If you had the opportunity to see the schooners docked at Gloucester’s gorgeous new floating dock, located at I4-C2, know that it was constructed by Beacon Marine Basin and installed by Brett Ramsey’s company Ramsey Marine and Dock Construction. The floating dock was created by Gloucester Maritime and the Schooner Festival Committee to provide schooners with a convenient place to moor.

Schooners Bluenose II, Columbia, Tree of Life, Brilliant, and When and If, along with the Tall Ship Lynx

The new dock was well utilized during the three day Schooner Festival event. By late Sunday afternoon, there were a total of five schooners, as well as the Tall Ship Lynx, moored at the floating dock!

The dock will be removed within the next few weeks, to be reinstalled next August for the 35th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival.

Schooners Columbia and Tyrone moored at the floating dock.



Meteorologists predict flooding from Nor’easter Riley could be the worst in Boston’s history. The storm is strengthening and the waves were much bigger this afternoon as the tide was going out. Be safe friends.The Good Harbor Beach Footbridge is intact at 4pm, despite mid-day flooding.

City Hall and the Paint Factory March Nor’easter RileyFV Capt. Joe leaving the Marine Railways and heading for the State Fish Pier at daybreak.

Just another day for a pair of male and female Common Eiders


Additional snapshots from Gloucester’s snowy day winter wonderland event.beacon-marine-basin-snow-smith-cove-sunset-copyright-kim-smithBeacon Marine Basin Dusk

smith-cove-rocky-neck-railways-sunset-2-copyright-kim-smithRocky Neck Smith’s Cove Twilight


Lots more snow in the forecast. I hope everyone is keeping warm and cozy and having super fun snow days!beacon-marine-copyright-kim-smithBeacon Marine Basin at dawn

good-harbor-beach-snow-day-copyright-kim-smithGood Harbor Beach

schooner-sugar-babe-snow-copyright-kim-smithSchooner Sugar Babe

gloucester-harbor-city-hall-snow-day-copyright-kim-smithGloucester Harbor Skyline

A few more snapshots from this morning



Snow Day in the Hood!


BREAKING NEWS! Filming on East Main Street Beacon Marine MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA MOVIE Tonight!

Filming continues in Gloucester for the indie movie Manchester-by-the-Sea, produced by Matt Damon and starring Kyle Chandler and Casey Affleck. Read More Here.

Manchester By The Sea Film  -2 ©Kim Smith 2015Manchester By The Sea Film Beacon Marine Basin  © Kim Smith 2015JPGManchester By The Sea Film © Kim Smith 2015Beacon Marine Basin ©Kim Smith 2015Gorgeous Beacon Marine Basin at Dusk Tonight! 

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Milkweed Seedpod ©Kim Smith 2014

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#Blizzard2015 Digging Out!

East Gloucester Blizzard 2015 Colleen digging out ©Kim Smith 2015Colleen Apostolos Digging Out!

Colleen Digging Out Blizzard 2015 ©Kim Smith 2015It’s a Glorious Morning! Although I did crash after only taking ten steps from our door and, not realizing it, got water spots all over my camera’s lens. Every photo had to be de-spotted prior to uploading. I hope I didn’t miss any spots.

Ken Duckworth Blizzard 2015 ©Kim Smith 2015Ken Duckworth Digging Out!

Valerie and Joey Marino Blizzard 2015 ©Kim Smith 2015.JPGValerie and Joey Marino Blizzard 2015 ©Kim Smith 2015Valerie and Joey Marino Digging Out!




Beautiful Morning After Snowfall in East Gloucester Square

Beacon marine Basin © Kim Smith 2013Beacon Marine Basin ~ Click photos to view full size

Wednesday morning East Gloucester was especially beautiful although, is anywhere not magically beautiful after a new fallen snow? While photographing around the neighborhood, I nearly ran into Frieda on her way into her shop, Again and Again (with lots of terrific gift items for last minute shoppers). After photographing down by the North Shore Art Association I stopped in to say hello to Frieda and Beth at Again and Again (see yesterday’s post).

Leaving the shop, and while admiring Duckworth’s wreath and lovely holiday decor, I met Ken Duckworth outside his bistro. We had a friendly chat and I was reminded of what a fabulous neighborhood is ours. At that moment I was thinking not of the beauty that surrounds, but of our wonderful neighbors.

Maritime Heritage center ©Kim Smith 2013Maritime Center from Smith’s Cove

Duckworth's ©Kim Smith 2013Duckworth’s in the Snow

Dinner at Duckworth’s Bistrot anytime of the year, but most especially during the holidays, is always a very special treat. Plan to go soon for your Duckworth’s fix because I believe they close for several weeks during. January.

East main Street snow © Kim Smith 2013Snowy Morning East Main Street

Pine cones snow ©Kim Smith 2013 copyGlitter Pine Cones

Duckworth's wreath ©Kim Smith 2013Duckworth’s Wreath

This is the first little batch of photos after Tuesday’s snowfall. I don’t like to post too many full-size photos in the same post because it bumps my fellow contributors too far down the page. I’ll post more from Wednesday morning’s after snowfall tomorrow.

Olive Kitteridge Filming in East Gloucester

Olive Kitteridge HBO miniseries   -1 ©Kim Smith 2013. copyOlive Kitteridge, the HBO miniseries, was filming at the North Shore Art Association yesterday.

Olive Kitteridge, the book, is a collection of short stories written by Elizabeth Stout, and is set in the town of Crosby, Maine. Olive Kitteridge was the 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction.

Olive Kitteridge HBO miniseries ©Kim Smith 2013Olive Kitteridge HBO miniseries   -2 ©Kim Smith 2013.Is that Adam Bolonsky in the red sweatshirt?

Olive Kitteridge HBO miniseries   -4©Kim Smith 2013.

Early that same morning I had taken Rosie for her morning walk. The sunlight streaming sideways through the fog shrouded trees was gorgeous and our hood had a new look for the day; the North Shore Art Association had become Crosby Lyons Club and the parking lot was filled with vintage cars from the 1970s and 1980s .

Olive Kitteridge HBO miniseries   -3 ©Kim Smith 2013.

Olive Kitteridge HBO miniseries   -6 ©Kim Smith 2013.Olive Kitteridge HBO miniseries   -5 ©Kim Smith 2013.Smiths Cove Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center ©Kim Smith 2013View from Smith’s Cove toward the Maritime Heritage Center

Gloucester At Dawn- Beacon Marine Basin 4:56AM 4/26/12

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Have I told you guys how much fun I’ve been having taking pictures for you?

Took this a couple of days ago before work. It was nearly pitch dark out and I set up the tripod in the corner of Beacon Marine right where the black iron fence starts. I was bent over adjusting the settings when two people came out from around the corner and startled the hell out of me. I don’t often have people bouncing around at that time of morning. Stay tuned throughout the next couple of weeks where you will see some of the best photography I feel I’ve captured to date.

Thanks for visiting GMG and being part of our community.


Bob and Dave Featured on The Cover Of “I Love My Bike” Book


Bob and Dave have moved their eclectic vintage stuff and classic bike shop to the bottom floor of the Beacon Marine Basin.

While visiting Bob and Dave Bob let me know they were featured on the cover of the “I Love My Bike Book”  that’s them in the bottom right portion of the cover posing at the Eastern Point Lighthouse-

Here is a little about the “I Love My Bike” book from it’s authors on it’s website

Matt and I love everything about bicycles. Our excitement for all things cycling is only surpassed by the great friends that we have met along the way. It is with this sentiment that we set out on a journey to find people with strong bonds to their bikes and cycling community to be a part of a photo book.

Last fall, we began photographing our cycling friends around Boston, and taking short treks to New Hampshire, New York City, and Philadelphia to track down people riding their bikes. We met so many great people on these first trips. Almost everyone we stopped and asked to be photographed with his or her bicycle answered, “I love my bike!” Every person that we shot gave us the names of at least two of their cycling-obsessed friends that we should include in the book, and before we knew it, we started getting more emails than we could handle from bicycle-lovers all over the world.

With the help of friends, old and new, and some very gracious sponsors, The Ace Hotel, Open Bicycle, and Print Brigade, we have been fortunate enough to have the means to travel to big cities and little towns to find fellow purveyors of humankind’s greatest invention: the bicycle.

Along our travels, Matt and I have had the tremendous pleasure of being in the company of so many people of great importance to their respective cycling cultures—many of whom are our personal heroes– but they stand side by side with a community of people who are, quite simply, bicycle enthusiasts like us.

The book that we are creating is not about a singular style of bike or type of cycling, but rather about all of us in a grand kinship of bicycles. We want to capture the strength, will power, and grit as well as the creativity, sense of humor, and whimsy of riding a bike.

Matt and I have had so much fun meeting cyclists of all ages and backgrounds, and also taking in a few solitary moments with the landscape of the places we have traveled to. Our sincerest thanks to all of the bicycling folks that we have met along the way.

If anyone is interested in being a part of the book, we would love to meet or go for a ride!

Brittain and Matt



Here is a video about the project featuring it’s authors.