Chickity Check It! A couple of Cape Ann history blog posts From Rob Fitzgibbon

Dear Joey at Good Morning Gloucester.

Love reading your view about life on the dock.

Wanted to share with you a couple of Cape Ann history blog posts I recently completed that I think you might find interesting:

This one is about the cursed Gloucester fishing schooner “hoodoo ship” Charles Haskell:

Gloucester: The Cursed Ship Charles Haskell

and the second one is about the Depression-era “Rockport Maniac” unsolved murders:

Rockport: Whatever You Say, Say Nothing

Keep up the good work! 



July 21st event to feature Cape Ann Artisans, Crafters and Makers, Bobbi Gibb Art Exhibit, Live Music 
& Food Truck

Date and Time:
Thursday July 21

Thursday, August 18

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Ocean Alliance

32 Horton’s Street, Rocky Neck, Gloucester, MA 01930

Free Admission to Market

Limited Public Parking Rocky Neck Avenue parking lot or side street parking 

Downtown Parking with following:

  • Free Water Shuttle from/to Downtown/Rocky Neck from 4-8pm
  • CATA Bus on Demand service, $2 pp/per trip

Rain dates: July 28 & August 25

Cape Ann Makers Market – July 21st Summer Maker Market at Ocean Alliance, the first of two Summer Markets,  will feature more than 20 local Artisans, Crafters & Makers from Cape Ann offering nature and coastal inspired handmade Arts and Crafts, including jewelry, metalsmithing, pottery, sculpture, painting, photography, woodworking, fiber arts, candles, hand harvested artisanal sea salts, natural body care and much more.  The Markets are being held at the iconic former Tarr and Wonson Paint Manufactory on Rocky Neck, from 4-8 pm.

The Summer Markets are in conjunction with the Culture Splash Thursday events by Rocky Neck Cultural District and Harbortown Cultural District, and the Ocean Alliance crew will also have information for visitors about their whale research, marine conservation work, and the restoration project at the historic paint factory as well as well as featured products for sale.  

In addition to the Market, Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon and an accomplished artist will be exhibiting her latest work.

Visitors can also enjoy the fresh food offerings of Gloucester’s LobsterRoller food truck, live music from local artists, Toni Ann Enes and Jules daSilva, and the best water views in Gloucester. All vendor table fees for the benefit of Ocean Alliance. An August 18 Market event is also scheduled featuring additional artisan vendors.

July 21 Vendors List Includes:

  • Amaris Arts
  • Cape Ann Sea Salt
  • Crystal Energy  Images
  • Eleven Eleven
  • Fine Intuitive Art
  • Gloucester Quilter         
  •     & Mini Lobster Traps
  • Hold Fast Company
  • LobsterRoller
  • Nicole Dahlmer Art & Photography
  • Ocean Alliance
  • Pat D’s Photos
  • Rocky Neck Aprons
  • Seasons of New England
  • Sew Nice
  • Stephanie’s Scents
  • Temple of Enora
  • And more!

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My View from the Deck of Lobsta’ Land

I met some friends quickly to have a drink on the deck of Lobsta’ Land. My basil cucumber splash was delicious and we shared the Lobsta’ Land sampler appetizer with yummy coconut shrimp, crab cakes, calamari, etc. A musician was playing some perfect summer songs and the view is pretty sweet. The deck space really transports you to a vacation vibe. It felt good to “get away” for a bit.