Friend Jennie writes that she was able to take a photo of the dead young fox at Good Harbor Beach this morning before Animal Control arrived. This is the third dead fox found in Gloucester recently. Such beautiful creatures and so heartbreaking to see.
Although Gloucester does not do autopsies unless rabies is suspect, the ACO believes that the foxes were mostly likely killed consuming rat poison.
In the graphics below you can see how rat poison kills not just rats, but all that come in contact. Fox and raptors, such as owls and hawks, hold a similar position in the food chain. Rat poison also sickens and kill dogs and cats. Here is a link we posted a while back about alternatives to deadly rat poison:
Lady Sylvina Beal arrives at new Essex home…
The schooner “Sylvina W. Beal” launched in 1911 at the Frank C. Adams boatyard in East Boothbay, Maine, appears to be the oldest former fishing vessel in Gloucester harbor, eclipsing the 93-year-old gillnetter, Phyllis A, which is being restored at Gloucester Marine Railways on Rocky Neck.
Harold Burnham, who is doing the restoration of the classic schooner at his Essex boatyard, says, “We figure it’s going to be a couple of years before we even start the restoration, but we’ll be doing a lot of prep work in the meantime,”. “We also are looking to get a National Historic Landmark designation, which is incredibly important.”
Burnham expects the project to unfold much like the volunteer-laden effort that produced the Ardelle.
“We think it’s going to be very much a community effort,” he said.
quoted from —Sean Horgan at The Daily News, Newburyport.
Photos by Len Burgess
Cold and windy but the sunset over Coolidge Point was beautiful. The house on the point always looks so interesting.
BankGloucester “I Am More” Reception
During the months of November and December BankGloucester is hosting eight portraits from the original I Am More series. The colored pencil and pastel portraits by Amy Kerr are accompanied by essays by the subjects about how they are more than their mental illness or life situation.
There will be a reception this Saturday November 16th from 11am – 1pm at 160 Main Street in Gloucester if you would like to meet the artist and some of the local subjects.
This is the last scheduled I Am More event for Cape Ann, so a huge thank you to Ocean Alliance, the City of Gloucester, Action Inc., The Open Door, Gloucester Stage Company, Cape Ann Animal Aid, Saltwater Massage Studio, Backyard Growers, Maritime Gloucester, Willow Rest, Treetop Yoga, Addison Gilbert Hospital, Magnolia Library, The Common Crow, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Cape Ann Cinema and Stage, Gloucester High School, Rockport Police Department, Seniorcare Inc., and the Sawyer Free Library for providing a space for discussion and healing. The portraits will continue to travel to locations around Massachusetts and New England.
Gloucester Smile with a dog named “Tank”
Group from Colorado, California and Texas at Halibut Point
The Gloucester Merchant Associations $1,500 Shopping Spree starts next week! Every time you make a purchase at The Gloucester Shop of Cape Ann, fill out a ticket to win $750, $500 or $250 of gift certificates from participating merchants. The more you shop, the better chance you have to win! Final date of the Shopping Spree has changed to December 19th. Shop local this holiday season.
I have yet to upgrade to the iPhone 11, but I love seeing the fabulous photos that the phone’s three cameras can take. I’m always happy when Paul Horovitz shares his close up portraits of small discoveries from walks in the Annisquam.
We are very happy to see a new branch of Bank Gloucester being built in Ipswich!