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

  • 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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  • Maritime Gloucester Brings Sea Life to Schools

    This article in the Gloucester Daily Times highlights the work of our marine science educators in the Gloucester schools. In pictures and text, it captures the work of Curtis Sarkin at East Gloucester Elementary teaching students about the food web, and Amanda Madeira at Beemen Elementary teaching students about the properties of water.

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  • Boatbuilder Burnham Wins National NEA Heritage Salute

    A year after drawing claps and gasps of awe at the launching of his 2011 wooden schooner, the Ardelle, Essex’s Harold Burnham has sailed into a new hall of honors.

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  • Harriet Webster Fondly Remembered at Maritime Gloucester Pier Ceremony

    Gloucester — The day was a “Harriet day,” according to Charles Symonds, the husband of the late Harriet Webster. The sky was a perfect shade of blue, and a soft onshore breeze blew in as members of Gloucester’s community gathered at the Maritime Heritage Center’s newly rebuilt dock, to dedicate it as the Harriet Susan Webster Pier, and to celebrate a person who contributed so much to the city...

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  • Team Science on the Waterfront

    Maritime Gloucester and the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration have joined together to bring groups of Gloucester elementary pupils on board the schooner Ardelle to learn about ocean science...

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  • Geno Mondello Teaches Boatbuilding for Teens at Maritime Gloucester

    Geno Mondello’s fascination with boat building began at an early age.

    “I was growing up on the Gloucester waterfront my whole life,” says Mondello. “I built my first boat when I was 11 years old. It actually floated.”

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  • Gloucester Environmental Leader and Educator to Become Maritime Gloucester Executive Director

    GLOUCESTER — Maritime Gloucester, the region’s leader in hand’s-on marine science education and a prominent attraction for visitors seeking to discover Gloucester's rich maritime heritage, has announced that Thomas Balf will become executive director effective December 1. Balf succeeds Harriet Webster who passed away in June 2011.

    Gloucester Environmental Leader and Educator to Become Maritime Gloucester Executive Director
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