Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce "Open Mic" Tourism Meeting & Mixer Tonight!



Rockport Inn & Suites 183 Main Street, Rockport

Date/Time: TONIGHT! 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Admission: No Charge

All are welcome.  Bring and share your ideas, your questions and your visitor stories, and help your Tourism Council and your Chamber shape the Chamber’s 2013 tourism marketing and promotion program.  Bring your literature and materials to share as well. 

Following a brief opening presentation by the Tourism Council, the bulk of our meeting time will be devoted to an open forum for exchanging ideas, answering questions, and helping shape plans for the Chamber’s 2013 program of work.  There will also be time and opportunities for one-on-one conversations and networking.

Matt Anzivino, General Manager of the Rockport Inn & Suites, and Chairperson of the Tourism Council will be our host for the evening, and light refreshments, including beer and wine, will be offered compliments of Rockport Inn & Suites.

There is no charge for this event, and it is open to Chamber members and future members alike. We encourage you to pass along this invitation and bring along a friend as well.

Advanced registration is strongly encouraged.

Video: The Three CEOs: Explanations Of How The Turbine Will be Constructed and More

Mayor Kirk speaks with Baldwin Crane CEO Mark Baldwin and Varian Director of Facilities Rick Johnson. Mark Baldwin has some nice things to say about Sheree Delornezo, owner and operator of Cruiseport, Gloucester.


Does the offloading of giant turbines from barges, pumping of herring, tying up of fishing boats, offloading cruiseships, loading of welding supplies for the LNG terminal in front of an outdoor dining facility put to rest the notion that marine industrial activity and non-marine industrial activity can’t co-exist?


Herring Offloading At Cruiseport

Posted on November 13, 2008 by Joey C

Herring Offloading At Cruiseport, originally uploaded by captjoe06.



American Glory Cruise Ship at Cruiseport

Posted on July 29, 2008 by Joey C

Here’s the cruise ship that pulled into port Tuesday. It looked kinda old by today’s cruise ship standards, but well maintained (at least from the outside).

American Glory Cruise Ship at Cruiseport, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Sea Farmer II Nestled In Next To The Schooner Adventure

Posted on June 15, 2008 by Joey C

Sea Farmer II Nestled In Next To The Schooner Adventure, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Beautiful Industry- The View From the Deck- Seaport Grille Gloucester MA

Posted on July 20, 2011 by Joey C


Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Special guest ~ Elaine O’Rourke

Surf & Turf Specials!
Wednesdays Only!

Hello everyone!
Wednesday, October 17th
Special Guest: 
Last time Elaine O’Rourke came by as musical guest?  June,
2010!  This week she finally returns to us with her gentle
voice, uniquely original rhythmic guitar strumming… plus, a
newly released CD (I played on a couple cuts myself) titled,
“Silence of Time”!  The disc, you’ll soon come to know, is a
true-to-life snapshot of this extremely creative artist’s mind
and spirit.  Let’s not miss this event.  Who knows how long
we might be left waiting for the next visit?  She’s kinda like
a comet! ~ Fly
Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Surf & Turf Dinner –
  $11.95 (while they last)
Tenderloin Tips with Grilled Garlic Shrimp!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Oct. 24: Rocky Kramm

Oct. 31: Inge Berge

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

Full Length Free Fall to Earth

This is the full length video of the Felix Baumgartner free fall. I hated the ones that clipped him off as he disappeared straight down.


20 seconds: door pops open as the pressure equalizes.

1:20 “I’m coming home” and a bunny hop. If you sit right on 1:20 and keep replaying this and pretend he is just getting smaller and not falling. Weird, huh?  I used to jump out of airplanes and that bunny hop off the wheel strut was always a rush but Felix is cool as a cucumber.

2:20 hitting the speed of sound (768mph) he is spinning like a crazy top with end over end thrown in. Don’t repeat this part unless you want to toss your cookies.

9:30 Drops to knees, two fists up after falling 128,000 feet, 24.24 miles or from Gloucester Harbor to Fenway Park. (Which took 8 minutes total, no waiting in the hotdog line.)

[edit] Actually, it only took him 4 minutes to get to Kenmore Square, then 4 more minutes to float into Fenway Park. Traffic always sucks in Kenmore.

Community Live Blogging- All Windmill All Day Here On Send in your windmill pics and we will post em.

First pics from the Coast Guard Boat via Mayor Kirk-





Tucker Destino Photo Entering The Inner Harbor-


Donna Ardizzoni from Americold-

The Arrival photo from Donna Ardizzoni

Gloucester Harbor Panorama North Channel click pic for larger views



As you can see the columns are almost as wide as the Cruiseport building is tall!