Monday, January 28, 2013
Cold Snap Turns Deadly!
Five house fires in the past ten days has the Gloucester Fire Department busy. Thanks to their efforts they have contained all those fires from spreading in dense neighborhoods. However late Saturday night one resident was lost when fire consumed her Windsor Lane home. Reports indicate there was no functioning smoke detector in the home. Please check to make sure your smoke detectors function properly! And if you must use a space heater be sure no combustible material is near and DON'T leave them unattended! Ealier in the day a fire broke out at a Maplewood Avenue home. Heavy smoke could be seen from East Gloucester and by the time I got there firefighters had the fire knocked down and saved the rest of the house from further damage. Windsor Lane Fire(My camera froze in the bitter temps) Ducks and gulls! The moon over Good Harbor Beach. Dunes and clouds. "The House" Looking for treasure! "Three Amigos" tower over Old Nugent Farm. Wonson Cove Ice builds. Smith Cove A closer look. Washed up lobster buoy. Fishing boat off Brace Cove. Ice coated Bemo Ledge. Daytime moon!
Monday, January 21, 2013
Late Afternoon Photo Shoot!
The past few days I managed to get some late afternoon shots around town. And atop the hill of the Fitz Henry Lane House I spot a small plague describing Gloucester's own Sea Serpent! Fitz looks out while sketching! Fishing boat coming home. City Hall Towering turbines! Our Lady of Good Voyage Church dwarfed by Varian's wind turbine. Busy Good Harbor Beach! Father and son surfers! GHB footbridge. Giant kite takes flight! Gull on a roof at Pirates Lane. Taking flight! Landing "Hard Merchandise" of National Geographic's "Wicked Tuna" fame snow coated.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Fast Moving Fire, Neighborhood Saved!
It was around 10:30pm when I could see an orange glow of a fire out my window across the harbor. Soon I turned on my scanner and the call for a structure fire at 9 Perkins Street came in. It was a fast moving fire in a three story multi-family home, from what I hear everyone evacuated safely and again the Gloucester Fire Department did an outstanding job preventing the fire from spreading in this tight neighborhood. More from the Gloucester Times A very tight neighborhood! Third floor engulfed. Gloucester Times photographer Desi Smith gets some shots. Firefighters working in the rear of the house. Ice coated firefighter! Perkins Street
Monday, January 14, 2013
From Good Harbor Beach to Lanes Cove!
Any time of year Good Harbor Beach is a great spot to photograph as is Lanes Cove. The old Lobster shack at Lanes Cove is getting a make over. Volunteers and donations have helped the work along with recycled material from the Tarr & Wonson Paint Factory! In this post I start with a morning stop at the beach with an August shot thrown in and a quick stop to Rocky Neck. Good Harbor Beach in August! This week I spotted a lone photographer. Wind Turbines! Low tide at Smith Cove. "Elizabeth Ann" "Lisa Ann II" New LED floodlights aboard the "Lisa Ann II"! City skyline over the Boulevard. Lanes Cove Lobster pots. The shack and lobster pots. Another view And a closer look.
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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"!
Angels in Disguise
Unloading Haddock !