Monday, March 18, 2013
Let The Revitalization Begin!
This fisherman has stood watch over the harbor since 1923 and seen change in many ways. From sailing schooners to modern day fishing vessels from salted fish to frozen fish. He was there when Pavilion Beach had smoke houses, fishing shacks and boat building. And was there to see changing technology of Clarence Birdseye's innovation of frozen foods. He's help guide lost fishermen back home and has helped them on their final voyage. Now this fisherman will see another change as the old Birdseye plant will give way to Beauport Gloucester. A new hotel where visitors will see what this Fisherman will see. Fishing vessels, schooners and a myriad of other vessels departing and arriving in the Port of Gloucester.
The City Council recently voted unanimously to approve the construction of this hotel that will revitalize The Fort and the city. With it's conference component it will add much needed business infrastructure to help support Gloucester's commerce and possibly help attract new business ventures to our shore.
Flags along the Boulevard!
Gull on the rail.
From Commercial Street.
Gulls over the Birdseye building.
In the fog!
From Harbor Cove.
Stack and tower.
From the Boulevard.
From the beach.
From the parking lot.
The tower at sunset!
Artist rendition showing Commercial St. and Beach views.
East and west views.
It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!