Bill Hubbard Has A Beef With Wikipedia Over The Location Of The First Coast Guard Air Station

First Coast Guard Air Station was established on Ten Pound Island – But Wikipedia has the wrong location

Hey, Joey,
Most of us know that the first US Coast Guard Air Station was built on Ten Pound Island in Gloucester Harbor but the know-all be-all online encyclopedia, Wikipedia has it wrong.  They wrongly state that the present Coast Guard Base on Harbor loop was built on the site of the first Coast Guard Air Station.
I’ve attached a picture of the first plane stationed on Ten Pound Island and of the fist Base Commander and Pilot to fly that plane.  The two early Coast Guard aviators, pictured together in their flying gear on May 5, 1927, established the first successful U.S. Coast Guard air unit on Ten Pound Island, Gloucester, Mass., in 1925, using one Vought seaplane borrowed from the Navy.  From left are Commander Carl C. von Paulsen who commanded Coast Guard Base 7, Gloucester, and the attached air unit (January 1925 to May 1928); and Ensign Leonard M. Melka who acted as pilot and mechanic. 
I’ve asked Wikipedia to correct their error but,,,don’t hold your breath….There are several Coast Guard websites which will veryify that information including:
Bill Hubbard


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Beannie Loses Another Tooth At The Cape Ann Farmer’s Market

The Bean and Snoop Maddie Mad Eat flowers from the Pickle Guy, Ma’s Marmalade Represents, and The Bean Loses another tooth.  Random I know but that’s what you get when you have two monkeys hanging off your shoulder at the Farmer’s Market.

Did You Know? Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial

That English sculptor Leonard Craske (1882-1950) designed the sculpture of the Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial on Rocky Neck at the site of what is now Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery G3 and the Last Chance Gallery G2, which previously were one large single space?  

The English sculptor Leonard Craske (1882–1950) designed the sculpture, and it was cast by the Gorham Company of Providence, Rhode Island, in 1925.  Generally acknowledged as Craske’s finest work, the Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial is viewed by thousands of visitors annually and has become a symbol of the city, commemorating Gloucester’s link to the sea.

It gives me a whole new appreciation for the space where I spend so much of my time.

Info and plaque provided by Joseph Flack Weiler.







E.J. Lefavour

Parade of Lights Needs Boats- $100 Free Fuel From Cape Ann Marina

Tobin Domenick writes-


Thanks again for all your support – it was a very special weekend here for the marina the tournament and also Gloucester!!!

I am in charge of the Parade of Lights, and need help recruiting boats. It is this Saturday at sunset of Jones Creek to start. If you enter you receive $100 in fuel from the Cape Ann’s Marina Resort. We need support with boats, so we can have a parade.

Registration forms are available at the Marina, or I can email.



Saturday, September 1, 2012

7:30 pm
Boat "Parade of Lights"

Check Out Last year’s fun-

2011 Gloucester Parade of Lights Photos From Rick Isaacs

Posted on September 4, 2011 by Joey C

Parade of Lights from Schooner Adventure

Posted on September 4, 2011 by E.J.

E.J. Lefavour

Fireworks and Parade of Lights!

Posted on September 4, 2011 by Sharon

  Sharon Lowe Photo-

28th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival Caps Off Cape Ann’s Summer Festival Season on Labor Day Weekend, August 31 to September 2


Peter Webber writes-

Good afternoon.  As Labor Day draws nearer we are looking forward to capping off a great Cape Ann summer season of festivals with the 28th annual Gloucester Schooner Festival, from Friday, August 31 through Sunday, September 2.  We invite everyone to show your support for the Festival and help draw more customers and visitors into your place of business by printing and posting your own 8 ½ by 11 Schooner Festival poster.  You will find a direct link to this year’s poster here.  You may also may also view and download a printable version of the detailed schedule of weekend events here.

This year the Cape Ann Chamber and the Schooner Festival Committee have placed a renewed focus on supporting the next generation of sailors in a number of ways, including an invitation to up to 20 Cape Ann area teens (ages 12 to 18, first come, first served), to ride aboard participating schooners during the Parade of Sail and the Mayor’s Race for the Esperanto Cup on Sunday, September 2.  If you know of anyone interested in being one of these young sailors, please contact the Chamber immediately to reserve his or her spot.  In addition, the entire proceeds from one of the two raffles being run this year by the Schooner Festival Committee will be shared between the Gloucester High School sailing program and the Gloucester Museum School.

Details about both schooner raffles and the entire 2012 Gloucester Schooner Festival (including a full schedule of shore side activities on Saturday, capped off by the Parade of Lights and the Fireworks Display over Gloucester Harbor) can be found at

On behalf of your Chamber team, the Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee, and the Gloucester Fireworks Committee we wish to express our thanks to all the sponsors and supporters of this year’s Schooner Festival and fireworks display.  Your generous and continuing support make it possible to produce this great annual festival showcasing Cape Ann at its finest.

Also, remember to save the date of Thursday, October 4 and buy your ticket soon for the Chamber’s annual $25,000 Game.  Only 500 tickets will be sold and the grand prize, as always, will be $10,000.  Tickets are available now at the Chamber office and from members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors.

We wish all a great Cape Ann weekend. Best regards. Peter 

“The 2012 Harbor Loop Concert Series finale on Thursday, August 30th will be an exciting night for the City of Gloucester’s music fans!”

Bradlely Royds with Walter Peckham at the first Harbor Loop Concert Series 2012


“The 2012 Harbor Loop Concert Series finale on Thursday, August 30th will be an exciting night for the City of Gloucester’s music fans!” says event coordinator Bradley Royds. “We are going to pair up some of the North Shore’s finest talent with a world class band fronted by my friend Murali Coryell.”Chelsea Berry will open the show with a solo acoustic set at 6:30pm, along with Pete Lindberg, John Rockwell, Bradley and other special guests. Sasquatch will be singing The GTown anthem and Henley Douglas and Jake Pardee are set to sit in. Murali and his band will play a set starting at 7:15pm, and then will be joined by Gloucester favorites for a rock-and-blues jam that will wrap up the concert series in grand form!
Just added to the fun:
Henley Douglas, Tucker Linquist, Mike Chipperini and many more players  will be sitting in with the Murali Coryell band on Thursday:)
Photo by Louise
Photo by Louise

Photo by Joanne


On a special note, this concert is being held in honor of Caleigh Harrison. The Harrison family will be there toshare their story and to raise awareness about child safety.

Murali Coryell is a triple threat contemporary blues artist who can sing, write and play guitar with the best in the business. As the son of guitar legend Larry Coryell, Murali grew up around the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, & Carlos Santana. In 1995, Murali joined Duke Robillard’s touring band and was quickly signed as a solo artist resulting in the stax/volt influenced “Eyes Wide Open”. In 1999 Murali recorded “2120” for Marshall Chess in which Rolling Stone named Murali “One promising new hound”. Over the years Murali has toured with father Larry Coryell and Joe Louis Walker as a featured artist and appeared many times as supporting act for B.B. King. “Murali’s latest CD “Sugar Lips” reached # 5 in 2010 on the Living Blues Radio Chart was recorded in Nashville with Tom Hambridge producer of Buddy Guy’s latest Grammy winner. Featuring special guest stars Joe Louis Walker and Larry Coryell, Cortney Harding of Billboard called it “one sweet triptych across the musical map”. The CD received rave reviews in Living Blues and Elmore Magazines and also resulted in a Murali Coryell feature in Guitar Player Magazine. Internet music lovers can listen to the Murali Coryell channel on Pandora. The official website is

The release and touring behind Murali Coryell’s latest CD release “Sugar Lips” has drawn praise from such music heavyweights as Jimmy Webb, Judy Collins and Joe Louis Walker.
Acclaimed by Billboard, CNN, Rolling Stone, & The New York Times, singer/guitarist/songwriter Murali Coryell is a rising force in contemporary American music. As the son of jazz guitar legend Larry Coryell and author/actress Julie Coryell and grandson of TV, film and stage actress Carol Bruce, Murali was born into an entertainment family. Murali has a voice, a guitar style and a musical intuition that enable him to excel at many different kinds of music. To quote Mark Uricheck in reviewing “Sugar Lips” in Living Blues Magazine “He can play beer-soaked blues until last call, and he can also hang with more pop-tinged material-think a grittier, bluesier John Mayer.”
“Murali’s latest CD “Sugar Lips” released November 17, 2009 reached # 5 on the Living Blues Radio Chart was recorded in Nashville with Grammy nominated producer Tom Hambridge featuring special guest stars Joe Louis Walker and Larry Coryell. The CD has also garnered features and rave reviews in Guitar Player Magazine, Elmore Magazine, Living Blues, and newspapers across the United States. Murali Coryell can be seen this year performing extensively as a featured artist with Joe Louis Walker. Murali has toured as the supporting act for B.B. King and played with Buddy Guy, Levon Helm, George Clinton, George Thorogood & Gavin DeGraw among others. Murali’s music can be heard on independent, college, blues, internet, Pandora and public radio. As a performer, songwriter and producer Murali has built up a body of hook laden classic and contemporary blues, rock and soul songs that have appeared in TV, film and been covered by other artists.
Over the course of multiple solo CD’s as well as in collaboration with his father Larry and brother Julian, Murali has recorded the songs of Sam Cooke, Al Green, Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, Charles Mingus and Marvin Gaye as well as the Chess Chicago blues classics on the CD co-produced by Marshall Chess “2120”. Murali’s voice and guitar has been heard on NBC’s TV show “Crossing Jordan”. Murali Coryell is a fully realized artist in complete control of a voice with soul to burn and the tastiest of guitar chops.


G33K Grand Opening Tuesday-Sunday

The G33K store at 130 Main St. in Gloucester has been open for a little while, but now they are fully stocked!  They offer “geeky” and custom T-shirts, gaming materials, video games (which you can play right there in the back room), and now also graphic novels!

You can visit them on Facebook for more details.

Yappy Hour II- Thursday August 28th!

yappy hour, cape ann brewery

Time to mark your calendar with another dog bone.

On August 28th, 2012 from 5:00 pm to closing, Cape Ann Brewery at 11 Rogers Street will hold the next CHOW DOWN with live music in support of the Gloucester Dog Park. A portion of all food and beverage sales will be donated to the Park. Join the 50/50 raffle or purchase one of our signature dog park bandanas! One lucky person will walk away with our custom made dog goodie basket!

And if you haven’t been there lately, you’ve got to visit Stage Fort Park and see the park taking shape. The dog park is being built by private donations and with the help of dedicated volunteers. Come join us!

Visit for exciting updates, to volunteer or donate.

Please make your tax deductible donation to the Gloucester Fund (Gloucester Dog Park on the memo line) and send to Gloucester Fund, 45 Middle St. Gloucester MA 01930.

Come and join us at Cape Ann Brewery and help us to build Cape Ann’s first dog park!

Frank Ciolino Has A Major Dilemma

Frank is looking for advice.  He adamantly does not want a smartphone or pay the extra $20 for the data plan but is due for a free upgrade.

He was offered a free upgrade for what seems to be the perfect phone for Frank’s needs.  It only weighs 75 pounds and is equipped with a rotary dial.  Perfect for Frank so he can save that $20 a month for the phone that doesn’t have the data plan.


Pictured Frank Ciolino with his 2005 cell phone.

You know what I love?  I love to hear all these people proudly boasting that they don’t need a smartphone and they don’t want a smartphone.  Inevitably one by one they all succumb and get an iPhone or an android phone and then the first things that comor out of their mouths the next day is “I can’t believe I waited this long to get one”.

Every one of them.

Community Stuff 8/27/12


On Saturday September 15, 7 pm, a convergence of music and art will activate the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck!

to the first 40 reservations

In a two-hour performance showcasing the musical mastery of
singer/guitarist/composer Michael Gregory, visual artists Rocky Delforge, Loren Doucette, Ruth Mordecai, and Eileen Mueller will make responsive and interpretative artworks
over a broad range of creative expression.
  Ticket price of $100 per person includes hors d’oerves, wine bar, and a completely unique and amazing multi-disciplinary performance demonstrating the power of the creative muse.  An artwork created on site by each artist will be up for bid at the performance’s end.
  Proceeds will benefit the purchase and development of the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck.

Please make your reservations early as seating is limited.  For reservations and info: or 978-758-1210.

The Music:
Songwriter, Composer, Improviser, Poet and Music Producer.  A musical innovator and brilliant improviser, always on the cutting edge, Michael Gregory has recorded for Arista, RCA, Island and other labels and headed the power-trio Signal.  Michael has successfully straddled the pop and improvised music worlds since the beginning of his career in the 1970s. Michael’s influences vary widely, from Stravinsky to Cage from Hemphill to Ellington from Wonder to Bacharach.  As a composer and a performer, Michael possesses his own very unique, highly creative and fertile voice; quite simply, he sings like an angel and plays directly from his deeply inspired spirit.  Michael is living in Gloucester, writing poetry, composing music for various ensembles, recording, performing and teaching in Europe and America and producing various projects.

The Visual Art:
Rocky Delforge is a young Rockport contemporary artist/printmaker who embodies a new force of creative energy on Cape Ann.  He has curated the Center’s September show, Community and Identity, which will be on view during Music as Muse; the exhibition presents the concepts of the individual, the community in which they live, and the relationships that form between them.

As a muralist and a water colorist for many years, Loren returned to art school in 2007 in search of a voice and a line of her own. Her dynamic works in pastel, acrylic and collage are driven by a search for truth in drawing. Inspired by both the landscape and the figure, her works bridge the intersection of realism and abstraction. As she works from observation, she thrives by the freedom to depart from her source at any second.  

Rockport painter Eileen Mueller works across paint media, capturing the essence of musicians, the figure, and landscape in moments of time and light.  Classic yet experimental in her painting, Eileen’s amazingly deft skill allows for a prolific and wide-ranging practice and has earned her a solid reputation as one of Cape Ann’s finest artists.

Ruth Mordecai’s work is defined by a strong, painted, gestural line and her history as a sculptor.  It is inspired by figure, dance, landscape and Biblical story. A partial list of collections include:  the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem; the Wiggin Prints and Drawings Department of the Boston Public Library owns 30 of her works on paper 1970 – 2011. She has a BFA and MFA from Boston University School for the Arts. Her studio is on Rocky Neck and overlooks Smith Cove.