Mile Marker One Ready For Lift Off Next Week!

Mile Marker One Restaurant and Bar in Gloucester MA

Tobin Dominick writes-

He Joey,

Hope this email finds you well.

Super exciting Mile Marker One is going to be opening for lunch and dinner next week, and then about a week later we will be open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner!!!! 

We have our tented deck like we had last year, but we have a few more additions as well. A brand new inside, directly on the water’s edge, year round dining room. Also we have more deck waterside seating off of the indoor pool on the Pool Deck with fantastic front row seats to Annisquam River and Boat ramp activities.

Our menus are in action, fresh seafood, burgers, salads, sandwiches, entrees and appetizers in case you want to “EAT, DRINK, and CHILL”.  We can’t wait to get the word out.

Two of my biggest questions so far are – is Mile Marker One where the Gull use to be? NO if you enter into the Hotel Lobby area a hostess will greet you and show you the dining areas. Second question – Can we come to Mile Marker One by boat – YES! We are encourage you to come by boat, and if you do it is free dockage with a Mile Marker One receipt. Boats need to contact us on Channel VHF 10 and the dock staff can assist in a location for tie up.

-Tobin Dominick

Click here to see the summer entertainment schedule and more

Great Views!

Cape Ann Marina 40th Anniversary Celebration – Customer Appreciation and Season Kick Off! Food and Entertainment 2pm-6pm. Founded in 1972 and grown into what it is today…the Dominick family continues to welcome seasonal and year round guests by land or by sea. We are proud to provide the best that we can for the last 40 years…with more to come. We want to thank all our patrons, past and present, so please plan on joining us for this 40th year celebration!

Parrothead Weekend at Cape Ann Marinaville!! – This first time event is coming together…endorsed by our local Jimmy Buffett Parrothead chapter, this will be a great reason to come for the weekend. A weekend full of a little something for everyone. Dress the part, add some of your own Buffett gear to yourself, your boat, and your car! Prizes will be awarded throughout the weekend for those that partake in the festivities and turn the marina into a "Marinaville"! And yes, it is always 5 o’clock at Cape Ann Marinaville.

Parade of Lights Fundraiser – to support our annual lighted boat parade on Labor Day weekend. Donations welcome, a portion of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to the committee. Live entertainment donated by Hope Road. Planning on hosting a raffle – so if you would like to donate, please email us. If you would like to volunteer for our committee email us or call Tobin at 978-283-3293, we would appreciate your help.

Bluefin Blowout Fishing Tournament
Hosted by Cape Ann’s Marina Resort – This is also a first time event this year, and coming together. If you would like to get involved with the event in anyway, send us anemail. More information will be posted as we get closer. Sign up for our newsletter to make sure you get notified.

The Harvey Gamage at Maritime Gloucester

A crew member at work on the schooner Harvey Gamage, docked at the newly completed Harriet Webster Pier in Harbor Loop.

From Maritime Gloucester:

Harvey Gamage Open House
We are thrilled to have a triumverate of sail boats docked at our new pier.  This summer promises to be a full season of schooners on site!Among the boats now docked is the Harvey Gamage, a schooner in theOcean Classroom fleet.  Join the crew of the Gamage for an open house tomorrow, Saturday June 16th from 10:15 to 11:30.Where & When

Harriet Webster Pier

23 Harbor Loop

Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930


2012 Run Gloucester! Cancelled

DMSE Sports Press release-

Cancellation Notice

We regret to announce that due to a number of reasons, primarily lack of major sponsorship for the second year in a row and overall limited interest, DMSE Sports and the Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association have collectively decided it is not wise to continue with the Run Gloucester! race for 2012.
We are very disappointed to have to announce this, but it simply isn’t prudent to continue with the event this year if we can’t guarantee a successful race. For those few who have already registered for the race, we will be refunding 100% of your entry fee along with the processing fee within the next few days. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

In 30 years of producing races, this is the first time DMSE has had to cancel a race in this manner. We tried our best to make it work again this year but now feel it is in everyone’s best interest to cancel at this time and re-think the entire concept. We hope to see you at many of the other DMSE Sports races this year.

Breaking News: Sky will be Dark over Cape Ann Tonight!!

Well duh, you say, the sun goes down followed by dark pretty much every night. But if you look at that clear blue sky over your head right now with a breeze that will die to a gentle puff from the north by morning and the crescent moon does not rise until 2:54AM that means it might be really really dark. So go look at the stars tonight*. (*see end of post for update!)

If you go down to Good Harbor Beach on the bridge end and look to the twin towers on Thacher the 11% waning crescent moon will rise at 2:54 AM and maybe a half hour later it will look like this (from

Just replace those buildings with the lighthouse towers.

Next week I will be posting about an amazing local organization that has no dues, no overhead, but plenty of great members who all share a love of stuff up in the sky. The Gloucester Area Astronomy Club or GAAC (like the sound a cat makes getting rid of a hairball oh now you’ll remember). GAAC has a website, a Facebook Page, and a Tweeting Twitter account to stay up to date on their telescope meet ups on Halibut Point or their telescope parties (one just last week) at Bearskin Neck (best line, a tourist kid upon looking at Saturn’s rings “Is that real or is that painted on?”)

These dudes and dudettes know their sky. I learned more in an hour on Bearskin than I did earning my Boy Scout Astronomy Merit Badge. In twenty minutes, Saturn, Mars, binary stars, two galaxies in one eyepiece, M13 (a pantload of stars) and a half dozen more of those things Mister Messier thought were pretty cool to look at. (Actually they annoyed him as he looked for comets but that’s another story.)

GAAC members meet at St Paul Lutheran Church in Lanesville, at 8:00 pm on the second Friday of every month.

EXTRA EXTRA Even More Breaking News: GAAC will be setting up for the sunset at 8:22PM TONIGHT in the field across from the parking lot at Halibut Point. Spray on bug spray before you come, a red flashlight if you have one and don’t trip over tripods. You’ll see cool stuff not of this world and Rubber Duck will be there.  Astronomical twilight is 10:38PM

Madeline Sings What a Wonderful World

What a Wonderful World, sung by five-year old Madeline Ciaramitaro at her great-grandmother’s memorial. Surrounded by her loving family, Madeline does’t miss a lyric, despite the baby crying (on cue) and a great deal of background noise. I think Madeline’s world is pretty wonderful!

New Orleans Fun ~ more than New England usually allows

Let’s face it folks, we, in New England, are known for being kinda stuffy, right?  Isn’t that why we’ve welcomed Henri Smith to Gloucester?  Isn’t that why we do our level best to keep him here year after year?  Yes, he’s a fine musician.  Yes, most of his friends are all top talent too.  Yes, he infuses Gloucester will all kinds of culture we’ve never before experienced.  But let’s be honest.  He’s fun!  And so are his super-talented friends.  Just look at this video:

Don’t these guys just look like they’re having the time of their lives?  We need more of that — and we’re going to get it on June 3o when Henri gathers the most talented, fun-loving New Orleans musicians you can see north of the bayou at North Shore Music Theatre to open for the iconic for Aaron Neville (get tickets here).  Henri’s band will include:

Stanton Davis on Trumpet
Amadee Castenell (from HBO’s Treme) on Sax, Flute and Vocals
Herman Hampton (Berklee professor) on Bass
Daniel Heath on Trombone and vocals
Les Lumley (from Ghetto Mysticism) on percussion.
Charles Burchell  (from New England Conservatory) on Drums
Ben on Piano (you know him)

Now for some fun tonight (see full music lineup here) we have to mention one of Gloucester’s most talented and fun musicians with an acerbic wit, Inge Berge, will be at the Dog Bar with his trio.  See what we mean by wit and fun in the video below:

Chickity Check It! The Latest Small Biz Advice From Ryan Pinkham

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Oceanside Sea Dog From George Krewson III

Hi Joey,

The attached pictures show the boat called the Sea Dog which my Dad, George Krewson Jr., purchased from a lady up in Canada who had won it by buying a charitable lottery ticket in Gloucester, back in the 1930’s.  He offered her $700 and she accepted.  Herman Melanson, maintenance man at the Oceanside, took one winter to remodel it, after getting it up behind the Oceanside.  The bottom picture shows the great job he did on the forty footer.  Dad was the captain and got great enjoyment from taking out Oceanside guests from Magnolia Harbor to the surrounding ocean views.  He retained it for a few years after selling the Oceanside.

George Krewson III


Only $12,000,000 To Go



Ocean Alliance, based on figures provided by the lead architect, has a goal of raising approximately $12 million to restore the ~ 20,000 Sq.ft buildings in a way that mediates existing contamination, maintains their historic exterior appearance while modeling the interior as a practical, accessible research, education and historic center.

Only $12,000,000?  Hopefully the architect throws in a blowjob to sweeten the deal.