31st Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival

Schooner sails, free events, and much more! September 4-6, 2015.


An Evening Under the Spars

Save the Date! Our Gala Fundrasier, September 4, 2015!


Gloucester’s Working Waterfront

Learn about boatbuilding and see the country's oldest continuously working Marine Railway.


Sail on the Schooner Ardelle

Sails leave daily from Maritime Gloucester. Purchase tickets online below.


Sea Pocket Lab Aquarium

Touch hermit crabs, skates, sea stars and lobsters and learn about Cape Ann's coastal habitats.


Interactive Maritime Exhibits

Discover Gloucester's fishing heritage in the "Fitting Out" exhibit.

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This Friday, September 4th

An Evening Under the Spars-Maritime Gloucester's Annual Gala

Tickets are still available to our annual Gala! The weather is meant to be lovely. Enjoy delicious food, drinks, and lively music with Linda Amero and her band! Many schooners at the pier providing the SPARS! 

Buy tickets here.

31st Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival

Celebrate Maritime Heritage Day Saturday, Sept. 5

As part of Gloucester Schooner Festival line-up, Maritime Gloucester will host its annual Heritage Day celebration from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The event is free to the public. Over 25 artisans, food vendors and community organizations will be set up on Schooner Way and down Webster Pier with demonstrations and family activities. 

Daisy Nell will take the Boat House Stage at 11:00 and 1:00 pm reading her new childrens book, Tilly & the Pirates & performing songs from the accompanying CD. Country blues & folk artists, Chick & Ellen will be performing three sets on the Dory Shop deck.  Schooners will be available for dockside tours.  Lunch & refreshments available onsite. To celebrate Schooner Festival, Maritime Gloucester’s exhibits and aquarium will be open throughout the day for half-price admission!

Great, fun event for families and visitors to Gloucester for Schooner Festival weekend. Check back for a complete schedule!

Adult Art Class at Maritime Gloucester

The Hive's Intro to Watercolor Painting En Plein Air

Learn the basics of watercolor painting en plein air on Maritime Gloucester waterfront this fall. On four Sundays from Sept. 13-Oct. 4, students will learn the basics of atmospheric perspective, composition, watercolor techniques, and color theory. Class runs from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm. Instructor is Monsterrat alum, Hannah Connolly.

Course fee is $85 for Maritime Gloucester Members/$100 non-members. To register as a MG member, please email thehivecenter@arthaven.org. More information is available by clicking here

Grooming girls for greatness

Teens from around the globe get an up close look at Gloucester.

Young women from around globe check out the Sea Pocket Touch Tank Aquarium at Maritime Gloucester Saturday as part of the Women2Women Conference.  Photo by Desi Smith.

GLOUCESTER — A group of 120 young women from all over the globe descended on the Maritime Gloucester museum Saturday afternoon to learn all about marine science, the local fishing industry, and what it's like to be a female sea captain.

The point of the program was to help inspire these young women — ages 15 to 19 — and assure them they can have a place among the next generation of influential chemists, biologists, engineers, mathematicians — even seafarers, if that's their dream.

Read the full article from the Gloucester Daily Times.

Rare mutant lobsters now in our Aquarium

A Lobster of a Different Color!

Drop by our Aquarium and see some rare and colorful mutant lobsters!  Special thanks to Filippo from Mortillaro's Lobster Co. for the blue and orange lobsters, and Charlie Nugent from F/V Driftwood for the calico lobster.  Photo by Rebecca Visnick.  How rare are these lobsters?  Here are some lobster color statsitics, according to the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute:

Blue Lobster: 1 in 2 million

Orange/Yellow Lobster: 1 in 30 million

Calico Lobster: 1 in 30 million

Preparing Our Next Generation

2014 Annual Report

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