Home Grown Baby! The NightSUP Video From Tyler Knight

Built right here on Cape Ann!!!!!!

The NightSUP was designed by Tyler, Dominic and Sylvie from Cape Ann SUP.

We showed our designs to Keith Natti over at Twin Lights Glassing. He scratched his head and looked at us like we were crazy….but in the end, so was he.  Keith’s attention to detail has made this project even better than any of us hoped. We’ve tested these boards in lots of conditions and we’ve even had Harbor Seals use the light from the boards to hunt the fish below us.

So before the barage of Shark comments, We just want to say this: If YOU are the largest predator in your’ waters, then you need a SUP with LEDs. You will see your’ own waterways and wildlife in a brand new and magical way.

Double Waterproof LEDs and a rechargable batteries are the recipe for a whole new way to view nature and Paddleboard more safely at night time. This is the custom creation of a surf punk and a sup kook who put aside the chatter to come up with something RAD.

Quadrantid Meteor Shower Late Tonight



by Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist

“If you enjoy the sight of “shooting stars” then make plans to be out looking skyward during the predawn hours on Wednesday (Jan. 4) when a strong display of Quadrantid meteors may appear. This first meteor shower of the year may end up being one of the best of 2012.

To paraphrase Forrest Gump: The Quadrantid meteor shower is like opening up a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get!  Indeed, the Quadrantids are notoriously unpredictable, but if any year promises a fine display, this could be it.

Peak activity is due to occur early on Wednesday at about 2:30 a.m. EST (0730 GMT) and favors eastern North America. The Quadrantid meteor shower sky map above shows where to look to see the display.

The Quadrantids (pronounced KWA-dran-tids) provides one of the most intense annual meteor showers, with a brief, sharp maximum lasting but a few hours. Adolphe Quetelet of Brussels Observatory discovered the shower in the 1830s, and shortly afterward it was noted by several other astronomers in Europe and America. [First Photos: The 2012 Quadrantid Meteor Shower]”


The first major meteor shower of 2012 takes place on the night of Tuesday, Jan. 3 and the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 4. It peaks at 2 a.m. EST (0700 GMT) on Jan. 4.
CREDIT: Starry Night Software


What does Livingston Taylor say about Chelsea Berry?


“A voice of remarkable power and control with a joyous soul. Brave and bright, Chelsea Berry is the real thing.”  -Livingston Taylor


Click the picture to hear Chelsea talk with Peter about her plans for 2012 and the kind of shows she truly loves to play.  Check out Chelsea’s gimmesound profile.

Chelsea’s not playing tonight but you can go see some of the other great musicians in town.  See the full list here.

Wednesday’s with Fly Amero ~ With special guest: Bill Gleason

Happy New Year everyone! 

We’ll be kicking off 2012 with Cape Ann’s premier blues artist, the great Bill Gleason.  It’s the real deal, folks.  No one does it like Bill. 

 Be there! ~ Fly

Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm

Special Guest: Bill Gleason

Wednesdays at the Rhumb Line – Prime Rib Specials!

Wednesdays Only!

*Each week features a special, invited musical guest

 Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…

Prime Rib Dinner –  $9.95 (while they last)

 Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!

Thursday night blues party at the Rhumb Line with special guest Andrew Clark. Put on your dancing shoes.

Thursday – 9:00 to 12:00 ~ Dave Sag’s Blues Party

Dave Says,

What a great time we had last thursday with the JK® experience! So, to keep it going ,we’re bringing back that tootin’ Torquemada of the tenor sax: Mr. Andrew Clark. AC  always gets the blood movin’ and the feet groovin’ to that funky, ironic beat that can’t be beat. Like habeneros for your soul!   He’ll be joined at the hip by Mr. Andrew Jones, fabulous meter man and pineal reconstruction specialist, on the skins, and, of course, Mr. Greg T. and myself will complete the circuit. So, don’t be a cube, rube; go ape!

Andrew Clark

Just a little taste …enjoy  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4EfaYT9j8k&feature=related

The Loss of the F/V Patriot 01/03/2009

On January 3, 2009 the F\V Patriot was lost at Sea with both crewmen.  Here is the story from the Gloucester Daily Times and a few photos I took of the Patriot in 2008.  Also, Joey has some great pictures and video of inside the Patriots wheelhouse and engine room. 

From the Gloucester Daily Times;

Mourning the Patriot

Trawler tragedy claims lives of two fishermen

“By Richard Gaines The Gloucester Daily Times Sun Jan 04, 2009, 10:52 PM EST

As president of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association, Angela Sanfilippo has dealt many times with tragedy at sea. It never gets easier.

“This is a shocker,” she said Saturday, referring to the loss of the Patriot and the lives of two local fishermen. “This was the perfect boat. Gloucester has one more time been stricken.” 

The two members of a Gloucester fishing family — the husband and father of Josephine Russo — were lost at sea early Saturday when the family-owned Patriot, a modern, 54-foot, steel-hulled trawler fishing alone on Middle Bank, about 15 miles from port, sank after an apparent catastrophic failure.

CLICK THE LINK FOR THE REST OF THE STORY; http://www.gloucestertimes.com/Patriot/x645317002/Mourning-the-Patriot

Here are Links to the USCG Final Action Report and the USCG Timeline chart on the F/V Patriot sinking.

 Coast Guard Final Action Memo FV PATRIOT.pdf

 Enclosure 3 – FV PATRIOT Timeline Graphic.pdf

Here are the links to Joey’s Videos;



 The Danielle Marie before the Name Change to the Patriot

The Patriot docked at the State Fish Pier

Matteo Russo Gets ready to Board his Boat The F\V Patriot

F\V Patriot viewed from Gorton’s Wharf 2008

The Patriot gets ready to Dock 2008