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The two RV Gypsies in
Gloucester, Massachusetts
August 7, 2011
USA map showing location of Massachusetts
map of Masssachusetts showing Gloucester
Gloucester is located in Essex County in Massachusetts.
It is part of Massachusetts' North Shore
Nickname: "The Place To Be In The Summer"
Motto: "America's Oldest Seaport"
Gloucester is an important center of the fishing industry.
 sign - welcome to Gloucester
Gloucester's most noted landmark is the harbor side "Man at the Wheel" statue (also known as the "Gloucester Fisherman's Memorial Cenotaph"). Gazing towards the sea with stern look of determination, the statue of a seaman at the wheel represents and pays homage to the maritime history of the Gloucester and Cape Ann area and bears the inscription "They that go down to the sea in ships, 1623-1923."
 Man at the Wheel" statue
There was a big row of plaques with names on it of those who have gone down at sea. The two RV Gypsies did not photograph all of them.
 sign about Gloucester Fisherman's Memorial
names 
flags along the road
The two RV Gypsies liked the design of the lower windows on a house located across the street from the above statue.
a neat house
Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Memorial: A bronze statue of a woman standing on a rock, holding her young daughter in her arms and the hand of her son who stands beside her, is now a permanent fixture added to Gloucester’s Maritime History
Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Memorial
Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Memorial
Blynman Bridge located in Stacy Boulevard Waterfront Park next to the Blynman Bridge and Canal. Inscription: "Blynman Bridge 1907 In Honor Of Richard Blynman First Minister and Leading Citizen Of Gloucester Who in 1643 Dug This Canal Uniting River and Bay G.H.S". It is locally called the "Cut Bridge" and is one of the busiest drawbridges on the east coast, opening 60 times on some days.
 sign about Blynman Bridge
Blynman Bridge
Many houses in the area are built on giant rock foundations, or have giant rocks in their yards.
An Indian points to the house.
 a house on the rocks
 An indian point to this house
the bay
fish painted on a rock
Stage Fort Park & Welcoming Center Gloucester, Massachusetts. This small park overlooking Gloucester harbor marks the spot where the area was first settled in the early 1600s. The visitor center has free parking for 20 minutes. To go to the beach, you must pay to park.
sign - Stage Fort Park
The little beach here is very nice and the water was extremely clean (but cold). There is a little playground, picnic area and field
The little beach at Stage Fort Park
The little beach at Stage Fort Park
WOWThe most prominent geological feature is a large rock, some sixty feet high and two hundred feet wide. It was an ancient ritual stone used by Native Americans.
a large rock at Stage Fort Park
sign on a large rock at Stage Fort Park
sign on a large rock at Stage Fort Park
gazebo at Stage Fort Park
Eastern Point Lighthouse was erected on Gloucester’s Eastern Point to mark the harbor entrance in 1832. The current brick tower was built in 1890. In addition to the light, there is a large lighthouse station, which continues to serve as housing for the U.S. Coast Guard. One of the station’s more famous occupants was Winslow Homer. The noted artist spent a year living at the light in 1880.
Eastern Point Lighthouse  
Eastern Point Lighthouse
Eastern Point Lighthouse
Eastern Point Lighthouse
Eastern Point Lighthouse
Tradition tells us that Ten Pound Island, on the east side of Gloucester Harbor, received its name from the amount of money paid to the local Indians for the property by the early settlers. This commonly told tale is disputed by the Cape Ann historian Joseph Garland, who wrote that it was more likely named for the number of sheep pens (also known as pounds) on the island.
Ten Pound Island Lighthouse
Ten Pound Island Lighthouse
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The RV and toad of the two RV Gypsies
Views from the new side yard of the two RV Gypsies.
View from side yard of the two RV Gypsies
View from side yard of the two RV Gypsies
View from side yard of the two RV Gypsies
View from side yard of the two RV Gypsies
View from side yard of the two RV Gypsies
View from side yard of the two RV Gypsies
View from side yard of the two RV Gypsies
View from side yard of the two RV Gypsies
looking back up at the RV of the two RV Gypsies
ooking back up at the RV of the two RV Gypsies
ooking back up at the RV of the two RV Gypsies
The RV of the two RV Gypsies
The RV of the two RV Gypsies
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Massachusetts
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