Cannon and Ship
© Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester MA

In 1623, 14 English fishermen set up the first European colony on Cape Ann here in what was then Fishermen’s Field and is now Stage Fort Park. These ramparts overlook the harbor, first built during the Revolutionary War, renewed for the War of 1812, and then the Civil War.

Find the cannons in the Park; climb Tablet Rock for its views and spy on the other “Fort” neighborhood along the harbor; explore two of Gloucester’s many beaches; discover the Walker Hancock statue along the waterfront path and walk to Stacy Boulevard.
  • Cyclocross! (mini doc 4 min)

    Oct 2nd and 3rd, 2010; The Gran Prix Cyclocross Race in Gloucester brought 1,700 amateur and pro riders to the city for one of the premier events in the sport. Filmed and edited by Bill Kirk, Gloucester, Mass.

  • 1629. The Abundance is Almost Beyond Believing (3:45 min)

    NEW ENGLAND’S PLANTATION
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 A SHORT and TRUE DESCRIPTION of the COMMODITIES and DISCOMMODITIES of that COUNTRY. Francis Higginson. www.masshist.org/2012/juniper/assets/section37/ndt_mhs_paper.pdf

  • The French Explorer's Map,1606 (PDF)

    Map drawn by Samuel Champlain. Courtesy myweb.northshore.edu

  • Walking Routes (PDF)

    Get Fit Gloucester!; Gloucester High School Students; Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation & the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization

  • Jazz Great Pomeroy

    Where's Charlie 1959. www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMzUBYXY8PE http://michaelgood.info/2010/10/herb-pomeroy-i-dont-believe-in-recorded-music/