Gloucester, MA has been named one of the Best Labor Day Weekend Fishing Destinations for 2019 by FishingBooker!

FishingBooker, the US’s largest website for booking fishing charters, just announced the 7 best fishing destinations for Labor Day Weekend 2019, and Dana Point is one of them. The list was based on a number of factors such as user reviews, vicinity to good fishing, but also specifically took into account places in the US have beautiful nature and are within easy reach of some of the nation’s biggest cities.

Gloucester is one of those places that make you feel instantly relaxed as soon as you arrive. Visitors could spend hours walking the area’s wild beaches or just sit down with a coffee and watch the boats sail by in the annual Schooner Festival. Gloucester’s harbor is full of small boats heading out in search of fish or returning to port ladened with the day’s catch. September is prime Tuna season, with big Bluefin giving anglers the fight of their life. As if that wasn’t enough, monster Mako and Blue Sharks patrol these waters, feeding on the big schools of Mackerel that call the area home. In short, it’s the perfect Labor Day fishing escape!

The full list of the best fishing destinations for Labor Day Weekend 2019 (in no particular order) can be found below:
1. Grand Haven, MI
2. Rockport, TX
3. Kent Island, MD
4. Astoria, OR
5. Point Pleasant, NJ
6. Dana Point, CA
7. Gloucester, MA

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GLOUCESTER BLUE art exhibit continues at Jane Deering Gallery

PRESS RELEASE for Paul Niely at Jane Deering Gallery, Gloucester, MA

Gloucester Blue | the art of Cape Ann inventor, Paul Neily continues thru August 31st at Jane Deering Gallery, 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester. On view are small painted drawings bathed in the light of blue, evoking memory and flashback, impression and recall. Paul Neily’s charmed drawings document his memory of the streets and lanes, houses and rooftops of Gloucester, a city that is changing. Neily’s reminiscence echos his reflection of a city real and beloved. Also on view will be a selection of unique furniture pieces designed by Neily. Gallery hours: Friday/Saturday/Sunday from 1-5pm and by appointment.  Please contact Paul Neily at 978-491-1416 or

Jane Deering Gallery
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Hummingbird Feeder Feud

I’ve been having lots of fun with the Yi Action Lite camera I purchased on Joey’s recommendation. Here you see a bit of hummingbird action in slow motion at our feeder before a rival swoops in to chase off the feeding bird. We see this behavior regularly and are considering adding another feeder. Remember it’s slow motion and they still move pretty fast. Here’s a link for the camera. (Sorry Joey, just too good not to share!)

Gloucester Schooner Fest is Around the Corner! Volunteers Needed!

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Schooners docked at the 2018 festival

Well known to the world as Gloucester’s major maritime and sailing event, the 35th annual Gloucester Schooner Festival is organized by the Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee and Maritime Gloucester, held August 30th-September 2nd, 2019.

photo by Arlene Taliadoros
Schooners during the Parade Sail at Schooner Fest

Taking place in the harbor and nearby waters of America’s oldest seaport, the Gloucester Schooner Festival honors the major role the fishing schooner has played in the heritage of Gloucester and the eastern seaboard.

A spectacular highlight of the Gloucester Schooner Festival is the Parade of Sail on Sunday morning, as the participating schooners make their way through the harbor and out past the breakwater, to the Mayor’s Race starting area off Eastern Point.

The Harriet Webster Pier during last year’s festival

Volunteers are still needed for this year’s festival! If you would like to be part of Maritime History with us…

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