GMG Rubber Duck Fundraising Race Event On Tap For This Spring

With The Stupid Amount Of Rubber Ducks Arriving Daily, City Councilor Melissa Cox Came Up With Yet Another One Of Her Brilliant Ideas-

A GMG Rubber Duck Race At The Good Harbor Beach Creek.

We Will Need Duck Collectors In Wet Suits To Insure No Wayward Ducks Make Their Way To The Ocean On The Outgoing Tide.


So here’s what I’m thinking

When we announce it this spring we go down to the Good Harbor Footbridge, sell ducks for $5 a pop, number them and put folks names corresponding to that number on the sheet and get some swag gifts from area businesses and do 25% of the money collected to the winner of the duck race and 75% going to a local charity. From the footbridge to a lobster pot line stretched across the entrance to the creek.  we could also have a huge picnic party on the bank of the creek at Good harbor Leading up to it!

Sound Good?


What Our Turbines Look Like From The South Shore via Boston Harbor Beacon


New Gloucester wind turbine visible from afar

Posted on November 6, 2012 by admin

You can see it! Last Saturday, I noticed the structure off the Northeast while I was out in the bay East of Boston Harbor. The new wind turbine in Gloucester is very clearly visible to boaters from outside Boston Harbor, and as it turns out, is even visible from as far away as the South Shore: Specifically, Turkey Hill in Hingham and the cliffs over Jerusalem Road in Cohasset. As such, this adds a great location point for boaters to help them determine there position and direction while far out on the wide open sea. The Gloucester turbine will be a good visible marker along with the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown, The Salem Power Station, the Lawson Tower and Driftway Wind Turbine in Scituate, and Thacher Island in Rockport.

Click here for the pics

GMG Reader Question- Dory Paint

Hello Joey,

My father-n-law and I really enjoy your site. Could you give us more information about the dory paint shown in the picture on your site?

What is the actual brand name and manufacturer? How can we get this paint?

Thank You,

Chuck Grace

This question submitted in reference to this post-

Dory Buff Dory Paint

Posted on March 22, 2009 by Joey C

This is the paint that is used on all the topsides of the International Dory Race Boats.  Some pics down below-

Dory Buff Dory Paint, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Comparing Cream Prices

To clarify, prices for one pint, or 16 ounces, of Hood Heavy Cream are as follows:

Market Basket Hood Heavy Cream – $2.19

Stop and Shop Hood Heavy Cream  – $2.39

Shaws Hood Heavy Cream  –               $3.69


I did not have time this morning to compare the individual store’s in-house brands of cream however, when I was passing through the produce department at Market Basket, their price of a box of the brand Darling Clementines caught my eye.  Currently, as of today, the price of Darling Clementines is 2.00 higher at Market Basket than at Stop and Shop. When I ran into Stop and Shop the day before Christmas to purchase heavy cream and Clementines my total came to Hood 16 oz. heavy cream, 2.39 + Darling Clementines, 3.99 = $6.38. If I had run into Market Basket for the exact same items the cost would have been Hood 16 0z. heavy cream, 2.19 + Darling Clementines, 5.99 = 8.18. Total savings to our household by shopping at Stop and Shop = $1.80.

I find both Stop and Shop and Market Baskets prices competitive and that we all have the potential to benefit from competition between the two markets.

Wednesdays at The Rhumb Line with Fly Amero.

Surf & Turf Specials!
Wednesdays Only!Hello everyone!
Wednesday, December 26th
Special Guest: ME!

That’s right.  Tonight’s special guest is me, Fly Amero.  Every
once in a while I like to go solo and play the whole night
straight through – no breaks.  That’ll be the case tonight.
Hope to see you there in that warm & fuzzy, post Christmas
mood of yours.  BTW – I didn’t want to barge in on anyone’s
holiday with my usual Rhumb line blast, so I waited until
today.  Love you guys ~ 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!
Jan. 2: Marina Evans

Jan. 9: Charlee Bianchini

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

Bump! Vote For GMG Captain Joe’s Lobsterman of The Year- Poll Open Til Midnight December 31st

The Poll Has Been Reset Do To My Stupid Oversight Of Leaving Toby Off

Let ‘Er Rip!

Based Off Of Most Face Time On The Blog

Which Lobsterman Here At The Dock Entertained You The Most In 2012?

Vote At The Bottom

Click on the names for posts about each lobsterman

Mark Ring

Tom Ring




Dave Jewell

Pete Mondello

Rocky Neck Plunge Countdown- 6 DAYS!!!!!! Comment and Get On the Pledge To Plunge List!

Pledge list- Joey C, Paul Morrison and Rubber MF Duck, Rick and Ericka Hyam, Karen Ristuben, Ed Collard, Heather Smidt and Nick Zagami, The Anderson clan is IN, colleen apostolos-marsh,

From Cathy McCarthy-

Hey Joey,

The Annual Rocky Neck Plunge will be held on Jan. 1st….2013 at 11 am..

Once again, we will be hosting a food drive for The Open Door.. ‘

Items most needed::

Tuna, 100% juice, Soups, Peanut Butter, Pasta Sauce, Breakfast Cereal , Baking Items.

They requested no glass bottles. We collected over 600 lbs last year and would love to be able to hit that mark,plus more..

We will do our traditional poem by George Sibley at 11 am. and then the plunge…

Much Thanks Joey,

Cathy McCarthy

If you haven’t Plunged before let me tell you there is no better way to start the year. Conquer some fears, step outside your “normal”, ring in the new year with friends and family and start the New Year off funky fresh on Rocky Neck.

ANYONE and I MEAN ANYONE that has done it in the past comes back to do it again because it is so uplifting and exhilarating.

Won’t you join US?!!!

Pics From Last Year Via Manny Simoes-



Will You Be Plunging? Write in your pledge to plunge in the comment of this post

Joey C-In!

Pet of the Week-Timmy

timmy, pet of the week, cape ann animal aid

I am Timmy, a one-year-and-ten-month-old kitten.

I have a handsome coat that I love to keep spotlessly clean. I am at the Cape Ann Animal Aid, located at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter, Four Paws Lane in Gloucester.   I hope you might stop by and visit me.

The volunteers, staff and shelter animals would like to thank the many community friends who are always stopping by with supplies, toys and other items for our shelter.   We would like to wish everyone a peaceful and Happy New Year!

It would be my dream come true to be adopted for New Year’s – not because I like champagne – I do not drink, but to be with a family I could call my own; is something I would toast to!


2012 Good Morning Gloucester FOB Christmas Meal Post

Send In Your Christmas Meal Pics And I’ll Post ‘Em

send them to

Gloucester native Geordie Keefe had brussels sprout for Christmas.!


Toby Pett

No dreidel, no Festivus Pole, and most of all NO RUBBER DUCKS…just leg of lamb, fine wine and Shirley’s blueberry pie…good wishes to all..


Ann Kennedy-

"PJs and Paper Plates", our very laid-back Christmas brunch; lots of music, twice-baked potatoes, eggs, bacon and cookies.  Also do home-made dog treats for pet friends. 

Update II : 2012 Good Morning Gloucester FOB Christmas Tree Post

Send in pics of your Christmas Tree and I’ll Post em

send in your Christmas tree pics to


De Primio Christmas Tree

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Hi Joey,

This is our Christmas Tree.  Post it if you can!

Merry Christmas!

Doug and Gloria Parsons

xxmas tree

Marty Morgan and Mark Lindsay Christmas Tree

Tree decorated by a sailor, Mark Lindsay, who loves trains. My wife, Marty
Morgan bought a hand blown glass ball each year and we now have an entire
tree full.


Loved your tree. Here is mine ! Lots of Swedish things from Jul Fair in ROCKPORT. Merry Christmas ! Alice Gardner

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Oh Christmas Tree From Solange Baumann


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From GMG’s Florida fans, Merry Christmas!  The St Clair-Kings

Craig Kimberley and  Hanna Christmas Tree-

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Dear Joey and GMG:About 30 years ago we lived in a tiny house that had no room for a Christmas tree. We were given an old wrought iron gate which fit perfectly in a picture window. Since then that’s always been our Christmas tree. Holds beaucoup ornaments, fits against a wall, and never drops needles on the floor!Merry Christmas to all!

Joy and Tom Halsted


Hey Joey,

Hope you are having a great Chirstmas day! Here is our tree decorated with the "Lobstar"!

Best, Bex


A very happy and memorable Christmas in the home of Cammygrammy.  Camdyn has a 3 1/2 month old brother, the most blessed gift of all. Wishing peace and health in the New Year and thanks to GMG for keeping us all connected.


Community Stuff 12/26/12

Merry Christmas from Savour Wine and Cheese

Our holiday hours are:

Wednesday, Dec. 26 – closed

Monday, Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve) 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 (New Year’s Day) – closed

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 – closed

We are now open Sundays, and will be from April – December of 2013, but will close Sundays, after the 1st of the New Year, from January – March.

Thank you for your support.  And take some time to enjoy this magical place at this very special time of year.  (I took the photo above from the deck off my dining room)!  So, whether a brisk walk around Gloucester Harbour or a romp with the dog on Good Harbour beach, have a happy holiday season on beautiful Cape Ann!


Kathleen Erickson and Robert Morgan
Savour Wine and Cheese