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Here’s the “new” old cart Brian O’Connor found on Craig’s list in Haverhill and I picked up Friday morning.
The “old” old cart I claimed at an old industrial site in Chelsea and it was being thrown away about 20 years ago. I had no idea what the brand was, all I know is that it was extremely rugged. The type of rugged that could withstand the brutal saltwater conditions of a lobster dock year in and year out. In the Craigslist ad the man listed the similar “newer” old cart as a Fairbanks cart so I googled the company and found out they are still in business.
from the website:
For more than 125 years, the Fairbanks Company has been shipping quality material handling equipment from our manufacturing facilities in Rome, GA. Our facilities encompass more than 200,000 square feet of production and warehousing space. To maintain our leadership role in the industry, we have modernized our facilities with the latest in robotic welding, electrostatic powder coating and CNC machining of wood parts.
These techniques have resulted in the expansion of our product offerings, making us a premier supplier of casters, wheel, handtrucks, platform trucks and dollies.
You can see the difference between the “new” old cart and the “old” new cart in that the cart below has it’s main load carrying wheels based in the middle of the cart so if you place the load in the middle there is a even disbursement of the weight and makes it easy to move on the larger wheels. They call it a tilt style cart. The “new” old cart has the two big wheels pushed further to the front corner of the cart and two big casters at the back. In the “old” old cart you could turn it 360 degrees in place, with the placement of the wheels on the “new’ old cart it will be slightly less easy to maneuver but will make it easier to pull the crates off of the platform of the cart without the cart wanting to rotate needing for another person to hold the handles while the other worker pulls the crates onto the platform scale. Also the weight bearing wheels on the “new” old cart are much larger.
Here’s the “old” old cart that has been used to offload millions and millions of pounds of lobsters over the past decade.
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE CLOSES SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11
The New England Premiere of Israel Horovitz’s Gloucester Blue ends its run at Gloucester Stage on Sunday, October 11. Directed by Mr. Horovitz, Gloucester Blue takes place in the attic loft of an old industrial building in The Fort section of Gloucester owned by the upscale Bradford Ellis IV also known as Bummy and his wife Lexi. Working class housepainter Stumpy has been contracted to refurbish the building and he has hired Latham, friend-of-a-friend, to help him complete the job. As the play opens, Stumpy and Latham are hard at work, spackling damaged walls and applying fresh plaster and primer. Out of work for the last six months Latham is grateful for the job. When Lexi shows up with paint color samples, a story of intrigue, seduction, betrayal and money is set into motion in this dark comedy. The New England premiere of Horovitz’s newest Gloucester play has received unanimous rave reviews during its run at Gloucester Stage.
Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Ticket prices are $28 for all performances. Tickets are $1 for ages 25 Years Old and under for all performances. All performances are held at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. For more information and to purchase tickets, call the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.com
Photos by Gary Ng
I’d like to thank Michelle Budrow, Marketing & Communications Manager at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, for taking the time to set up a google calendar on her gmail account and sharing it with my gmail account: email@example.com
This is the most efficient way for organizations that host many events to list their events on the Cape Ann Calendar on GMG. By creating their own calendar, they have direct access to add and/or edit events and then they appear immediately on the Cape Ann Calendar on GMG.
Cha-Chi Loprete was gracious enough to give us permission to post his extraordinary interview with British Rock Star, Joey Molland that aired yesterday morning on his famous WZLX radio show, Breakfast With The Beatles.
Joey tells some fascinating stories about his life, what it was like working with John Lennon on “Imagine” and George Harrison on “All Things Must Pass” along with other momentous musical experiences, including being part of the Concert for Bangladesh. And the whole thing starts off with a brand-new version of Badfinger’s hit “Come And Get It” by The Hollywood Vampires (Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry and guests including Paul McCartney, Robby Krieger, Dave Grohl and others).
You can see Joey Molland and Badfinger this Saturday, right down the road at Beverly’s intimate, acoustically spectacular Larcom Theatre with Salem’s rising stars Brooks Young Band opening. Good seats are still available. Get tickets here.
Speaking of the Concert for Bangladesh, here’s a short recap of how some of the world’s biggest rock stars came together in 1971 for THE concert that set the standard for all future fund-raising efforts.
Submitted by Terry Weber
Sunday at Captain Carlo’s was hoppin’ at sunset. They don’t close their doors for the winter until approximately November 1, so make sure to drop in before they close!
Bill Cooke, on right, has a special message for Roger Goodell on his tee shirt.
Enjoying the sun (and the beers) while it lasts!
Toronto singer-songwriter, Ken Yates, and Gloucester singer-songwriter, Fozzie Hill, share a very special double bill of songs and stories at the Manchester Community Center in picturesque Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.
Guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and beverages to this performance.
About Ken Yates:
Born and Raised in London, Ontario, Ken Yates moved to Boston to study songwriting at Berklee College of Music. It was there that he developed his skills as a songwriter, releasing his first album, “The Backseat EP”, and received the opportunity to play a song for one of his biggest influences, John Mayer. Mayer then posted a full page blog about Yates’ ability as a writer stating, “Ken Yates wrote a song called ‘I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love’ this song moved me when I first heard it and still does today”. Yates’ EP received high critical acclaim, leading to a slew of online covers from fans. He has toured with many notable names including veteran singer/songwriter and mentor, Livingston Taylor, Sister Hazel, Peter Katz, and Liz Longley and has songs in heavy rotation on Sirius XM’s The Coffee House where he was nominated for The Coffee House Songwriter Discovery of the Year. He was recently chosen as The 2014 Colleen Peterson Award winner by the Ontario Arts Council for his song “The One That Got Away”.
“Want to hear a great song? (I mean a REALLY great song?)” John Mayer, one forty plus taking about Yate’s “I Don’t Want to Fall in Love”
“Ken Yates’ music is solid as stone and clear as mountain air he proves the future is in very good shape” Livingston Taylor
About Fozzie Hill:
Fozzie Hill is about as authentic as one can be. Born and forever rooted in Gloucester, her ambition from the age of seven, when she first remembers being drawn into the deep mystery of the human voice, has been to ” release that power inside” of herself.
When friends and neighbors insisted that she share her gift, and after a dear friend challenged her to learn three songs on guitar, and when she did, gifted her with that guitar- (her first,) she began performing as a young woman in the 1970 and 80s in Boston at the Cantab Lounge, Johnny D’s, the Tam.
Now, decades later, with a CD (“AKA Fozzie, Alberta Hill,” 2003) produced by Geoffrey Richon and Rose Osborne and many of those Gloucester friends who “cared enough to get under my skin,” Fozzie is again performing her intuitive, soulful music, as a popular regular at Gloucester’s Rhumbline with her bass player Wolf Ginandes.
She turns a barroom into a listening room with her own covers and original songs influenced by a diverse array of musicians such as Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan, Donovan, John Sebastian, Ferron, and the Rolling Stones.
Boston-area bluesman Larry Carsman recently said of Fozzie Hill, ” Count me in as new member of Fozzie’s fan club. She was so magical, I felt transformed.”
Local Northshore guy and friend to many Nick Frews needs heart surgery ~ Read Nick’s Story here on his Go Fund Me page.
Nick’s Family writes, “…So I’m asking from deep inside my healthy heart, can you help Nick repair his big, beautiful, not so perfect heart? How wonderful you will feel knowing you are part of his story that will undoubtedly be told for many years to come. Any amount will help to relieve his stresses and make his recovery easier at home. Thank you.”
This Sunday, October 11th at 10 AM the International Dory Racing Committee will hold the annual Oarmaster’s Cup Race (solo dory race) to crown the best single dory rower in the land. All members are welcome to compete, and the public is welcome to attend the races for some exciting waterfront entertainment!
The course will start off the end of the dock at Maritime Gloucester and travel out around Ten Pound Island, then back to the start (approximately 1.75 miles). The race dories are provided by the IDRC, but unlike the other races, this race allows individual rowers to compete head to head in a time trial with the best time winning rights to the Cup. Refreshments will follow the races offering a chance for the winner to soak up the admiration of his peers. Don’t miss this battle of skill and endurance on the water in Gloucester Harbor.
The following weekend, Saturday, October 17th at 9:00 AM, we need members to help out pulling the race dories for the season. We will meet at Eastern Ave. Self Storage (bring a trailer if available) and we will proceed to the GHS boat ramp to load up the 4 race dories and return to the tent for the winter. Many hands make light work (especially nesting a couple 800# dories), so please mark your calendars for the 17th.
Len Robertson ’11 & ’13 with Erik Dombrowski ’14 and the coveted Ormaster’s Cup.
So incredibly sad today to see this small whale losing its battle to get back out to sea. The tide was relentlessly coming in with cold seas and high waves as these men jumped in to help. In the end there was nothing they could do. Never seen something like this in person. As animal lovers it was very hard to watch . RIP little whale.
Forgive me if it is common knowledge that somehow I am not privy to, but humor me nonetheless.
Can someone tell me what is happening in this newly cleared space at the end of Whittemore Street in Gloucester?
My grandmother lived on Riverside Avenue for years and I can remember scurrying around that neck of the woods when I was little….nice memories.
Anyway, I noticed this while heading under the train bridge a couple of weekends ago and meant to ask.
Mark your calendar and please tell your friends. This is an important yearly fundraiser for the Essex Shipbuilding Museum so come join us Friday, Oct. 16th and have a great time. For reservations / info: essexshipbuildingmuseum.org or 978-768-7541. See auction items on our facebook page as they arrive! -Len