Category Archives: General

Second Parish Burial Ground

I visited Second Parish (The Ancient Cemetery) today.  Started out warm and sunny, then the heavens opened and we had a steady rain.  It was a fun walk in the woods and interesting to walk an old cart path.  One … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Visibility

Today I got after the Japanese Knotweed between Clark’s property line (rock wall) and the railroad track fence to increase the visibility to the prime party spot at Grant’s Tomb.   If you would like an easy way to help … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Wetlands Buffer Zone

Today I met with Bill Manuell of Wetlands & Land Management (978) 777-0004 to determine the extent of the wetlands buffer zone in the cemetery.  The buffer zone just barely crosses over the property line.  I’m very appreciative of him … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

What’s In Your Mailbox?

The morning after the Awesome Gloucester micro-grant presentation one of the presenters found this document in her mail box. Click on the images to view them full size.

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Third Time Was Not the Charm.

Last night the Gloucester Cemetery Advisory Committee tried for the third time to get an Awesome Gloucester Micro-Grant.  Sadly, Clark’s Cemetery did not receive the grant.  This just means the presentation needs to be modified to better entice the foundation’s … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Busy Days

Last few days have been busy.  We leveled the base for Sydney Woodbury.  Now I need to find someone with a tripod and a couple of straps to lift the monument in place.  I whacked a lot of Knotweed while … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

One Nickel At A Time

Generating money for supplies is always a challenge.  We do get donations from time to time, and for that we are always grateful.  When the partiers don’t smash their bottles on the gravestones we collect them.  Every nickel helps…

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Roots

Spotted our  first snake in the cemetery today.  I don’t know what kind it was, but he was relocated to First Parish. One of the monuments that I have wanted to repair since starting this project is Sydney Woodbury. The top … Continue reading

Posted in General, Other Families | Leave a comment

Alexander M. Benson

Alexander was a mariner and died very young.  His baby daughter is buried next to him.  Little Mary C. died when she fell into a pan of boiling water.  Alex died two years later of a sudden hemorrhage of the … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Tompkins Family

With all the broken bottles around the Tompkins’ plot, their headstones were clearly one of the favorite targets for the purpose of breaking bottles and destroying their family’s ability to visit the grave and remember them.   ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment