"Gloucester, MA.... Looking out to sea......" Gloucester by davecallahan

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The famous Gloucester Sailor statue on the main drag in Gloucester looks out to sea (across the harbor) so he doesn't have to see the traffic jam behind him. The main street has a lift bridge over Blynman Canal and when that goes up everyone stops. Happened to us; we were 10 minutes from getting dinner at Halibut Point Restaurant and waited 20 minutes for bridge to raise, boats to go through and bridge to lower.

(see Pawtuxet's review of Halibut to get a feeling why you would be willing to wait to eat there)

wikipedia info:
30000 people on the Cape Ann peninsula in Essex County

ZIPCODE 01930 and 01931 is Gloucester
042-37-00N 070-39-50W
42.621, -70.671
Area Code 978

Annisquam, Bay View, East Gloucester, Folly Cove, Lanesville,
Magnolia, Riverdale and West Gloucester

The importance of the sea and ocean commerce is reflected in the symbolism of Gloucester and the surrounding towns. Ipswich Police are the protectors of Gloucester and their badge and the city seal of Gloucester depict ocean views in reference to the the seas importance here.

  • Last visit to Gloucester: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated Jun 30, 2007
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