Welcome to the 400 Stories Project

Fishermen’s Memorial Service

Fishermen's Memorial Service, Stacy Boulevard. Mayor Weston U. Friend at rear of platform. August 17, 1947. Photo: Norman P. Swett. Courtesy, Cape Ann Museum

Onni R. Erkkila, 1914 – 1981

Onni R. Erkkila - Photo courtesy of the Erkkila Family

Learn More About JoeJoe Orange

Joe Orange was World War II veteran and the protector of Gloucester watersheds.

Class of 1980

Class of 1980 Hockey Team

Hear Al's StoryAl Cottone

Al Cottone captain, F/V Sabrina Maria stands on the dock of Felicia Oil Company. Courtesy, The Eagle-Tribute. Desi Smith/Staff Photo

Gloucester Harbor Diorama

Proud of their history and accomplishments in the fisheries, the people of Gloucester spared no expense in organizing a display for the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the World’s Fair.Courtesy, Cape Ann Museum

St. Peters Fiesta Procession

St. Peter's Fiesta procession, Captain Salvatore Favazza leading the statue bearers through "Tally's Corner." c. 1935. Photo: unknown. Courtesy, Cape Ann Museum

Sylvester “Hooley” Ahola, 1902 – 1995

Sylvester "Hooley" Ahola was born in Gloucester of Finnish immigrant parents. Cutting over "4,000 sides" all told, he cut cylinder, vertical and lateral cut records too. When he retired to Lanesville in 1940 he continued to perform locally, and he became known as the "Gloucester Gabriel.” Sylvester “Hooley” is second from left with the trumpet

Hjalmer Ray

Hjalmer Ray was born on February 20, 1908 in a Lanesville midwife's home. His parents were Finnish immigrants who, along with many others from Finland, had settled in this village of Gloucester at the turn of the century.

Stuffy McInnis

John Phalen "Stuffy" McInnis was the fourth of five sons of Stephen and Udavilla (Grady) McInnis, Stuffy was born September 19, 1890 in Gloucester in 1890, and played 18 seasons in the grandstand era of baseball. He played for the World Champion 1918 Boston Red Sox with teammate Babe Ruth, and set two records for first basemen (one Red Sox and one league-wide) that stood until 2007 and 2008 respectively (Both actually broken by Kevin Youkilis)

Lena Mary Parisi Novello, 1917 – 2005

Lena Mary Parisi Novello, a front-page political activist, a buoyant businesswoman, an enthusiastic community leader.

Partners

1623 Studios
Action Inc.
Annisquam Village Players
Backyard Growers
Cape Ann Animal Aid
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
Cape Ann Finns
Cape Ann Media Productions
Cape Ann Museum
Cape Ann YMCA
Down the Fort
Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum
Generous Gardeners
Gloucester Adventure, Inc.
Gloucester Cultural Initiative
GMGI – Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute
Good Morning Gloucester
Greenbelt – Essex County’s Land Trust
Hammond Castle Museum
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Jonathan Bayliss Society
LEAP for Education
Manship Artists Residency & Studios
NOAA Fisheries
Ocean Alliance
Pathways for Children, Inc.
Rockport Music
Sawyer Free Library
The Open Door
Wellspring House
1623 Studios
Action Inc.
Annisquam Village Players
Backyard Growers
Cape Ann Animal Aid
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
Cape Ann Finns
Cape Ann Media Productions
Cape Ann Museum
Cape Ann YMCA
Down the Fort
Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum
Generous Gardeners
Gloucester Adventure, Inc.
Gloucester Cultural Initiative
GMGI – Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute
Good Morning Gloucester
Greenbelt – Essex County’s Land Trust
Hammond Castle Museum
https://www.dropbox.com/s/44auzdc1m7evn2o/Screen%20Shot%202021-05-03%20at%208.33.31%20AM.png?dl=0
Jonathan Bayliss Society
LEAP for Education
Manship Artists Residency & Studios
NOAA Fisheries
Ocean Alliance
Pathways for Children, Inc.
Rockport Music
Sawyer Free Library
The Open Door
Wellspring House
1623 Studios
Action Inc.
Annisquam Village Players
Backyard Growers
Cape Ann Animal Aid
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
Cape Ann Finns
Cape Ann Media Productions
Cape Ann Museum
Cape Ann YMCA
Down the Fort
Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum
Generous Gardeners
Gloucester Adventure, Inc.
Gloucester Cultural Initiative
GMGI – Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute
Good Morning Gloucester
Greenbelt – Essex County’s Land Trust
Hammond Castle Museum
https://www.dropbox.com/s/44auzdc1m7evn2o/Screen%20Shot%202021-05-03%20at%208.33.31%20AM.png?dl=0
Jonathan Bayliss Society
LEAP for Education
Manship Artists Residency & Studios
NOAA Fisheries
Ocean Alliance
Pathways for Children, Inc.
Rockport Music
Sawyer Free Library
The Open Door
Wellspring House

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