Yesterday’s Parade of Sails was tremendous. A bustling harbor was out in full force to admire the schooners, but we were lucky enough to get close to a few of them. Ironically, the wind in their sails was breathtaking.
ed. note: Another try. I am re-posting as I had some technical difficulties uploading content and scheduling remotely from Boston yesterday.
On assignment “Gloucester Glows for Parade of Sail”: photographer Joseph Prezioso captivating coverage of the 2017 Gloucester Schooner Festival heralded a full color spread in the Boston Herald newspaper yesterday. Prezioso anchored his point of view from the Schooner Ardelle, embedded in the Parade of Sails action.
These photos are crisp and clear in the digital publication and there are more photographs of Captain Harold Burnham, the crew, Schooner Ardelle, Schooner American Eagle, Schooner Fame, Schooner Thomas E Lannon, and Stage Fort Park spectators.
From 7 Seas Whale Watch Reserve tickets online or by calling 978-283-1776
Join us June 16th as we set sail to view the Tall Ships lined up outside of Boston harbor, in position for The Sail Boston Parade of Sail.
For the first time since 2000, the Tall Ships are visiting Boston! On the evening of June 16th the ships will be at anchor just outside Boston harbor awaiting the “Grand Parade of Sail” the next morning. This is your oppotunity to view these beautiful ships as they were meant to be: At sea! With any luck, you will also get to enjoy viewing the ships as they are illuminated by the brilliant colors of sunset which, thanks to the time of the year, isn’t until 8:23PM.This is a rare opportunity to peacefully view the Tall Ships away from the crowds and traffic jams of the city. So we hope you will join us for this special cruise to the Tall Ships in June!
Sunset behind the tall ships and Boston’s skyline could be a spectacular photo opportunity (weather permitting)
Calling all photographers: This may be the most famous photograph from the Tall Ships in Boston Harbor 1976. Can someone line up the Boston skyline and feature the Adventure during Sail Boston 2017?
April 12 Swampscott at Gloucester
April 13 Beverly at Gloucester
April 25 Winthrop at Gloucester
April 27 Landmark at Gloucester
May 5 Concord at Gloucester
May 10 Pingree at Gloucester
Look for local summer camp sailing options SailGHS, YMCA, Eastern Point Yacht Club, Rockport and Annisquam!
David Cox racing photos Main Street Art and Antiques
Schooner Eileen Marie and Gloucester City Hall
Schooner Light Reign and Schooner Narwahl
Schooners Paint Factory
All photos in the gallery are labeled with the Schooner name; click the image for the caption. If any of the labels are amiss, please let me know. Thank you!
Snapshots taken on race day, at the morning meeting of the captains and the evening’s closing ceremony, and a few the day before. So many thanks to Al Bezanson for introductions, his much appreciated knowledge and advice generously shared, and for being an all around great guy. I’ve tried to accurately caption; click on the photo to read the captain’s names and their schooners.
Captain Harold Burnham, Schooner Ardelle, and Captain James Lobdell, Schooner Malabar II
Captain Matt Sutphin, Schooner Tyrone and Captain Al Bezanson, Schooner Green Dragon
The boys and I were lucky enough to catch a ride with some friends yesterday to get up close and personal with some of the schooners that paraded in the harbor yesterday afternoon. The other side of the breakwater was a bit unforgiving in regards to photo ops, but it is always…regardless of the weather…wonderful to be in the midst of those gorgeous ships.
In checking the Schooner Festival schedule for friends who are visiting during that time, I realized the event will be here very soon. Sponsored by Maritime Gloucester, tickets aboard Gloucester’s gorgeous hometown schooners for the Parade of Sails can be purchased by clicking these links: Schooner Thomas E. Lannon and Schooners Ardelle and Roseway. Click here for special viewing opportunities at the Beauport Sleeper McCann Museum.
Al Bezanson provided the names of the schooners, in order of appearance:
Thomas E Lannon
Lewis H Story
Special thanks to Bob Hastings and the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce for inviting GMG aboard to bring it to you FIRST!
click to view the action live-
2011 Gloucester Schooner Fest Live Cam provided by Discover Gloucester
We will be live blogging here at this post all weekend long. If you have a picture or upload a YouTube video send it in to goodmorninggloucester at yahoo.com and we will add to the 2011 Schooner Festival Live Blog Timeline. If you are out on the water and have an iPhone send in those pics to the email address above and we will post them, don’t forget to add how you would like the photo credited.
Friday Evening Rick Isaacs Submits-
4:45AM Saturday September 3 The Heritage Center- Epi-Center of Schooner Festival Activities-
click the pic below to see the action live
9:15AM The Scene At The Heritage Center
Donna Ardizzoni Photos-
Galley on the Roseway
Mast on the Roseway
Quarters on the Roseway
Sunday September 4, 2011 4:45AM at Gloucester Maritime
Parade of Sails Sunday 11:00AM-
Parade Of Sails Photos From Donna Ardizzoni
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The new Harbor Patrol Boat Leads The Parade
Good job Paul but….
What, no “Fantaaastics”?