Gloucester At Dawn Good Harbor Beach and Thacher Island 6:32AM 9/15/12


Taken with- you guessed it my NEX-5N which I paid over $250 more than what you can buy it for as of yesterday.

Here are some of the sets I’ve taken with mine click for photos


Here’s the link to buy it at the ridiculous discount that was offered yesterday. $498 with the 18-55 lens

A new version of the 5 series has been announced which includes wifi but won’t be out for two months and is listed at a price of $748, the NEX-5R.

I’ll take my camera at that discount and in fact I did, buy it for the Mrs for her birthday.  Shhhhhh. Don’t tell.

This is the new one which is available for pre-order-

Sony NEX-5RK/B 16.1 MP Compact Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens and 3-Inch LCD (Black) by Sony


Ten Pound Island From Bill Hubbard

Hi, Joey,
Ever since I posted my rant about Google’s placing of the first Coast Guard Air Station at Harbor Look rather than on Ten Pound Island, I’ve heard from a number of your readers. 
There seems to be a lot of questions over which came first;  The US Fish Hatchery or the Coast Guard Air Station?  My picture attached is a coast guard photo of the island taken in 1900 just a year after the Fish Hatchery was established on the east end of the island.  The hatchery buildings and lighthouse buildings are as they appeared at that time which was 25 years before the US Coast Guard established Air Station Gloucester on the Island.
I’ve tried to find more information about the fish hatchery but details are lacking.  All I can establish is that they raised fish from eggs brought to the island by research vessels and some contracted fishing vessels.  I remember being told they raised Cod from eggs and also Lobsters from eggs but can’t seem to find the details.  Even though it was over 100 years ago, it’s amazing how much old data and pictures keeps making it’s way to Google.  I did find a Google Book with a great picture of the Air station from a post card but cannot figure out how to copy or print it.
Bill Hubbard

Ten Pound Is. 1900

What Kind of Spider is this??????


After the many weeks of research I have finally purchased a new SMALL camera, This is one of the 1st taken with the Sony NEX7 and a Sony E mount 50mm 1.8 lense.  The lense is not a macro so all close up is a result of cropping.   There are no exposure or color adjustments, only a crop!

Happenings at The Center at Rocky Neck

Monday, September 17th at 7pm

Dr. Rory Anscombe, A Psychiatrist who has worked with hundreds of criminals in his years of practice will speak about the recent shooting in a Colorado movie theater. Dr Anscombe will offer his insights into the mind of the shooter and others like him. It will be a fascinating evening.

Rory Anscombe MD is a psychiatrist in private practice in Gloucester with his wife Jean. For eight years he worked in the maximum security admission unit at Bridgewater State Hospital, where he interviewed two hundred murderers, including mass murderers. He has published four novels based on his experiences with killers.


Wednesday, September 19th, 7pm

The Basics of Estate Planning with Attorney Linda Goodenough

Your parents told you that they had EVERYTHING organized should something happen to them.  Only, when that day comes, you are unable to locate any of the legal documents. 

Medical decisions for them are more difficult, as neither had a Health Care Proxy. Now, you want to make it easier for your children.  So what do you need?

Attorney Linda Goodenough will be speaking on the basic building blocks of any Estate Plan including a Durable Power of Attorney, a Health Care Proxy with Advanced Directives and a Will. 

Ms. Goodenough has a degree in nursing, is a graduate of Northeastern Law School and a member of the Massachusetts Bar. For the past three years she has been a Judicial Designee reviewing Guardianship Reports, 

and working directly with the Probate courts to deal with the daunting and emotional issues facing families. Linda is also a trained mediator with advanced training in Elder/Adult Family Mediation.  




Hot Stuff Happening on Madfish Wharf – Summers Not Over Yet!

If you haven’t been to see Adriana “Gigi” Mederos at Aquatro Gallery, 77 Rocky Neck Ave., G6 on Madfish Wharf, you really need to check out the beautiful things in her gallery.  It is not too early to do some holiday shopping while the opportunity is still here on Rocky Neck.  Her Gallery is open daily through Columbus Day weekend. 

Also don’t miss Last Day of Summer Tasting Event

In a bold move, chefs Jordan Rubin and John Sheehan take over the helm at the Madfish Grille in Gloucester, MA. The young and talented Rubin and Sheehan met while working at Clio and Uni in Boston under renown chef, Ken Oringer.
The ambitious and capable duo is transitioning into the fresh concept they envision at the Rocky Neck Art Colony location by revitalizing a menu that will take full advantage of Gloucester’s bountiful seafood and local produce.
The popular Sushi bar will continue to be the focus of chef Jordan Rubin, who brought chef Sang Hyun Lee on board this summer as the fans and demand for his sushi increased since its inception at the Madfish last year. In the kitchen, Sheehan takes an adventurous and modern approach to traditional New England fare. Expect to be deliciously surprised through the fall.
Reserve your space at the Last Day of Summer Tasting Event on Friday September 21 right now and savor why we saved the best for last.

Last Day of Summer Tasting Event
Madfish Grille
77 Rocky Neck Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930

Friday September 21
6:30 pm
$ 30 per person and cash bar
Make your reservation by calling 413 636-9688
Or via Facebook at Madfish Sushi Bar

Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association Golf Outing Oct 1st


The Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association  and the Bass Rocks Golf Club are providing the opportunity to play golf at the beautiful Bass Rocks Golf Club, and 50% of your fee will be donated to the scoreboard at the New Balance Track and Field at Newell Stadium.  The date is Monday, October 1, 2012, and tee times are available from 9AM to 2PM at $320 per foursome in advance or $100 per person after 9/23/2012; this includes golf and a cart.

The golf shop will be open for additional purchases and the Clubhouse will be open for refreshments.  Proper dress is required; no jeans or tee shirts.

Make your tee times with GFAA Board member Dave Amero at Favazza Johnson Insurance Agency at 218 Main Street Gloucester or call at 978-283-0016.

Please do not call the Bass Rocks Pro Shop

Click on link below for more information:

YES! Third Time’s The Charm. (Now You Can Kiss My Ass Goodbye Part 3)

      YES!  Third Time’s The Charm. (Now You Can Kiss My Ass Goodbye Part 3)

Yeah! I’m gonna make it Rain!

I just got this Email and had to share!

REF Nє: EGS/2251256003/02
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This result is now released on Wed 12th September 12 and your email address attached in the Category (A). All participants were selected through a computer ballot system drawn from Random lucky pick in our officer users from company and individual email addresses and your lucky number are as follows
23, 50, 41,66,10,34
Users which is also known as to view and confirm this result from our website for your winning click on this link
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Kindly contact your claims agent in National Lottery Head Quarters Mr. Bucklay George, on Tel/Fax +447937412698, +447937414592 you are to quote your lucky number for confirmation on your winning.
All winning must be claimed not later than 21st September, 2013. After this date all unclaimed funds will be returned to European Union Treasury as unclaimed. Please note in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications please remember to quote your reference number in all correspondence.

You are therefore advised to give the following information to your claim’s agent
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4. Occupation.
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Congratulations from the staff and thank you for being part of email account users program.

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs. Julie Van Hans,
Executive.(Euro Lottery Intern.)
Dr. P. Swier, Mr. Gerald Goodman (Manager Foreign Operations),
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Two Killer Deals To Take Advantage Of Ithaki $25 for $50, Gloucester Daily Times Topsfield Fair Discount

We have 5 favorite restaurants on the North Shore for dinner- Duckworth’s Bistrot, Ithaki, Passports, Nordstrom’s Bistro and The Blue Ox.

Today there’s a deal for Ithaki  $25 for $50 worth of food.  Ithaki NEVER disappoints just like out other favorites.  We bought one.  You can too, here


From Gloucester Daily Times Twitter Feed

#TopsfieldFair: Buy your tickets, $9 each, at the GDT office and$ave. Tix at fair are $11 weekdays; $15 weekends. (Cash only please)


The GDT is also selling discount ride tickets: 11 for $22. Not sure of the savings, but you won’t have to wait in line at the fair.

Apple Street Farm Presents Cowboy Barbecue


Only $175 Per Person

As of yet I have yet to confirm if this price includes a reach around or happy ending but I’ll keep you posted as soon as I do.

Here’s The Presser-


WHAT:                This September, join Chef Frank McClelland as he hosts his annual Cowboy Barbecue Dinner at his home on Apple Street Farm. Every month, Chef prepares a themed dinner showcasing the freshest poultry, produce and eggs of the season. For the month of September, Chef has designed a four-course meal inspired by cowboy barbecue.

Guests will indulge in this special meal prepared by the chefs of L’Espalier and Sel de la Terre restaurants and are welcome to explore the beautiful grounds while enjoying cocktails and savory hors d’oeuvres. The Cowboy Barbecue Dinner menu includes:

Savory hors d’oeuvres


First Course


Salad of pit-roasted heirloom tomato, shallot and pepper

with goat’s milk feta and sweet herb emulsion; coddled ASF egg

Second Course


Barbecue swordfish loin and stewed squid puttanesca

with eggplant and grilled corn off the cob

Third Course


Pit roasted Apple Street Farm pig in spiced vegetable ash rub

with sugar pumpkin and roma beans; salsa verde


Quince rosemary tarte Tatin with bourbon and burnt orange ice cream

WHEN:                September 28 & 29

                                5:30 p.m. arrival

6:30 p.m. dinner begins

WHERE:             Apple Street Farm

                                35 Apple Street

                                Essex, MA 01929



Other:                 Tickets to this event are $175.00 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity.

Space is limited so call L’Espalier at 617-262-3023 to make a reservation.

Dinners will be held rain or shine.

Lane’s Cove Watercolor By Jill Demeri To Benefit Lane’s Cove Fish Shack Restoration

Barb Jobe writes-

I have attached a picture of the painting by Jill Demeri .  It is a whimsical painting of Lanes Cove done in watercolor.   We had it priced at the silent auction starting at $1400.00, but we would settle for Best Offer.  The painting measures 48 1/2 inches by 5′ 5".  I hope we get some interest in this painting.  You can have people call me if they are interested at (978) 283-9311.  It would look great in a local restaurant.  Write it up any way you see fit.  Thank you for volunteering to post it on Good Morning Gloucester.



Artist on Art: Clarke on Fitz Henry Lane and William A. Ellwell

From Deb Clarke;

I repaired the box.  The glass is plexi, it is pitted, scratched with mildew stains.  the box lining is warped.  the posters continue to shrink.  the bottom was coming apart, i screwed it back together.  wiped off a crust of pollen and grime.  gave it a wash of slow set gilder’s oil.  gave it a speed dry with the hot sun.  laid down aluminum leaf.  burnished the leaf to an almost hard tack (t?); rubbed in non oxidizing gold dust, light sipe with a milky tacky brush.  laid down more aluminum leaf.  inscribed sharpie drawing.  i saw the silhouette of gloucester in the leaf, then signed it.  one more burnish. done.  the only audience?  a man taking a deep lumbering nap on the rise behind me.

best,  deb.                                     

update From Deb Clarke;

Hi there! when i got to work yesterday Ed Collard was talking with Fred Bodin.  I reminded Ed the ‘fix it’ man about the bottom falling out of that information box at the Gordon Thomas Park.  He had me remind him of what it was.  Anyway, when I walked home from work yesterday I noticed that it was fixed!  Awesome.
Oh, and the art work is of use to someone, as I saw a man stop at it (i was so excited, he’s going to look…or is he going to paint?  he had some bags with him, i was about to take a picture) nope…he was just using the pedestal as a place to balance the trash bag so that he could put a knot in the bag.  then he dumped his trash in Public waste bin.  oh, well.  Vincent Ferrini once wrote a letter to Gloucester “use your artists.”  i guess gloucester finally does. hahahah


In and about Harriet Webster Pier From Rick Isaacs

In and about Harriet Webster Pier yesterday, after our gorgeous morning row with Gloucester Gig Rowers .  Busy place!  Tall ships "Westward", "Harvey Gamage" and "Spirit of Massachusetts" all rafted together, plus Harold Burnham’s lovely schooner "Ardelle" – along with our three Cornish pilot gigs.


Community Photos 9/17/12

FOB Ann Kennedy Is Back From Kansas City-

Hi Joey.  After being on the road for 1500 miles, we’re thrilled to be here.  Here are the first happy views of Gloucester at work and play!

U U Steeple From The Harbor photo by Anthony Marks


On The Schooner Lannon From Nubar Alexanian

Nothing like a two hour sail on the Schooner Lannon. Always lots of fun. Always!

Tom & Len

Hey, that’s our Len Burgess on there!  I knew I recognized that guy!

speak of the devil look who the next contribution is from-

Ardelle Sails By From Len Burgess

O’Maley Field Hockey Fundraiser Pics from Marcy Plante

        Good Day Joey!!
What a morning the O’Maley Field Hockey team had!!
Our community was so generous in support of our team!!
Thank you to all who came out to support our cause!
Go TEAM!!!