Reader Question “Canned Codfish”

To Whom It May Concern:

Do you sell canned cod fish?  I would like to make cod fish patties, but can’t find canned cod fish.  Can you help?

Thank you

Denise Carr-DeRamus

My reply-

Try hake or haddock you won’t know the difference

I’d love to tape a segment with seafood professionals where we batter up or make fish cakes with hake, cod or haddock and have them try to identify each one once they’re all ground up and put in a breading.

Tradition: MIT’s Phi Kappa Sigma Banging Out The Lobsters For Rush Week @Captjoelobster

Sept 6, 2022 Another Year-Another Batch Of Lobsters For MIT Skulls

The Boys are Back September 7th, 2021-

It’s the first week of September and that means the Boys From Phi Kappa Sigma Are Back For Their Rush Week Lobsters

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Past Years-

Posted on September 3, 2013

Its gotta be a dozen or more years running the men from Phi Kappa Sigma come down to Captain Joe’s for Rush week lobsters.

Tradition. Gotta love it!
If you’re a prospective pledge and you don’t go with PHI KAPPA SIGMA you really need to reevaluate your whole college existence.
Just drop out and become a garbage man already because you’re not college material.
Here they are back in 2008-

Rush Phi Kappa Sigma At MIT!

The boys from Phi Kappa Sigma at MIT come every year for rush week to pick up a ton of lobsters to serve prospective rushees.

I thought MIT was primarily an engineering school but apparently they have their marketing down pretty good too!

After Writing About My Disappointment In The North Shore OG Roast Beef Spot Back In April, Faith WaS Restored By A Different Beverly Roast Beef Place- Nick’s Roast Beef & Pizza On Essex Street Beverly (Near The Monserrat Train Station)

Joey Ciaramitaro

April 11, 2022· 

I’m not going to mention the name of the place because I don’t slam small family businesses but a place I once considered the kings of the Roast Beef game and the standard to which all other three ways were measured just served me a total turd. Grey meat, cold, barely any jimmy, no crunch on the bun. Barely edible. A 4 on a scale from 1-10. I’m so disappointed and saddened by how far they’ve fallen at the same time that you have places like Jamie’s Roast Beef which is taking the beef game to a whole new level.

I guess the memories from all those late night rendezvous in my late teens in high school will be all that’s left of this once great establishment.

Dan Robertson

They’re not even the best Nicks in Beverly anymore. Nicks Pizza, Subs and Roast Beef on Essex St. blows them out of the water

Thanks to Dan Robertson suggestion in reply to my disappointment 21 weeks ago I gave *the other Beverly Nick’s a go and man was it glorious-

Super Three Way COTB Nick’s Roast Beef and Pizza Essex St Beverly MA

Thanks Dan Robertson.

When in Beverly veer toward the Essex Street Nick’s and you won’t be disappointed.

The League of Women Voters of Cape Ann is having a BBQ fundraiser on Sunday, September 11 at 23 East Main Street from 10:00 am until we sell out of food. There will be pulled pork, BBQ ribs, beans, and cornbread made by Doug Keiles, the Pitmaster of the Ribs Within BBQ Team, and Craig Kimberley, competition cook and host of BBQit

Donations are also gladly accepted!

The League of Women Voters of Cape Ann brings so many resources to Cape Ann!

The League:

– works to engage voters at all levels

– supports voting rights

– hosts debates and forums for local and regional political candidates so that voters have accurate, fair, and nonpartisan information about candidates and elections

– hosts nonpartisan forums on current issues and ballot questions

– initiates, encourages, and supports local high school Civics projects

– registers new voters

– supports accurate and nonpartisan voter and election information

– gives scholarships to Gloucester, Rockport, and Manchester/Essex high school seniors each year through our Katherine Gross Nutbrown Scholarship Program

We are raising money for our ongoing work and scholarships. 

Please forward to anyone that you think might be interested. 

Thanks so very much for your support, 

Hannah Kimberley

president, League of Women Voters of Cape Ann

Hannah Kimberley, Ph.D. (she/her)

Author of A Woman’s Place Is at the Top

Essex Shipbuilding Museum

Reblogged from Gloucester Daily Times

ESSEX — The Smithsonian Museum’s traveling exhibit “Crossroads: Changes in Rural America” comes to Essex this weekend, and the Smithsonian has announced additional programing to coincide the event.

“Crossroads: Changes in Rural America,” will be on view this Saturday, Sept. 10, through Oct. 22 at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum and Town Hall.

In January, the Smithsonian announced Essex would be one of six Massachusetts communities to host the traveling exhibit which examines demographic shifts in the United States from rural to urban areas. The exhibits are on view at Town Hall, 30 Martin St., and at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 28 and 66 Main St.

Essex Shipbuilding Museum received staff training and a $10,000 grant from Massachusetts Humanities to develop the exhibits’ accompanying 11 scheduled events. Each program will be held at the museum, 66 Main St., except when noted.

“This is such a unique opportunity for us to not only showcase the deep history of our community that many people do not know, but also the immense sense of pride of place we locals have for Essex,” said Essex Shipbuilding Museum Executive Director KD Montgomery in a prepared statement. “While we may be small, a single voice can make a huge impact on the rest of the community. Whether you’re a regular tourist or are visiting for the first time, our goal is to inspire and educate our guests on just how special Essex was and is currently.”

A launch party will be held at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum shipyard on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon. Coffee, tea and light breakfast snacks will be provided. Tours of the exhibits Then, on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 7 to 8 p.m., Gloucester and Essex Shellfish Constables Rebecca Visnick and William Novak, respectively, will present “The Color of the Tide,” a discussion on the history of Essex’s clamming industry.

“Sketching Through History” will be held on Sundays, Sept. 18 and Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. Jessica Yurwitz of Slow River Studio in Topsfield will discus artistic renditions of Essex vistas over the years. Registration is required for this event.

Over three Thursdays — Sept. 22, Oct. 6 and Oct. 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. — the Smithsonian will host community-led focus groups on ways to improve the town’s primary cultural institutions. Registration is also required for these events.

Manchester Essex Regional High School faculty and students will present a Dungeons and Dragons meet-up on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon. Children are welcome to create their own Essex-themed campaigns for Essex Shipbuilding Museum’s archives.

“A Legacy Continues, Shipbuilding in Essex” is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 7 to 8 p.m. National Heritage Fellow Harold Burnham and fellow shipwrights Brad Story and Jeff Lane will discuss the history of shipbuilding in Essex and how the industry continues in the modern era.

Cogswell’s Grant site manager Kristen Weiss will lead a walking tour of the property on Saturday, Oct. 1, at a time to be announced. The program, “What the Hay? Four Centuries of Farming in Essex,” will touch on how Historic New England continues the farm’s historic agricultural practices with recreation and conservation.

On Sunday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon, Essex Shipbuilding Museum historian Kurt Wilhelm will host “Our Family Forest,” an overview of his genealogical studies on various Essex bloodlines.

Mary Rose O’Connell of Cape Ann Plein Air will host painting demonstrations on Monday, Oct. 3, from noon to 2 p.m.

Guests are welcome to learn more about the Great Marsh, including its role in the town’s ecosystem, at “A Piece of Something Great, The Story of the Marsh,” on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 7 to 8 p.m. The event will be hosted by Selectman and Great Marsh Coalition member Peter Phippen.

Salem State University professor Dr. Beth Jay and graduate student Mary Larkin will host a panel discussion on Essex’s history on Sunday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Finally, a wrap party will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m.

“It’s been such an eye-opening experience working with the amazing team at the Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum and we are excited to see the town’s history take on a new life as part of this programming,” said Massachusetts Humanities Executive Director Brian Boyles in a prepared statement. “It has never been more important to embrace and support each and every small community in Massachusetts. We hope with The Smithsonian Museum on Main Street making its rounds, more people will fall in love with these rural outposts like Essex, just as we have.”

More information on these events and the exhibit and registration for the accompanying program may be found at

Michael Cronin may be contacted at 978-675-2708, or

Yummy Lunch at Mile Marker One

We needed to schedule a late lunch/very early dinner recently so we made an online reservation with Mile Marker One. It’s easy-peasy to schedule the reservation and since it was for a late weekday afternoon, the time slots were generally open. My sister was visiting and this is one of her favorite stops so it was a no brainer. Although hardly any other diners were inside with us, we were given great service. The bubbly sangria was delicious and Paula enjoyed “Mr. Happy”, a perfect summer cocktail. Jim got one of the specials: lobster bruschetta and it was LOADED with lobster. Paula ordered fish and chips which she thoroughly enjoyed. I had the Haddock Reuben which was very filling and tasty. Mile Marker One is a lovely setting with great service and creative menu items. Thanks Mile Marker!