Tag: Kim Smith

What Would Fitz Think

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Gloucester Harbor From Rocky Neck, owned by the Cape Ann Museum,     What would Fitz think? What would the great luminist painter of the 19th century, Fitz Henry Lane, think of the new wind turbines that now dominate the skyline of his beloved Gloucester? A sailmaker’s son, he grew up in the shadow of ships, but a […]

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Salacia, the Salty One

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What is the liquid equivalent of unearthed? Not unwatered. Dewatered? No. How about dredged? That’s more about muck than water, but for my purposes, it will work on a metaphorical level, as in, to dredge up the past. Gloucester did not feel the full force of Hurricane Sandy this fall, which gouged out New York and New Jersey, remapping their shoreline […]

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What We Do To Our Commons

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In the few weeks since I wrote about the fragile barrier between Niles Pond and the Atlantic, it has almost disappeared with Nemo. Thank you Kim Smith for documenting it. Niles Pond at Risk Posted on February 24, 2013 by Kim Smith The narrow strip of land that separates freshwater Niles Pond from the Atlantic Ocean was severely damaged […]

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