Gloucester’s Rich History

June 19, 2018 / Good to Know, History/Maritime

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, 2018 / History/Maritime, Things to Do & See

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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A Closer Look at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House

May 16, 2018 / History/Maritime, 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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