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Welcome to Gloucester As America’s oldest seaport, our authentic working waterfront highlights our maritime pride across our beaches, restaurants, museums, historical attractions and the oldest working art colony in North America. An authentic place to see, feel and taste history, Gloucester’s mix of beauty, fun, and character have drawn fans for over four hundred years. While visiting, you can sail on Gloucester’s historic schooners and dine at wonderful bistros featuring the freshest fish and local fare. Enjoy the excitement of a nautical excursion—Gloucester provides some of the best whale watching in the world! Whether you are interested in fishing, hiking, swimming, or any other recreational activity, our spectacular scenery complements any adventure. Our city offers even more excitement across annual events like the Schooner Festival, St. Peter’s Fiesta, lively music concert series, open cinema experiences, and community bazaars. The heart of Gloucester beats vibrantly downtown with an eclectic mix of shops, cafés, and galleries—even an interactive self-guided tour, HarborWalk, which celebrates Gloucester’s most remarkable stories. Day or night and all year round, Gloucester provides the same hometown pride that I have experienced growing up here. Our wonderful people are resilient, hardworking, creative, and endearing. We love life here in Gloucester—and when you visit this authentic destination, we are confident that you’ll love it, too! While you’re here, let people know, “Mayor Sefatia sent me.”

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Discover Gloucester Settled in 1623 and serving as home to America’s oldest seaport, Gloucester remains among the busiest of fishing ports on the Eastern seaboard. Drawn to Gloucester’s rich history and natural beauty, visitors will delight in pristine beaches, fresh seafood and water based activities such as stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, fishing, schooner sailing and awe-inspiring whale watch excursions. The artist community also plays 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 of Lanesville, Annisquam and Magnolia.

Sea Bags of Maine Yushi Tommy Bahama Simon Pearce Stonewall Kitchen Simply Noelle Designer Jewelry and much, much more

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Located between Ipswich Bay and the historic woods of Dogtown, Lanesville, with its proximity to abundant, cod-filled waters and granite quarrying, rose to prominence during the 1800s. Today, many local artists call the area home. Annisquam, an early fishing and shipbuilding center, is located just minutes off scenic Route 127 and features the Annisquam Harbor Light Station, established in 1801…added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1987. Just east of Manchester lies charming Magnolia, home to the Hammond Castle Museum. Having served as host to such well-known visitors as John Philip Sousa and Lucille Ball, Magnolia showcases some of the most sweeping, majestic views of Cape Ann.

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At Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue. Information, restrooms, beaches, playground, picnic area, concerts and farmers market in summer.

Commuter rail trains available from Boston’s North Station MBTA.com Note: check website for schedule, including possible maintenance closures.

GETTING HERE Airports

Driving from Boston

Arriving at Boston’s Logan Airport, approximately 45 minute drive North to Gloucester. Subway service is available from Logan Airport to North Station, where MTBA trains depart to Gloucester regularly. Arriving at Manchester, NH and heading to Gloucester, a drive time of approximately 75 minutes South to Gloucester.

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From New York & Points South I-90 East (NY Thruway) to Mass Turnpike. Exit at I-95 North (exit 14), continue on Rt. 128 North to Gloucester. Travel time approximately four hours.

Explore the harbor!

Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle Hourly trips Hop on/Hop off all day Reservations not required $10 ride all day-pay on board Pick up /Drop off:

Lobstering / Harbor Tour

I-93 North to I-95 North/ Peabody. Continue on Rt. 128 North to Gloucester. Travel time approximately 45 minutes.

Harbor Loop, Gloucester House Restaurant, St. Peter’s Square, Rocky Neck, Cripple Cove Kids under 12 half price, under 6 free

1¼ hour narrated tour of historic Gloucester Harbor See how lobster traps are set & hauled.

1pm Sails Weekends May to mid-June Daily mid-June to Labor Day, Weekends in Fall

Lighthouse Cruise

The only tour that circumnavigates Cape Ann. A fascinating 2½ hour tour aboard the King Eider. Truly a spectacular trip!

2:30pm Sails Weekends May to mid-June Daily mid-June to Labor Day, Weekends in Fall

Annisquam River Cruise

10am Saturdays & Sundays, July & August Private charters arranged

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From Maine & Points North I-95 south to Rt. 128 North to Gloucester.

GETTING AROUND Bus service and Stage Fort Park Shuttle CannTran.com Taxi Service YellowPages.com/gloucester-ma/taxi

Harbor Shuttle CapeAnnHarborTours.com

Emergencies Dial 911 Mariners Harbormaster: Monitors VHF Channel 16 Transient /Visitor moorings available Dockwa.com/explore/destination/cityof-gloucester-harbormaster or 978-282-3012

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Meet Cajun

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one of Gloucester’s beloved whales Gloucester pioneered whale watching in the 1970s, and has been studying the humpbacks who return every spring since then. Scientists can identify individuals and over the years have come to know some of their life stories. One of the giants we know best is Cajun. Cajun is one of the most commonly sighted whales on Stellwagen Bank. At more than 45 feet long, she’s one of the largest humpback whales in our population. Born in 1988 to a whale called Cascade, she was named by scientists for a marking on her lower left fluke that looks a bit like a hot pepper. Humpback whales probably live an 6

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average of 45-50 years, some up to 70 years or more, and at 29, Cajun’s fully grown and the mother of two known calves. There is a strong family resemblance in the distinctive markings found on Cascade, Cajun, and her calves’ tail flukes which makes the relationship between them very obvious to observers. Cajun is frequently a part of large feeding groups consisting of five or more humpback whales, where she often seems to be taking the lead. It is believed that the oldest and largest females are most dominant. Interestingly, Cajun seems to prefer the company of specific whales including Pele, Hancock, Milkweed,


Jabiru, and Perseid. (To make studying whales easier, scientists give them names based on distinctive markings on their tail flukes.) Together these whales have become known as “The Cajun Group”. Though not always together, they do seem to seek out each others’ company. It’s clear from observing Cajun’s group, and from over 40 years spent studying the humpback whales that feed off the coast of Massachusetts each year, that these whales recognize each other as individuals. Why does Cajun repeatedly seek out these particular whales to feed with? Perhaps it has to do with feeding efficiency. Humpback whales will sometimes work cooperatively to corral and concentrate fish. Much like a football team that practices certain plays, each player with a specific role, to ensure that the team objectives are met (i.e. scoring a touchdown), humpbacks may form teams that are practiced in catching fish. Cajun and her associates may simply have good team chemistry. Then again, maybe the reason Cajun and the rest of the group prefer to feed together is because they are— for lack of a better word—friends! While it is always best not to put human emotions on animal behavior, I don’t believe it is too much of a stretch to think that these whales may form complex social relationships that meet the criteria of “friends” in humans. Much research is taking place today on the social lives of the great whales and they are fascinating animals for sure. You can get out on the water and look for Cajun or other members of her group by taking a trip out on a local whale watching boat. Gloucester is located between two major feeding grounds— Stellwagen Bank and Jeffreys Ledge—so you are guaranteed whale sightings on each trip. On each sailing, on board naturalists collect data on sightings, tell you more about whales and other local wildlife, and give you a bit of the natural history of the area. It’s an unforgettable experience and one you won’t want to miss. - Jay Frontierro For more information on whale watching, see page 42.

A Gloucester Ghost Story 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 were at anchor and now perilously close to each other. Fearful for his safety, Curtis severed the anchor lines and attempted to steer clear, but wind and wave thrust her straight onto the nearby Andrew Johnson from Salem, nearly slicing her in two, dooming her crew. The Haskell limped home. The following spring, Haskell was again fishing on Georges Bank. While the men were enjoying a calm night, over the sides of the ship came what appeared to be 24 ghostly men who silently took up their positions and began to fish, then coiled their gear and climbed back down into the ocean. Alarmed, Curtis ordered his crew back to port. Each year following, crews reported these haunts until finally no man dared go out on her. Abandoned, the ‘cursed’ ship sank in Gloucester Harbor.


DESIGN YOUR DAY

We’ve crafted itineraries designed to specifically fit your needs for those seeking a family fun stay and play, to folks all about Gloucester’s fresh seafood, to those hunting for an outdoor adventure — we’ve provided you with cool options that you might not have otherwise discovered. See listings on pages 41-55 for more information.

FAMILY FRIENDLY OUTDOOR FUN Cripple Cove Playground Wingaersheek Beach sandbar at low tide Look for sea glass on Pavilion Beach Stage Fort Park trails beaches and playground

AT SEA See the whales 7 Seas, Capt. Bill’s or Cape Ann Whale Watch Schooner Sails Thomas E. Lannon, Ardelle and Adventure Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle Essex River Cruises

FISHING CHARTERS Gloucester Charter Connection, Tuna Hunter, Adventures at Yankee Fleet Gloucester Deep Sea Fishing & Charters

RAINY DAY FUN Cape Ann Lanes Cape Ann Cinema and Stage

DISCOVERY Maritime Gloucester Cape Ann Museum Sawyer Free Library Rafe’s Chasm

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE TRAILS, WALKS Gloucester Harborwalk Dogtown Commons and Babson Boulders Ravenswood Park

WATER SPORTS

Snorkeling at Half Moon Beach at Stage Fort Park Stand Up Paddle Boarding Onshore fishing Kayaking Surfing

HISTORY & HERITAGE WALKS Gloucester HarborWalk Stacy Blvd Stage Fort Park

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GARDEN WALKS

Fishermen’s Wives Statue and Rose Garden to Stage Fort Park Cape Ann Museum Sculpture Garden and Pocket Park Rocky Neck Art Colony Fitz Henry Lane Park

ARTS & CULTURE Beauport, the Sleeper McCann House Rocky Neck Art Colony Rockport Music Cape Ann Museum The Hive Studio and Classes

UNIQUE SHOPPING Premier Imprints The Brass Monkey Essex Merchants Mark Adrian Shoes Second Glance Thrift Shop DIVA

ART GALLERIES Pop Gallery Local Colors Calvo Studio Trident Gallery Beth Williams Studio Melody Phaneuf Paintings The Art of David Arsenault

FREE FUN Birdwatching on Gloucester Harbor Scenic island driving tour Sunset beach stroll Stargazing Gloucester Harborwalk

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DINNER AND A VIEW 1606 Restaurant Seafood Grille The Gloucester House Latitude 43 Beauport Cruiselines Lobsta Land

LOCAL FOOD CRAWL The Cave Wine & Cheese Ocean Front Breakfast Café at the Atlantis Cape Ann Foodie Tours Savour Wine & Cheese Turtle Alley Chocolates Cape Ann Farmers Market Ryan & Wood Distillery

ROMANTIC/COZY Sea Glass Restaurant at Castle Manor Inn Tonno Ohana 1606 Restaurant

CASUAL EATS Mile Market One

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Cape Ann Brewing The Cupboard Destino’s Blue Collar Lobster Co. Virgilio’s Woodman’s of Essex

BY THE WATER Dog Bar Breakwater Solomon Jacob Park Maritime Gloucester

NIGHTLIFE / LIVE MUSIC Captain Carlos Gloucester Stage Company Cape Ann Brewing North Shore Music Theatre Mile Marker One Rockport Music

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CAPE ANN’S LIGHTHOUSES

Annisquam Light marks

Annisquam River entrance first built 1801 existing tower 1897 height: 45’ best view: by sea, Wingaersheek Beach

Eastern Point Light

Ten Pound Island marks

inner harbor first built 1821 existing tower 1881 height: 30’ best view: Gloucester Harbor

Thacher Island Twin Lights mark

Thacher Island first built 1771 existing towers 1861 height: 124’ best view: back shore North Tower is accessible; boat launch from Rockport

Straitsmouth Island Light

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Fisherman’s Memorial

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Also known as the Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial, this iconic statue rests on a five-foot granite base located on the south side of Stacy Boulevard, at the edge of Gloucester Harbor.

Six of the most recent names on the tile are those of captain and crew from the Gloucester-based Andrea Gail, the fishing boat made famous in the book and film, The Perfect Storm.

This eight-foot-tall statue shows a fisherman dressed in oilskins standing clenched at the wheel on the leaning deck of his ship. Positioned so that the fisherman is gazing out over Gloucester Harbor and sculpted with a rough finish to demonstrate the fisherman’s rugged appearance and impending danger.

Further south on Stacy Boulevard, surrounded by gardens, is the Fishermen’s Wives Memorial. Also looking out to sea, this family group honors the patience and fortitude of families who even today anxiously await their loved ones’ safe return.

Sculpted by artist Leonard Craske and modeled after a local fisherman, the monument was completed in 1925 in honor of Gloucester’s 300th anniversary. The inscription at the base of the statue, from the Bible’s Psalm 107:23, reads: “They That Go Down to The Sea in Ships, 1623-1923”. Circling the monument are plaques with the names of those lost at sea from 1716–2001.

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Fishermen’s Wives Memorial

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marks Gloucester Harbor entrance first built 1832 existing tower 1890 height: 36’ best view: Gloucester Harbor

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“Deserves More Than 5 Stars!” • 3 to 4 Hour Trips! Trip Advisor Review - October 2016 The World Cetacean Alliance has chosen Cape Ann Whale Watch to be the only U.S. based ambassador for this international organization. The WCA is dedicated to “raising the standards of whale watching worldwide through education.”

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Schooners!

A Parade of Sail Gloucester’s annual Schooner Festival brings a storied past back to life. © John Collins

Since 1985, the Schooner Festival has become well known to the world as one of Gloucester’s most important maritime and sailing events. The 33rd Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival celebrates the history and future of the maritime arts in New England.

A spectacular highlight of the Gloucester Schooner Festival is the Parade of Sail on Sunday morning, as participating schooners make their way through the harbor and past the breakwater, to the Mayor’s Race starting area off Eastern Point.

“The Gloucester race is a renewal of a period beginning in the 1890s when New England fishermen—homebound with fresh cod or outbound with salt or ice to the Grand Banks—challenged each other, no matter the wind, sea conditions or vessel. Driven by pride, skippers slammed their schooners through gale winds winter or summer, seldom shortening sail, for the thrill of besting a rival. Essex shipyards and the ports of Gloucester and Boston were both birthplace and showcase for these much-admired two-masters.” The Boston Globe, August 25, 1986

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Taking place in the harbor and nearby waters of America’s oldest seaport, the Gloucester Schooner Festival honors the major role the fishing schooner— invented here in 1713—has played in the heritage of Gloucester and the eastern seaboard. Old and new, large and small—a variety of schooners will visit Gloucester Harbor, delighting all.

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Gloucester’s beautiful harbor, acclaimed by explorer Champlain as “Le Beauport,” is the backdrop for a unique mix of modern day and traditional vessels from the age of sail.

All offer public sails; see listings on page 43

Friday, September 1 Vessels arrive Saturday, September 2 Maritime Gloucester Heritage Day 10am-4pm Lighted boat parade, sunset Fireworks 9pm Sunday, September 3 Parade of Sail 10:30am-noon Mayor’s Race 1pm start off Eastern Point Best viewing: Stacy Boulevard, Stage Fort Park, or Dog Bar Breakwater (free shuttle available). For more information, visit GloucesterSchoonerFestival.net.

Cape Ann’s Schooners A National Historic Landmark Flagship of the City of Gloucester and leading the Parade of Sail

Thomas E. Lannon 1997

Honoring her namesake–a fisherman from 1901-1943

Ardelle 2010 Flagship for Maritime Gloucester

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Shipbuilding

Harold Burnham

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Builds a Ship

Harold Burnham grew up among the shipyards of Essex, a tiny Cape Ann town with a rich community tradition of shipbuilding that dates back to the 1630s. Over the centuries, the shipbuilders of Essex launched more than 4,000 ships, built largely for the fishing fleet out of Gloucester. The shipbuilding industry of Essex declined sharply after WWII, and although a few talented shipwrights continued building wooden commercial vessels, the building of heavily constructed wooden vessels (employing sawn frames and trunnel or tree-nail fastenings) at the river’s edge became a thing of the past. As a child, Burnham became enamored with the craftsmanship of wooden ships as he would ride his bike through the Story Shipyard every morning to have breakfast with his grandmother Ardelle. Stopping in the Story Yard, now home to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Burnham would watch as 14

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Brad Story and his gang constructed wooden boats. Burnham’s father, Charles, also built wooden boats and taught the technique to his children. Both of Burnham’s parents were dedicated to the preservation of the town’s history and were among the founding members who established the Essex Shipbuilding Museum. After graduating from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Burnham went to sea as a mate on tankers for some years. But that gig didn’t last long. The call of shipbuilding tugged hard so he decided to join his siblings and set up shop in the family yard. And so a charter business began with his maiden voyage of the Friendship sloop Chrissy in Gloucester Harbor. In 1996, Tom Ellis approached Burnham with the idea of building a 65' traditional Gloucester fishing schooner. One year later,


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The Schooner Thomas E. Lannon was launched and quickly became an iconic commercial charter business in Gloucester. After the building of the Lannon, Burnham continued his craft building the Chebacco boat Lewis H. Story, flagship of the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, the Schooner Fame of Salem launched in 2002, and the Schooner Isabella, a private yacht, launched in 2006. In 2010, with no new customers in sight, Burnham was inspired to build a passenger schooner of his own. Working with a crew of community volunteers, friends and family, the Schooner Ardelle, named for his grandmother, launched from the Burnham Shipyard on July 9, 2011. Harriet Webster, the former Executive Director of Maritime Gloucester described the building of the Ardelle and its impact to the community… “When Harold undertakes a project, it inevitably becomes a community venture. He engrosses both skilled craftsmen and enthusiastic community amateurs, demonstrating and teaching as he goes. In the process, not only does he build fine boats, but he nourishes a community of individuals, develops an appreciation of the craft and helps to understand this traditional art form – his determination to keep this tradition alive is admirable.” Berthed at Maritime Gloucester, the Schooner Ardelle sails as the museum’s jewel and educational vessel. Captained by Burnham and his son, Alden, the Ardelle offers daily public sails and private charters throughout the season. The building of the Ardelle is chronicled in the book, The Shipwiright and the Schooner, by Harold Burnham featuring photographer, Dan Tobyne. Although the forest of masts lining the docks and piers of Gloucester’s working waterfront have thinned, we are fortunate to have a select few traditional fishing schooners sailing in and around the harbor today. Some include the Schooner Ardelle, the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon and the Schooner Adventure. For more information on public schooner sails see listings on page 43.

Prehistory

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Native Penacook people hunt and fish from seasonal camps. AGE of EXPLORERS 1606 Samuel de Champlain names the area Le Beauport (beautiful harbor.). 1614 Captain John Smith’s proposed name “Tragabigzanda” is rejected for “Cape Ann,” after Anne of Denmark, Smith’s patron’s mother. Native population die from European diseases. AGE of SETTLEMENTS 1623 First Puritan Settlement. They bring a prefab building with them. Fishing stages set up at Stage Fort Park to dry fish for export. 1625 Puritans move to Salem, where the soil is better for farming. Their building goes with them. A few fishermen remain. 1634 Second wave of English immigrants name their colony “Gloucester” after their home town. 1639 First sighting of the famous sea serpent.

1642 First liquor license granted. Jail terms for skipping church. 1643 “Cut” bridge connects Gloucester to mainland. 1650 1st school teacher hired. 1675-1762 French and Indian wars claim more locals’ lives than the Revolutionary and Civil wars. 1692 Witch hysteria jails several local women. © MIke Rutstein

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Manx shearwaters spend part of the year around the waters off Cape Ann

Talking Birds Cape Ann’s rocky peninsula juts 11 miles out into the North Atlantic and lies along the Atlantic Flyway, a major migratory bird pathway. Some of the best bird watching in North America can be found here, not just during migration, but throughout the year. The diversity of habitat from deep woods to open water means a spectacular variety of species. In spring local woods are filled with the songs of warblers, vireos, orioles, tanagers, and a myriad of other colorful seasonal migrants. Near the marshes bufflehead ducks and mergansers head out to their summer homes and are replaced with herons, egrets

and cormorants. Terns and plovers return to nest on the beaches. Some birds stay year round, of course, like loons and eiders in harbors, hawks and the occasional bald eagle near marsh or pond. There’s plenty of great land birding to be had on Cape Ann, but from late spring to early fall the attention of many birders turns towards the abundance of ocean-going or “pelagic” birds that can be seen from boats leaving Cape Ann, from Gloucester’s Back Shore or Halibut Point State Park. Which pelagics can you see? That depends on a variety of factors from water temperature to weather conditions and food availability. Some visitors are quite common, like the greater and sooty shearwaters, Wilson’s storm petrels, and northern gannets. Jaegers and kittiwakes stop by occasionally. With a little luck and patience you may be rewarded with some truly rare sightings. All local whale watch boats have naturalists on board and local fishing charter captains can point out common species. Ask about specialized bird watching tours, and don’t forget your binoculars. On land, check out Stacy Boulevard and Stage Fort Park downtown, at the beaches or on the marshes of the Annisquam River. Inland, visit Ravenswood Park or Dogtown. Good luck and good birding!

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1700s AGE of SAIL 1713 Schooner developed in Gloucester, graceful ships that are the backbone of the fishing fleet until the 1920s. Town suffers frequent pirate attacks. Gallows are erected on a sandbar to deter them. Many residents move to the center of the island for protection. 1770s Smallpox epidemics 1774 First Universalist Society meets in US. Rev. John Murray will go on to successfully sue for the separation of church and state, which will be incorporated into the Massachusetts, and US constitutions. 1776 Feminist author Judith Sargent Murray (and John’s wife) publishes essays on equality. Town finally considers educating girls. 1775 To prevent British raids a handful of locals hide behind sand dunes, shooting muskets and shouting to non-existent troops. The ploy works.

Shop Local Being a shop owner on Main Street in Gloucester, alongside many diverse and unique shops and restaurants, has been very gratifying for me. I enjoy meeting visitors and watch as they stroll our lovely area for that perfect gift. The stores reflect the distinctive character of Gloucester. Gloucester’s Main Street features some of your favorite brands, along with many locally made items handcrafted by resident artists. Offering antiques, art, books, jewelry, toys, clothing, shoes, home goods and souvenirs—perfect for discovering that one of a kind gift to take home. For food lovers, Main Street features a great collection of

1783 Post war, inhabitants move back down to the harbor, and the middle of the island is gradually abandoned to packs of dogs. Dogtown has reverted to woods, but the ruins of the settlement remain.

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Many say the shopping in Gloucester is the best around. So when you complete your museum tour, your whale watch excursion or after enjoying a sun-drenched day at the beach, come to Main Street and enjoy all there is to offer. There is something for all your gift giving needs and of course something special for you, too! - Patty Gates, Premier Imprints

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1775 Locals drive off British warship Falcon in the first naval battle of the Revolutionary War. Many locals serve as George Washington’s navigators and sailors in the new Navy.

stores offering unique olive oils, fresh cheese and chocolate and homemade Italian bread. While you shop and browse, be sure to stop along the way for a tasty bite of fresh seafood, yummy ice cream or grab a cup of delicious coffee and pastry.

Antiques & Vintage Goods Clothing for the Whole Family Housewares & Furniture Jewelry Books & Games Movies & Music Artwork & Knick-Knacks

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Meet the Artist

Learn from local artists why they live and love to work in Gloucester.

media: jewelry, glass beads

Beth Williams

is a studio jeweler and glass beadmaker whose original focus in metals shifted to incorporate the kaleidoscope of colors and textures that glass now contributes to her work. Combining glass, gold, and silver, Beth creates contemporary elegant jewelry that is colorful, playful and sculptural. From her earliest beginnings in “I feel a deep stained (“flat”) glass, Beth’s designs included jewelry as well as windows, functional pieces and sculpture. connection to the history of this The transition to metalworking allowed her to focus place, especially to more on smaller scale work and specifically jewelry. the fine craft that In 1994 Beth set up a lampworking studio and gallery has been made and now works full time creating beads and finished jewelry, specializing in custom work.

here”

medium: painting

Melody Phaneuf is an oil painter

who works in the Boston School Tradition, a blend of French Academy Realism and Impressionism. She paints her subjects as they appear, influenced by the particular light and atmosphere that envelopes them. Gloucester’s lovely coastal scenery, charming little houses, and quaint old boats have all been subjects for Phaneuf ’s paintings. Each picture chronicles a mood and experience, along with some of the movement and energy the artist has absorbed from living by the sea. Along with her landscape painting pursuits, Phaneuf is an accomplished still life and portrait painter. When not painting en plein-air, you’ll find her in her marvelous north light studio, working on a still life or portrait commission.

“I love how the light that bathes my subjects in what I call the ‘Gloucester glow’.”

media: wood carving, bronze sculpture

“Gloucester has always been a creative haven for David Calvo had the artists. It is a very, very good fortune to be trained by wood- colorful place to live with carvers and sculptors who came from many who have unique the European apprenticeship tradivocations.” tions. After graduating with a degree

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in philosophy, David decided to pursue his passion and has been professionally carving and sculpting for 38 years. He moved to Gloucester in 1990 to work on a commission for a designer and fell in love with both the area and the community. David has been a guest presenter at many international woodworking conferences and has written articles on wood carving technique for magazines. He has also been a guest on national PBS TV shows and runs a school to teach wood carving and other crafts. DiscoverGloucester.com

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Enjoy a favorite local recipe

1800s 1810 Locals cut ice out of local ponds to use on ships to keep the catch cool and fresh. 1812 Stage Fort built to defend harbor from British warships. 1816 The “Year Without a Summer.” In June, 6 inches of snow fell. 1817 Sea serpents swim around the harbor for a month. Gloucester is the world’s greatest fishing port. 1861-1865 During the Civil War, Gloucester fish feed Union troops. Exempted from the draft, many fisherman serve anyway.

Gloucester Fresh™ Fish Cakes Atlantic pollock is mild, tasty and healthy. Stocks are carefully managed to avoid over-fishing.

1863 Tarr and Wonson develop copper bottom paint to protect ships’ hulls from fouling. Their red paint factory on the harbor is now a marine mammal research station. Artist Fitz Henry Lane creates luminous paintings of Gloucester life. His paintings sell for millions now. 1860s Post war, the granite industry grows from small pits to large quarries. Granite is used for buildings and roads from New York to Cuba. 1880-1897 264 ships and 1614 fishermen are lost at sea. 1876 Willliam LePage opens the original glue and tape factory in Gloucester. The adhesive is made from fish guts. 1876 Fisherman Alfred “Centennial” Johnson is the first to cross the Atlantic solo, in 67 days. 1883 Separated from his ship in a blizzard, Howard Blackburn rowed his tiny dory 4 1/2 days to shore. He lost all his fingers to the ordeal but in 1899 and again in 1901 sailed solo across the Atlantic in a small wooden boat. 1890s Vacationers fleeing summer heat flock to Gloucesters’ shores.

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2 lbs. Gloucester Fresh™ hake or pollock fillets 2 eggs 1 c. fine plain bread crumbs 1 c. grated Romano cheese 1 ½ T. garlic powder 1 t. salt 1 t. black pepper 1/3 c. fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped All-purpose flour for dredging Spagnola oil for frying (80% vegetable 20% olive oil)

Rinse fish fillets in cold water and drain. Thoroughly mix dry ingredients (except parsley) Cut fish into cubes and chop fine in food processor and place in a large bowl. Add dry ingredients, then eggs and parsley. Mix well. Roll into balls (like a meatball). Pat into patties and let set for 15 minutes. Lightly coat cakes in flour. Heat oil on high, enough to cover fish cakes. When oil is hot, drop in cakes and lower oil temperature to medium. Turn once or twice until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with cocktail sauce. Gloucester Fresh™ is a citywide initiative to support and promote the local fishing industry

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How to Eat a Lobster

1900s

Lobster is a sustainable local fishery. Look for colorful lobster buoys in the harbor and flat topped lobster boats working the traps. At local restaurants and seafood markets lobster is always in season—and always delicious.

1924 Clarence Birdseye perfects frozen food in his waterfront factory. First product is local fish. He’ll go on to develop a ‘food cannon’ to instantly freeze veggies, then turns to heat lamps.

1920 Prohibition starts. Many fishermen land more than fish to satisfy local thirst. 1923 Gloucester celebrates 300th Anniversary.

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1920s Inventor John Hays Hammond, Jr. pioneers remote control. His first toy was a full size remote controlled boat. Spooked fishermen destroyed it. 1926 Schooner Adventure, last of the great fishing schooners, is built in Essex. It’s the end of the age of sail as newer vessels switch to steel hulls and diesel engines. 1929 Wall Street pioneer Roger Babson warns of stock market crash. Those who take his advice thrive during the Depression. Local Henry Davis Sleeper designs Hollywood’s Golden Age mansions. Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann house, his own decidedly eclectic home, is open to the public. 1930s-1960s Virginia Lee Burton, beloved children’s book author, starts the Folly Cove Designers, a successful women’s art co-op.

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1943 23 local trawlers leased to the Navy for the war effort and used to patrol local waters.

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1991 The “Perfect Storm” claims the Andrea Gail and her crew and causes millions of dollars in damage on shore.

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CALENDAR of EVENTS JANUARY 29 Sunday 2-6pm Bridal Expo

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FEBRUARY 44th Annual Meals on Wheels Valentine’s Breakfast

Supports Meals on Wheels TheGloucesterHouse.com

MARCH

11 Saturday 8am-noon

6th Annual Cape Ann Birding Weekend CapeAnnChamber.com

26 Sunday 2pm

Cape Ann Symphony CapeAnnSymphony.org

APRIL Whale watches begin see pages 42-43 for listings

30 Sunday 10am-3pm

30th Annual Pride Stride Walk benefits local

15 Monday 8:30-10:30am Intro to Birding

Cogswell’s Grant HistoricNewEngland.org

19-Jun 10 Bank Job GloucesterStage.com

20 Saturday 8pm

Cape Ann Symphony CapeAnnSymphony.org

20 Saturday 10am

Essex River Race Motif #1 Day

Downtown Rockport RockportExchange.org

Art Haven Art classes for school age students; ArtHaven.org The Hive for older students and adults TheHiveCenter.org

Mother’s Day River Cruises EssexCruises.com

2012 Gloucester HarborWalk dedicated. The downtown trail winds along the historic waterfront and includes stories and interactive exhibits.

Thursdays 3-6:30pm

Cape Ann Farmers Market

60+ vendors, live music, children’s activities Stage Fort Park CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org

RockportExchange.org

14 Sunday 10:30am-noon

2014 Schooner Festival celebrates 30 years of bringing the Age of Sail back to Gloucester Harbor.

JUNE

MAY Over 22,000 tulips Prom­ enade, Ribbon cutting, Stacy Blvd. GenerousGardeners.org

2001 The Fishermen’s Wives Memorial, by sculptor Morgan Faulds Pike, is erected on Stacy Boulevard. It honors the perserverance and sacrifices made by the families left ashore.

20 Saturday 9am-5pm

Saturdays 9am-1pm

Festival 10am-10pm

2000 The wall of remembrance, with the names of over 5,000 Glouc­ estermen lost at sea, is added to the Fishermen’s Memorial. Many remain unknown.

BlackburnChallenge.com

non-profits Stage Fort Park GloucesterPrideStride.com

6 1st Annual Tulip

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2013 Wind turbines and other initiatives help make Gloucester a greener community.

Rockport Farmers Market Sat 10am, Sun 1pm

2014 Gloucester’s Iconic City Hall gets a major makeover.

Rockport Cultural District Free walking tour Dock Square

2-July 9 Rockport Chamber Music Festival World renowned

2023 Gloucester will celebrate her 400th Anniversary. Stay tuned for details.

musicians Shalin Liu Performance Center RockportMusic.org

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17-Jul 8 The Effect

Saturdays 9am-1pm

Cape Ann Artisans Spring Studio Tour

21-25 all day

RockportExchange.org

3-4 Sat-Mon 10am-5pm 20+ studios, self-guided open studio tour CapeAnnArtisans.com

5 Monday 6-8pm 5th Annual Schooner Challenge Maritime

Gloucester Essex ShipbuildingMuseum.org

16 Essex River Day CapeAnnVacations.com

17 Saturday 10am 64th Annual International Dory Races US vs.

Canada State Fish Pier InternationalDories.com

GloucesterStage.com

St. Peter’s Fiesta

Rockport Farmers Market

Blessing of the fleet, sporting events, carnival St. Peter’s Square StPetersFiesta.org

Mon-Sat 10am, Sun 1pm

23-25 5pm Greasy

1-8 The Effect

Pole & Seine Boat Races off Pavilion Beach

StPetersFiesta.org

JULY Thursdays 3-6:30pm

Cape Ann Farmers Market 60+ vendors,

live music, children’s activities Stage Fort Park CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org

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Rockport Cultural District free walking tour Dock Square

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1-10 Rockport Chamber Music Festival RockportMusic.org all month Live Performances at Rockport Music World renowned musicians Shalin Liu Performance Center RockportMusic.org

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3-4 Independence Day Celebrations

3 Sunday 6pm

Fishtown Horribles Parade & Concert

Stacy Blvd 10pm Fireworks on waterfront

4 9pm Bonfire

Back Beach Rockport

6, 13, 20, 27 Thursdays 6-8pm

Harbor Loop Concerts Fitz Henry

Lane Park, Harbor Loop, free GimmeSound.com

7-8 Friday-Saturday 10am-4pm Rockport Garden Tour

RockportGardenClub.org

8 Saturday 10am-4pm Gloucester Garden Tour

GloucesterGardenTour.com

9, 16, 23, 30 Sundays

7pm Bandstand Summer Concert Series Stage Fort Park

12, 19, 26

Wed 8pm

Gloucester Harborwalk Summer Cinema

AUGUST Thursdays 3-6:30pm

Cape Ann Farmers Market Stage Fort Park

Free outdoor movies 65 Rogers Street on the HarborWalk ghwalk.org

CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org

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Thursdays 6-8pm

The Rainmaker

GloucesterStage.com

15 Saturday 5-10pm

Gloucester Downtown Block Party

Music, entertainment, al fresco dining, store specials Main Street GloucesterBlockParty.com

15 Saturday 7:30am-3pm The Blackburn Challenge Oar/paddle

powered race around the Cape, Annisquam River/Harbor BlackburnChallenge.com

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HammondCastle.org

29 Saturday 10am-3pm Annisquam Sea Fair Village Hall

AnnisquamExchange.com

Harbor Loop Concerts Fitz Henry

Lane Park, Harbor Loop, free GimmeSound.com

all month Live Performances at Rockport Music

World renowned musicians Shalin Liu Performance Center RockportMusic.org

Saturdays 9am-1pm

Rockport Farmers Market RockportExchange.org

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Bandstand Summer Concert Series Stage Fort Park

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CALENDAR of EVENTS AUGUST, cont. 1-5 The Rainmaker GloucesterStage.com

2, 9 Wednesdays 8pm

5 Saturday Festival by the Sea Art, Music & Food

11-Sep 2 Out of the Mouths of Babes

5 Gloucester Coun-

11-13 Illumination Night Fireworks Rockport

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try Fest

Stage Fort Park GloucesterCountryFest.com

Harborwalk Summer Cinema Free

outdoor movies 65 Rogers Street ghwalk.org

6-13 Rockport

3-5 Thursday-Saturday

RockportMusic.org

59th Annual Glouc­ ester Sidewalk Bazaar Vendors, food, live

music, children’s activities Main Street GloucesterDowntownAssociation.org

Jazz Festival

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12 Gloucester Blues Festival

Stage Fort Park GloucesterBluesFestival.com

12 Saturday 3-7pm

Rockport Lobsterfest 9:30pm Fireworks RockportUSA.com

Cape Ann Lanes Candlepin Bowling Beer, Wine, & Snack Bar Arcade Games 53 Gloucester Ave. Gloucester (978) 283-9753 capeannlanes.com

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12 Saturday 5-10pm

Gloucester Downtown Block Party Music, entertain-

SEPTEMBER Thursdays 3-6:30pm

Cape Ann Farmers Market Stage Fort Park

ment, al fresco dining, store specials Main Street GloucesterBlockParty.com

CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org

19-20 Sat-Sun 9am-6pm

Saturdays 9am-1pm

Gloucester Waterfront Festival

Craft fair, music, food, entertainment Stage Fort Park CapeAnnVacations.com

26 Saturday 5pm

Fishermen’s Memorial Service

Rockport Farmers Market RockportExchange.org

Sat 10am, Sun 1pm

Rockport Cultural District free walking tour Dock Square

Rockport Music

World renowned musicians Shalin Liu Performance Center RockportMusic.org

1 Friday 5-10pm

Gloucester Downtown Block Party Music, entertain-

ment, al fresco dining, store specials Main Street GloucesterBlockParty.com

1-3 Friday-Sunday 33rd Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival

Ship visits, public lobsterbake, lighted boat parade, all month Live 11:59 AM fireworks. NBCVB-DisGloucester-QtrPg.qxp_Layout 1 3/13/17 Page 1 Man at the Wheel statue Performances at GloucesterSchoonerFestival.net Gloucester-ma.gov

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CALENDAR of EVENTS 1 Saturday 9am-1pm

NOVEMBER

1 Friday all day

RockportExchange.org

20 7th Annual Middle Street Harvest Festival

Gloucester Harbor

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and Schooner Fest, cont. Arrival of ships

2 Saturday10am-4pm

Maritime Gloucester Heritage Day MaritimeGloucester.org

Rockport Farmers Market

1-9 Cape Ann Art 5, 12

Thursdays 3-6:30pm

Farmers Market

2 7:30pm Lighted

60+ vendors, live music, children’s activities Stage Fort Park CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org

Stacy Blvd. after dark

6-28 To Kill a

Boat Parade, Concert & Fireworks

3 Sunday 10:30am

Parade of Sail and Mayor’s Cup Race

Mockingbird

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7-9 Sat-Mon 10am-5pm

Live music, museum tours, Farmers Market, craft fair, more . Middle Street

25 Small Business Saturday Downtown Gloucester shops

26 Christmas Parade Main Street

DECEMBER All month Rockport holiday shopping

3 1pm Mayor’s

Cape Ann Artisans Fall Studio Tour

GloucesterStage.com

7-8 Sat-Sun 10am-5pm

7 Thursday 5-10pm 44th

ArtsandCraftShow.org

Refreshments, discounts, fun Downtown Gloucester shops GloucesterDowntown Association.org

Gloucester Harbor

Race off Eastern Point 8-30 Flight of the Monarch

20+ studios, self-guided open studio tour CapeAnnArtisans.com

15-17 and 22-24

Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show Annisquam

Trails & Sails Hundreds

8-16 Cape Ann

Fri-Sun-all day

of area events and tours celebrating land and sea TrailsAndSails.org

16 Saturday 11am -8pm

Gloucester Harvest Music Festival 65 Rogers Street; Music, dancing, beer tent, food, crafts; proceeds benefit Addison Gilbert Hospital

24 Fourth Annual

Essex Arts Festival

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OCTOBER 1 Sunday 2pm

Celebrate Wearable Art!

Fourth Runway Event Cruiseport Gloucester seARTS.org

Plein Air

Weeklong outdoor painting competition & festival seARTS.org

14 Sat 9am-6pm

2 Annisquam Christmas Fair Annual Ladies Night

9 Saturday 10am-4:30pm Middle Street Walk

music, kids activities, tours of historic homes and museums

Rockport Harvestfest

9 Saturday 4:30pm

14-15 Saturday-Sunday

CapeAnnVacations.com

RockportUSA.com

19th Annual Great Brewers Gran Prix of Gloucester Cyclocross Stage Fort Park GPGloucester.com

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35th Annual Essex Clamfest

Memorial Park, Essex CapeAnnVacations.com

31 Trick or Treat

Downtown Gloucester shops

Lobster Tree Lighting

14 Thursday 5-10pm

Customer Appreciation Day Gloucester

DowntownAssociation.org

21 Thursday 5-10pm

42nd Annual Mens Night Refreshments,

discounts, fun Downtown Gloucester shops Gloucester DowntownAssociation.org

31 Rockport New Year’s Eve RockportUSA.com

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Experience fresh seafood and maritime history

Gloucester Seafood Trail

The Gloucester Seafood Trail is more about the island’s locally sourced, perfectly prepared and downright deliciously fresh seafood than it is about an actual ‘trail.’ To make your way around our 400-year-old port of Gloucester from a culinary “ocean to table” concept, we’ve assembled a collection of restaurants, tours and attractions—mostly on or near the water, some with an ocean view, where you’ll enjoy a truly wholesome seafood experience. We’ve combined these tasty morsels of information with an emphasis on what Gloucester is most noted for: a working waterfront where you can see fishermen unloading their daily catches; a waterfront museum and aquarium; deep sea fishing; and the seafood at local markets.

It just doesn’t get any better than seafood fresh from Gloucester’s shores!


Gloucester is where seafood goes from fishing boats straight to local restaurants and your plate. We’ve been fishing for over 400 years. You won’t find a better place to enjoy cool sea breezes, gorgeous views and a real working waterfront. Make sure to stop in at a local restaurant for seafood with a view. Or try your hand at fishing from a charter boat. Your options are as unlimited as the varieties of seafood available.

Tours, Attractions & Museums Schooner Adventure Harriet Webster Pier at Maritime Gloucester 23 Harbor Loop 978-281-8079 Schooner-Adventure.org Join us for public/private sails, dockside events and tours.

Deep Sea Fishing Adventures at Yankee Fleet

Deep Sea Fishing 1 Parker Street 978-283-0313 YankeeFleet.com Deep Sea Fishing. Directly from Ocean to you.

Restaurants 1606 Restaurant & Bar

Beauport Cruiselines 6 Rowe Square 978-865-3210 BeauportCruiselines.com All cruises include a scrumptious meal, full cash bar, entertainment, and stunning views of Gloucester Harbor.

55 Commercial Street Spectacular ocean views. Modern New England cuisine. 44 seat bar and cocktails by the firepit. Join us! see ad on back cover

Blue Collar Lobster Co.

see ad on back cover

63 Rogers Street 978-283-1812 TheGloucesterHouse.com Eat in the rough

Maritime Gloucester

see ad on page 4

23 Harbor Loop 978-281-0470 MaritimeGloucester.org Learn about fisheries past and present-at our interactive exhibits.

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Cala’s

7 Beach Street Manchester-by-the-Sea 978-525-3304 CalasRestaurant.com Come shake the hand of the lobsterman who caught your dinner. Full service restaurant

Castle Manor Inn & Sea Glass Restaurant 141 Essex Avenue 978-515-7386 CastleManorInn.com Creating stylish dishes from scratch with local seafood. Full service restaurant, hotel

Gloucester House Restaurant

63 Rogers Street 978-283-1812 TheGloucesterHouse.com Gloucester’s freshest lobster! Seafood & chowder. Dockside. Full bar. Family friendly. Full service restaurant see ad on page 39

Latitude 43º Restaurant & Bar

25 Rogers Street 978-281-0223 LatFortyThree.com Award-winning al fresco dining right on the harbor. Fresh seafood, creative cocktails.  Full service restaurant see ad on page 61


Lobsta Land Restaurant

84 Causeway Street at Exit 12 off Rt.128 978-281-0415 LobstaLandRestaurant.com Breakfast, lunch, dinner, full bar, children’s menu. Full service restaurant

Mile Marker One Restaurant & Bar

at Cape Ann’s Marina Resort 75 Essex Ave./Rt.133 978-283-2122 MileMarkerOne.com Waterfront dining breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails, live music, open year-round. “Wicked Tuna” boats, Full service restaurant see ad on page 11

The Rudder Restaurant

Woodman’s of Essex

73 Rocky Neck Avenue 978-283-7967 RudderRestaurant.com Waterfront, raw bar, fresh lobster, martinis, wine list, lively environment. Full service restaurant

121 Main St./Rt. 133 Essex 800-649-1773 Woodmans.com Best Waterfront Seafood Shack in US, USA Today Best Restaurant in NE, about.com. Family friendly, full bar. Self-service restaurant see ad on page 28

The Studio Restaurant 51 Rocky Neck Avenue 978-789-4896 Studio-Restaurant.com Deck, entertainment, sushi, raw bar, piano bar, docks, TVs, lunch. Full service restaurant

Gloucester Fresh Seafood

Gloucester is home to Fresh, local, sustainable seafood caught by our fishermen since 1623.

Seaport Grille 6 Rowe Square Gloucester SeaportGrilleGloucester.com Expanded waterfront deck dining, innovative new menu, fabulous daily specials, world famous lobster rolls. Full service restaurant see ad on back cover

Seafood Markets

The Village Restaurant

55 Main Street Essex 978-768-6400 WeDigClams.com Multi award-winning seafood restaurant for over 57 years. Full service restaurant

Visit gloucesterfresh.com to find out how your establishment can serve the finest seafood in the world! @InnovateGlosta

Turner’s Seafood Market 4 Smith Street 978-281-7172 Turners-Seafood.com Quality, local, raw and kitchen prepared freshcatch seafood from historic Gloucester Harbor.

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handicap accessible waterfront/waterview fishing special interest shopping  live music gluten free options

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Flaky white fish with a mild flavor. Served in chowder, filleted and in fish & chips. flounder

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Game fish with rich, oily meat served grilled or baked with mayonnaise.

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A mild white fish, rather like cod, and prepared in similar ways.

Young white fish, usually cod or haddock redfish/ocean perch

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A mild white fish, often served baked and stuffed, in chowder, or fish & chips.

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Large open water fish with a rich, meaty flavor, served as steaks and stir fries. The ‘sword’ is used to slash at prey.

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Firm, mild, slightly pink tinged flesh served steamed or in soups. mussel and clam

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Watch whales Museum hops Schooner sails...


ON LAND BEAUPORT The Sleeper-McCann House, a National Historic Landmark 75 Eastern Point Boulevard 978-283-0800 Tues-Sat 10am-4pm HistoricNewEngland.org

CAPE ANN LANES 53 Gloucester Avenue 978-283-9753 CapeAnnLanes.com

GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY

267 East Main Street 978-281-4433 GloucesterStage.com

Bank Job May 19-Jun 10, The Effect Jun 16Jul 8, The Rainmaker Jul 14-Aug 5, Out of the Mouths of Babes Aug 11-Sep 2, Flight of the Monarch Sep 8-30, To Kill a Mockingbird Oct 6-28

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CAPE ANN MUSEUM

27 Pleasant Street 978-283-0455 CapeAnnMuseum.org see ad on page 24

MARITIME GLOUCESTER

Oceans of Discovery 23 Harbor Loop 978-281-0470 MaritimeGloucester.org

CAPE ANN FARMERS MARKET at Stage Fort Park Thursdays 3-6:30pm, June-October 978-290-2717

Maritime Gloucester is a working waterfront museum with hands-on maritime exhibits that include an aquarium, educational kiosks, classes and schooner sails. Reopening for the 2017 season after a major renovation.

CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org

The Cape Ann Farmers Market is a thriving local food and educational community event. Featuring over 60 vendors, live music and children’s activities. Located in beautiful Stage Fort Park, free parking during market hours.

RYAN & WOOD DISTILLERY

Free Distillery Tours 15 Great Republic Drive 978-281-2282 RyanAndWood.com

CAPE ANN FOODIE TOURS 617-902-8291

“The Spirit of Cape Ann” Free tours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday @10am and @1pm. Crafting distilled spirits: Beauport Vodka, Knockabout Gin, Folly Cove Rum, and Ryan & Wood Whiskies.

CapeAnnFoodieTours.com We offer walking culinary and cultural tours of Cape Ann. Our food-focused tours will leave you with a full belly and a true understanding of this charming, unique seaport city.

CAPE ANN CINEMA AND STAGE 21 Main Street 978-226-3800 CapeAnnCinema.wordpress.com

SARGENT HOUSE MUSEUM 49 Middle Street 978-281-2432 SargentHouse.org

SAWYER FREE LIBRARY 2 Dale Avenue 978-281-9763 SawyerFreeLibrary.org

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Rockport

Essex

COGSWELL’S GRANT ROCKPORT MUSIC

Shalin Liu Performance Center 37 Main Street, Rockport 978-546-7391

Mecca for American Folk Art Wed-Sun 11am-4pm

60 Spring Street, Essex 978-768-3632 HistoricNewEngland.org/visit/homes/ cogswell

RockportMusic.org Rockport Music’s Shalin Liu Performance Center is an intimate concert hall with magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean and presents classical, jazz, folk, world and pop concerts year round.

Manchester-by-the-Sea MANCHESTER HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Beverly

NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE 62 Dunham Road, Beverly 978-232-7200 NSMT.org see ad on page 27

10 Union Street 978-526-7230

ManchesterHistoricalMuseum.org

BY SEA 7 SEAS WHALE WATCH

Seven Seas Wharf 63 Rogers Street 1-888-283-1776 7SeasWhaleWatch.com Guaranteed whale sightings! Gloucester’s leading whale watch company since 1983. Daily trips to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary aboard the Privateer IV, Gloucester’s newest, high-speed whale watch vessel. see ad inside front cover

BEAUPORT CRUISELINES 978-865-3210

6 Rowe Square

BeauportCruiselines.com Experience the North Shore’s most exciting venue, the luxury Beauport Cruiselines! Dine, dance and enjoy a public cruise, private event, or dream wedding in true New England style. see ad on back cover

CAPE ANN WHALE WATCH 415 Main Street 1-800-877-5110

ADVENTURES at YANKEE FLEET

Deep Sea Fishing 1 Parker Street 978-283-0313 YankeeFleet.com

Providing ocean adventures since 1944. Half day, all day, marathons, charters, two and three day distant water trips. Evening cruises, whale watch bookings. Book online or on our app.

CHARLIE’S CHARTERS FISHING and SIGHTSEEING 415 Main Street 978-281-8992 978-879-7517 CharliesCharters.com

SeeTheWhales.com Sail aboard the Hurricane, the largest, fastest vessel in Gloucester. Named one of the top five whale watches in the US by Joshua Horwitz, author of War on Whales! Free parking! see ad on page 12

CAPTAIN BILL & SONS WHALE WATCH 24 Harbor Loop 1-800-339-4253 Capt.BillandSons.com

New England’s Premier Whale Watch! Family owned and operated for over 50 years. Fully narrated by expert naturalists. Free parking and whale exhibit. Sightings Guaranteed! $10 off each adult with ad.

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GLOUCESTER CHARTER CONNECTION DEEP SEA FISHING 76 Essex Avenue 978-515-7739 236-486-6094

TUNA HUNTER FISHING CHARTERS

75 Essex Avenue 978-407-1351 TunaHunter.com

GloucesterCharterConnection.com see ad on page 59

THE SCHOONER THOMAS E. LANNON

GLOUCESTER FLEET DEEP SEA FISHING & CHARTERS

75 Essex Avenue 978-559-1978 GloucesterFleet.com Gloucester Fleet is a small family owned/ operated business. We run fun and safe deep sea fishing trips for all skill levels and ages. For information and reservations, please call 978-559-1978.

HARBOR TOURS, INC.

Seven Seas Wharf 63 Rear Rogers Street 978-281-6634 Schooner.org

Schooner sailing aboard the Lannon is relaxing, romantic, and fun. It’s an experience unlike any other. We offer public sails and private charters for all occasions. Come join us for a sail!

see ad on page 3

Essex

66 Harbor Loop 978-283-1979 CapeAnnHarborTours.com see ad on page 5

ERBA

SCHOONER ADVENTURE

Harriet Webster Pier at Maritime Gloucester 23 Harbor Loop 978-281-8079 Schooner-Adventure.org Come aboard this 122' National Historic Landmark schooner! Built in Essex in 1926, Adventure recently completed a stem to stern restoration. Join us for public/private sails, dockside events and tours.

SCHOONER ARDELLE

Sailing from 23 Harbor Loop 978-290-7168 SchoonerArdelle.com

Join us for a sail aboard the historic Schooner Ardelle. Fun and informative, a sail is the perfect way to explore Gloucester’s picturesque harbor! Public sails, private charters, weddings and special events.

Essex River Basin Adventures Kayak tours 1 Main Street 978-768-3722 ERBA.com Experience the beauty and wildlife of a guided kayak tour of the Essex River Basin, back side of Crane Beach, or the coastal North Shore.

ESSEX RIVER CRUISES & CHARTERS/ CLAMBAKES

35 Dodge Street 978-768-6981 EssexCruises.com “Enjoy a river excursion that captures the essence of New England,” Boston Globe. See historic mansions, shipyards, islands, beaches, birds and wildlife. Free parking for cars/buses. Outings, birthdays, celebrations.

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SHOPPING Discover our boutiques, featuring locally made gifts for that perfect souvenir to take home.

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BETH WILLIAMS STUDIO 17 Pleasant Street 978-283-5566 BethWilliams.com see ad on page 20

MARK ADRIAN SHOES 103 Main Street 978-283-4343 MarkAdrianShoes.com

THE BRASS MONKEY

85 Main Street 978-879-4761

Merrell, Keen, Birkenstock, Dansko, Teva, Mephisto, Naot, Sperry and more! Your favorite footwear brands at the best prices. Seven days a week and five generations of experience—a Gloucester tradition for 40 years.

TheBrassMonkey.org Explore our fine gifts, unique apparel, antiques, and seasonal treasures while visiting the West End of the historical seaport of Gloucester.

see ad on page 4

MELODY PHANEUF PAINTINGS 3 Centennial Ave 617-236-4322

CALVO STUDIO 235 East Main Street 978-283-0231 CalvoStudio.com see ad on page 25

DIVA

Donna’s Infinite Variety of Adornments 161 Main Street 978-879-4119 AdornmentDIVA.com Opened July 1st, after moving from Newton, receiving “Best” by Boston Globe and Reader’s Choice Awards, yearly. DIVA‘s unrivaled inventory has all time periods, metals/stones and prices. Custom work, repairs, appraisals.

Complete your trip, visit a quaint artist studio. Bring home Gloucester’s beauty. Paintings and art gifts to fit all budgets. Open most weekends 12-6, May-Dec and by appt.

POP GALLERY

67 Main Street 617-458-9345 PopOnMain.com

A stylish boutique in Gloucester’s historic West End. Carefully curated collection of jewelry, accessories, housewares and clothing. Well priced for everyone’s budget with a relaxing environment to shop and PopGallery browse! Pet friendly.

PREMIER IMPRINTS

Custom and New England Made Gifts 48 Main Street 978-282-3227

LOCAL COLORS ARTISTS’ COOPERATIVE 121 Main Street 978-283-3996 Local-Colors.org Original art by local artists, including painting, photography, jewelry, stained glass, prints, pottery, fiber arts and mixed media. An artist is always on duty to welcome the GloucesterArt public.

Premier-Imprints.com

ROCKY NECK ART COLONY 6 Wonson Street 978-515-7004 RockyNeckArtColony.org

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THE CAVE SURFARI 210 Main Street 978-283-SURF

SURFARI SUP & SURF

26 Central Street Manchester-by-the-Sea 978-704-9051

Purveyors of Cheese, Chocolate and Wine 44 Main Street 978-283-0896 TheCaveGloucester.com

StandUpPaddleSurfari.com Everything you need to play on the beach or in the water. Surfing and SUP lessons, rentals and camps. Shop boards, swimsuits, flip-flops, wetsuits, clothing, sunglasses, SurfariStandUp gifts and more! PaddleSurf

TURTLE ALLEY CHOCOLATES 42 Rogers Street, Gloucester 978-281-4000 318 Derby Street, Salem TurtleAlley.com

SAVOUR WINE & CHEESE

Turtles, toffee and fudge, oh my! All hand made with love on the premises in Gloucester. Visit our Salem shop, too. Life is short. Sin a little!

76 Prospect Street 978-282-1455 SavourWineAndCheese.com Try before you buy! 20 unique small-production wines to sip and savour, complimentary, state of-the-art tasting machines, while you shop Cape Ann’s best selection of fine wines, craft beers, artisanal cheeses, gourmet foods and more.

SECOND GLANCE THRIFT STORE The Thrift Store of The Open Door 2 Pond Road 978-283-4298 FoodPantry.org see ad on page 18

TRIDENT GALLERY 189 Main Street 978-491-7785 TridentGallery.com Beautiful and intelligent contemporary art in a principal exhibition, two further rooms, and a nearby annex housing extensive inventory, complemented by a full program of events for visitors and collectors.

see ad on page 25

Rockport THE ART OF DAVID ARSENAULT 8 Dock Square Rockport 518-466-9093 ArtofDavid.com Step inside this working studio, meet the artist, and experience the beauty and peace of your favorite Gloucester and Rockport places in colorful, dramatically lit paintings and fine art prints.

Essex ESSEX MERCHANTS GROUP Main Street Antiques 44 Main Street 978-768-7039 VisitEssexMA.com Antiques, Specialty Shops, Restaurants, Museums & Recreation – Stay & Play VisitEssexMA in Essex!

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GROUPS, WEDDINGS and FUNCTIONS 7 SEAS WHALE WATCH CHARTERS

CAPE ANN’S MARINA RESORT

Seven Seas Wharf/63 Rear Rogers Street 978-283-1776 7SeasWhaleWatch.com see ad on inside front cover

75 Essex Avenue/Rt.133 978-283-2116 800-626-7660 CapeAnnMarina.com

BEAUPORT HOTEL 55 Commercial Street 978-282-0008

Waterfront hotel rooms offer views of the river, salt marsh. Mile Marker One Restaurant & Bar and pool bar onsite—open year round. Private and semi private venues for events up to 200+

see ad on page 11

BeauportHotel.com Your vision for a wedding by the sea starts here on our spectacular oceanside deck and beautiful Grand Ballroom seating 230 guests. After your reception, retire to one of our 94 guest rooms and suites featuring oceanfront balconies and more.

see ad on back cover

THE SCHOONER THOMAS E. LANNON Seven Seas Wharf 63 Rear Rogers Street 978-281-6634 Schooner.org see ad on page 3

CRUISEPORT GLOUCESTER 6 Rowe Square 978-282-9700 CruiseportGloucester.com Celebrate life’s momentous events at Cruiseport Gloucester, the area’s most luxurious waterfront destination. Our expert wedding planners ensure that your special day will delight you and your guests, and will be remembered for a lifetime.

see ad on back cover

BUSINESS and MEDICAL SERVICES Business Services

Medical Services CAPE ANN PEDIATRICIANS

GLOUCESTER FRESH SEAFOOD Gloucester is home to Fresh, Local, Sustainable seafood caught by our fishermen since 1623. Visit GloucesterFresh.com to find out how your establishment can serve the finest seafood in the world!

@InnovateGlosta

ENDICOTT COLLEGE GLOUCESTER

302 Washington Street 978-283-5079 Behind Addison Gilbert Hospital Welcoming visiting families

House of Worship EAGLE & DOVE MINISTRIES Judah’s Roar Church & Worship Center PO Box 7094 Gloucester 978-283-9111 EagleDove.com

33 Commercial Street 978-879-4250 Endicott.edu

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FIND YOUR PERFECT NIGHT’S REST IN A COZY BED & BREAKFAST, SCENIC WATERFRONT INN, OR FULL SERVICE RESORT

good night,

SLEEP TIGHT

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ACCOMMODATIONS at ROCKY NECK

43 Rocky Neck Avenue 978-381-9848 RockyNeckAccommodations.com Located on Smith Cove in the heart of the Rocky Neck Art Colony walk to restaurants, shops and theatre. All rooms have water views, kitchenettes and decks.

ATLANTIC VACATION HOMES 115 Prospect Street 855-213-1722 AtlanticVacationHomes.com We are the North Shore’s premier vacation rental and real estate company, with over 30 years of creating dream vacations for our guests. Book your next beach escape today!

ATLANTIS OCEANFRONT INN 125 Atlantic Road 978-283-0014 AtlantisOceanfrontInn.com Our beautiful oceanfront location is a spectacular setting for the perfect vacation. Close to Good Harbor Beach. Ocean views from every room, outdoor pool. Enjoy our Breakfast Café with creative selections open to the public.

at BASS ROCKS

OCEAN HOUSE HOTEL

107 Atlantic Road 978-283-7600 BassRocksOceanInn.com Our waterfront hotel offers 51 rooms and suites with spectacular ocean views. Amenities include outdoor pool, hot tub, fire pit, rooftop deck, game room, library, and complimentary guest parking.

BEAUPORT HOTEL GLOUCESTER 55 Commercial Street 978-282-0008 BeauportHotel.com The perfect New England coastal getaway with 94 rooms and suites, sweeping water views, rooftop pool/bar, distinctive dining choices and the area’s largest event space. A destination for every occasion.

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BLUE SHUTTERS BEACHSIDE INN 1 Nautilus Road 978-283-1198 BlueShuttersBeachside.com Charming inn on Good Harbor Beach. Spectacular views. Rooms and suites, all with AC. Open year round. Walk to restaurants, supermarket. Minutes to downtown Gloucester and Rockport. Complimentary continental breakfast. Free WiFi.

CAPE ANN CAMP SITE 80 Atlantic Street 978-283-8683 CapeAnnCampSite.com 200 mostly shaded tent and RV sites one mile from Wingaersheek Beach, hookups, WiFi.

CAPE ANN’S MARINA RESORT 75 Essex Avenue/Rt.133 978-283-2116 800-626-7660 CapeAnnMarina.com Destination Found! Stay, Eat, Drink Swim, Chill. Our waterfront hotel rooms offer views of the river, salt marsh, “Wicked Tuna” boats and wildlife. Mile Marker One Restaurant & Bar and pool bar onsite-open year round. Private and semi private venues for events up to 200+.

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CAPE ANN MOTOR INN 33 Rockport Road 978-281-2900 CapeAnnMotorInn.com Directly on the sands of Long Beach, we are open year-round, with all rooms overlooking the ocean with views of the twin lighthouses of Thacher Island. Sunrises here are unforgettable! Pet friendly.

CASTLE MANOR INN & SEA GLASS RESTAURANT 141 Essex Avenue 978-515-7386 CastleManorInn.com 26 bedroom boutique hotel with full service bar, restaurant & function facility-Open to the public with waterviews and beautiful grounds.

COLONIAL INN

SEA LION MOTEL & COTTAGES 138 Eastern Avenue 978-283-7300 SeaLionMotel.com Conveniently located between Gloucester and Rockport, less than 1 mile from Good Harbor Beach. We have cottages, efficiencies, house suites, and hotel rooms and offer outside heated pool, Wi-Fi, A/C

Vista

Motel & Efficiencies

& EFFICIENCIES

VISTA MOTEL

22 Thatcher Road 978-281-3410 VistaMotel.com Overlooking Good Harbor Beach, with gorgeous ocean views from every room. New heated pool. WiFi

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Vacation Rentals and Sales

28 Eastern Point Road 978-281-1953 InnGloucester.com 1850 Sea Captain’s house-water views, 2 block stroll to beach, artist colony, restaurants & theater. Picturesque walk along beaches, to estates, museum & lighthouse. Air conditioning, WiFi, continental breakfast.

VADALA REAL ESTATE 9-D Osman Babson Road 978-281-1111

HARBORVIEW INN 71 Western Avenue 978-283-2277 800-299-6696 HarborviewInn.com Overlooking Gloucester Harbor, this is a perfect four season bed & breakfast for vacations and weekends away. The Inn is within walking distance of downtown’s restaurants, museums, shops and attractions.

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VadalaRealEstate.com Residential & Commercial Sales & Rentals. Licensed & Certified Appraisal Services. Vadala Real Estate is a local independent real estate office, Proudly Serving Cape Ann Since 1975.

Gloucester’s place on the map

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Rockport PLEASANT STREET INN 17 Pleasant Street, Rockport 800-541-3915 PleasantStreetInn.net

ROCKPORT INN & SUITES 183 Main Street 978-546-3300 RockportInnandSuites.com

THE EMERSON INN

Our hotel offers year-round accommodations for vacationers and business travelers including well-equipped suites and petfriendly rooms. Continental breakfast, indoor pool, fitness room, and tennis courts. Wedding and corporate groups welcome.

1 Cathedral Ave. Rockport 978-546-6321 EmersonInnbytheSea.com Located on scenic Pigeon Cove overlooking the majestic Atlantic, The Emerson Inn is a historic gem in Rockport. Recently restored to reflect the charm and grace of yesteryear.

THE TUCK INN Bed & Breakfast 17 High Street 978-546-7260 tuckinn.com

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FROM CASUAL EATS TO FRESH FROM THE BOAT SEAFOOD, GLOUCESTER OFFERS A BONANZA OF DINING OPTIONS

satisfy your cravings

FOOD

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1606 RESTAURANT & BAR 55 Commercial Street 978-282-0008 BeauportHotel.com/dining-en.html Enjoy spectacular ocean views as you enjoy an alfresco breakfast, lunch, or dinner or a signature cocktail around the firepit. Located in the Beauport Hotel Gloucester, we offer modern New England cuisine.

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BLUE COLLAR LOBSTER CO. 63 Rogers Street 978-283-1812 Facebook.com/BlueCollarLobster

DESTINO’S SUBS & CATERING 129 Prospect Street 978-283-3100 DestinosSubs.com

JALAPEÑOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT 86 Main Street 978-283-8228 JalapenosGloucester.com see our ad on page 58

LATITUDE 43º RESTAURANT & BAR

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25 Rogers Street 978-281-0223

CAPE ANN BREWING COMPANY

Destination found: Jaw-dropping architecture, delicious coastal cuisine, awardwinning sushi, waterfront dining and live music—all under one roof.

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11 Rogers Street 978-282-7399 866-Beer-Men

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CAPTAIN CARLO’S RESTAURANT 27-29 Harbor Loop 978-283-6342 CaptainCarlos.com Fresh seafood, steamed lobsters, fried clams, creamy clam chowder, steaks, pasta and many more delicious options. Kids menu available. Live entertainment and outdoor dining alongside Gloucester’s working waterfront.

GLOUCESTER HOUSE RESTAURANT 63 Rogers Street 978-283-1812 TheGloucesterHouse.com New menu, new wine list, new experience. One family since 1957. Join three generations of Linquatas as we support Gloucester’s fishing community. From our boats to your plate.

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LOBSTA LAND RESTAURANT 84 Causeway Street at Exit 12 off Rt.128 978-281-0415 LobstaLandRestaurant.com Stop by Lobsta Land Restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner and enjoy Cape Ann’s most innovative menu in a casual and friendly atmosphere. Overlooking the “Window on the Marsh.”

MILE MARKER ONE RESTAURANT & BAR

at Cape Ann’s Marina Resort 75 Essex Ave./Rt.133 978-283-2122 MileMarkerOne.com

Eat, Drink, Dance, Swim, Chill! Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, raw bar, cocktails and more. Open year round choose from 4 different venues while you enjoy our fresh food, music and atmosphere. Private and semi-private for events up to 200+. Come by boat, too!

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OHANA NEW AMERICAN CUISINE 151 Main Street 978-283-3200 OhanaCapeAnn.com New American Cuisine highlighting creative cuisine utilizing fresh and local ingredients, Asian spices, Italian and French influenced techniques in a casual fine dining atmosphere. Featuring Prix Fixe, Fine Wines and Creative Cocktails.

TONNO 2 Main Street 978-978-4795 TonnoRestaurant.com Classic Italian dishes from various regions of Italy, with an emphasis on seafood.

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THE CUPBOARD at STAGE FORT PARK

THE RUDDER RESTAURANT

73 Rocky Neck Avenue Gloucester 978-283-7967 RudderRestaurant.com

Award-winning waterfront dining overlooking Smith Cove. Located in historic Rocky Neck, The Rudder has a fun and romantic atmosphere with a creative and fresh menu. Visit our website for more information.

RESTAURANT

51 Rocky Neck Ave Gloucester 978-789-4896 Open May-Nov Studio-Restaurant.com View Smith Cove from the large deck, enjoy local seafood with fresh ingredients in a lively cultured atmosphere. Entertainment highlights the experience with sushi, raw, and piano bars. Arrive by boat!

Fresh native seafood and ice cream 41 Hough Avenue/Stage Fort Park 978-281-1908 CupboardGloucester.com

SEAPORT GRILLE

THE STUDIO

VIRGILIO’S BAKERY & DELI 29 Main Street 978-283-5295 It’s the bread that makes the meal. Try our famous St. Joseph sandwich, pizza, cannolli and Italian pastries. We carry Italian groceries. UDine4Less.com/Virgilios

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6 Rowe Square 978-282-9799 SeaportGrilleGloucester.com The ownership and staff of Seaport Grille invite you to dine with us. We take pride in preparing all of our menu items with only the freshest ingredients and a shared passion to deliver superior food in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Essex THE VILLAGE RESTAURANT

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Since 1956, the North Shore’s choice for fresh local seafood at affordable prices in a casual atmosphere. Recognized by the Globe, Saveur Magazine, The Phantom Gourmet, Roadfood and many more.


Salem WOODMAN’S of ESSEX 121 Main Street/Rt. 133 Essex 800-649-1773 Woodmans.com Over 100 years of Seafood and Excellence, est. 1914. “Best Restaurant in New England” about.com “Best Waterfront Seafood Shack” USA Today. Family friendly, self service, full bar, raw bar. Water views. Gluten Free options. see ad on page 28

Manchester-by-the-Sea

TURNER’S SEAFOOD at LYCEUM HALL

Restaurant and Seafood Market: 43 Church Street, Salem 978-745-7665 Turner’s Seafood Market 4 Smith Street, Gloucester 978-281-7172 Turner’s Seafood Grill & Market 506 Main Street, Melrose 781-662-0700 Turners-Seafood.com The freshest, best tasting, authentic New England seafood has three historic locations. Experience local seafood from dayboats’ fresh-catch, within hours served to our dining guests and market customers.

CALA’S 7 Beach Street Manchester-by-the-Sea 978-525-3304 CalasRestaurant.com Cala’s delivers great food in a casual “Cheers” environment, where guests are treated like family, the beers are always cold and the wine pour is never skimpy.

150+ years

AGE of ROCKY NECK ARTIST COLONY—AMERICA’S OLDEST

Be sure to check out our new, improved website

Bakery  Deli  Take Out Sandwiches try our famous

Saint Joseph Sandwich

DiscoverGloucester.com being launched this summer. It’s chock full of great stuff including itineraries, calendar of events, special packages and more!

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Each of Cape Ann’s four communities, Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and Manchester-by-the-Sea, has unique charm...Enjoy!

ROCKPORT This picturesque seaside village at the most northeasterly part of Cape Ann, features beautiful beaches, historic lighthouses and galleries galore. Rockport’s downtown area is filled with quaint shops that include bookstores, candy-making, cafes and ice cream parlors as well as art galleries, specialty shops, jewelers and many places to dine. A leisurely stroll along the ever-changing Bearskin Neck will give visitors every imaginable opportunity to buy that perfect keepsake to remember and cherish their time on Cape Ann. Take in a performance at Rockport Music’s Shalin Liu Music Hall, visit Halibut Point State Park or walk along Rockport’s scenic shores in the footsteps of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau and be as captivated as they were by Rockport’s unique charm.

MANCHESTERBY-THE-SEA Founded as Jeffrey’s Creek in the mid1800s, this town is located at the southern end of Cape Ann. “By-The-Sea” was added to the town’s name in 1989 as a means to differentiate the town from Manchester, NH, its larger neighbor to the north. A trip to Singing Beach, aptly named because of how the sand resonates when you walk on it, or Tuck’s Point is worth your time and then some. Beautiful retail shops, restaurants and galleries fill the town of just over 5,000 residents. The Manchester Historical Museum’s Trask House is a must-see to get the complete story of this town known for its beautiful historic architecture. Manchester.MA.US

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ESSEX As the birthplace of the fried clam, this picturesque community yields some of the finest seafood on Cape Ann. Whether a cup of clam chowder or a plate of steamed clams, you will not be disappointed. But the quiet town of just over 3,000 residents has much more to offer than great seafood. Antiquing, a premier Essex attraction for generations, remains a favorite pastime for the locals and visitors. Shipbuilding has been part of Essex’s heritage for more than 400 years; some are sailing Cape Ann waterways today.The Essex Shipbuilding Museum is a must see to truly appreciate the incredible heritage of this small community. Kayaking or taking a cruise down the Essex River will give you a unique view of the tidal salt marsh as you meander with the river outward Conomo Point and Ipswich Bay. VisitEssexMA.com

Rockport’s iconic Motif No. 1.

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Sets in the City

Gloucester in film and TV Cape Ann has a special quality of light and amazing scenery that has been attracting artists and filmmakers for generations. Here’s a partial listing of the movies and TV shows filmed in Gloucester. See if you can recognize locations.

2016 2015 2015 2015

Wicked Tuna (TV Series) Manchester By The Sea The Devil You Know (TV) Katie Fforde 21 (TV Movie)

2014 Top Chef: Boston

(Season 12)

2013 Olive Kitteridge

1998 1996 1994 1993 1993 1982 1937

The Love Letter Townies (TV) The Next Karate Kid Blown Away The Good Son Author! Author! Captains Courageous

(TV Mini-Series)

When the yellow set location signs come out, locals play the “Name that Movie” guessing game. These are from Manchester by the Sea.

2010 2008 2008 2007 2006 2003 2002 1999

What’s Your Number? The Proposal The Last Harbor The Women The Game Plan Stuck on You Moonlight Mile The Perfect Storm

During the filming of Captains Courageous, the director waited for an actual storm to film, putting both cameramen and actors in danger. For The Perfect Storm, the storm scenes were filmed in a sound stage in California.

JALAPEÑOS Mexican Restaurant

Our Seafood is caught wild in the US & Canada Live Entertainment Every Tuesday 7-9pm & Saturday 9:30-11:30pm Late Night Menu with Lounge atmosphere (Sat. only) Gluten Free Items Available • Kid Friendly Quesadillas • Soups • Soft Shell Tacos • Fajitas Burritos • Enchiladas • Chicken • Steak • Fish • Shellfish

DINNER: Mon-Fri Dinner: 4pm Sat-Sun Dinner: 3pm

86 MAIN STREET, GLOUCESTER

978-283-8228

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Go Fish Gloucester has been fishing for nearly 400 years and you are welcome to join the fun. Gloucester’s prime location near major fishing grounds means you cannot get much closer to the fish. Onshore anglers can grab bait, tackle, and a saltwater fishing license and try for striped bass, winter or summer flounder, mackerel, bluefish, or squid. Local beaches generally allow night fishing only. See maps on pages 30-33. For more action, get out on the water. There are several ways: Want to watch, but not get your hands dirty? Try a lobster pot pulling cruise. Schedule a trip on one of the deep sea fishing

boats. Fast, stable and roomy ships, they’ll supply the fishing rod, bait, and helpful hints and get you to the hottest spots. Trips last four hours, all day or overnight and will give you a good shot at catching cod, haddock, pollock, or cusk, and the crew can fillet your catch for you. Or charter a smaller boat and go where you wish. Calmer nearshore waters offer striped bass, bluefish and mackerel.Go to the harbor for lobstering, or out to sea for those cod. Want to go for the biggest catch of all—bluefin tuna? Grab a friend or a few and charter a boat. The captain and crew will do their very best to help you land a big one. See listings on pages 42-43

When are the fish in?* Striped Bass May to October

Bluefish late June to September

Giant Bluefin Tuna June to November

Cod April to October Flounder spring and summer Squid summer *you’ll need a saltwater fishing permit

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The Fun Never Ends

Gloucester’s natural beauty...open year round

Beaches Wingaersheek Beach

West Gloucester Flour soft white sand, tide pools, lighthouse views, calm water. Lifeguards, food, changing rooms, restrooms, fee for parking*.

Good Harbor Beach

Back Shore Wide flat beach excellent for walking, body surfing, volleyball. Lifeguards, food, changing rooms, restrooms, fee for parking*.

Paddle, Row and Sail Launch kayaks, paddle boards and small boats at Corliss Landing (Wheeler’s Point), Dun Fudgin’ (fee) (behind Gloucester High School), Stone Pier, (Atlantic St., West Gloucester) or at the landing at the north end of Stacy Boulevard. Some parking is for residents only, so

check it out before you go. Watch for boat traffic and keep an eye on the tides and currents.

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Niles Beach

East Gloucester Beautiful views of Gloucester harbor and the Boston skyline. Walk-ons only.

Pavilion Beach

Downtown Harbor and lighthouse views. Free on street parking.

Long Beach

Gloucester/Rockport line Great sunrise views of twin lighthouses. Fee for parking.*

Cressy’s Beach

at Stage Fort Park Rocky, scenic harbor views. Visitor center, restrooms, walking trails. Fee for parking.

Half Moon Beach

at Stage Fort Park Small & protected, excellent for families. Lifeguards, visitor center, playground, restrooms, picnic area, walking trails, fee for parking. *Note: parking lots fill up early on summer weekends. so plan ahead.

On the Water Surfing

Best waves are at Good Harbor Beach. Summer season-surfing allowed after 5pm.

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Kayaking off Thacher Island

On Land

Gloucester Harborwalk

Downtown A free self-guided tour that is great for all ages. Start at St. Peter’s Square or Fitz Henry Lane. Explore the 42 Harborwalk granite posts downtown. Dogs welcome—leash and clean up after your pet. Parking on street or at Stage Fort Park.

Dogtown

Center of Island Wooded trails and old stone walls. Take a map! Trails are unimproved and often unmarked. Parking on Dogtown Road, off Cherry St., Gee Ave.

Ravenswood

West Gloucester 600 acres of woods, granite boulders and carriage trails. Visitor center, hiking, biking, Cross-country skiing, dogs welcome-please pick up after them. Parking: Route 127/Western Ave. TheTrustees.org

Biking

There are numerous on road trails around town with lots of ocean views. Mountain bike trails in Dogtown and Ravenswood Park.


Discover Gloucester  

Official Visitor Guide 2017-2018

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