Gloucester, MA is in the center of Cape Ann. Its centerpiece has always been the fishing industry, as portrayed in the film, “The Perfect Storm”. There was no storm, when I visited on September 4, so I was able to focus on the architectural, and natural strengths of the area. I started with lunch at this fine establishment.
In the rest of Part 1, here are some of the buildings that lie in the immediate area of Gloucester House, just north of the Stacey Esplanade, which adorns the seaside.
In Part 2, tomorrow, I will show the Stacy Esplanade and Stage Fort Park, which offer a good hike, when walked as a unit.