Sea Serpent Sighting 200th Anniversary Cruise: 3:30 pm
Thursday, August 10, 2017, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Registration : $40 for Maritime Gloucester & Cape Ann Museum members / $50 nonmembers . Space is limited; registration required.
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The Cape Ann Museum, Maritime Gloucester and schooner Ardelle, proudly and jointly present this bicentennial tour. Sail where the sea serpent swam. Will he be back? Keep a sharp eye peeled! The Cape Ann Museum and Maritime Gloucester proudly and jointly present “Sightings of the Sea Serpent in August, 1817.” This special guided tour on the Ardelle (Captain Harold Burnham) will be narrated by Wayne Soini, the author of, The Gloucester Sea Serpent of 1817 (History Press, 2010). Separate myth from marine animal, fiction from fact as Soini recounts contemporary reports, quoting from affidavits of prominent locals who swore that they saw something amazing in the harbor in August, 1817. Take part yourself and relive on site the most extended and best documented series of sea serpent sightings ever. During the tour, Soini will point out each location of sea serpent sightings – and where Gloucester's own top gun Matt Gaffney, a ship's carpenter, took aim and fired at the two-ton creature on August 14, 1817.
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Sea Serpent Sighting 200th Anniversary Cruise: 3:30 pm Location: Maritime Gloucester
When: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm