Great article by Billy Baker front page Boston Globe July 20, 2019 here
Great article by Billy Baker front page Boston Globe July 20, 2019 here
GloucesterCast 239 With Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 8/27/17
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Captains Heath and Tom Ellis present the 2017 Kay Ellis Memorial Scholarship to Jesse Feeney and Danielle Crear. (missing in photo is 3rd recipient Sierra Maltese-Cotter)
Mark your calendar for the second Kay Ellis Memorial Scholarship Fund Night
Congratulations to Danielle Crear, Jesse Feeney and Sierra Maltese-Cotter
At the dawn of talkies, ERPI (Electrical Research Products Inc) sought to “bring the world to the classrooms” via 16mm A/V equipment and a catalog of films. ERPI was a subsidiary of AT&T and a forerunner of Encyclopedia Britannica Films.
They produced GLOUCESTER FISHERMEN (under 9 min) in 1938 with backing from Clark University. The film’s narrator was James Brill. There was also a 1938 film titled Shell-Fishing.
from the A/V Geeks archive youtube channel
Here’s James Brill narrating and before the camera in the 1946 film: FROM DEMOCRACY TO DESPOTISM, 1946, Encyclopedia Britannica Films.
Now she’s living a life of adventure and love as the cutest little first mate, on the Tall Ship Lynx.
Alex Peacock, who’s been around boats his whole life, became the Lynx’s permanent captain this past winter.
Most days aboard this replica of a privateer used in the War of 1812 are spent voyaging — from its summer base in Nantucket, Massachusetts, to its winter home in St. Petersburg, Florida, to far-flung destinations including Hawaii, Mexico and other beautiful places — with the crew talking to history lovers, or engaged in some other kind of interesting and challenging pursuit.
Shortly after landing the choice gig, Peacock decided to head to a local animal shelter to fulfill what the 28-year-old says is a tall ship tradition.
“It seemed like the right time to get a buddy,” he told TODAY while sitting on the floor and feeding Leeloo some of her favorite treats (Greenies, for those who like such details).
Peacock and a few crew members headed over to Friends of Strays, a nonprofit shelter in St. Petersburg. That’s where they met Leeloo.
Leeloo was at the shelter, waiting to be adopted, because she’d had the good fortune to be found wandering loose in the vicinity of Friends of Strays community relations manager Clair Wray.
This is called a Gudgeon, it attaches to the wooden rudder and attaches through the hole to the pintle.
Brought in by Toby Burnham Aboard The Jupiter II
To get an idea where this would reside on a Schooner or Brig check out our friend Tugster‘s Post here-
Vessel designer Gerald de Weerdt here takes measurements today to attach rudder to hull via pintles and gudgeons.
and this from-
The 158 ton brig Union would have been very similar to this one. This is the 162 ton, 90 feet long, wooden brig Annie Brown, which trading around South Australia from 1875. Source: p. 136 of “Sail in the South” by Ronald Parsons, Wellington, AH & Aw Reed, 1975
A bronze pintle with three through bolts from the 1823 wreck of the 432 ton sailing ship Brampton. The item was recovered by Kelly Tarlton from the wreck site in the Bay of Islands. This item was sold at Webb’s auction no. 862 in November 2002. Note as photographed the pintle is upside down. The Waimahana Bay trademe pintle did not have through bolts but was fastened by rudder nails and lag bolts instead.
More Reading about Gudgeon and Pintles- whats interesting here is this one from
|A Snow Brig. The Mountain Maid was a strongly built wooden snow brig. She had two square rigged masts and a smaller sail called a spanker, behind the main mast.
(Based on a line drawing from Ships Rigs & Rigging, H. A. Underhill. Nautical Press, Glasgow. Colorised by EFL.)
So I contacted my friend Will (Tugster) and he had a more intriguing information and photos to add to this-
Wow! My filing system works, and I located these photos about 5 minutes after I started looking.
The story is this: after a storm in spring (?) 1988, Mike Magnifico–then manager of Salisbury Beach State Reservation/Beach saw this as he was surveying beach erosion. He thought–he said later–those were gold, and the color is not exactly true in the photos. He called the Newburyport Maritime Museum, who called me, because I was Mr. Shipwreck before I was Tugster. I wet to Salisbury Beach, took the photos. A friend is standing in photo 1 to show scale.
I pursued it a while; a maritime archeologist up at Plymouth State (NH) looked it over carefully and declared the pintles made of “yellow metal” but further identification would likely not be possible. Last I knew, almost 30 years ago, Salisbury Beach Reservation kept them rather than donate to the N Maritime Museum.
Exciting. Feel free to post on GMG any text and photos.
When you coming down to NYC?
For more information on this schooner please go to the following link:
Plus all the information including downloadable 2015 Festival programs check out the Schooner Festival Website-
Info from The Gloucester Schooner Festival website-
Tickets now available for Festival Raffle. Grand prize is an oil painting by John Caggiano!
SIGN ON BOARD NOW AND SUPPORT THIS FUN-FILLED EVENT.
IT HAPPENS ON MONDAY SO DON’T MISS OUT!
The 3rd Annual “SCHOONER CHALLENGE” JUNE 1, 2015, 6-8pm. Sail from Maritime Gloucester aboard one of (3) Essex-built schooners: the Fame, Ardelle or Thomas E. Lannon. Please be sure to select the boat of your choice in the “notes” section when purchasing tickets. We will keep together parties who request to be together! Sign on board NOW, limited tickets available. Tickets are $40 ea.
Go to http://www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org/details-of-our-next-… or call: Marcia at 978-375-3337.
The Challenge helps the Essex Shipbuilding Museum to care for and preserve the history of Essex built schooners.
Video from Barry O’Brien
Throw Back Thursday Schooner Festival
Check out their Website and Facebook Page
www.schooner.org for more info
Can’t believe that it’s Labor Day weekend already. So, here is a flier for our Welcome the Eagle sail on Friday, as well as a schedule of other fun sails going on this weekend for Schooner Festival.
Hi Joey ___
REDBIRD’s long migration from San Francisco via Portsmouth, VA is now complete. She is now a year-round resident of Cape Ann. This beautiful schooner had been kept in the builder’s family until Daisy Nell and Captain Stan brought her to town for the first time last Saturday.
Thomas Burnett and crew stopped at Sugar Magnolia for breakfast during their visit in Gloucester, they are on a trek from Halifax NV to Corpus Christi Texas. Check out their website for the eight years in the making http://www.schoonertesha.net/ also Twitter https://twitter.com/schoonertesha/media
The SV Tesha is anchored off Ten Pound Island.
Continuing with ” reruns” while in Mexico, the Parade of Sails is another favorite event. So looking forward to this year’s Schooner Festival!
See original post on GMG, September 2, 2013:
Visionary, Captain and now Documentarian Tom Ellis, presents his program, Building the Thomas E. Lannon (See above.)
Using historic footage meticulously captured by award winning videographer Al Viator, shot as The Will to Build, between Oct. 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997, Tom Ellis has crafted his personal story of the creation of the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon from dream to design , through the challenges of construction to the triumphant sail into Gloucester Harbor.
Admission: $8 members, $10 nonmembers
Light refreshments will be served.
For additional information, visit our website: www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org
Office phone # 978-768-7541