BEAUTIFUL SCENES FROM AROUND THE HARBOR DURING SCHOONER FEST

Gloucester in all her glory- part two-filming B-roll around the Harbor

SCHOONER FESTIVAL PARADE OF SAIL AND SCHOONER RACE

So sorry Readers for repeat posts, trying to sort out a Facebook issue with some posts appearing on the feed and some posts not. It is puzzling and frustrating!

Gloucester Harbor in all her glory – photos from the Parade of Sail and Schooner race.

SUPER FUN (FREE) DAY SATURDAY AT MARITIME GLOUCESTER!

Don’t miss Gloucester Maritime Heritage Day, Saturday August 31st, from 10am to 4pm.

Maritime Heritage Day floats out a boatload of seaside fun

By Gail McCarthy

Maritime Gloucester will bring the glory of sailing the open seas during the Age of Sail to shore on Saturday for its Maritime Heritage Day, an annual event tied in with the Gloucester Schooner Festival.

The free, daylong event — which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — offers visitors an opportunity to step aboard a schooner and feel the history of these sailing vessels. The public will also have the chance to watch America’s oldest marine railway in action, which also learning about traditional boat building and the biology of the region’s oceans.

“Both locals and visitors can come down with their families, and it’s free and it’s meaningful,” festival chairwoman Daisy Nell Collinson said. “It’s one of those passive educational things. You are learning and absorbing things without making it feel like a lesson.”

This year, the festival venue is expanding and will include both Maritime Gloucester’s home base on Harbor Loop and the temporary schooner docks about a block away on Rogers Street. The dirt lot known as I4C2, next to The Gloucester House restaurant, will be dedicated to the festivities for the day.

The additional space will allow more boats to be open for deck tours, with greater opportunity for the public to experience them.

“Maritime Heritage Day is one of my favorite things about Gloucester Schooner Festival,” said Michael De Koster, executive director of Maritime Gloucester. “Not everyone wants to get out on the water, but everyone can have a great day of maritime fun at Maritime Gloucester and at the new schooner docks at I4C2. So many great community organizations get together to show the best of Gloucester and make it a family-friendly day.”

To interest all ages, organizers have pulled together a variety of local organizations and exhibitors, each with their own attraction or activity. Participants include Gloucester 400, Cape Ann Art Haven, Cape Ann Museum, Cape Ann Vernal Pond, Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Great Salt Marsh Project, Lowell’s Boat Shop, Ocean Alliance, North Shore Sea Scouts Ship 5, Seaside Sustainability, Schooner Adventure, Schooner Roseway and Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association.

OLLIE — Ocean Learning Lab and Immersive Experiences — will be at the I4C2 lot, along with other exhibitors, so those waiting to board schooners can find out more about the maritime environment while having some fun.

There also will be artisans displaying their wares and food vendors, including The Eclectic Clam, Gig Rower Hot Dog and Veggie Burger Stand, and Kim Gregory Pure Pastry, serving up their specialties.

READ MORE HERE

 

Where: Maritime Gloucester at 23 Harbor Loop

When: Saturday August 31st 10 AM-4 PM

Price: Free and open to the public

Snapshots from Gloucester’s Maritime Heritage Day

Gloucester in the news: CBS Boston WBZ-TV visits Massachusetts Oyster Project at Maritime Gloucester

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Sarah Valencik, a volunteer with the Massachusetts Oyster Project, talks to WBZ’s Chris McKinnon about the oyster’s role in the ecosystem. (WBZ-TV)

“GLOUCESTER (CBS) – It Happens Here in Gloucester – part of Cape Ann, an urban town center surrounded by beaches, boats and beautiful marshland. One of the town’s more famous residents was Clarence Birdseye. He is the man who put frozen foods on the dinner table…” Read transcript and see video here (if it’s not loading below)

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The Gannet coming out after a long winter, photos from our friend Mary Barker

You can tell it’s spring when the gig rowers and volunteers have flocked to Maritime Gloucester to get their boats back in the water.

From our friend Mary Barker.  She was down at Maritime Gloucester yesterday morning as the Gannet was being lowered into the water.

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SnotBot Live! Sunday at 5pm

The Ocean Alliance research team will be chatting live from the Dominican Republic. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the humpback whales that feed off of Cape Ann and ask all your SnotBot questions.

The Event is FREE, please RSVP to reserve your seat. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/snotbot-live-tickets-57096562355SnotBot Live Poster

 

 

 

Apply now for Summer 2019 Internships at Maritime #GloucesterMA

Maritime Gloucester news from Sarah Oaks

Snow is on the ground here in Gloucester but it is time to start planning for summer 2019. We are thrilled to announce we are now accepting applications for the upcoming season’s internship program. Please forward (and post and share) the following link to all the college and high school students who may be interested in Maritime Gloucester this summer.

Maritime Gloucester Summer internship program

Maritime Gloucester 23 Harbor Loop Gloucester, MA 01930 978/281-0470

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LADIES NIGHT TONIGHT!

Some of our favorite shops are off the beaten trail or far up Main Street. Don’t forget to shop at Alexandra’s Bread, Maritime Gloucester, Present Gloucester, and Backyard Grower’s Holiday Pop up Shop. See you tonight!

Deck the Docks Maritime Gloucester

 

Some of the art work

Deck The Docks – Opening Night

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 5:00 pm

Registration : Up to 20% off in our fabulous shop

Audience: Members, Friends, Everyone!

Don’t be a Scrooge…come on down to Maritime Gloucester for our first annual Deck the Docks: A Holiday Open House!
Opening night is Thursday December 6, from 5 to 9 pm. We are previewing a fantastic Deck Your Halls Art Show featuring local Cape Ann artists.  seArts is partnering with us and we will have over 90 works of art for sale in our Gorton’s Schooner Gallery.  Christmas Trees and Wreaths will be sold on The Dory Shop Deck.  Come early, they will not last.  There will be food and beverages as well as 20%* off most of our items.
Take some time to get caught up with old friends and learn what is going on at Maritime Gloucester.

*For one day only! 20% discount for MG members (and for teachers); 10% off for non-members (and non-teachers

Deck the Docks – ARTist reception

Friday, December 7, 2018, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm through Friday, December 7, 2018

Audience: Everyone

Deck the Docks day 2!

Our Deck Your Halls Art Show is holding its artist reception.  Over 90 works from local artists will be on sale during the show.  Get that fantastic gift for that special someone in our Maritime Museum Shop. Fill your night with holiday cheer while buying your Christmas Tree or Holiday wreath at our Dory Shop Deck.  Grab a cup of hot cider or cocoa while we help you choose and load your tree!

A little of everything to brighten the days and lighten the holiday stress!

Deck the Docks – A Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Audience: Everyone

Deck the Docks!  A full day of Holiday cheer and surprises awaits.

DIY Pop-Up Crafts Shop:  the Icehouse becomes a gift-making workshop as we rollout so many fun DIY gift ideas.  Bring your creative hat as we offer up paint your own buoy ornament keepsake, fish printing a signature MG bag, bead earings, paper sailor hats, decorate your purchased wreath and more! This is a fun way to make your own special gifts and have some hot cider or cocoa while you work.

Cape-Ann Crafts Pop-Shop:  Local Cape Ann vendors are bringing their wares so that you can select that perfect little gift.  Our small pop-up shop is chock full of great goodies for stockings and under the tree.

Santa In A Dory Picture Stop:  That’s right!  Santa is rowing his dory to the pier and setting up so that you can get that perfect christmas card moment!

Christmas Trees and Wreaths Sale:  The Dory Shop opens its doors for Christmas Tree and wreaths.  Come get your hands on a hot cider or cocoa while our staff helps you pick out your tree and load it on your car.

The Maritime Museum Shop:  Still not finding enough for your gift-giving needs?  Well look no further than our fantastic Museum Gift Shop, loaded with so many good toys, books, gifts and treasures.  Your hardest decision will be which to buy first!

Deck your Walls Art Show: The final day of the art show in the Gorton’s Schooner Gallery.  Our partner, seARTs, is having over 90 works installed and for sale.  Come gift the gift of art!

 

Deck the Docks

Don’t be a Scrooge…come on down to Maritime Gloucester for our first annual Deck the Docks: A Holiday Open House!
Opening night is Thursday December 6, from 5 to 9 pm. We are previewing a fantastic Deck Your Halls Art Show featuring local Cape Ann artists.  seArts is partnering with us and we will have over 90 works of art for sale in our Gorton’s Schooner Gallery.  Christmas Trees and Wreaths will be sold on The Dory Shop Deck.  Come early, they will not last.  There will be food and beverages as well as 20%* off most of our items.
Take some time to get caught up with old friends and learn what is going on at Maritime Gloucester.

*For one day only! 20% discount for MG members (and for teachers); 10% off for non-members (and non-teachers).


Deck the Docks day 2!

Our Deck Your Halls Art Show is holding its artist reception. Over 90 works from local artists will be on sale during the show. Get that fantastic gift for that special someone in our Maritime Museum Shop. Fill your night with holiday cheer while buying your Christmas Tree or Holiday wreath at our Dory Shop Deck. Grab a cup of hot cider or cocoa while we help you choose and load your tree!
A little of everything to brighten the days and lighten the holiday stress!

Day 3
Deck the Docks – A Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Deck the Docks! A full day of Holiday cheer and surprises awaits.
DIY Pop-Up Crafts Shop: the Icehouse becomes a gift-making workshop as we rollout so many fun DIY gift ideas. Bring your creative hat as we offer up paint your own buoy ornament keepsake, fish printing a signature MG bag, bead earings, paper sailor hats, decorate your purchased wreath and more! This is a fun way to make your own special gifts and have some hot cider or cocoa while you work.
Cape-Ann Crafts Pop-Shop: Local Cape Ann vendors are bringing their wares so that you can select that perfect little gift. Our small pop-up shop is chock full of great goodies for stockings and under the tree.
Santa In A Dory Picture Stop: That’s right! Santa is rowing his dory to the pier and setting up so that you can get that perfect christmas card moment!
Christmas Trees and Wreaths Sale: The Dory Shop opens its doors for Christmas Tree and wreaths. Come get your hands on a hot cider or cocoa while our staff helps you pick out your tree and load it on your car.
The Maritime Museum Shop: Still not finding enough for your gift-giving needs? Well look no further than our fantastic Museum Gift Shop, loaded with so many good toys, books, gifts and treasures. Your hardest decision will be which to buy first!
Deck your Walls Art Show: The final day of the art show in the Gorton’s Schooner Gallery. Our partner, seARTs, is having over 90 works installed and for sale. Come gift the gift of art!

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: SYLVINA BEAL SAILS TO MARITIME GLOUCESTER!

And a pretty schooner she is, despite her generally decrepit state. Essex shipwright Harold Burnham, Mary Kay Taylor, and a crew of friends picked up the 1911 schooner in Maine over the weekend. Burnham and Taylor are planning to restore the knockabout to her original splendor and when completed, the Sylvina W. Beal will be the oldest fishing vessel in the harbor.

Stopping by to take a few snapshots of the Sylvina Beal I ran into Maritime Gloucester Education Director Amanda Madeira and Education Coordinator Kelsey Bradford, along with Plum Cove fourth graders at the “crab lab.” Don’t you just love everything about Maritime Gloucester?!? There is always some outstanding maritime-related educational program or event taking place. We are so blessed to have this wonderful resource in our community!

Note- the Sea Pocket Aquarium has reduced hours after October 13th. For more information, visit the Maritime Gloucester website here.

Read more about the Schooner Sylvina W. Beal here.

TV CREW FILMING AT MARITIME GLOUCESTER

The Science Channel was filming an episode about the Vikings today. The show features the ship Polaris, a reconstruction of an original Viking coastal fishing vessel. Polaris is docked at Maritime Gloucester.

Viking Ship Drops Anchor in Massachusetts
By Sean Horgan

ESSEX, Mass. (AP) — Cape Ann’s fleet of vintage row and sail vessels has a new addition, one that hearkens back to mists of Viking heritage forged in the fjords of western Norway.

The Polaris, a 37-foot reconstruction of an original Viking coastal fishing vessel dating to 1030 A.D., has made its way across country to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum from its birthing boat yard on Fidalgo Bay in Anacortes, Washington.

The plan, according to owner Stuart Boyd, is to berth the Polaris this summer at Maritime Gloucester, where it will be available from early June on for short public rowing trips, private charters and corporate team-building outings throughout the inshore waters of Cape Ann.

“We want to be an inspiration for small groups working together and having fun at the same time,” said Boyd, whose company is named Norsvald after the ancient Norse word for “power from within.”

READ MORE HERE