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

  • Empowering Peace

    Maritime Gloucester was pleased to host 120 young women from around the globe as part of a recent Women2Women leadership conference.  

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  • Gloucester Gig Rowers Head Across the Ocean!

    The Gloucester Gig Rowers will be representing the United States of America and are sending two teams to the World Pilot Gig Championships. The competition will take place in the Scilly Isles, off the coast of Cornwall, England, during the first weekend of May. 

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  • Sea Scouts Reunion

    George Grimes remembers his days in the Sea Scouts fondly, even if they were more than a half-century ago. ”I benefited from it a lot,” said Grimes, who authored the memoir “Water Under the Keel,” in which he discusses his Sea Scout days at length. “It was tremendous fun and taught me a lot. Like most things, you get out of it what you put into it.”

    On April 4, the day before Easter, Grimes plans on taking part in the reunion at Maritime Gloucester for all former Sea Scouts, the nautical arm of the Boy Scouts of America, from the North Shore. The reunion, organized by Maritime Gloucester and Gloucester-based North Shore Ship 5, will serve two purposes. As with all reunions, it will provide the platform for folks to reach back to earlier times in their lives and reconnect with those who shared those experiences.

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  • Harbor Clean-Up is a Community Effort

    The Rocky Neck Cultural District and Harbortown Cultural District reached across the harbor April 11th and 12th to support a clean Gloucester Harbor. This effort was the first Gloucester Harbor marine debris cleanup.  The weekend’s events, a real community undertaking, were supported by the City of Gloucester, the state Department of Environmental Protection, the Harbortown Cultural District, the Rocky Neck Cultural District, NOAA, Maritime Gloucester, Rocky Neck Art Colony, Ocean Alliance, students from all three school districts on Cape Ann, the North Shore Sea Scouts out of Maritime Gloucester, and Hiltz Waste Disposal Company.

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  • Maritime Gloucester TALKS

    Maritime Gloucester TALKS was a highly successful series of presentations ranging from earthy 2012 National Heritage Fellow, Harold Burnham to celestial navigation. In March we were pleased to host a series of talks by our friends at Large Pelagics Research Center in Hodgkins Cove. 

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  • Pathways to Maritime Gloucester

    Maritime Gloucester educators worked with Pathways for Children to bring their students here for a series of programs this month.

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  • Tom Balf talks with Joey Ciarmitaro

    Executive Director, Tom Balf sat down recently for a conversation with Good Morning Gloucester's Capt. Joey Ciarmitaro.

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  • 2013 Maritime Summit in Gloucester

    Maritime Gloucester was pleased to play an active role in planning and participating in the successful Maritime Summit held February 7, 2013 at Cruiseport in Gloucester. This year’s theme was Innovation and Opportunities  in the New Maritime Economy.  The purpose of the event was to share the maritime business creativity, entrepreneurship, research and technology development occurring in Gloucester and the North Shore and to recognize emerging opportunities. The following video highlights theday.

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  • Maritime Gloucester Adds Three to Board of Directors

    Maritime Gloucester has announced the addition of two marine science educators and an environmentalist with extensive experience in non-profit governance to its Board of Directors. 

    Gloucester native Lee Cunningham brings to the organization leadership experience in a variety of roles gained over twenty years as a director of Essex County Greenbelt.  She is working with Executive Director Tom Balf and other directors on the organization's strategic vision and plan and serves on the Advancement Committee.

    Dr. Mari Butler is an Assistant Professor of Science at Endicott College where she has taught for nine years. Her areas of expertise include oceanography, geographic information systems and environmentally related issues such as global climate change.

    Mary Scofield is a marine science professional who taught middle and high school students for more than twenty-five years.  She previously served on the boards of directors at Brookwood School and Pingree School.  Today she is a career and education advisor at Wellspring House in Gloucester.

    Both Butler and Scofield serve on the Maritime Gloucester Education Committee.

    Tom Balf, Maritime Gloucester's executive director, said, "we are very fortunate to have Lee, Mari and Mary as the newest members of the board.  They join 16 other directors and add greatly to the diversity of the board at a time when we are experiencing significant growth, especially by broadening the reach and scope of our marine science and maritime skill development programs."

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  • Essex shipbuilder takes on giant lobster trap for Gloucester museum

    Maritime Gloucester prepares for giant lobster trap, build by Capt. Harold Burnham, to become part of the pier experience on Harriet Webster Wharf.

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