The Mayor’s Schooner Festival Welcoming Reception was a fantastic success and wonderful fun. Maritime Gloucester’s dock was overflowing with Schooner Fest friends, well-wishers, and organizers. I think it was the most well attended ever and speaks to the growing success of Gloucester’s Schooner Festival (and to our Mayor’s charisma!).Mayor Sefatia welcomed Governor Baker, Lt. Governor … Continue reading PARTY SNAPSHOTS FROM MAYOR SEFATIA’S FABULOUS SCHOONER FESTIVAL WELCOME RECEPTION
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USCGC_Grand_Isle_(WPB-1338) This beautiful Coast Guard Cutter is being decommissioned after 23 years of service. We thank you.
A rare Edward Hopper drawing of East Main Street, Gloucester, is part of a comprehensive exhibit, “Marks of Genius”, masterpieces from the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) on view at the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) through June 19th. These wonders of process traveled to the Grand Rapids Art Museum in Michigan before Raleigh. The next stop … Continue reading Gloucester in the house at North Carolina Museum
There have been some great posts (and gorgeous photos) about the USCG Cutter Grand Isle, its years of service, and the fact that it was decommissioned earlier this week. This may sound silly, but here in Rockport, at our tiny little home, it was sad news. My boys have loved that vessel since they could … Continue reading Thank You, Grand Isle
Last week I did a post about our “Great Holiday Cookie Giveaway”. If you didn’t see it, check it out here. It is pretty sweet, if I do say so myself. Better to Give Than Receive My students decided that it would be better to give than receive. They opted to skip the annual gingerbread … Continue reading “I Made These For You”
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From USCG Northeast: “As the service life of Cutter Grand Isle comes to an end for the Coast Guard Cutter Grand Isle, we look back at her wonderful #DevotiontoDuty the past 24 years this week.” https://www.facebook.com/USCoastGuardNortheast?fref=nf I wonder if Station Gloucester will be getting a new Cutter? Anyone know?
Check it out here on their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/USCoastGuardNortheast?fref=nf From USCG Northeast; “Our beloved Coast Guard Cutter #GrandIsle will be decommissioned tomorrow.July – September 1996: GI received a CG Unit Commendation for participating in the response to the Trans World Airlines Flight 800 Crash. The plane was on its way to Paris from New York … Continue reading @uscg Cutter Grand Isle Decommissioned Yesterday After Many Years Of Service In #GloucesterMA 2/26/15 5:45AM
GloucesterCast 120 Taped 2/26/15 With Guests Kim Smith and Donna Ardizzoni with Host Joey Ciaramitaro Topics Include: Happy Birthday Bex, Gloucester Quilter, Condolences To The Family FOB Joe Testeverde, Cacciatore’s Should Be Opening Soon, Maria Seniti Has Left 525 On Good Footing and Is Now Concentrating Her Efforts At The Franklin Cape Ann, Rockport To … Continue reading GloucesterCast 120 Taped 2/26/15 With Guests Kim Smith and Donna Ardizzoni with Host Joey Ciaramitaro
Under the command of Captain LT Nolan Cuevas, Gloucester’s USCG new Cutter, the Key Largo, powered through the harbor before docking at the Jodrey State Fish Pier. Executive Officer Brandon McCampbell reports that the crew of the Key Largo is the same as the crew that operated the Grand Isle. Approximately 32 days ago, they … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: FIRST LOOK @USCGNortheast CUTTER KEY LARGO ARRIVES GLOUCESTER!
From USCG Northeast; Yesterday, the Coast Guard Cutter Grand Isle was decommissioned. Here is her last crew, the decommissioning Plankowners. They will soon be the crew of the Key Largo. #ServiceToNation
Jack o’lantern traditions. There’s this – our annual amateur foray and then this public art tableau that we stop for each year, just past 370 Main Street, Gloucester (before the Crow’s Nest heading into downtown Gloucester) The history of carving jack o’lanterns includes a description in a Victorian era poem by John Greenleaf Whittier (b.1807 … Continue reading Haunting for Halloween: Pumpkin carving and poetry John Greenleaf Whittier & Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
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Went to the ceremony this morning to the change of command. It was a very impressive and classy ceremony. Here is a couple of the pictures from the Grand Isle. More photos and information will follow.
The Change of Command Ceremony is a time-honored naval tradition without an equivalent counterpart in any other service. Custom has established that this ceremony be formal and dignified-designed to strengthen the respect for authority which is vital to any military organization. Parading All Hands at Quarters and public reading of official orders stem from those … Continue reading Thank you to the Coast Guard
Does it get any better than where we live? I think not. Since our two sons were born, we’ve been “Sunday Drivers.” Tease me if you’d like, but I swear that half of their early language came from trips “around the Cape.” From such a young age, they would both ask to drive through downtown … Continue reading God’s Country
You may wake up and think that this thing is no big deal. Just be aware that the big time winds won’t be here til this afternoon. 70MPH SUSTAINED winds which won’t be here til later today are damaging. Pictures taken 6:50AM-7:00AM Be careful and take precautions. Better to be safe than to be sorry. … Continue reading Early Morning Hurricane Sandy Pics From Gloucester MA State Fish Pier
Following a 7 month overhaul in Baltimore, Md, the Coast Guard Cutter Grand Isle and her crew returned to her homeport of Gloucester on Friday. The Grand Isle is a 110-foot Island Class Patrol Boat. Major work completed on the Grand Isle included the replacement of one diesel engine, two new shafts, two new propellers, two new … Continue reading GRAND ISLE Returns to Gloucester