Join documentary filmmaker and photographer Kim Smith, creator of Beauty on the Wing: The Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly on Second Saturday CAM Kids. Learn all about the life story of the Monarch and how you can help the butterfly on its migration. The program runs from 10am to noon. To register, contact

Families of school aged children visit free on Second Saturday mornings. Visit the galleries, join a workshop, and more!

Monarch Butterfly Emerging

Calico #Lobster Caught By The F/V Ryan Zachary Today August 16, 2018

From Maine Science Today-

So when you’re looking at a lobster, you’re looking through one layer of yellow pigment, one layer of blue pigment, and one layer of red pigment, which looks like a solid layer of muddy reddish-brown.

So what happened to make this particular lobster blue? In a lab you can make a lobster blue by not feeding it astaxanthin, in the wild it different colors are cause by genetic mutations. Lobsters can be blue, red (while still alive), yellow, and even split-colored. The chances of seeing some of these colors are very slim.

But it doesn’t matter what color it is when it’s alive — it will still turn bright red when cooked.

Here are the odds of catching a different colored lobster:

  • Blue: 1 in 2 million
  • Red (live): 1 in 10 million
  • Yellow: 1 in 30 million
  • Orange and Black Calico: 1 in 30 million
  • Split-colored: 1 in 50 million
  • White/Crystal/Albino: 1 in 100 million

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This Weekend in the Arts

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Layerings and Landings

An exhibition of luminescent paintings and three-dimensional photography featuring the beauty and mystery of our natural environment.  Aug 15 to Sept 11


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Reception: Saturday, August 18, 2018

Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck welcomes four artists:
Kathleen George, Jon MacAdam, Rosemary Scott-Fishburn and Eric Smith as Summer Artists

“Layerings and Landings”, an exhibition of luminescent paintings and three-dimensional photography featuring the beauty and mystery of our natural environment.

Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck, 53 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

The Rocky Neck Art Colony is pleased to present a show called Layerings and Landings, curated by Gallery 53 member and abstract landscape painter, Kathleen George. The exhibition features works created by four friends who each delight in making art about Land. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Saturday, August 18 from 6 to 8pm. The show is open Sundays to Thursdays from 10am to 6pm and from 10am to 8pm Fridays and Saturdays. All works for sale.

For more information call 978-290-2639 or email



– a collection of wild and whimsical earrings by Tin Can Sally – on display at:

Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative, 121 Main St., Gloucester, Aug. 25 – Sept. 14.

EARRINGS – by Tin Can Sally

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Harbor Loop Summer Concert Series 2018 w/ Sara and Randy & Alligator Wine 6-9pm 8.16.2018

Sarah & Randy


Alligator Wine

Grateful Dead Tribute Band

Band Members
Chad Verbeck – rhythm guitar & vocals
Tim Kierstead – lead guitar & vocals
Sparky Warsnip – bass & vocals
Lee Sullivan – keyboards & vocals
John Normandin – drums
John Frazee – drums

Thursday night! The Rhumb Line presents the amazing Johnny “Bluehorn” Morricone 8:30pm 8.16.2018


Once again shivering me timbers with his unique trumpet solos and lush voice. Guaranteed to twist up your eustachian tubes. But, wait! There’s more! Ricky “King” Russell, Boston’s most prized blooze promulgator, drops through the roof to add his two cents. As does Steve Bankuti, top notch goatskin tickler.We’ll have a blast!

Johnny Bluehorn

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Ricky King Russell


40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

Message in a bottle retrieved 8/15/18

Message in a bottle retrieved 8/15/18 by our Lobsterman Dave Jewell aboard the F/V Lady J. According to the note it says Flow Test Put Off 8/2/2018 off Spectacle Island, Boston Harbor. If found please contact Donald Cann 64 Union St Rockland MA. 02370. The bottle was retrieved off the Back Shore, Gloucester MA. If you know Donald Cann, let him know. If he included an email address it would have been fun to send him this video. Let’s try to find him online and tag him. I’ll keep the note inside at the dock.

Boston Globe comes to #GloucesterMA for a perfect weekend

“How to spend a perfect weekend in Gloucester and the other cape”, by Christopher Muther, Boston Globe. 

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Article describes some Gloucester highlights: Cape Ann Museum and Harrison Cady exhibition, Gloucester Beaches, Stage Fort Park, Half Moon Beach, Gloucester Shuttle, Cape Ann Cinema, Gloucester Stage, Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, Hammond Castle Museum, Perfect Storm, Wicked Tuna, Rocky Neck, Latitude 43, Lobsta Land, Zeke’s Place, Willow Rest, Beauport Hotel, Ocean Hotel at Bass Rocks, Beth Williams, and (couldn’t get a reservation at) Duckworth’s Bistro.

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Detail from Harrison Cady on exhibition Cape Ann Museum 


Lost Fishermen Service

Gloucester Daily Times article marking the annual Lost Fishermen events of Aug 1921 include the the names of the men lost in the previous year.  There are many recognizable family names included: Ivan Murphy, Manuel Veator Cardos, Dennis Muise, Michael Green, William F. Parker, Walter L. Goyetche, William Pierce, Eugene Boudrow,  Antone E. Brown, and Thomas Kenney. I count 6 widows and 16 children left behind to mourn.

Lost Fishermen annual service GDT Aug 171921

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On a dreary day like today – one of the above would feel delightful 💜

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2018 Seafood Throwdown at this week’s Cape Ann Farmers Market!

Cape Ann Community

SEAFOOD Throwdown (1)For our 10th annual event, the cook off will feature veteran competitors Common Crow and Feather and Wedge, represented by chefs Mike Duggan and Ryan McGovern respectively.

The challenge before them? To create a unique dish using a mystery locally caught seafood that will be revealed at the event.

Completed dishes shall be presented to a panel of judges who will score based on taste, use of the whole animal, presentation, and originality. Who will this year’s winner be?

Check out the event here! 


While the Throwdown chefs are hard at work, market goers will be able to feast on freshly prepared seafood dishes and learn about place-based consumption at the Eating with the Ecosystem 18-foot kitchen skiff. This seafood non-profit got their start in Rhode Island but aspires to become a voice for all New England commercial fishermen. Their five-anchor philosophy mirrors the same principles that the…

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