The Gloucester Military Heritage & War Memorial Trail

May 21, 2018 / Good to Know, History, Things to Do & See

From Gloucester’s earliest days through today, numerous Gloucester citizens have served their country, across all branches of armed service. Throughout the city there are statues, plaques, historical markers, and memorials that commemorate and honor their military contributions. The core of this Gloucester Military Heritage & War Memorial Trail is in Gloucester’s downtown area. For those… Read more »

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A Closer Look at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House

May 16, 2018 / History, Things to Do & See

Exterior Photo: Courtesy of Historic New England. Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House is a National Historic Landmark located in East Gloucester, overlooking Gloucester Harbor. Beauport was the summer home of one of America’s first professional interior designers, Henry Davis Sleeper. After Sleeper’s death, Beauport was purchased by the McCann family, who preserved the home much as… Read more »

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A Gloucester Ghost Story

November 01, 2017 / Good to Know, History

The Charles Haskell, built in 1869, was troubled from the start. During construction, a workman was killed. Fearing a bad omen, the superstitious owner sold her.  A new owner fitted her out and sent Captain Curtis and crew out on her maiden voyage. Just days later, while fishing on Georges Bank, a storm blew in. Boats… Read more »

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The Story Behind the Man at the Wheel

June 30, 2017 / History, Things to Do & See

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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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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