DPW added a new green shower footbath at Good Harbor Beach Witham St. #GloucesterMA

Nice! Foot wash and outdoor shower rinse station added to Witham St. is a great add. This public beach amenity bookends the one installed by the footbridge on Nautilus Road summer 2017.

 

guest amenity- foot wash & outdoor shower rinse station-Good Harbor Bridge- salt island briar neck neighborhood side of beach_20210717_Gloucester MA ©c ryan

Salt Island fence posts Good Harbor Beach #GloucesterMA

History

2017 GMG post about Salt Island for sale, again, includes a historic timeline and links to prior ‘for sale’ stories

Save Our Shores – Salt Island coalition including Essex County Greenbelt commenced October 2017 here

2019 sorted deeds

Construction progress along Thatcher Road and off Washington Street #GloucesterMA

March 2021 construction status. Two projects near Good Harbor Beach at the four corners of Thatcher and Witham, and two projects in Riverdale off Washington Street.

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Thatcher Road and Witham – 6 townhouses “Brier Cliff by the Beach”

Between Thatcher and Cliff Road

Thatcher Road and Witham – 12 condos “Ocean View at Good Harbor Beach”

*formerly Brier Neck shores

Between Washington Street by Piraino Street and Thornhill Way

(before Willow Rest)

Washington Street past Willow Rest – Sea Glass Lane

wind-whipped sand on Good Harbor Beach

March 2, 2021 coming in chilly and v. windy

Low tide- frozen estuary slush patches by the Good Harbor Beach footbridge



whisper thin bands of dry sand wind-swept across low tide beach_ 20210302_Good Harbor Beach Gloucester MA © c ryan

Gloucester artists at auction- Sotheby’s American art sale closing March 3 features Mulhaupt, Kroll, Schoonover, Mellen and more

The Sotheby’s sale Two Centuries American Art closing March 3, 2021 highlights work by artists inspired by Gloucester and/or with Gloucester ties including these few: illustrations for Harper’s and Redbook by Frank E. Schoonover; work by Leon Kroll including a Good Harbor Beach scene; and views of Gloucester harbor by Frederick John Mulhaupt and Mary Blood Mellen:

Lot #16: Leon Kroll Figures on a Beach, o/c, circa 1919 (about 9″ x 11″ unframed), pre sale est. $3,000-$5,000

Lot #87 Frank Earle Schoonover Approaching Camp oil on canvas 1924 31″ x 25″ unframed
auction presale est. $15,000-$25,000 

Lot #58: Frank Earle Schoonover 1877 – 1972 “Take Her!” 1914 oil on canvas 25 x 34 unframed – (illus. for WD Steele story in Harper’s published 1915) presale estimate $4,000-$6,000

Mary Blood Mellen, Moonlight Seascape, Gloucester Harbor, oil on canvas, 12 ¼” x 17 ¼” unframed, presale estimate $10,000-$15,000

Lot #33: Frederick John Mulhaupt, Harbor Scene, oil on canvas, approx. 25 x 30 unframed presale estimate $30,000-$50,000

More Mulhaupt Gloucester Harbor

Gloucester Harbor, a central panel from one of Mulhaupt’s monumental mural masterworks, has been on display at Gloucester’s O’Maley school for decades. The center panel was commissioned under the auspices of the WPA-era programs and ultimately moved from its original site at Central Grammar to City Hall in 1972, and then again to O’Maley. Other sections of this mural were disconnected and dispersed within City Hall in 1972, and not all on display, which has confounded understanding of the sections individually and as a whole. All will be reunited one day–temporarily or permanently– back to the artist’s original, immersive art experience intent. Here are several photos of the mural to compare with the artist’s treatment of the harbor scene at auction.

Photo of Gloucester Daily Times article – Catherine Ryan research

Head to Cape Ann Museum

Fine examples by all the artists coming up at auction can be found at Cape Ann Museum within the permanent collection and/or special temporary exhibits.

photos c ryan: installation views at Cape Ann Museum (double click or pinch and zoom depending upon your device; right click to see credit info)