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A lot of places claim to have the best homefries. Let me tell you, these ARE the best homefries in town.
Chef Dan is the real deal-
Please allow me to introduce myself – my name is Julie Covert, I, along with my husband, Capt. Hugh Covert, and our crew are visiting Gloucester, MA with our tall ship, Schooner Huron Jewel. Although tall ships are a common sight in Gloucester, we have a unique story that one of your readers, Bob Driscoll of Vintage 211, said that we should contact you about as he felt you and your viewers would be interested in our story.
We are on a nine month goodwill tour, the Dream Inspiration Tour. Our mission is to put smiles on people’s faces by giving them free dockside tours of the schooner and more importantly to encourage people to follow their dreams to make them happen – it was our dream to build a schooner, which we did after emptying out our savings and retirement accounts. Now we are sailing to inspire others by our example to make their dreams a reality.
This is Capt Hugh’s ninth boat that he has built, he also designed her. He and I built her over the course of 2 1/2 years where we live on Drummond Island, MI and launched her in 2018. We departed Michigan on August 20, 2022 and have now traveled over 2200 nautical miles, through the Great Lakes, St Lawrence Seaway, to the East Coast and are now making our way south.
For our Gloucester stop we are docked at and partnering with Ocean Alliance (www.whale.org), to offer free dockside tours during our stay. We’re also helping to tell people about the importance of Ocean Alliance’s research work and why it’s important to keep trash where it belongs and keep the oceans clean so the marine environment can stay healthy.
We had planned to only be here a couple of days, but the high wind and waves from storms spawned by the hurricanes are preventing us from leaving until this coming week, so we will be here offering free tours for a few more days and want to get the word out.
We would be happy for you to come see the ship and do a story about us to let people in the area know they can come visit.
As I have limited email I’m best reached by phone or text at xxxxxxccx to answer your questions.
More information about our tour can be found at www.ditallship.com/dreamtourHere is a news story about our arrival in Oswego, NY https://www.nny360.com/artsandlife/artsandentertainment/port-of-oswego-to-host-tall-ship-sunday-aug-28/article_2778ece4-2967-5e07-838f-c16617244dd3.html
Capt Hugh and Julie Covert
Sailing to Inspire Others to Follow Their Dreams
To live in a city where there are schooners sailing in Gloucester Harbor is wonderful
The Lannon and The Ardelle on Thursday afternoon.
I’m Carla reaching out from NeedyMeds to share with GMG readers that October is the 37th annual BeMedWise Talk About Your Medicines Month all about Medication Safety & Aging. We’re hoping everyone will visit – and share – the page we’ve created which is chock-full of super helpful, informative resources, info, and tools on helping older patients stay med-safe. We’re also so excited to offer our heartfelt thanks to Beth Israel Lahey Health Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals and Cape Ann Savings Bank for their generous support of this initiative.
A Lecture By Generous Gardeners
Photos: Jackie Bennett
A variety of positions are available at Cape Ann Marina and at Mile Marker One Restaurant. Please take a look and pass this along to those that are looking for a new team to join. All the details, applications are on line at the website: https://capeannmarina.com/jobs/
The wonderful Essex Shipbuilding Museum is currently hosting a portion the the traveling Smithsonian exhibit “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” and it’s well worth a ride over for a look-see. It’s the first time since its 1994 inception that the Museum on Main Street program has come to Massachusetts. It is open through Oct 22 and is spread out over 3 Essex locations: The Essex Shipbuilding Museum, the EHSSM Schoolhouse and Essex Town Hall. For additional information on hours and other details, click here.
The Smithsonian can be counted on for quality presentations and this is no exception. The exhibit presents various aspects of rural America over the last century. It’s well set up and contains a great deal of content and thought provoking materials. AND it’s free!
The day I visited, I was unable to go to the Schoolhouse portion of the exhibit as it had to unexpectedly close. But I did view the portions of the exhibit in the Essex Shipbuilding yard and at Town Hall (3rd floor). I had not realized the exhibit was set up in this manner, but I think you can get a great deal out of it even if you can’t get to all the locations. It can be a little confusing, but look for the well placed signage for guidance.
Photos taken at shipyard and Town Hall: