FROM THE MARITIME GLOUCESTER GIFT SHOP COME GREAT GIFTS FOR ALL YOUR LOVERS-OF-THE-SEA

maritime gloucester -5 ©Kim Smith 2015Fran Miondello maritime gloucester -4 ©Kim Smith 2015So many thanks to the super helpful and wonderfully welcoming Fran Mondello for the gift shop grand tour. Maritime Gloucester’s shop is simply bursting with terrific and interesting gifts for your seafarer, budding young marine-biologist-oceanography, and just about anyone who loves anything and everything about the sea!

maritime gloucester -1 ©Kim Smith 2015Schooner Ardelle gift passes start at the unbelievably low price of $24.00 and would be an incredibly fun gift. Book a chartered sail aboard the Ardelle by January 1st and receive up to 200.00 off. For more information about Schooner Ardelle trummel tickets and charters visit info@schoonerardelle.com or call 978-290-7168.

maritime gloucester -3 ©Kim Smith 2015Don’t you want this Lighthouse Bingo? What a fantastic way to learn about lighthouses!!

The gift shop is open Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Maritime Gloucester is located at 23 Harbor Loop. Besides shopping locally at the heritage center, giving the gift of membership to Maritime Gloucester is another tremendous way to support this gem of a resource for our community. For more information about member benefits and the modest cost of membership visit here.maritime gloucester -6 ©Kim Smith 2015

maritime gloucester -2 ©Kim Smith 2015While visiting the gift shop, check out the Harbor dredging from the great vantage point of Gloucester Maritime’s pier.

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Harbor dredging from Maritime Gloucester Harriet Webster Pier

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Watsie Knickle and Fran Mondello In Lunenburg

Watsie is a native of Lunenburg with a special connection to Gloucester.

At the age of 16, Mr. Knickle survived a fishing boat disaster. He was plucked from frigid waters by the crew of a Gloucester-based fishing vessel. 44 years later, he finally connected with some of those crew members, still in Gloucester, to thank them.

For the amazing story click the following link:

SouthShoreNow.ca

Thanks to a friend of GMG for the story and photos.