Green Gloucester

June 23, 2017 / Awards & Praise

The City of Gloucester is committed to clean, renewable energy and energy conservation. Gloucester has been officially designated a Green Community by the Massachusetts Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs. In their August 2016 report “Renewable Communities,” Environment Massachusetts recognized Gloucester as one of 18 communities leading the way in the state in sustainability, renewable energy, and… Read more »

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“Go Fish” in Gloucester

June 23, 2017 / Outdoor Adventures

Gloucester has been fishing for nearly 400 years and you are welcome to join the fun. Gloucester’s prime location near major fishing grounds means you cannot get much closer to the fish. Onshore anglers can grab bait, tackle, and a saltwater fishing license and try for striped bass, winter or summer flounder, mackerel, bluefish, or… Read more »

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Sets in the City: Gloucester in Film and TV

June 23, 2017 / Good to Know

Cape Ann has a special quality of light and amazing scenery that has been attracting artists and filmmakers for generations. Here’s a partial listing of the movies and TV shows filmed in Gloucester. See if you can recognize locations. 2016 Wicked Tuna (TV Series) 2015 Manchester By The Sea 2015 The Devil You Know (TV)… Read more »

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Fresh Catch: Gloucester’s Fish Guide

June 23, 2017 / Good to Know

Think you know your cod from your scrod? Check our handy insider’s guide to Gloucester’s fresh catch. Bluefin Tuna – Has a meaty, almost buttery taste prized for sushi and grilled as steaks. Bluefish – Game fish with rich, oily meat served grilled or baked with mayonnaise. Calamari (Squid) – Sliced and served breaded and… Read more »

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Talking Birds: Birdwatching Around Cape Ann

June 23, 2017 / Outdoor Adventures

Cape Ann’s rocky peninsula juts 11 miles out into the North Atlantic and lies along the Atlantic Flyway, a major migratory bird pathway. Some of the best bird watching in North America can be found here, not just during migration, but throughout the year. The diversity of habitat from deep woods to open water means… Read more »

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Gloucester’s Rich History

June 19, 2017 / History

In addition to a rich maritime heritage, artist communities have also played a significant role in Gloucester’s history and culture. Rocky Neck, one of America’s oldest continuously working art colonies, has attracted such accomplished artists as Milton Avery, Nell Blaine, Stuart Davis, Childe Hassam, and many more. Also nestled within Gloucester are the quaint villages… Read more »

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Discover the City of Gloucester

May 23, 2017 / History

A short, pleasant drive or train ride northeast of Boston Gloucester, MA is the home to America’s original seaport and the oldest working art colony in North America. Settled in 1623, Gloucester remains among the busiest fishing ports on the Eastern seaboard. Drawn to Gloucester’s rich history and natural beauty, visitors delight in pristine beaches,… Read more »

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The Story Behind the Man at the Wheel

May 23, 2017 / History

Also known as the Gloucester Fishermen’s Memorial, this iconic statue rests on a five-foot granite base located on the south side of Stacy Boulevard, at the edge of Gloucester Harbor. This eight-foot-tall statue shows a fisherman dressed in oilskins standing clenched at the wheel on the leaning deck of his ship. Positioned so that the… Read more »

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