Gloucester to christen its new launch boat on May 19 Source: wickedlocal.com

The City of Gloucester is proud to announce the start-up of a launch service in its beautiful harbor. The launch is a first-class, 26-foot, 24-passenger, solid fiberglass “Duffy” built by Atlantic Boat Company. The public is invited to the christening on Sunday, May 19 at noon at the Harbormaster’s Dock, 19 Harbor Loop, Gloucester. Rides will be available, weather permitting.

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National Park Service Newsfeed

  • Park Road Reopening, but Continued Rain Makes for a Dynamic Situation
    Denali National Park and Preserve will return the Denali Park Road to normal operation beginning at 5 a.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019. Crews have spent the day assessing various critical points along the road and believe the road is in a stable condition. https://www.nps.gov/dena/learn/news/park-road-reopning-august-9.htm
  • Denali Park Road Closed Thursday, August 8, West of Mile 30
    Due to extended periods of heavy and steady rain, the Denali National Park & Preserve Road will be closed to public vehicle access at mile 30 (Teklanika Rest Stop) beginning 7 a.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2019. This closure includes park transit and tour buses.  https://www.nps.gov/dena/learn/news/temporary-road-closure-08-08-2019.htm
  • Denali National Park and Preserve Seeks Feedback on Kantishna and Wonder Lake Planning Effort
    The National Park Service is exploring ways to provide and support additional recreational use in the Kantishna and Wonder Lake areas of Denali National Park. A range of proposals covering infrastructure, management, visitor experience, guided experiences, and visitor capacity are described in the Kantishna and Wonder Lake Area Plan: Range of Proposals for Public Feedback. https://www.nps.gov/dena/learn/news/public-comment-kantishna-wonder-lake.htm
  • Mudslide Briefly Closes Denali Park Road at Polychrome Pass
    Park staff briefly closed the Denali Park Road to all traffic at mile 48, just west of Polychrome Pass. The closure was due to a large mudslide that covered the area in debris flow. The road was cleared and reopened for travel within an hour. https://www.nps.gov/dena/learn/news/brief-road-closure.htm
  • Denali National Park Artist-In-Residence Seeks to Capture the Many Faces of Alaska
    Brenda Zlamany, a New York–based artist and Fulbright scholar, is seeking watercolor portrait subjects for “Climate in America,” the latest chapter in her ongoing series The Itinerant Portraitist. Zlamany plans to paint portraits in Utqiagvik on August 2–5 and in Fairbanks on August 5 before continuing the project at Denali National Park during a ten-day residency beginning August 6. Additional sessions will be available August 16-23 when Zlamany begins a week-long, artist-in-residence at McKinley Chalet Resort. https://www.nps.gov/dena/learn/news/artist-seeks-local-faces-watercolor.htm

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