Saturday, July 30, 2011

Simply Fishermen's Wives

The winds were starting to blow and the rain was approaching.
One of those days when the Fishermen's Wives Statue seems to come alive.

The inscription at the base reads
"The wives, mothers, daughters and sisters of Gloucester fishermen honor the wives and families of fishermen and mariners everywhere for their faith, diligence, and fortitude."

Simply Fishemen's Wives


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Simply Conomo

Sleepy Conomo Point in Essex, before the heat of the day climbs.

By the way, it's low tide!

Simply Conomo


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Simply Tugs

The Justice and Independence at rest in Gloucester's inner harbor.

More detailed information about the Justice can be found at Tugboat Information.

Tugboat Information also has the details about the Independence.

Simply Tugs


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Simply Ardelle

The schooner Ardelle was launched on July 9, 2011 into the Essex River while spectators watched from the Essex Shipbuilding Museum. The Ardelle, a 50-foot double sawn frame wooden schooner, built by Harold Burnham, was launched using the side launch technique.

Time for the christening!

The Ardelle is leaned on one side and the blocks are removed.
Gravity overtakes friction.

She starts to move!
(And after more than one hour, sitting in the front row, you picked this moment to stand up?)

Time to push. She needs just a bit more persuasion.

S P L A S H !

The ride of a lifetime for this young man.

Simply Ardelle!


Monday, July 4, 2011

Simply Independence Day

First, there was dinner with family
rotisserie chicken
chive risotto cakes

Followed with music and dancing on the boulevard!

Some came out prepared for rain.




Happy 4th of July to All!

Simply Independence Day.