From Home to Home, and Back, Day 13: Gloucester, Part 2- Stacy Esplanade and Stage Fort Park

Gloucester is a walking town, though if it hadn’t been, I’d have made it so.  As it is, Stacey Promenade, named for a local hero, guides one along the harbor beach.  South of the beach, Stage Fort Park has trails that wind around, the cliffs above Gloucester Harbor.

Here we go- scenes from the afternoon of September 4.

Meet Gloucester Harbor.

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There are two stand-out statues along Stacy Esplanade.  The first is the Fishermen’s Memorial.

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A shoutout is here, to George O. Stacy, for whom the Esplanade is named.

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The second important statue commemorates the wives of fishermen.

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Once the Esplanade ends, Lucy Brown Trail begins, and takes one into Stage Fort Park.

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This remarkable cliffside path reminds me of Golden Gate Park, in San Francisco.

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These cannonades are reminders of the War of 1812.

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One may sit for hours here, and contemplate the sea.

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Along any beach in New England, there are small forested islets.

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Looking across Gloucester harbor, one sees abandoned factory buildings, where fish used to be processed.

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Wind power is a growing focus, along the coast.

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Kelp is a major product of the northeast coast.  Altogether now, “EEEWWW”! 😛  Seriously, tough, this product is great for pregnant women, seeking to keep their iron intake up.

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There are stairs aplenty, for those needing aerobic exercise.

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Octopus Head Rock sits atop an eastern cliff in Stage Fort.

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I spotted the turret of Hammond Castle, across the way, on the far south side of Gloucester.

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Atop Stage Fort Park, the Girls’ Track Team, from Gloucester High School, was having a practice.  Since I don’t photograph other people’s children, without their parents’ permission, my focus went to reminders of Gloucester’s place in Colonial America.

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Gloucester, like most small towns, has a gazebo in its main park.

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Finally, Stage Fort Park’s southwest corner has a statue of Triton, mythical son of Poseidon.

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Next;  Gloucester, Part 3, the Interior of Downtown and the North Side.

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