Author Archives: Richard Clark

About Richard Clark

Retired USAF C/HC/MC-130E/H/P/N Flight Engineer, Retired DoDDS ET, Clark's Cemetery staff writer, webmaster, Japanese Knotweed chopper, headstone cleaner, and resetter, barnacle scraper at Essex Shipbuilding Museum.

Willing to Try

Killing Japanese Knotweed with Coffee and Vinegar. Details Here

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Plot 102 Aiken Children

This is how we found them July 2016. One was completely taken apart. Both were very dirty. They were put back together without setting compound. One base was way out of plum. A few weeks ago the Cemetery Restoration Partnership … Continue reading

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Veteran Roll Call

The Veterans buried in Clark’s have been hidden for many years.  Please take a few minutes to watch the Roll Call video.

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First Day Back

Working in the cemetery is both demanding and rewarding.  Fighting the Japanese Knotweed is tough.  We’re  making progress is this fight with this devil weed.  The images below, while taken from different angles, are of the same location.  My main … Continue reading

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Pvt. Richard J. Powers

Since Kathy started researching the Massachusetts Town and Vital Records online for Gloucester she has added sixty-three internments to Find A Grave. The majority have been for Clark’s Cemetery. She has found new relatives of mine. Also that Pvt. Richard … Continue reading

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New Year

2018 is starting to look like a banner year for Clark’s Cemetery.  Awesome Gloucester provided a $1000 micro grant to but a tripod for lifting heavy monuments.  The Gloucester Cemetery Advisory Committee was awarded $9600 for restoration projects in First … Continue reading

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Sad News

I found out that there will be no wreaths placed in Clark’s Cemetery from the Wreaths Across America program. Wreaths Across America Facebook Page   Wreaths Across America Website

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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

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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

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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

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