The New Gloucester Harbor and Monster Tuna

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Tonight (Sunday 8/18/13) Janet and I went to the final hour of the Waterfront Festival. After a brief stop in the gallery, we decided to take our cars to Captain Carlo’s for dinner, and on the way to our cars, Janet pointed out a large motor yacht tied up at the Fort. I immediately saw the possibilities of an interesting post of our old harbor and what’s ahead in the future, so I told her I’d meet her after taking a few shots from behind Latitude 43.

Out of the corner of my eye I saw a very large tuna being unloaded at the Intershell dock. The tuna boat was Second Source of Marblehead. Even the Intershell fish cutter/processor (orange foul weather pants) was taking photos of this exceptional fattie monster tuna.

It looks like they were in awe of this fish. The Intershell employee is holding a fillet knife to cut out samples to check for quality, and they’re all hoping it won’t fall on them. That would be bad – real bad. Taking into account the relative size of the fishermen, we estimate this tuna to be at least 12 feet in length. Tomorrow, I’m walking down to Intershell and getting us a piece of this beautiful giant for the grill. This island we live on is very, very special.

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I discovered that heaven is on earth when a few months ago I met Gloucester! I google it and founded Good Morning Gloucester site and I think is just fantastic, I have a blast every morning watching the pics and reading about events. I went down captain joe & son dock to pick my t shirt ….so happy!!
Thank you!


Ships, Shapes and Schtuff at Rocky Neck

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Don’t miss the Opening Reception for Ships, Shapes & Schtuff at Khan Studio August 24th from 6-8:00 pm.  This exhibit of works by Judy Wilburn (my sister) and friends Joanne Kaliontzis and Lyn Cardinal promises to be something special.  Exhibit August 24-September 6.  Gallery hours: Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 8:00pm.

E.J. Lefavour

Artists Spotlight Event Tuesday Night at Willowdale Estate


Join us as we feature two accomplished artists that are very close to the Willowdale Estate family. Showing for one night only!

JayForsytheArtJay Forsythe graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. With a background in graffiti, his current work is about engaging with the idea that traditional methods of art making can lead to a deeper understanding of formulating new processes. Once traditional methods are understood these methods act as a guide to explore and discover uncharted areas.


003[1]Audi Souza is an artist working primarily in acyrlics. Her focus is the beauty of the landscape and figures in that landscape. She has her BFA from Montserrat College of Art and studied abroad with the college in Viterbo, Italy in 2000. She then retuned to Italy in 2003, this time in Trieste, where she studied and painted for nine months. Since then she has been painting here in New England and lives in Gloucester, Ma.


Rhumb Line Monday Night Jam 18th Anniversary Celebration feat. Russ Lawton and Ray Paczkowski of Trey Anastasio Band

Every once in a while you just have to step back, take a breath and marvel at the fact that you can go out on a Monday night and see some of the world’s best musicians jam in an intimate venue right down the street from where you live.  And it’ FREE!  Check out this note from Dan King about tonight’s very special Rhumb Line Jam:

Tonight is the 18th Anniversary of The Rhumb Line Monday Night Jam Celebration. The Jam has seen many ups and downs, countless players and attendants and many hosts holding down the fort over the years. Russ Lawton and Ray Paczkowski, two obvious jam masters being in the Trey Anastasio Band, are joining in to help us celebrate. It’s a closed Jam with a schedule of former and current musicians who’ve kept it alive, making for an amazing night of mayhem. Early Start at 8:30pm by Bandit Kings to get it rolling since they’re the current caretakers. Thanks for making my little idea such a big piece of Cape Ann Music.

Here’s an example of the kind of jam that gets going when all these folks get together.

Another reason to be glad you live in Gloucester!


This just in from Ann Seamonds:

Music at Eden ’s Edge (MEE), the North Shore ’s resident chamber music ensemble, has named cellist Jacques Lee Wood its 2013 Emerging Artist at the Edge. Mr. Wood will perform as part of the MEE ensemble in its August concert, Heartily August – Music of Schubert, Martinu and Hilary Tann for Flute, Violin, Cello and Piano.

The concerts take place on Friday, August 23, 8:00 pm at the First Universalist Church of Essex and Saturday, August 24, 8:00 pm at the Home of John Archer in Danvers . MEE will also present the program on Tuesday, August 20, 2:00 pm at the Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church in Danvers as part of its free Senior/Family Series.

Mr. Wood is a gifted cellist who is gaining attention as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician of the highest caliber. A versatile artist, Wood’s interest in teaching and research supplements an active performance career that covers a broad range of repertoire and interests from historically informed performance of the Baroque, Classic and Romantic periods to newly composed works.

A top prizewinner at the ARTS Competition and the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, Mr. Wood most recently performed the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Seoul National Orchestra, the Schumann Cello Concerto with the Ureuk Symphony at Merkin Hall in New York , and the Haydn C major Cello Concerto with the American Baroque Orchestra. Other recent, noteworthy performances include a Carnegie Hall recital with the Yale Baroque Ensemble, the Asian premiere of American composer Russell Peck’s Voice of the Wood with the Pohang Symphony Orchestra, a Tokyo debut recital at Sonorium Hall, and lecture-recitals at Yale University, Auburn University, and the University of Connecticut that explored issues of historical performance practice in Beethoven’s Cello Sonatas.

Mr. Wood teaches chamber music at the Yale Department of Music and the Yale School of Music and currently serves on the faculty at the Korea Philharmonic Summer Research Institute, Seoul National Symphony Orchestra Summer Academy, Bari International Music Festival, International Musical Arts Institute, and the Manchester-by-the-Sea Summer Chamber Music Festival. He is a principal player with Bachsolisten Seoul, Trinity Baroque Orchestra ( New York ), Grand Harmonie, and the American Baroque Orchestra. He is a frequent guest artist with A Far Cry, Bach Collegium Japan , Firebird Ensemble, and the Sebastian Chamber Players.

Currently a Doctoral Candidate at Yale University , Mr. Wood received his Bachelor of Music at the New England Conservatory of Music and his Master of Music at Yale University under Laurence Lesser and Aldo Parisot, respectively.

MEE established the Emerging Artist at the Edge initiative in 2008, presenting gifted young professionals as they join seasoned MEE performers for a fresh musical viewpoint.

Heartily August Concert Details

Discoveries abound as MEE presents Heartily August – Music of Schubert, Martinu and Hilary Tann for Flute, Violin, Cello and Piano. The program showcases cellist Jacques Lee Wood, 2013 Emerging Artist at the Edge. Music of Martinu and Tann compete for your attention with intriguing and unexpected twists and turns, while the great B Flat Trio of Schubert makes a poignant statement.

Bohuslav Martinu                      Sonata for Flute, Violin and Piano

Hilary Tann                               Llef for Flute and Cello

Franz Schubert                         Piano Trio in B Flat, Op. 99

Artists are Orlando Cela, Flute; Naoko Sugiyama, Piano; Jacques Lee Wood, Cello – MEE Emerging Artist at the Edge; and Maria Benotti, Violin.

Tuesday, August 20, 2:00 pm
Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church , 323 Locust Street , Danvers
Free Admission (part of Senior/Family Series). Fully accessible to mobility-impaired individuals.  Families with young children are encouraged to attend the Tuesday afternoon Senior/Family Series. For information, or for individual assistance for individuals with disabilities, please call: (978) 270-4463.

Friday, August 23, 8:00 pm
First Universalist Church of Essex, 57 Main Street , Essex
General Admission $20, Seniors $18, Students $15, Family $55
Call (978) 270-4463 or order tickets online at

Saturday, August 24, 8:00 pm
Home of John Archer, 10 North Street , Danvers
General Admission $20, Seniors $18, Students $15, Family $55
Call (978) 270-4463 or order tickets online at

About Music at Eden ’s Edge

Founded in 1982, MEE ( has come to represent the highest standards of musical performance artistry as well as a strong dedication to community outreach. Its annual Concert Series, which runs from June through September, features extraordinary musical artists performing in some of the area’s most beautiful and distinctive settings.  MEE is known for creative programming that ranges from the Baroque period to innovative 21st century compositions, and for concerts that combine rarely performed works with more familiar and traditional pieces in the chamber music repertoire. For more information, contact MEE at (978) 270-4463 or visit

OK- Initial Impressions On the Bike Lanes

What are your initial impressions on the Bike Lanes that popped up this week?

Like em or hate em?

Leave a comment in the comment to this post.

Any slamming of politician comments will not be approved.

Civil discussion about what you like or don’t like only please and thank you.

Artist Spotlight- Tara White Studio


My name is Tara White and I am a local artist who specializes in polymer clay ornaments and jewelry. I recently started following your blog through WordPress, where I have my own blog. I wanted to find out if you ever write posts that feature local artists. If so, I would be very interested in being featured. I have been investing more and more of my time in promoting myself and I know that you have a very faithful following. I know that it would be beneficial to have even the smallest mention. I hope this is not too forward, but I figured it can’t hurt to ask! I really look forward to your reply.

Best regards,

Tara White

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In case you forgot (or didn’t know) about Tacos Lupita…

Here’s a reminder.

Truly authentic Mexican tacos, $2 each.  (They also have lots other meat options and Latin American dishes, of course.) I got two tacos the other day, one with chicken and one with cow tongue.

Yes, cow tongue! Try it – it’s really good! I know that the thought of one’s own tongue and teeth chewing up the tongue of a dead cow grosses a lot of people out. But the meat is tender and very flavorful!


Tacos Lupita is at 63 Washington St. in Gloucester.  Open Monday through Saturday 11AM-9PM.


– Matthew Green

Updates on Engine 2 Being Built at The Pierce Factory From Fire Chief Eric Smith

Photo Album for Gloucester, MA Job 26779 August 16, 2013
This week the cab, pump house, body and water tank have all been merged with the chassis. Your apparatus now begins moving through the main assembly line. Next week your apparatus should be at the end of the main assembly line.










Community Photos 8/19/13

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Hi Joey,

Here are a couple of photos from the most recent Cape Ann Community Contra Dance.  There’s a shot of the band leaders with a host of enthusiastic sit-in musicians and another of the dancers ready to take off.

Our next dance is Saturday, August 24, 8:00 PM at the First Baptist Church, 38 Gloucester Ave., Gloucester.

Rose Sheehan-Folk Life Studio

Joey:  I noted the photos on Good Morning Gloucester of Adventure sailing again last week.  Here are a couple I took in 1988 – the first of Adventure returning to Gloucester, and the second of her appearing in the Labor Day schooner race.  Best, Pat Morss

9-32 Gloucester 1988, Eastern Point ligthouse, Adventure returning to Gloucester9-37 Gloucester 1988, Adventure in schooner race

Another great day (and night) off to relax in Gloucester.

Lisa Freed


Super Yacht Endless Summer, photos from Anthony Marks


Lighted Boat Parade Sign Up Forms

Here’s the link-

Can you please pass along to your committee and anyone else that can assist with encouraging boats to enter the Boat Parade?  Above is a link to the registration form, however boats can also show up before sunset at Jones Creek- pick up a number and do the parade.

Please let me know if you have any questions,

Thanks for your help,


Tobin Dominick

Cape Ann’s Marina Resort

Cape Ann Marine Sales & Service