Cape Ann Museum Winslow Homer Sunset Harbor Cruise aboard the Schooner “Thomas E. Lannon” August 25

Winslow Homer Harbor Cruise

A sunset adventure aboard the Schooner “Thomas E. Lannon”

 GLOUCESTER, Mass. (August 15, 2019) – The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present an evening sunset harbor cruise on Sunday, August 25 at 6:00 p.m. In celebration of the special exhibition Homer at the Beach: A Marine Painter’s Journey, 1869 – 1880, the Museum has partnered with the Schooner “Thomas E. Lannon” to illuminate Winslow Homer’s time in Gloucester. This program which includes a two-hour sail, light refreshments (wine, beer & snacks), a chance to watercolor paint and tales of Homer’s time in Gloucester is $60 for CAM members; $75 nonmembers. Advanced registration required. For more information visit or call 978-283-0455 x10.

The exhibition, Homer at the Beach: A Marine Painter’s Journey, 1869-1880, is the first close examination of the formation of Winslow Homer as a marine painter. The exhibition will be on view until December 1, 2019.  The Cape Ann Museum will be it sole venue.

In 1869, Winslow Homer (1836–1910) exhibited his first picture of the sea. He was an ambitious New York illustrator—not yet recognized as an artist—and freshly back from France. Over the next 11 years, Homer’s journey would take him to a variety of marine destinations, from New Jersey to Maine, but especially—and repeatedly—to Gloucester and other parts of Cape Ann. It was on Cape Ann that Homer made his first watercolors and where he discovered his calling: to be a marine artist. And it was in Gloucester in 1880, at the end of these 11 years, where he enjoyed the most productive season of his life, composing more than 100 watercolors of astonishing beauty. Homer’s journey forever changed his life and the art of his country.

The Schooner “Thomas E. Lannon” was built in 1997 in Essex, MA. Berthed at historic Seven Seas Wharf at the Gloucester House Restaurant, Rogers Street, Gloucester, the Lannon offers two-hour sails and private charters from mid-May through mid-October. The “Thomas E. Lannon” is named for owner Tom Ellis’ maternal grandfather, who fished out of Gloucester from 1901-1943. On August 25 join the Cape Ann Museum and the Ellis family for a sail and imagine what it was like to sail on a fishing schooner out of Gloucester a hundred years ago.

Image credits: Winslow Homer (1836-1910), Sunset Fires, 1880. Watercolor on paper, 93/4 x 13 5/8. The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Gift of the William A. Coulter Fund, 1964.36. 

Steve Rosenthal The Schooner “Thomas E. Lannon” in the Harbor #1 2019. Archival pigment print. Cape Ann Museum. Gift of the photographer, 2019. 

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This Thursday on the Lannon! A Sunset Cruise with ALLEN ESTES & FLY AMERO!!

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This Thursday on the Lannon!
A Sunset Cruise with
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   watercolor by Marilyn Swift
We only do this once a year, folks, so… please don’t miss it!  Sitting on the deck of
the Thomas E. Lannon is perhaps the most elegant way to appreciate the amazing
and beautiful city in which we live.  Actually, there always seems to be people from
other parts of the country (and world) on board, taking it all in for the very first
time.  We find ourselves looking at familiar waters through fresh eyes as we hear
their stories from points beyond the island.  But it’s Tommy, Kay and the rest of the
Ellis crew who are the true stars of the show.  So smooth and professional, you can
hardly tell there’s serious work being done all around you – until you volunteer to
help hoist a sail, that is!
Thursday, July 31st
A Sunset Cruise with Great Music!
6:30 – 8:30pm (be at the dock by 6:15)
The Thomas E. Lannon
Seven Seas Wharf at The Gloucester House Restaurant
Rogers Street (Rte. 127) | Gloucester, MA  01930
978–281–6634 |
Looking forward…
…to seeing you there!  🙂 ~ Fly

Pet of the Week-Mister Major

Mister Major

Hello:  My name is Mister Major, I am a male, three-month-old active kitten who is orange-and-white.  I am at the Cape Ann Animal Aid located at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter in Gloucester.

I have been asked to remind you about “Dog Day “on Sept. 15,  the Golf Tournament on September 23 and the Sunset Cruise on Sat., August 17 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. aboard Capt. Bill’s from Harbor Loop with complimentary refreshments.  Tickets are available at the CAAA, Animal Krackers, Cape Ann Vet Hospital, Nothshore Vet Hospital and  Essex Bird Shop & Pet Supply. Please check our website at: for more information.

 I don’t know what it means, but the nice volunteer here keeps calling me a little devil! Do you know what that means?

“Rockin” The Boat For Alzheimers ~ Sat. July 6th, 2013~ Tickets still available

rock the boat

Boy… a year goes by pretty quickly, but it’s that time again to ROCK… “Rock The Boat For Alzheimer’s” that is… This is an annual event sponsored by Deborah Lattof, who is a Nurse and an Assisted Living Coordinator at Sunrise Assisted Living in Lynnfield. Our first year was so much fun and such a great success we couldn’t wait to do it again…. and here it is! Ticket’s are $25.00 per person and for this (…besides that warm feeling you’ll get in your belly for helping this most worthy cause), you will get a 3 hour, sunset tour aboard The Privateer IV, a Hot & Cold Buffet, and live entertainment from your “Classic Rock Connection, Full Circle. There will also be a cash bar, a 50/50 raffle and multiple prize raffles! We’ve already started collecting donations, but have a little ways to go so if you would like to donate a gift for the raffle it would be most welcome and whole-heartedly appreciated. Home made jewelry, art, gift certificates, gift cards, a weekend get away, overnight stay, anything you’d like to give for this most worthy of cause’s, we would appreciate. We promise this will be probably the most fun you can have for $25.00 and all while helping people that really need it! They are making progress every day in the treatment for this debilitating, horrendous and deadly disease, your help is needed and will help get us there to the day that we find a cure! We hope and pray all the people that joined us last year, will join us again! It was just too fun, lol! If you’d like to donate a gift for the raffle, or if you’d like to donate food for the hot cold buffet, please contact Deb Lattof at or call her at 978-239-2887 or you can contact Wes Thibodeau at or 978-491-8101 or of course here on facebook. We thank you very much and urge you to join us for a little Rockin’ On The High Sea’s with Full Circle! You will have a blast…we promise! Boarding time starts at 6:30 and boat leaves the dock at 7:00 p.m. sharp. Ticket’s are still available and you can call Deb or Wes if you would like to reserve them… We’ll even deliver them to you if you are in the Gloucester area. A special thank you to Louise Welch for doing the poster for this event! Truly a gem of a woman!


Cape Ann Animal Aid Sunset Dessert Cruise Saturday!

Help out a good cause and enjoy a nice cruise this Saturday! I have my tickets! Do you have yours? 

Tickets are on sale now at the Cape Ann Animal Aid at 260 Main Street, Gloucester, MA
There are over 50 raffle prizes, a 50/50 raffle and lots of desserts.