The Gloucester Military Heritage & War Memorial Trail

November 11, 2020 / Good to Know, History/Maritime, Outdoor Adventures, 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 A Piatt Andrew Bridge, Route 128, Gloucester World War I, In Memory of A. Piatt Andrew 1873-1936 Soldier, Scholar, Statesman…. Read more »

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A Gloucester Ghost Story

October 27, 2020 / Good to Know, History/Maritime

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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Gloucester’s Rich History

September 18, 2020 / Art and Music, Good to Know, History/Maritime, Outdoor Adventures, Things to Do & See

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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More Fun Gloucester Destinations You Can Safely Visit

September 02, 2020 / Art and Music, Food and Drink, Good to Know, History/Maritime, Outdoor Adventures, Things to Do & See

The month of September is stunningly beautiful here in Gloucester on Cape Ann. Remember, summer isn’t officially over until September 22. Whether you are a new visitor or know our charming historic seaport inside and out, make some plans to visit us. Wear your mask, keep your 6-ft distance, and come play (by the rules)… Read more »

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Exploring Historic Massachusetts Harbors

August 30, 2020 / Good to Know, History/Maritime, In The News, Outdoor Adventures, Things to Do & See

Excerpt from Exploring Historic Massachusetts Harbors | With Permission to post from Gallagher’s Travel | Written by Deidre Frost |Photo by Deidre Frost Looking  for a quick seaside escape? You’ll find plenty of choices along the Eastern seaboard. Two outstanding destinations combining historic cities and seaports that come to mind; Salem and Gloucester, Massachusetts. Both share… Read more »

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Celebrate 4th of July Weekend in Gloucester

July 01, 2020 / Food and Drink, Good to Know, History/Maritime, Outdoor Adventures

Gloucester continues to follow public health guidelines including wearing a mask, frequent hand washing, and physical distancing. And we expect you’ll do the same while visiting us. We’ve made the necessary modifications to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. We invite you to Discover Gloucester, Cape Ann over Independence Day weekend! Main Street Open July… Read more »

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Virtual Windows to Gloucester: Webcams with “real-time” views around town

June 25, 2020 / History/Maritime, Outdoor Adventures, Things to Do & See

Exploring Gloucester, Massachusetts by foot, car, boat, or other mode of transportation are great ways to enjoy our authentic seaside city. However, an alternative and fun way to explore this destination location is through the live stream of a webcam. It offers a variety of virtual experiences any time of the day from the comfort… Read more »

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