Plein Air Art on Cape Ann – Artists, Easels, and Competition

October 01, 2021 / Art and Music, Good to Know, Outdoor Adventures, Things to Do & See

Cape Ann’s rugged coast, natural light, and picturesque landscape are the enticing muse that draws artists from all over to paint a variety of familiar and not-so-familiar scenic landmarks and locations throughout the year. Artists can be seen setting up their easels to paint “en plein air” along Gloucester’s Back Shore, at Rocky Neck Art… Read more »

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Gloucester-Caught Bluefin Tuna: Wicked Good!

September 23, 2021 / Food and Drink

Bluefin tuna is another example of changing tastes, changing markets and how fishing ports like Gloucester adapt. The glory days of Gloucester’s schooner fleet didn’t bring in tuna, except as a curiosity. Local historian Justin Demitri shares his fish story (and a recipe) about Bluefin tuna in Gloucester.

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Generations of the Schooner

August 31, 2021 / A Local Favorite, Good to Know, History/Maritime, Outdoor Adventures, Things to Do & See

For more than three centuries, the schooner has been the enduring icon of Cape Ann’s seagoing heritage. Fast and able, these sailing vessels capture the imagination of visitors and locals alike. Sailing on a schooner is exhilarating. No other type of vessel rivals its power and magnificence. It is impossible to climb aboard a schooner… Read more »

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