Video- Mile Marker 1 First Look With Manager Joe Loicano

Mile Marker 1 Is Located In the Back Right Hand Corner of The Cape Ann Marina Property (Opposite Back Corner of Where The Gull Was Located) 75 Essex Ave


Check out their website here

Call for Free Dockage Tied Up With Meal from Mile Marker One on VHF Channel 10.

Click here for the lunch/dinner menu

Reggae on the River every Friday in Gloucester at Mile Marker One


Update Don’t Buy My Camera for $275 It’s available for slightly more than that online Selling My Camera The Sony HX9V

I posted this last night after checking the price on Amazon-

Here is the camera I’ve been using to take about half the shots for the blog this past year.  It is retailing for $379 on Amazon right now new but you can have my slightly used no wear at all except for a few tiny scratches on the back screen that are barely noticeable and in perfect working condition one for $275.


What I didnt realize is that there are other stores selling it for less money than what amazon has it listed for new.  So don’t buy my camera for $275.

Sorry, but I’d feel terrible.

email me at

It’s a great great camera.

Here it is on Amazon new-


Since I bought the interchangeable NEX-5N I don’t have the need for both.

So first one to come up with the dough gets the camera responsible for these shots-

email me at

Click the pic for the full sized view


I love my little pocketable HX9V and all the tricks it has up it’s sleeve.

Copied from some older posts-

Click photos for full sized panoramas.  Have I told y’all yet how much I love the new camera?  The Sony HX9V, 16 times zoom, killer video, panoramas in camera HDR processing and it slips right in my pocket!  The thing is the nuts!  I highly highly recommend it. DSC00288








Press Release Heat Advisory-Rose Baker Senior Center Cooling Shelter Opened

With the extremely hot weather forecast for the Commonwealth and the heat advisory issued for all counties including Essex, the Mayors Office in conjunction with the Emergency Management Director are opening a cooling shelter at the Rose Baker Senior Center. Please see attached.
We appreciate your assistance in getting the word out those most at risk during extremely hot weather including the elderly, the very young and people with respiratory ailments.
For further questions please contact the Gloucester Public Health Director, Noreen Burke, or Manager of Environmental Health Services, Max Schenk.
Thank You, 
Noreen M. Burke, MPP
Public Health Director
City of Gloucester Health Department
978-282-8016 (phone)
978-281-9729 (fax)

Local Music Seen ~ first ever show on location!

On Mardi Gras, Local Music Seen with Allen Estes went to Minglewood to shoot the sold out Mardi Gras on Rogers Street benefit for Y Teens Rebuild New Orleans.  It took some time to edit all the footage and create a good show, but with the help of Cape Ann TV’s master director and editor, Lisa Smith, we finally got it done and the show airs TONIGHT at 6:30pm on Cable Channel 12.

In this video, you’ll see the complete (un-cut) version of Henri’s studio interview with Allen and a very unusual performance of Henri singing Route 66 accompanied by Allen on Guitar and harmonica.  If you want to see the Mardi Gras footage, you’ll have to watch the show (we’ll put this show in the archives soon for those of you who don’t live on Cape Ann or don’t have cable.  You’ll be able to find it here.)

After a nice hot day, you’ll want to cool off tonight at any of the six air-conditioned venues with great live music.  See the cool live music lineup here.

Lobster Pool Restaurant Father’s Day Tradition

Roasting S’mores at the Lobster Pool Restaurant

When our children were much younger we began going to The Lobster Pool restaurant for Father’s Day. Then, as it is now, The Lobster Pool continues to be a fantastic restaurant for family-style dining. Even on the busiest of nights there is never a long wait for a table and for dinner. Kids have fun exploring  the rocks before dinner and then again after they have finished and while the parents are still eating. Where else on Cape Ann can you go and see the most amazing view of the setting sun while dining casually on fabulously fresh seafood, and then have warm (free!) s’mores for a special treat?

Now in college, we met our son Alex there this past Father’s Day, after his long shift working at the Seventh Wave Restaurant in Rockport. It was late and the kitchen had closed but Myalisa  managed to come up with my husband’s favorite fish cakes and a burger for Alex.

Lobster Pool Fishcakes

The raw bar still had plenty of oysters and clams. And Myalisa’s son David was making s’mores for guests, young and old!

The Lobster Pool is open seven days a week for lunch and for dinner. Although Rockport is no longer a “dry” town, The Lobster Pool remains BYOB. Call (978) 546-7808 for more information.

Cameraman Bob Oliver and Maggie Harper From Channel 5’s Chronicle Represent! at Captain Joe and Sons

Bob and Maggie came down the dock to interview Frankie and I about lobstering, Gloucester and the Blog.  They’ve been around town all week.  yesterday it was our great Mayor’s day.  Look for the interview in about 3 weeks.

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here’s Frankie getting some face time-

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John McElhenny tweets- “The Camera Loves Frankie!”

Wednesday’s at The Rhumb Line with Fly Amero to host Bill Gleason

Prime Rib Specials!
Wednesdays Only!

Hello everyone!
Wednesday, June 20th
Special Guest:

Welcome to Black “Belta” Blues week at the Rhumb Line with
the great (and often dangerous) Bill Gleason.  My advice…
be there, be safe. 🙂 ~ Fly
Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prime Rib Dinner –
 $10.95 (while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
June 27: Jake Pardee (having just turned 21!!!)


July 11: J.B. Amero & David Brown

Looking forward…
…to seeing you there!  🙂 ~ Fly

Greasy Pole, The Musical! Opens TONIGHT

Greasy Pole, The Musical! Opens TONIGHT! …and The Annie is air-conditioned for your comfort! Ahhh!
Hard to believe, but we’ve outdone ourselves! 2 new songs, 2 new scenes, bigger band, bigger cast (with some favorites returning from last summer’s smash success!), this is a show not to be missed! Join us for opening weekend. Great way to start the summer with a bang!
Get out of the heat and get your arts in here!
In The Art Parlour we have the stunning Fiesta-themed art of Alice Gardner, plus a pictorial timeline of the Greasy Pole Tournament, 1931-present, on loan from Joey Palmisano and The Cape Ann Museum archives.
This weekend The Annie is the coolest place to be on Cape Ann!


Impressions of Ravenswood Park

The other day, a friend took me to Ravenswood Park for the first time.  Good thing I wasn’t alone, or I would probably have either gotten lost or missed out on some of the beautiful spots in the park! This is a great place to go for a walk. Just bring lots of bug repellant…