The Gloucester Military Heritage & War Memorial Trail

November 05, 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 Gloucester Ghost Story

October 26, 2018 / 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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Down to the Sea: Boating in Gloucester, MA

October 15, 2018 / Good to Know, History, Outdoor Adventures, Things to Do & See

Photo by Benjamin Boynton New England Boating magazine features Gloucester as a “fishing port with a fishing heritage that runs deep” in a recently published article, Down to the Sea: Boating in Gloucester, MA. Writer Rob Duca highlights the City’s plans to attract more attention from recreational boaters with a revitalized waterfront including dock-and-dine options, shopping,… Read more »

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Gloucester MA: At the Intersection of Fisheries and Art

September 20, 2018 / Awards & Praise, Good to Know, History, Outdoor Adventures, Things to Do & See

With permission by Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Featured in Gateway Mavens, September 19, 2018 WHY GO: The iconic statue, “The Man At the Wheel” defines Gloucester MA past and present. Sporting foul weather gear, the Fisherman’s Memorial, erected in 1923, lists the thousands of Gloucester mariners lost at sea. Home port of the Andrea Gail – the fishing boat that… Read more »

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