Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Shout Out to Good Morning Gloucester

We have not been able to thank all of the individuals who have helped us out over this past 11 months since we began building the schooner Ardelle. Over the next month or so, I am going to write about those of you who have not been recognized as yet..I hope you know who you are..Bill, Jack, and many others. For today we just wanted to be sure and thank both Good Morning Gloucester and Messing About in Boats for thier consistent and enthusiastic online and print coverage of the schooner Ardelle's construction, launch and arrival in Glouester.

Good Morning Gloucester is an immenseley popular blog published by Joey Ciaramitaro of Gloucester who is a lobster broker and produces one of the most popular blogs on the North Shore of Massachusetts and beyond with well over 30,000 visits per day. I know that blogging requires a lot of time at the computer but I am amazed at the effort Joey and his crew put into being out there in the community and reporting on events, people, happenings, issues, sights and sounds. It takes an amazing amount of work and it is a great blog. The crew at GMG also include contributing photographers like Marty Luster who have been at the yard shooting great shots all along. Thank you Good Morning Gloucester!

To see the coverage go to

We would also like to thank Bob Hicks of Messing About In Boats, published in nearby Wenham, MA, who has been publishing our blog in his magazine each month. Bob wrote a final editorial about covering the Ardelle's construction and it was a very moving piece and illustrates not only Bob's talent as a publisher but as a writer, too. Bob, a print publisher and Joey, and online publishing master, have helped get the word out about the schooner Ardelle and we appreciate the many hours you have all put into it!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shout out but we get an average of 30,000 visitors per day, not month, lol.

    Happy to help and congratulations!