Calling this photo “Clump of Grass in the Richdale Parking Lot,” or “why I never leave my cameras at home, even to run an errand to the corner store.” Because we live on Cape Ann.
CAPE COD TIMES
November 15, 2018
By Beth Treffeisen
CHATHAM — The last surviving member of the Coast Guard crew aboard the motor lifeboat 36500 during the historic 1952 rescue of 32 seamen off the stricken oil tanker Pendleton rescue has died.
Andrew Fitzgerald — known as a funny, brave and reluctant hero — was 86.
“It was a dark and stormy night,” Fitzgerald would say at the start of the story about the harrowing night of Feb. 18. 1952, which forever changed his life.
As a nor’easter raged off the shores of Cape Cod, two large tankers split in half, propelling the then 20-year-old Coast Guard engineer and three other Coast Guardsmen into history on their 36-foot boat.
Facing 60-foot high seas, the four men boarded the 36500, led by coxswain Bernard Webber, and headed out into the storm to find the sinking tanker Pendleton, where 33 men waited anxiously for help.
As the crew of the 36500 navigated through the Chatham sandbar, which is tricky enough on a good day, they lost their compass, said Peter Kennedy, who worked on the major restoration of the boat.
Fitzgerald was in the front of the boat when it hit some swells and knocked him all the way back toward the rear, he said.
Then, the engine stalled and Fitzgerald had to go down below and re-prime it, said Kennedy. Fitzgerald was burned by the hot plugs as he restarted the engine, Kennedy said.
“He had quite a history,” said Kennedy. “He was thrown out of the boat and got back into the boat to restart the engine in 30- to 40-foot seas.”
The crew of the Coast Guard rescue boat 365000 after rescuing 32 crewmen from the tanker Pendleton off the coast of Chatham in 1952. From left are Bernie Webber, Andrew Fitzgerald, Richard Livesey, and Ervin Maske. Coast Guard Photo
Congratulations to the Red Sox MVP, Mookie Betts.. my favorite
Pick #1: It’s All About the Turkeys in Essex This Weekend
On Saturday, enjoy the Essex Turkey Scavenger Hunt thanks to the Essex Youth Commission. 1:00 at Essex Town Hall at 30 Martin Street.
Join us in a hunt for turkeys throughout Essex and a chance to win a free Thanksgiving Turkey. Meet at Town Hall for the clues and work with your family or a group of friends to find all the hidden turkeys.
And then on Sunday enjoy the Annual Turkey Trot 5K Race and Fun Walk. The Race begins at 1:00
Pick #2: The North Shore Food + Gift Emporium
Sunday, November 18th 10:00-4:00 at the Turner Hill Estate in Ipswich
The most delicious event of the season celebrating 4 years. No, we are—still—not a holiday craft fair. Think of us more as a vibrant marketplace nestled in the rooms of a beautiful historic mansion.
This event is a celebration of food + gifts made by local passionate individuals (we consider them courageous, as well). We’ve procured 50 deliciously talented makers and have brought them together for a day of tasting + shopping.
Who knew there were so many talented entrepreneurs in our midst? Honestly, we feel like this area has some pretty awesome local businesses. Why not create an event to celebrate them + showcase their goods?! Boom . . . the North Shore Food + Gift Emporium is born.
Come taste + shop from over 50 local food + fine gift makers—even more than last year! Sweet, savory, salty, spicy, crunchy, chewy, colorful, festive, shiny, fragrant, unique . . . you name it, we’ll have it. This event is designed to bring out the fun lovin’ foodie + savvy shopper in everybody.
Hosted at the gorgeous historic Turner Hill mansion in Ipswich, the North Shore Food + Gift Emporium will be the perfect event to get a head start on your—dare we say—holiday shopping. But don’t be dismayed, you’ll easily find something for everyone on your list . . . including something for yourself!
This FREE community event is created by two friends who share a deep love for the North Shore + for local entrepreneurs:
Creator of Now & Zen “Planting Ideas”
Cofounder of the online magazine, ATasteforLiving.com
Pick #3: Opening Weekend at the MarketStreet Rink
MarketStreets ice skating rink now boasts a warming room where skaters can don their skates away from the elements and hop inside when the weather gets a bit too chilly for extended ice skating.
As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid
Are you interested in learning more about Thai Massage & Restorative Yoga? Here is your chance with a live video demonstration of Thai Massage in relaxing Restorative Yoga poses with master teacher and masseuse, Christine Harrelson. Enjoy the video and receive this amazing practice for 2 HOURS of deep relaxation in person this SUNDAY November 18 5-7PM. Perfect way to get calm before the holidays!!! Sign up at www.nsryoga.com
Click the link to see the live video! ProneThai1.mp4-4.download.
Here is a little bit more about Christine-she is AWESOME!
With a background as a highly competitive gymnastics coach, teaching yoga would seem a likely transition for Christine. After years of repetitive movements that hurt her body, Christine sought a practice that would be both therapeutic AND strengthening, and combined with her knowledge of biomechanics as a coach, she has developed a style that can be just as gentle as it…
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Old House Cove this morning. The conditions for photography are not the best and this is about as close as I cared to get anyhow. Wow!
Are you checking your “household necessities” in preparation for your Thanksgiving feast? Here are some from the Gloucester Daily Times November 16 1932:
Although I expect my “electric percolator” to be put to good use, I’m kind of hoping I will not need a “breakfast set” for the company.
Power issue- GHS starts two hours late today
MEMA map shows 534 without powet in Gloucester (5364 aross state)