Eagle and Constitution — patmorss

US Coast Guard Barque Eagle (America’s Tall Ship) was tied up bowsprit-to-bowsprit with USS Constitution (Congressional Ship of State) at the Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, for public tours over the weekend. We attended a reception for the USS Constitution Museum on Friday evening, hosted by Eagle. It was special because these are the only two commissioned naval sailing ships in the country. Not only that, they both have their first female Captains.

US Coast Guard Eagle docked at the Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston
Boarding Eagle for the reception for the USS Constitution Museum
All food prepared by Eagle’s onboard crew
Enjoying hospitality and the view on multiple decks
Celebrating the occasion – USCG RADM John Mauger at the podium
Eagle’s CAPT Jessica Rozzi-Ochs
USS Constitution’s CDR BJ Farrell
USS Constitution Museum’s President and CEO Anne Grimes Rand
Evening colors, striking the flags
Spectator boats observing colors and firing of USS Constitution’s cannon
Sunset with USCG Eagle and USS Constitution bow-to-bow
Sunset through USS Constitution’s rigging, from Eagle’s bow

Thanks @dockwa for making our breakfast run from Gloucester to Manchester easy peasy.

Booking your dock reservation couldn’t be easier and the @manchesterbythesea transient docks are well maintained and staffed by friendly dockmasters. It enabled us to travel confidently, knowing we had a slip waiting for us and we spent money for breakfast and got provisions downtown before heading home to Gloucester

Intracoastal Ferry System Pilot Bill Passed-Including Gloucester As One Of The Stops!

Just Passed: $28 million for a intracoastal ferry system, next stop Gov. Charlie Baker ‘s desk!

We need all hands on deck. (pun intended).
Teamsters Local 25

Thank you State Senator John F. Keenan , Senator Joan B. Lovely , Sen. Brendan Crighton , & State Senator Bruce Tarr .

Free Outdoor Screening of Gloucester-made, Oscar-winning film “CODA”; Q&A with Director Sian Heder: Friday, Aug. 5 

Any Cape Ann’er who has yet to catch up with CODA, this year’s Oscar winner for Best Picture, now has one less excuse. The Cape Ann Museum will present the film free to the public Friday, August 5 on a 26-foot screen in the spacious outdoors at the Cape Ann Museum Green.  

“The Cape Ann Museum is thrilled to be hosting a free screening of CODA to celebrate the movie’s incredible artistic achievements and the local art and history that inspired it,” says CAM Director Oliver Barker. “We welcome this opportunity to invite our community to see the movie for free in the city where it was filmed.”  

Following the success of last year’s public screening of Gloucester-based film, Captains Courageous (1937), the Cape Ann Museum is again partnering with the Rockport-based Cape Ann Community Cinema to “take art outside” with a free screening of the Oscar-winning 2022 movie at the Cape Ann Museum Green (13 Poplar St., Gloucester, MA).  

CODA, which stands for “child of deaf adults,” tells the story of Ruby Rossi (Emilia Jones) and her family’s struggling fishing business. Her parents Frank (Troy Katsur) and Jackie (Oscar-winning star of Children OfA Lesser God, Marlee Matlin) and brother Leo (Daniel Durant) are deaf, with Ruby the only hearing person in her home. Ruby discovers a passion for singing that makes her choose between supporting her family and following her dreams.  

Partially filmed in Gloucester, Rockport and Beverly, this screening is presented in conjunction with CAM’s summer exhibition, The Legacy of the Family-Owned Fishing Vessel, on view through September 18.  

“We’re especially honored to have Sian Heder join us to speak about the process behind the film and her connections to Gloucester,” says Barker. Heder, a regular summer resident of Gloucester, will speak from 7:30pm-8:00 pm, with the film starting at 8:15 p.m. and wrapping up by 10:00 p.m. Attendees are invited to be on-site as early as 6:00 p.m. to reserve their spots and bring their own picnic to enjoy before the screening. There will be ASL translation during the announcements and conversation. 

All parking will be at O’Maley Middle School with a shuttle between sites. On-site parking is reserved for those with accessibility requirements. Local residents are encouraged, where possible, to walk or ride their bike. While the screening is free to attend, reservations are required. Visit www.capeannmuseum.org/events for more details. 


The Cape Ann Museum, founded in 1875, exists to preserve and celebrate the history and culture of the area and to keep it relevant to today’s audiences. Spanning 44,000 square feet, the Museum is one of the major cultural institutions on Boston’s North Shore welcoming more than 25,000 local, national, and international visitors each year to its exhibitions and programs. In addition to fine art, the Museum’s collections include decorative art, textiles, artifacts from the maritime and granite industries, three historic homes, a Library & Archives and a sculpture park in the heart of downtown Gloucester. In Summer 2021, the Museum opened the 12,000 square foot Janet & William Ellery James Center at the Cape Ann Museum Green. The campus also includes three historic buildings – the White-Ellery House (1710), the recently acquired Babson-Alling House (c.1740), and an adjacent Barn (c. 1740), all located on the site at the intersection of Washington and Poplar Streets in Gloucester.  

The Cape Ann Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $15.00 adults, $12.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors, and students. Youth (18 and under) and Museum members are free. Cape Ann residents can visit for free on the second Saturday of each month. For more information please call (978)283-0455 x110 or visit www.capeannmuseum.org 

What a “Crate” Event!

The first Lobster Crate Race was held yesterday at Pavilion Beach to a large and appreciative crowd of supporters. The Gloucester Police Department put this fundraiser together to support the Gloucester High School weight room renovation and by all accounts, it was a huge success. There were 4 classes of participants that took their chances running across a bridge made of plastic crates that bounced and tilted with the waves. As expected, the youngest and lightest were most successful. There was a Municipal group which will need a great deal more practice before next year’s event. The event drew several boats, pedestrians and beach-goers who cheered everyone on with enthusiasm. Follow the Gloucester Fishermen Athletic Association on Facebook for updates and donation information.

Of course, it takes a village to pull these events together so big shout out to all the many volunteers who made this so much fun. We are already looking forward to next year.

Now enjoy the photo/video dump:

Second Annual Family Field Day Fundraiser

Cape Ann Home

We are pleased to announce that our Family Field Day Fundraiser is back on August 13th!

Last year we held a fundraiser to show support for our teammate Calum in his fight against Wilms Tumor, a rare cancer that targets children. He has won his battle, and now we want to continue to help others like him.

We hope you can join us for a fun day with a bouncy house, raffle prizes, games, face painting & more! All proceeds go to the Jimmy Fund. Come out and have a good time for a good cause!



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