Northshore Magazine’s Grand Tasting

Northshore Magazine sure knows how to throw a party.  Last night’s Grand Tasting at the Blue Ocean Event Center in Salisbury was phenomenal.  With over 40 vendors with unique culinary treats and delicious cocktails we were able to sample some of the North Shore’s finest for sure.  Beautiful displays, a fun crowd, and attention to detail allowed the atmosphere to rival the amazing food.  Definitely an event to not be missed so keep an eye out for next year’s date!

Award-winning chefs, exquisite wines, and tantalizing tastes from the region’s top restaurants and gourmet food and wine shops come together once again for this fun foodie event. Enjoy scrumptious savory and sweet nibbles from local food artisans—making everything from lobster ravioli to small batch rum to hand-made chocolate treats.

 

READ ALL ABOUT THE EVENT AND CHECK BACK FOR DETAILS FOR NEXT YEAR HERE

SAD END FOR THE BLUE OCEAN DRAGGER

blue-ocean-dragger-shipwreck-gloucester-ma-29-copyright-kim-smithEarly this morning crews from Cape Ann Marine, Under Pressure Construction, Tally’s, Harbormaster T. J. Ciarametaro, the D.P.W., police, and diver Ted Barnes arrived at Niles Beach to begin work dismantling the FV Blue Ocean dragger. Despite the rough seas and biting wind, tow lines were secured around the vessel by Cape Ann Marine and Ted Barnes. Under Pressure’s Chad Ketchopulos and crew dug a wide trench at the road that opens onto Niles Beach. It appeared the purpose of the trench was to help stabilize the tow trucks. Two Tally’s tow trucks were used to haul the Blue Ocean out of the water, the Merlin to drag the vessel across the beach and the second tow truck to brace the Merlin. By low tide, at 11:27am, the dragger was mostly out of the water, when work began to smash the boat to bits. Last check at 1:00pm and the Blue Ocean was almost entirely gone.

Mini time lapse of Blue Ocean dragger being hauled across the beach

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BREAKING: NILES CLOSED DUE TO BLUE OCEAN SHIPWRECK DEBRIS LITTERING BEACH

blue-ocean-dragger-shipwreck-gloucester-ma-niles-beach-closed-copyright-kim-smithKnocked about by rough seas and high winds, the pilot house and other large parts of the Blue Ocean dragger overnight washed ashore onto Niles. Updated plans for the ship’s total demise include towing onto the beach and crushing it, which may take place Tuesday.

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UPDATE ON BLUE OCEAN DRAGGER SHIPWRECK

gloucester-shipwreck-fv-blue-ocean-23-copyright-kim-smith-copyDiver Ted Barnes reports that efforts to float the shipwrecked Blue Ocean dragger will resume tomorrow, Sunday. The crews and divers will again attempt to get the float straps under the keel. The Blue Ocean is now resting on its port side. See photos from earlier today – Breaking: Shipwrecked Blue Ocean Salvage Underway

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Diver Ted Barnes

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BLUE OCEAN SHIPWRECK, GLOUCESTER HARBORMASTER, AND SALTY DOG ABOARD THE CAPE ANN MARINE

Activity at the Blue Ocean shipwreck early this morning.

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gloucester-shipwreck-blue-ocean-salty-dog-copyright-kim-smithPlease write and let us know if you know the name of this little salty dog. Thank you! gloucester-shipwreck-blue-ocean-caoe-ann-marine-copyright-kim-smithgloucester-shipwreck-blue-ocean-harbormaster-copyright-kim-smith

DRAGGER SHIPWRECK OFF NILES BEACH GLOUCESTER

We hope the old FV Blue Ocean is salvageable after breaking mooring in the gale force winds late last night. The Blue Ocean is a wooden converted Eastern rig side dragger. The ship was built in 1952 and is owned by Michael Ragusa of Gloucester. Beach clean-up is well underway and as reported in the Gloucester Times, the boat does not pose an environmental threat because there was no fuel or oil on board. Photos from this morning at high tide and then again at low tide this afternoon. gloucester-shipwreck-fv-blue-ocean-1-copyright-kim-smithgloucester-shipwreck-fv-blue-ocean-6-copyright-kim-smith

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For more photos of the Blue Ocean see Paul Frontiero’s post from 2014