the fact that it was hand delivered, free-of-charge by her husband, John.

For a special event in July, I tried to order another cake from Gina, but she wasn’t offering that service any more…..

Can you imagine my delight this morning when I found that Gina has started her own website, where she offers weekly home-baked-goods specials:

I know how important good food is to our community, I also know that you will love whatever you order from Gina, so PLEASE SHARE this news our GMG community.



Schooners Salute Joe Garland

The three Harold Burnham built schooners, Thomas E.Lannon, Fame and Ardelle, gather off Eastern Point to pay respect to the late Gloucester author and historian Joe Garland prior to the start of Sunday’s races.

Fame fires the salute.

Check back here at GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER for exclusive photo and video coverage of the Parade of Sail and the start of the MAYOR’S RACE.

Live Blogging 2011 Gloucester Schooner Fest- Webcam and Live Updates Here

click to view the action live-


2011 Gloucester Schooner Fest Live Cam provided by Discover Gloucester

Click Here For The Schedule of Events

We will be live blogging here at this post all weekend long.  If you have a picture or upload a YouTube video send it in to goodmorninggloucester at and we will add to the 2011 Schooner Festival Live Blog Timeline.  If you are out on the water and have an iPhone send in those pics to the email address above and we will post them, don’t forget to add how you would like the photo credited.

Friday Evening Rick Isaacs Submits-




4:45AM Saturday September 3 The Heritage Center- Epi-Center of Schooner Festival Activities-



DSC06666 6:00AM Saturday-

DSC06672 Screen shot from the 2011 Schooner Festival Webcam 8:09AM

click the pic below to see the action live


9:15AM The Scene At The Heritage Center



Donna Ardizzoni Photos-


Galley on the Roseway

Galley on the Roseway

Mast on the Roseway

Quarters on the Roseway

Quarters on the Roseway

Sunday September 4, 2011 4:45AM at Gloucester Maritime

Parade of Sails Sunday 11:00AM-


Parade Of Sails Photos From Donna Ardizzoni

If you appreciate GMG and feel that we deserve to be Boston’s Most Valuable Blog feel free to give us your vote-

Rare Yellow Lobster and Other Mutant Lobsters We’ve Documented Down Here At Captain Joe and Sons Over The Years

Tune in to Diane Sawyer national news on channel 5 tonight at 6 for the story.
Here’s the yellow lobster Dave Jewell aboard the Lady J caught last week.
The lobster on the right obviously is the normal one. There are no bands on the yellow one because it was a female bearing eggs and only brought in to take pictures of.

Here’s a blue one from last December-

Here’s an albino one from last June


To see the ocean oddity slide show which I added some more blue shaded lobster, and quadruple clawed claws to you can click this text

Here’s a speckled cull we got back in May of 2009

Speckled Lobster Landed At Captain Joe's

Another Blue One-

Lisa Kennedy Represents

Lisa Kennedy of Defiance Sail Charters ( represents at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery on Rocky Neck.  Captains Raffi Kassabian and Lisa Kennedy operate charters aboard the 49′ Hinckley Windfall out of Gloucester in the summer, and the Bahamas in the winter.  Now, as Joey would say, “that doesn’t suck”. 

E.J. Lefavour

Rubber Duck Visits Thacher Island

Adam Bolonsky wanted to take Rubber Duck on a visit to Thacher Island. His friend Mike paddled out too. The three boats on the left were the transportation:

First up, a 102 foot climb to the top of the North Tower:

While Mike and Adam relax Dare Devil Rubber Duck:

After that the Homies were in total awe of the Rubber One.

Homie1 to Homie2: “Did you see how high she bounced?!”

Rubber Duck: “I meant to do that.”

Rubber Duck checking out the new light in the North Tower:

In the museum on the island you can check out the old light:

Magic Eraser in Photoshop could have helped out here:

South Tower with Rubber Duck Photo Shopped out:

In that last shot you can see the clearing on the right which is used for camping. Five bucks a night is the best deal on Cape Ann if you like the sound of two hundred seagulls as an alarm clock.  Camping is July 1 to September 10 . Call ahead.

One last shot. This is from the North Tower looking down at the north end of the island. After Adam caught a 30 inch bluefish which he then calmly placed between his legs in his kayak he then preceded to paddle through these rocks. Yes, in between the surge and those nasty rocks. Rubber Duck may be a dare devil but she insisted I take the longer route around. 

Rocky Neck Art Colony Historic Art Trail to Participate in Trails and Sails 2011


Guided tours of Rocky Neck’s Historic Art Trail are part of the 100+ unique and FREE events taking place in the 10th annual TRAILS & SAILS, sponsored by the Essex National Heritage Commission. On Sunday, September 18 and Sunday, September 25 at 2 pm there will be guided tours of the Rocky Neck Historic Art Trail originating at the Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, MA.  The tours are conducted by Judith Curtis, a regular contributor to American Art Review and author of Rocky Neck Art Colony 1850 to 1950 among other works.

Walk in the footsteps of Winslow Homer, Fitz Henry Lane, Augustus Buhler, Frank Duveneck, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper and other greats in the history of American art.  Visit the sites where these famous Rocky Neck artists worked, lived and became inspired. See first-hand the iconic land and seascapes that gave rise to the area’s illustrious artistic legacy – and which today provide the backdrop for one of the country’s oldest and most renowned working art colonies. Visit us at and click on the Rocky Neck Art Trail for information on these historic sites.
Two Weekends of Walks & Water

Celebrate 10 years of TRAILS & SAILS September 16-18 & 23-25, 2011. Plot your course to fun and adventure at and download your passport to over 100+ FREE, FUN and FAMILY-FRIENDLY events at various sites that showcase our distinctive regional heritage. All events are designed to give residents and visitors a taste of the region’s distinctive history, breathtaking landscapes and hidden gems.

Over 4,000 attendees are expected at this year’s TRAILS & SAILS. In addition to The Rocky Neck Historic Art Trail, events will include history and art walks; boat rides and paddles; farm tours, trail walks and rigorous hikes; behind the scenes tours; book readings and musical performances; vintage baseball games and a host of authentic activities. Most events will accommodate between twelve and fifty participants on a first-come, first-served basis with the exception of a few reservation-required events (see The public is invited and all events are FREE.

"Essex County Busting Breast Cancer Initiative" to be held Sept. 14th


The “Essex County Busting Breast Cancer Initiative” Offers a Free Presentation on
Lowering Your Breast Cancer Risk at the Rockport Art Association
(Rockport, MA) Learn inexpensive and healthy ways to lower your risk of breast cancer at a free presentation at the Rockport Art Association on 12 Main Street, Rockport. Join us for this lifechanging talk on Wednesday, September 14 at 7 P.M. Essex County residents (especially women between the ages of 40 and 50), will be taught three easy, inexpensive, healthy and effective ways to significantly reduce the body’s ability to develop invasive breast cancer. Admission is free.
This program is part of the “Essex County Busting Breast Cancer Initiative” designed to decrease the incidence of invasive breast cancer in Essex County through education and awareness. The Essex County Initiative is National Breast Cancer Prevention Project’s pilot program, for developing regional initiatives in areas with an extremely high cancer rate.

For art lovers, there will be the opportunity to own an original Charles Movalli oil painting,
which will be on display. The artist generously donated this painting in memory of Carleen
Muniz, a former Rockport Art Association artist member, who died of breast cancer in 2009.
Muniz was mentored by Movalli, and was a talented artist in her own right. Raffle tickets are $25.00 each and the drawing will be held October 23, 2011.
Charles Movalli is the son of artists in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Movalli became an art teacher, influential art editor and writer. But above all, he is a painter. His dramatic brushwork creates the vibrant lighting and sense of movement that has earned this Cape Ann artist dozens of significant awards, a listing in Who’s Who in American Art and memberships in prestigious art associations, including Oil Painters of America.

Tasty and fabulous appetizers will be provided by Grapevine Catering. Wine and water will also be served. Knowledgeable staff from Common Crow will be in attendance as well to present products that are beneficial in lowering breast cancer risks.  The National Breast Cancer Prevention Project, formerly Know Breast Cancer, was founded by Susan Wadia-
Ells, PhD. The organization is focused is on helping women to stop breast cancer before it starts, rather than focusing on detection and treatment. Wadia-Ells’ forthcoming book “Busting Breast Cancer” is based on international research over the past 5 plus years and will change the way the world thinks of breast cancer.
The Essex County Initiative is a project of the National Breast Cancer Prevention Project.

The Website is
To reserve your space and further information, please contact: Lisa Vincent, email:, or Tel. 978-660-0686