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Please check out the following stories about activities at Maritime Gloucester:

  • Gloucester Gig Rowers

    Gloucester Gig Rower, Sash Ludwig crafted a beautiful essay about rowing as part of this Maritime Gloucester program. Her essay was published recently in The Other Cape. Click here to read her essay and see stunning photos by Jason Grow. To learn more about Gloucester Gig Rowers visit their website.

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  • Meet Michael De Koster

    The Board of Maritime Gloucester is pleased to announce the arrival of our new Executive Director, Michael De Koster. Michael brings great experience and enthusiasm to the position. He officially begins work on June 1st, just as the season heats up. Welcome Michael - we look forward to working with you!

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  • Mass Oyster Project

    The oyster upweller on our pier was a source of education and stewardship this summer. Check out the Gloucester Daily  Times article (link below) to learn more. We even made it to Boston.com. Click here to read that article.

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  • Gloucester Gig Rowers

    Annual Gloucester Harbor Race

    Gloucester Gig Rowers
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  • Maritime Heritage Day

    Saturday, September 2nd 10:00 - 4:00

    Maritime Heritage Day
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  • Unveiling the new aquarium

    Our Sea Pocket Aquarium has a new look! Big tanks! More species!

    Unveiling the new aquarium
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  • Sea Pocket Aquarium Renovation

    "The spring should bring a host of physical changes to Maritime Gloucester, including a long-coveted renovation of its outdoor aquarium and upgraded interior exhibits at the maritime education center and museum on Harbor Loop."

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  • Sonic Sea - Making Headlines

    We are proud to present a viewing of the award winning documentary, Sonic Sea, followed by a discussion moderated by Dr. Leila Hatch, marine ecologist at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and cast member and panelists Dr. Scott Kraus, Vice President and Senior Advisor, Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life, New England Aquarium and Dr. Kathleen Vigness Raposa, Director of Environmental Services, Marine Acoustics, Inc.

    Visit our website to register to see and hear this amazing film at Shalin Liu on Thursday, October 6th. 

    Read about the film and the screening in the Gloucester Times.

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  • Catching Their Drift

    Rockport Middle School eighth-graders, from left, Perry Wilson, Clara Collins and Jordan Story get ready Tuesday to go out on the schooner Ardelle to drop their specially made ocean drifter devices into Gloucester Harbor to study currents. Each of the drifters included a note explaining its purpose and to ask whoever finds it to contact the group’s leader. The launch was a trial run to prepare for the launch later on of a device equipped with a GPS tracking device. The Rockport girls are the inaugural class of the Sea Lion Girls science club, started about five weeks ago at Maritime Gloucester. “The idea,” said Maritime Gloucester Executive Director Tom Balf, “is to create a club in which girls in middle school will be able to work together on marine science projects. It’s to keep girls interested in science and provide them with an environment that’s supportive and fun.”

    The club, supervised by Maritime Gloucester senior educator Amanda Madeira, meets every Tuesday afternoon. The girls work on their ocean drifter STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) project and hear from female guest speakers who work in STEM professions.

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  • From necessity, delicious seafood invention

    Because restaurants sell 70 percent of the seafood consumed in the United States, chefs are hugely influential in creating market trends, so Latitude 43’s chef Ryder Ritchie wants you to know there’s nothing fishy about dogfish. Or, for that matter, monkfish. Or pogies, or skate, or pollock, hake, tusk, or even, once you get the hang of them, those ubiquitous little invasive crustaceans, green crabs.

    From necessity, delicious seafood invention
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