| MARBLEHEAD MESSENGER
We call our quirky, quarterly publication the “Marblehead Messenger” out of respect for the history of the first native Marblehead, MA newspaper, published in 1830. The Marblehead Messenger's famous nameplate was designed for $5 by Childe Hassam, who eventually became a world famous artist. See a copy of The Marblehead Messenger from Marblehead’s 300th Anniversary and read about Hassam in our lobby.
When we opened in 1996, the nameplate was atop our menu, done newspaper-style to evoke the old “fish wrappers.” In 1971 a musically group called Seatrain, with ties to Marblehead and roots (Andy Kulberg, Roy Blumenfeld) in the original Blues Project, used the nameplate to title and adorn their second album jacket.
Seeking an appropriate name for our Chowder House mouthpiece, Marblehead Messenger surfaced again as the popular option. Imparting interesting information about our food, drink, philosophies, staff, promotions and history is the primary goal. Our hope is that you get to know us better. If you have issues with the material, we ask you please to notify Cap’n Clawed Lobster, Crew’s Director, who is responsible for editorial content, rather than shoot the Messenger!
MESSAGES FROM CAP'N CLAWED & THE CREW
Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Eating Our Way through a Depression
A Counter Cultural Culture
Captain's Club Upgrade
Christmas City Pie
The Future Fifteen
Googling Our Way to the Top
MARBLEHEAD MYTHS & LEGENDS
Oyster Myths and Pearls
The Legend of Lobster Gravy
Jamaican Relish – Culinary Dumpster Diving
Why Have Spam?
CHOWDER HOUSE TALES
The “Origin” of the Fried Clam
Philly Cheesesteak – The Sandwich of Brotherly Love
The Story of Frahlinger's and James' Taffy
If I had a Penny for Every Free Piece of Saltwater Taffy...
Pierogi Pot Boiler
The Road to the Chowder House
An Idea Sprung Forth
PORTRAITS OF POTIONS & LIBATIONS
Salmon Run Riesling
Samuel Adams: Great Patriot, Master Brewer
America's Oldest Brewery - DG Yuengling and Son
UNDER THE SEA
The American Lobster
Ipswich Belly Clams
Jumbo Shrimp Oxymoron or ...?
Happy As A Clam
Derivations, Deviations & Derivatives