With a home full of family and friends over this gorgeous Gloucester Schooner Festival/Labor Day weekend there was not much spare time to upload festival photos. More pictures tomorrow from the Parade of Sail and race. I hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day weekend!!!
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017 10:30 am
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.
Start of Mayor’s Race for the Esperanto Cup, Columbia Trophy, Ned Cameron Trophy; and Betty Ramsey Trophy off Eastern Point.
Monday evening an impromptu gathering is planned, but not official as of yet.
2016 Gloucester Schooner Festival – Dedicated to Kay Ellis
Highlights from Gloucester’s magnificent Schooner Festival, including the schooner welcome, Parade of Sail, the schooner race from a rocky cliff outpost, awards ceremony where Fly Amero and Daisy Nell honor Kay with a song, Daisy tells a funny joke, Adventure Captain Stefan Edick wins a special award, fireworks from Stage Fort Park, and more. The film opens with scenes of Cape Ann schooners, participating schooners, and Gloucester fishing boats, shot all around Gloucester Harbor during the weekend of the festival.
With special thanks to Al Bezanson, Daisy Nell, and Schooner Welcome Committee members Brett Ramsey, Max Ramsey, and Nick Ramsey.
The Gloucester Schooner Festival is held each year over Labor Day weekend and organized by Maritime Gloucester and the Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee. The Schooner Festival celebrates the role the fishing schooner has played in the maritime heritage of the east coast, especially Cape Ann.
2016 Particpating Schooners and Captains
Adventure – Stefan Edick
Ardelle – Harold Burnham
American Eagle – John Foss
Apella – Dan Hall
Bald Eagle – Paul Cole/Judith Nast
Blackbird – Peter Thompson
Columbia – Karl Joyner
Eileen Marie – Peter Houston
Fame – Mike Rutstein (not raccing)
Green Dragon – Andy Bezanson
Hindu – Josh Rowan
Ishmael – Fred and Sarah Murphy
Istar – Josiah Mayo
Lettie Howard – Colin Graham
Liberty Clipper – Dylan Saltzman
Light Reign – Mike Lawrence
Malabar II – James Lobdell
Narwhal – Bob Bernert
Principles – Derek Durling
Redbird – Daisy Nell/Stan Collinson
Roseway – Tom Ryan
Sugar Babe – Ed Boynton
Thomas Lannon – Heath Ellis
Tree of Life – Paul Morse
Tyrone – Matt Sutphin
HAPPY WARM DAYS OF LATE SUMMER EVERYONE! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!
Al Bezanson’s Green Dragon Schooner is in the foreground with the Schooners Mystic and Roseway in the background. Click to view larger. I’ve been too swamped and neglected to post Schooner Fest photos and will try to schedule this weekend although there have been so many gorgeous photos posted, more may be redundant.
Gloucester Schooner Festival 2015 Parade of Sail with time lapse ~
A perfect day for the Parade of Sail, the 31st annual Gloucester Schooner Festival was the most highly attended festival to date, with 23 schooners participating and thousands of spectators perched all around the beaches and boulevards surrounding the harbor.
You’ll see parading through the inner harbor the smallest rowboats to the grand three-masted 169-foot Schooner Mystic, with the Roderick McAllister chugging through the scene. Look for Gloucester schooners the Adventure at 2:10, the Thomas E. Lannon hoisting her sails at about 3:10, and the Ardelle at 3:30. GMG FOB Al Bezanson’s Green Dragon is seen at 4:51. Out by the Dogbar breakwater the 610-foot Navy’s USS Fort McHenry was positioned and surrounded by sailboats and schooners, you really get a sense of the size of this ship.
The parade time lapse footage was shot in real time and is one hour and 23 minutes long, compressed into roughly six minutes at 1000 percent.
Schooner identification provided by Green Dragon Captain Al Bezanson. Thank you Al!
3:10 THOMAS E. LANNON
3:54 LETTIE G HOWARD (w/o sails)
3:54 HINDU (hoisting)
4:51 GREEN DRAGON (into and out of Harbor Cove)
5:31 LIBERTY CLIPPER (inbound)
5:44 AMERICAN EAGLE
6:22 GREEN DRAGON
6:35 ELLEN MARIE
6:39 LIBERTY CLIPPER
http://www.capeanninfo.com We took a boat ride out into the middle of Gloucester’s Parade of Sail. The weather was perfect. The tide was right. And the schooners were under sail in our harbor. More good reasons to love living on Cape Ann.
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Not much happening in Gloucester these days is there?
Nothing to do, ho hum. Bahahahahahahah!
Hey you, yeah you sitting in that chair wishing you were here in the middle of the action! The fun isn’t over yet! We still have a Block Party right around the corner and a whole lot more fun stuff coming up. The fun doesn’t stop just because labor Day is over. This town has some killer community event every single weekend of the year. You need help with accommodations or finding out stuff to do? Check out The Chamber of Commerce Website or Discover Gloucester or GloucesterMa.com to get the latest skinny on what’s happening round town. Or of course you could check out our little ol blog.
Thank you to Bob Hastings and The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce for inviting us aboard to cover the race.