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Greasy Pole Competition Returns To Gloucester

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(Photo Credit: Sharon Lowe / GoodMorningGloucester.wordpress.com)

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GLOUCESTER (CBS) – Not even Mother Nature could stop a tradition in Gloucester that has been going on for about 80 years.

On Saturday, organizers held the “Greasy Pole – Fall Classic” at Newel Stadium.

Since the 1930’s, people have taken part in the annual tradition in town each summer, running down a greased up 45-foot telephone pole to capture the flag.

The pole’s longtime home had been Gloucester Harbor, but the platform that holds the pole sank during a storm in September.

For now, the water has been replaced with padding. But organizers are still aiming to rebuild the platform in time for next summer’s big event, the St. Peter’s Fiesta, which takes place in June.

For more photos and much more coverage on the Greasy Pole event, check out GoodMorningGloucester online.

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