SNAPSHOTS FROM A SUPER FUN GLOUCESTER MARITIME HERITAGE DAY!

Charlotte and I had a fantastic time at Maritime Gloucester Heritage Day, with much, much climbing in and out of the giant lobster pot, seeing friends, art activities, exploring the touch tank, and getting to know a Boa Constrictor 🙂

CAPTAINS AND CREW SCHOONER FESTIVAL BREAKFAST AT THE GLOUCESTER HOUSE

Captain Heath Ellis and crew of the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon

Hosted by the Schooner Festival Committee and Lenny Linquata of the Gloucester House Restaurant, the schooner fest captains and crew members were treated to a delicious and hardy breakfast this morning. Originally offered for a modest price, a rousing cheer was heard when it was announced breakfast was courtesy of the Schooner Festival Committee!

Thanks to the Schooner Festival Committee and to all the volunteers for all they do to bring this glorious event to Gloucester!
Schooner Lynx Captains Alex and Donald Peacock, Captain Tom Ellis, Mike Costello, and Schooner Committee Chairperson Daisy Nell

Host Lenny Linquata and Captain Tom

PARTY SNAPSHOTS FROM MAYOR SEFATIA’S FABULOUS SCHOONER FESTIVAL WELCOME RECEPTION

The Mayor’s Schooner Festival Welcoming Reception was a fantastic success and wonderful fun. Maritime Gloucester’s dock was overflowing with Schooner Fest friends, well-wishers, and organizers. I think it was the most well attended ever and speaks to the growing success of Gloucester’s Schooner Festival (and to our Mayor’s charisma!).Mayor Sefatia welcomed Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Karen Polito, Schooner Bluenose II Captain Phil Watson and both Representative Ann Margaret Ferrante and State Senator Bruce Tarr were in attendance.

Schooner Bluenose II Captain Watson and Captain Mark Ring of the FV Stanley Thomas

The Schooner Festival Committee is simply amazing. Below are listed the members of the committee. When you see any one of these super heroic volunteers around town, tell them thank you for the tremendous job they are doing in producing annually Gloucester’s uniquely beautiful and spectacular Schooner Festival.

Peter Bent, Daisy Nell, and Captain Stan

Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee:

Daisy Nell, Chair, Tracy Arabian, Peter Bent, Alan Bezanson, Ed Boynton, John Borzerelli, Harold Burnham, Jim Caulkett, Elizabeth Carey, TJ Ciarametaro, Charlie Clark, Stan Collinson, Michael Costello, Jo-Anne Crawford,  Lee Cunningham, Michaell De Koster, Carol Decker, Stefan Edick, Heath Ellis, Tom Ellis, Chad Johnson, Michael Lipton, James Lowell, Laura Lowell, Amanda Madeira, Allie McCarthy, John McCarthy, Judith Nast, Barry Pett, Christopher Ramsden, Brett Ramsey, Courtney Richardson, Ken Riehl, Suzanne Silveira , Russ Smith, Chris Stepler, Mary Kay Taylor, Brenda Treuhaft.

The Gloucester Schooner Festival committee thanks the following organizations for their tremendous support.

Art Harbor, b*true promotions,  Beauport Hospitality Group, Brown’s Yacht Yard, Cape Ann Brewing Company, Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Cape Ann Museum,  Cape Ann Transportation Authority, Cape Ann YMCA, The Causeway Restaurant, City of Gloucester, MA, The Cricket Press, Cruiseport Gloucester, Eastern Point Yacht Club, Essex Radio & TV , Essex Shipbuilding Museum, First Ipswich Bank, Gaybrook Garage, The Gerondelis Foundation, Gloucester DPW,  The Gloucester Fund, Gloucester Harbormaster, Gloucester Police Department, Gloucester Rental Center, Good Morning Gloucester, Gorton’s of Gloucester , Intershell, Jodrey State Fish Pier, Maritime Gloucester, Market Basket , Mortillaro Lobster,  Donald Mosher Gallery, North Sails, The Pewter Shop, Rose’s Marine , Russell Orchards, Ryan & Wood Distilleries,  Schooner Adventure ,  Schooner Ardelle , Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, Sea Scouts North Shore Ship 5,  Seafood Display Auction, Seaside Graphics, The Shed, TD Bank, Turtle Alley, USCG Cutter Grand Isle, USCG Sector Boston, and USCG Station Gloucester.

Visit the Gloucester Schooner Festival website here.

To donate, click here.

 

 

Kay Ellis Memorial Scholarship Fund Raiser

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_2017_08_28_100597 image  A scholarship fund to benefit local students of the tourism and hospitality industry has been set up in memory of Kay Ellis, who worked diligently for many years on many tourism ideas and issues and helped elevate Gloucester as a tourism destination. She loved the maritime and hospitality business and she put her heart and soul into it, working with the Chamber of Commerce and Discover Gloucester, all the while promoting Schooner Lannon. We hope to share her vision through the scholarships

 

 

 

Kay Ellis Scholarship Fund–August 2016

DSC03058Tom, Brian and Heath Ellis hold hold one of many checks, and donations for the Kay Ellis Scholarship fund which will benefit students in Tourism and Hospitality. 

A pour of love turned out to honor Kay and  start the scholarship fund.

Songs were written and sung in her name.

 

GloucesterCast 105 Featuring Kim Smith, Nichole Schrafft and Toby Pett With Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 11/23/14 #GloucesterMA

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GloucesterCast 105 Featuring Kim Smith Nichole Schrafft and Toby Pett With Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 11/23/14

Topics Include: New GloucesterCast Subscriber Contest Number 2 Click Here To Subscribe and Enter– One Of The First Ten New Subscribers To The GloucesterCast Will Win a New Copy of Kim Smith’s Book Oh Garden Of Fresh Possibilities, A $35 Value, Winner Must Pick Up Book At the Dock and Will Be Announced On GloucesterCast 106, Kim Smith’s Monarch Film Trailer, Kim Smith’s Kickstarter Campaign For Her Monarch Film, Collin Keegan Science All Around Us, Tom Ellis, Nubar Alexanian, Last Week’s Podcast Subscriber T Shirt Winner Is Robert Lukach, Donna Ardizzoni Is Everywhere, Eating Like a Dock Worker, Passports Wine Dinner, Nichole Schrafft Let’s Down the Entire Readership and Baby Orphans Are Dying Because Of It, Paulie Walnuts Is Back (Surprise Surprise), Turducken, Big Green Egg, Nichole Schrafft, Chinese Food For Jewish People On Christmas, Mench On A Bench, Elf On The Shelf, When Do You Have Your Christmas/Hanukkah Shopping Done?, Trader Joe’s Amaretto, Trader Joe’s Frozen Fish Is Disgusting, Trout Is Like Poison, Detroit/Newark/Cincinnati, Energy Efficiency Discussion, Toby’s Gorton Review, The Food and Gift Emporium, Jessica Brand, Request For Nichole To Put Together A Children’s Gift Suggestion List, Grandpa Gave All the Cousin’s Hatchets When We Were 7 Years Old, Report On Finn’s Status After His Horrible Fall, Participation Awards and MVP Awards, The Game Ball,Happy Thanksgiving 🙂
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GloucesterCast 104 Featuring Guests Kim Smith, Donna Ardizzoni and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 11/16/14

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GloucesterCast 104 Featuring Guests Kim Smith, Donna Ardizzoni and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 11/16/14

Topics Include: Free Grand Prix Of Gloucester Cyclocross Rapha T-Shirt For One Of The First Ten Verified GloucesterCast Subscribers- Subscribe Here, Congratulations To Pat Conant Winner Of Facebook Contest, Thanks To Paul Morrison For Fresh Limes, Good Egg James Fiahlo Copper Dory Planter Raises $350 For Paul Russo Brain Cancer Foundation– High Bidder From Gayle Piraino GAP Promotions is the High Bidder, Clean Gloucester and The One Hour At A Time Gang Cleans First Parish Burial Ground, Revitalization Of Magnolia Continues, The Chesire Cat, The Magnolia Consignment Store,Chef From the Patio Now At Magnolia Pub, Sawyer Free Library, Passports Wine Dinner Coming Up This Thursday, Electricity Rate Wrinkle, Arthur Bevalaqua, Solar Panels, Gloucester Clam Ads Turn Out To Be A Positive, The Idea That Unless You Are Losing Money You Are A Bad Person, The Football Post, Over Prescribing Drugs To Control Kids,Science All Around Us, Nubar Alexanian, Tom Ellis,  Paul Boudreau, Turducken Is Out, What Will This Year’s Thanksgiving Food Fad Be, The Chateau’s Fried Ravioli, Joey’s Favorite Things- Krups Coffee Grinder, Bonavita Pourover Coffee Maker, Contigo Autoseal Coffee Travel Mug, Prynt , Taste Of Magnolia, Lillian LoGrasso’s Event, Lobster Trap Tree, Shop Rockport, TBT Post, Alpaca Sweaters, Brother’s Brew Will Be Open For Shop Rockport, Marshall’s Farm Stand, Thank You To Nichole’s Family To-Do Post, Joppa Flats, Ruby and Luke McElhenny and Dax Who Was Named After Dax Shepard, The Alpaca’s That Eat You.

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GloucesterCast With Guests Peter and Vickie Van Ness and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 8/12/14

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GloucesterCast With Guests Peter and Vickie Van Ness and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 8/12/14

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Topics Include: Peter and Vickie Van Ness, www.gimmesound.com ,Seafood Throwdown at The Farmer’s Market, Mercedes Flavin vs Rosalie From Rosalie’s, Niaz Dorry, NAMA, Fisherman’s Wives, Robin Williams, Everybody’s Life Is Hard For Them, Celebrate Gloucester Series, Cape Ann Marina Waterfront Pavillion, Kudos To Tobin Dominick and Joe Liacono, Gloucester UU, Top 4-10 Must Do Things In Gloucester, John Sebastian, Block Party This Weekend, Kudos To The Current Block Party Committee, Henry Smith, Schooner Festival, Maritime Gloucester, Tracy Arabian, Props To Tom Ellis and Harold Blackburn, Sea Shanty Crazies, Cape Ann Museum, Cape Ann Whale Watch, Seven Seas Whale Watch, Gloucester Restaurants, The Atlantis for Breakfast, Duckworth Bistro, Passports, The Studio, GMG Mug Up Saturday This Week, EJ LeFavour, Lady Jillian Harbor Shuttle, The Other Cape, Peter Paul and Mary, Shout Out To Aurelia Nelson from 104.9, Curtain Up with Aurelia Nelson, Cape Ann TV, Being a Perfectionist With Online Media vs Creating Content Naturally, Realism vs Perfectionism, Putting The Content Before Advertising, GMG On Facebook, The Need To Respond To People’s Requests, An Idea For The Holistic People, Cape Ann SUP, Cape Ann Harbor Tours, All the Ways To Get Out On Gloucester Harbor.

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Celtic Music on the Thomas E. Lannon – Great Music, Sail, People and Sunset

Captain Tom Ellis took the Thomas E. Lannon out on a glorious sail beyond the breakwater, Celtic singer Michael O’Leary and Friends played music to the delight of everyone on board, many happy faces enjoying the sunset and a welcoming flock of sea gulls as they escorted the Schooner Lannon back home.

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Tom Ellis Talks Pitches The 2013 Schooner Challenge To Benefit The Evelina M. Goulart

 

Have an evening of fun and participate in a unique brand of schooner challenge and help make the boat you crew on the winner! You must be on the Maritime Gloucester dock Monday, June 17th by 5:30 pm.

Crews will be assigned to the three schooners by random draw. Every effort will be made to seat friends and/or couples together on the same schooner. This would make an ideal club, association

or family team event! All proceeds are to benefit the Essex Shipbuilding Museum’s 86 year-old schooner “Evelina M. Goulart’s” stabilization project.

Tickets for The Schooner Challenge are $40 ea. and are only available from our Museum’s secure web site: http://www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org/details-of-our-next-events-27.html#SchoonerChallenge

Or call: 978-375-3337. Don’t Delay–Limited tickets are available so sign-on NOW!
There will be cash bars on board, and light hors d’oeuvres will be available.

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2012 GMG Old Cuban Cigar Co and Ryan and Wood Folly Cove Rum Sail Aboard The Thomas Lannon Tickets are One Sale NOW Call Kay at 978-281-6634

Anyone that went on our cruise last year knows it was one of the best nights of the summer.  The tickets are $35 and include Two Old Cuban Cigar Co cigars which are valued around $10 each, Folly Cove Rum drinks from Ryan and Wood AND a sail aboard the Thomas E Lannon.  All together it’s like a $85 value that you get for only $35.  but you know what?  Even if it was $85 I bet everyone that went last year would buy tickets again because it was THAT great a night.

So if you are one of my peeps, I want you aboard so we can hang smoking the finest cigars, drinking the finest rum and sailing aboard the most beautiful boat in all of Gloucester Harbor, the Thomas E Lannon.

Tickets are not going to last.  Please if you know you are one of the people I like to hang with call Kay at the Lannon ticket office and reserve your spot so we can chillax together.

Call now 978-281-6634

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Only 4 Tickets Left For Our Cigar and Rum Cruise On The Lannon!!! Call Now!!!

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I visited the coolest guy in Gloucester- Tom Ellis aboard the most beautiful boat in Gloucester- the Thomas E. Lannon yesterday (pictures and videos to come) but just to let you know that as of last night when the ticket office closed there was only 4 tickets left for our cigar and rum (and possibly some rye) cruise.  So if you are one of my peeps- call (978)-281-6634 ASAP and reserve one of those 4 tickets!!!

You need to reserve it with a credit card so my advice would be to call, leave a message  and have them return your call to reserve your spot!

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Attention: Tom Ellis Has Your Lunch Box

If you lost your lunch box thingie off the back of your motorcycle near 128 and 133 interchange Tom Ellis at The Schooner Thomas E Lannon found it.  If you can describe the contents you can go pick it up at & Seas Wharf where the Lannon ties up.

For information about the Lannon and directions click this text