Fishtown Horribles Parade Announcement

While the Fishtown Horribles Parade Committee was ecstatic over the Governor’s recent announcement that parades may happen, we unfortunately are unable to get a parade out with such short notice. We have also missed out on a whole year worth of planning and fundraising. Therefore after the year we’ve had, the committee would hate to disappoint the city with a rushed parade put on with limited funds raised. Our plan is to continue fundraising to next year, and plan a parade to remember in 2022! Currently accepting all donations via Fishtown Horribles Parade Po Box 924, Gloucester, MA 01930.We appreciate your understanding! We can’t wait to see you on the parade route next summer!
Fishtown Horribles Parade Committee

GloucesterCast 503 Livestream With Kevin O’Connor, Jon Cahill, Chris McCarthy, Scottie Mac, Pat and Jim Dalpiaz and Joey C Taped 5/23/21

GloucesterCast 503 Livestream With Kevin O’Connor, Jon Cahill, Chris McCarthy, Scottie Mac, Pat and Jim Dalpiaz and Joey C Taped 5/23/21

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Gloucester Fire Department circa 1874

As is often the case, while researching something else entirely, I came across this gem of a photo from the collection of Fred Bodin. It is very intriguing especially because it is labeled with names and identifying corresponding numbers so you can tell who is who. It’s of a steamer style fire vehicle named (at the time) Cape Ann Steamer 1. It’s name later changed to W.H.T. Jameson to honor its driver (pictured in this photo).

Much of the information about this post came from a book available on the internet at this link called The Gloucester Fire Department: Its History and Work from 1793-1893. I am including a few screenshots from this book as well. The “Cape Ann” cost $3300 and arrived April 1864. It was renamed after the unexpected death of its driver W.H.T. Jameson in 1878. This picture is likely on School Street.

I have a few theories about some of the names listed which have not been proven so here are my thoughts. E.L. Lane is probably Edwin L. Lane, the engineer; W.H.T. Jameson is likely William H.T. Jameson born in Nova Scotia about 1828; J.P.Nichols may be James P. Nichols; C.W. Prindall is likely Charles Prindall who later became a city councilor. Input on these and others is welcome in the comments or by email. It’s a spectacular piece of Gloucester history.

1875 Gloucester City Directory
a page from the mentioned book
From The Gloucester Fire Department: It’s History and Work from 1793-1892

Starting Fresh

Cape Ann Home

Starting Fresh

Starting over always comes with a range and roller coaster of emotions. It can be an exciting and exhilarating opportunity. It can be daunting and overwhelming. It can be both at the same time. The best part about starting fresh is that you know more. Experience is the best teacher and your best friend when it comes to design. A new home is a  blank canvas, and it’s the best place for you to create the best parts of your home and then some.


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