SCHOONER CHALLENGE VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH CAPTS. HAROLD BURNHAM AND ANNE ST.JOHN FROM BARRY O’BRIEN!

If you want to know what Monday night’s Schooner Challenge is all about watch this video interview with Captain Harold Burnham and Captain Anne-Seymour St. John from Barry O’Brien 🙂 MONDAY NIGHT’S SCHOONER CHALLENGE NOW INCLUDES THE LEWIS H. STORY! Don’t miss the 5th Annual Schooner Challenge! Proceeds to benefit the Evelina M. Goulart, the … Continue reading SCHOONER CHALLENGE VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH CAPTS. HAROLD BURNHAM AND ANNE ST.JOHN FROM BARRY O’BRIEN!

VIDEO: 2016 Schooner Challenge

This year’s Schooner Challenge (to benefit the Essex Shipbuilding Museum) featured Adventure, Ardelle and Thomas E Lannon, gentle breezes and more singing than usual. The video was shot from the deck of Adventure. All music by guests and crews.  

JOIN IN THE FUN OF MONDAY NIGHT’S SCHOONER CHALLENGE!

Len Burgess writes, “YOU WANT TO BE IN THIS CHALLENGE! It is this JUNE 6TH, 5:30 TO 8PM. Sign up at www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org, or call Marcia at (978) 375-3337 today! Tickets are selling fast and the weather is predicted to be 75 degrees, partly sunny – perfect sailing weather.” https://vimeo.com/169423749 JOIN THE 4th ANNUAL SCHOONER CHALLENGE! Monday, June … Continue reading JOIN IN THE FUN OF MONDAY NIGHT’S SCHOONER CHALLENGE!

NEW VIDEO: COME SAIL IN THE 4th ANNUAL SCHOONER CHALLENGE!

“What happens in this race anyhow?” Racing, of course, with some cheating too (as revealed in the video), along with photo competitions, songwriting contest, creative knot tying, and much more! Everyone is welcome to participate, but hurry and sign up today because tickets are going fast. Check out this super fun video from Barry O’Brien, featuring our … Continue reading NEW VIDEO: COME SAIL IN THE 4th ANNUAL SCHOONER CHALLENGE!

EXCITING NEWS ~ THE SCHOONER ADVENTURE JOINS THE SCHOONER CHALLENGE!

Len Burgess shares the following ~ Big News… the Essex-Built Schooner ADVENTURE has agreed to join the 4th annual Schooner Challenge! Grab up a bunch of your friends and add to the fun and join the crews of the ADVENTURE, the ARDELLE, and the LANNON in the famous Schooner Challenge to help support the preservation … Continue reading EXCITING NEWS ~ THE SCHOONER ADVENTURE JOINS THE SCHOONER CHALLENGE!

VIDEO: 2015 Schooner Challenge

There was a stiff wind blowing across Gloucester Harbor on Monday evening when FAME, THOMAS E LANNON and ARDELLE raced in the annual Schooner Challenge. The racing rules were A)suspended, B) ignored or C) never known by any of the captains. Nevertheless, the exciting 2 hour run benefited the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org Join us now … Continue reading VIDEO: 2015 Schooner Challenge

POSTPONEMENT OF THE Today’s (June 1st) Schooner Challenge EVENT due to weather

Will reschedule ASAP. We are hoping to do it next Monday, June 8. Mike and Tom are available and Harold is attempting to juggle his schedule to make it happen. Hopefully we will have an answer tomorrow as to the new date. We’ll get you better weather for helping us keep schooner history alive! Thanks … Continue reading POSTPONEMENT OF THE Today’s (June 1st) Schooner Challenge EVENT due to weather

Here’s the cancellation copy for the Schooner Challenge

Len Burgess submits- UPDATE ON SCHOONER CHALLENGE as of Sunday, May 31, 2015.CANCELLATION OF TOMORROW’S (June 1st) Schooner Challenge EVENT due to weather.Will reschedule ASAP, hopefully tomorrow. We are hoping to do it next Monday, June 8. Mike and Tom are available and Harold is attempting to juggle his schedule to make it happen. Hopefully … Continue reading Here’s the cancellation copy for the Schooner Challenge

The 3rd Annual “SCHOONER CHALLENGE” JUNE 1, 2015, 6-8pm.

SIGN ON BOARD NOW AND SUPPORT THIS FUN-FILLED EVENT. IT HAPPENS ON MONDAY SO DON’T MISS OUT! The 3rd Annual “SCHOONER CHALLENGE” JUNE 1, 2015, 6-8pm. Sail from Maritime Gloucester aboard one of (3) Essex-built schooners: the Fame, Ardelle or Thomas E. Lannon. Please be sure to select the boat of your choice in the … Continue reading The 3rd Annual “SCHOONER CHALLENGE” JUNE 1, 2015, 6-8pm.

Schooner Challenge and Luncheon to Benefit the Phyllis A Marine Association

You are invited to attend: Schooner Challenge and Luncheon to Benefit the Phyllis A Marine Association Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Kick off a year of celebrating the Phyllis A‘s 90th Anniversary with a day of fun and food! Join the crews of the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon and Schooner … Continue reading Schooner Challenge and Luncheon to Benefit the Phyllis A Marine Association

Save the Date for the Fourth Annual Schooner Challenge

Don’t miss this fun-filled event, the “4th Annual Schooner Challenge” June 1, 2015, 6-8pm! Sail from Maritime Gloucester aboard one of (3) Essex-built schooners: the Fame, Ardelle or Thomas E. Lannon. Please be sure to select the boat of your choice in the “notes” section when purchasing tickets.  We will keep together parties who request to … Continue reading Save the Date for the Fourth Annual Schooner Challenge

Video:2014 Schooner Challenge, Aboard the Thomas E Lannon

Despite a snagged anchor and a misplaced cannon fuse,the Schooner Thomas E Lannon was first across the finish line in last night’s Schooner Challenge in Gloucester harbor, beating out Ardelle and Fame. See the drama here! As for the song writing and marlinspike seamanship competitions, you be the judge.   Video by Marty Luster Music … Continue reading Video:2014 Schooner Challenge, Aboard the Thomas E Lannon