BREAKING NEWS: SCHOONER FESTIVAL RACE AND PARADE OF SAIL POSTPONED UNTIL MONDAY!!! (UPDATED)

DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN PREDICTED ON SUNDAY, PARADE OF SAIL AND MAYOR’S RACE ARE RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH.

UPDATED JUST NOW:

SKIPPER’S MEETING IS STILL ON SUNDAY MORNING AT 8:30am.

RECEPTION AND DINNER IS STILL ON SUNDAY AT 6pm.

THE MAYOR’S RACE IS AT 1pm ON MONDAY.

 

PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD! THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Sunday and Monday schedule are as follows:

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017

8:30 am
Skippers Meeting
This meeting is required for all Schooners sailing in the Mayor’s Race.  Meet at Solomon Jacobs Park, immediately adjacent to the U.S. Coast Guard Station on Harbor Loop.

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Reception and Awards Ceremony
for captains, crews and invited guests (ticketed event).
 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017 10:30 am

Parade of Sail Viewing Party at Beauport, the Sleeper McCann House.
Visit Beauport for some of the best views of the annual Gloucester Schooner Festival’s Parade of Sail. Watch schooners sail to the Eastern Point Light breakwater to begin the Mayor’s race for the Esperanto Cup. Coffee and light breakfast refreshments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring blankets and/or chairs and other refreshments if preferred. The house is not available for tours during this event. $10 Historic New England members, $15 nonmembers. Registration is required. 978-283-0800

10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Parade of Sail as Schooners proceed from Inner Harbor, past the Fishermen’s Memorial on Stacy Boulevard, to the race starting area off Eastern Point.

11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Shuttle Bus to Eastern Point Light, from Eastern Point Gate (Eastern Point Boulevard at Farrington Avenue) to watch the start of the Mayor’s Race. Free ofCharge, courtesy of Cape Ann Transportation Authority.

1:00pm
Start of Mayor’s Race for the Esperanto Cup, Columbia Trophy, Ned Cameron Trophy; and Betty Ramsey Trophy off Eastern Point.

Monday evening is an impromptu gathering, but not official as of yet.

 

Here you go–the list of 26 schooners participating in the Gloucester 2017 Schooner Festival! Thank you to Len Burgess for sharing, and it is also Len’s beautiful photo in the poster.
Please check gloucesterschoonerfestival.net for updated info and schedule.

PHOTOS FROM GLOUCESTER’S SEA TO SUPPER CELEBRATION HONORING ANGELA SANFILIPPO

The Sea to Supper celebration was a beautiful event for a beautiful lady who has advocated for Gloucester and New England fishermen and their families her entire adult life, beginning when she became the young bride of a fisherman. An example of just one of many of Angela’s accomplishments is that if you are a Gloucester resident and have ever needed health insurance assistance, you can thank Angela for the groundbreaking work she achieved in securing health insurance for the families of fishermen and the broader Gloucester community. 

Manny’s photos are terrific and here a few more.

 

GIF of Danielle @Pastaio via Corta making pasta is insanely calming

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Way more soothing and satisfying than those viral mixing paint and DIY slime videos, right?

I mean, you can eat these. Pastaio via Corta, case was nearly sold out this Saturday

 

Visitors on the Boulevard

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Cousins one form Seattle Washington and  the other from California

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Visiting from Western Mass

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Visitors from New York and California

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Couple from North Carolina visiting her parents

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Eight years after F/V Tuna Hunter tagged and released this Tuna it was recaught…

Congratulations to Captain Gary Connell and crew, F/V Tuna Hunter, & angler George Horensky, for this exciting Tag a Tiny recovery, after 8 years (2,976 days) at liberty! F/V Tuna Hunter released this 55″ bluefin tuna off Stellwagen Bank on 8/17/2008. At recapture it was 91 ” (471 lbs), in 52 deg F, by Japanese longline vessel F/V Chokyu 1, Captain Shuji Shibata, on 10/10/2016. Straight line distance: over 2,200 nmi, and we bet it swam vastly farther than that over 8 years!
LPRC thanks our colleague Dr. Ai Kimoto, Japan Far Seas Fisheries Research, and Billfish Foundation partners for getting this important recovery back to our Tag a Tiny Program.