Synergy at Cape Ann Motor Inn Long Beach: Salty Frank’s Dogs, Cape Ann SUP, and The Cow mobile ice cream parlor

Veritable foodie and water sports holiday corner at the Cape Ann Motor Inn Gloucester side of Long Beach in the summer of 2018.

returning fav

Water sports galore: Cape Ann SUP returns with their awesome crew ensuring the beach is festive with all that good energy

summer of 2018 Cape Ann Motor Inn Cape Ann SUP, Salty Frank's Dogs, The Cow_20180707_©c ryan (6)

new this summer:

Salty Frank’s Dogs will be on site Tuesday through Sunday fair weather days, and weekends after Labor Day. The menu changes up daily and goes beyond dogs (lobster rolls, mozzarella sticks, chicken…) One photo shows  looking back to his childhood: his family stayed in the first house on the front cottages row. There used to be a store on the ground floor.



Testing the waters this weekend:

The Cow: mobile scooped ice cream parlor frappes, iced coffee and more



Check out the Cape Ann Motor Inn’s live beach cam 

back and side Cape Ann Motor Inn; North Shore Music Theater flies Aladdin banner





Here are tonight’s specials @TonnoGloucester


Here are tonight’s Specials!
-Tuna Belly Crudo with tomato water, herb oil, shaved fennel, pickled shallots
-Smoked Tuna ciccioli
-Crostini with grilled peaches, coppa, toasted hazelnuts, chili honey ricotta
-Squash Blossoms stuffed with herbed Ricotta -Melon, sopresetta, cucumber, prosecco
-Burrata, utopia farm heirloom tomatoes, aged balsamic
-Tuna conserva salad, heirloom tomatoes, marinated potatoes, asparagus, roasted zucchini, tonnato dressing
-Grilled 8oz top sirloin, crispy fingerling potatoes, grilled zucchini and summer squash salsa
-Short-cut Rigatoni, @captjoe06 lobster, corn and pancetta
-Saffron Halibut, cherry tomato agrodolce
-Chocalate almond torta
-Vanilla bean cheesecake

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Best Jazz Brunch at Feather & Wedge this Sunday | July 8 | Scollins-Warsi Duo


Join us for brunch this Sunday and hear the phenomenal  Scollins-Warsi jazz duo with Kevin Scollins on guitar and Sahil Warsi on double bass. These very talented Berklee-trained musicians will play selections from their extensive set list including great jazz standards, modern jazz, contemporary blues and R&B.

Sunday, July 8, 2018
10:30 AM 2:30 PM

Reservations highly recommended! 978.999.5917

Scollins - Warsi

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Meg Colby Team Massachusetts! USA medalist!!!

Cape Ann Community

Gloucester’s very own Meg Colby rocked the pool in the 100M freestyle, 200M freestyle, 100M backstroke and the 100M freestyle relay. Meg swims for Cape Ann Special Olympics Sharks, the Gloucester Highs and part of Team Massachusetts.She made the whole Cape Ann Community and Massachusetts proud bringing home three silver medals and one bronze. Meg all your training paid off! You took Seattle by storm!!! Welcome Home 🏊‍♀️

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Around the Globe from Gloucester

During a recent podcast we mentioned Jerome Rand’s recent return to Gloucester after an almost 9 month voyage during which he circumnavigated the globe. Joey wondered if there had been other such voyages with Gloucester ties.  Of course, this set me off to research.

The simple answer is yes, there have been other such voyages.  The most prominent I could find are Captain Irving Johnson’s voyages in the pre-war 1930s on the schooner Yankee from his home port in Gloucester.  Yes, that was plural…voyages.  He and his crew made seven total trips around the world, the first three on the 92 foot wooden schooner Yankee from Gloucester.  Here is a link to an article you might find as interesting as I did.

As I noted, these were 18 month trips with a good size crew.  I found a ship manifest at Ancestry listing some of the crew from the 1939 voyage listing actor Sterling Hayden as a member of the crew.

Yankee 1939 with Sterling Hayden


His wife Electa (Exy) usually accompanied him as a crew member, though I do not see her on this list.  These trips are well documented if you are interested including this book available at Amazon.

Westward Bound cover

Mr. Rand’s voyage, however, was a much different experience.  He traveled solo on the Mighty Sparrow and without any additional technology to assist.  He also traveled non-stop making the journey in about half the time of the Yankee’s trips.  Wow.  Kudos to all with that innate urge to sail and challenge themselves.