• Jul30
    Evening in White

    Sunday, July 30, 2017, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm,

    Registration : SUGGESTED DONATION: We ask that all diners make a $20.00/person donation to Maritime Gloucester for the use of the pier complete with gorgeous views and a cool summer breeze. 100% of the proceeds with go to educational programs at Maritime Gloucester. Cash or checks will be collected at the dinner. Thank you!

    Audience: open to the public

    This is a special community event.

    Please dress all in white and bring your own: White tablecloth and napkins; Folding tables and chairs; Food and beverages; Plates, tableware and glassware; Candles (best in jars to protect from the beautiful sea breeze); Bug repellent; A trash bag to remove all signs of trash at the end of the evening – this is the quintessential carry in, carry out.

    And most importantly, bring your friends!

    No reservations necessary.

     
  • Aug07
    Coastal Explorers – Voyagers

    Monday, August 7, 2017, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, through Friday, August 11, 2017

    Registration : $450 Non-Member / $400 MG Family Members

    Audience: Ages 12-15

    Haul the sails, cast off the lines and head out on an adventure of a lifetime! 

    During this week-long program, participants will be part of the crew on the Schooner Ardelle on daily voyages to ports and islands along the North Shore in search of adventure and excitement. Students will participate in all areas of shipboard life, such as plotting courses, hauling sails, tying knots, and handling a vessel. Opportunities for leadership and teamwork abound during this week-long adventure program, as students become more confident in their skills, they will take the lead in planning and carrying out daily expeditions.

    No prior sailing experience is required.

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  • Aug10
    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.

    Audience: Adult and Older Children

    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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  • Aug10
    Sea Serpent Sighting 200th Anniversary Cruise: 6:00 pm

    Thursday, August 10, 2017, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm,

    Registration : Cost is $40 for Maritime Gloucester & Cape Ann Museum members / $50 nonmembers . Space is limited; registration required.

    Audience: Adult and Older Children

    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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  • Aug11
    An Evening Under the Spars

    Friday, August 11, 2017, 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm,

    Tickets or Sponsorship : tickets are $150 per person; multiple sponsorship levels available

    Please join us for Maritime Gloucester's 13th Annual Under the Spars Gala fundraiser on Friday, August 11th at our Harriet Webster Pier. All proceeds benefit Maritime Gloucester's educational programming. Tim Hopkins catering, Summit will provide music.

    Come enjoy a summer's evening and help support Maritime Gloucester. 

    Tickets:

    Individual $150 per person

    Sponsorship Opportunities:

    $600- Crew – Includes 2 tickets

    $1,200 – Bosun – Includes 4 tickets

    $2,500 – First Mate – Includes 8 tickets

    $5,000 – Captain – Includes 8 tickets

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  • Sep23
    Trails & Sails: Gloucester Sea Serpent Mash-Up at Maritime Gloucester

    Saturday, September 23, 2017, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm,

    No Ticket Required : no charge for event

    Audience: Families & General Audience

    Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Gloucester Sea Serpent Sighting with Cape Ann Museum and Maritime GloucesterFollowing a mid-day sea serpent sculpture parade from the Cape Ann Museum to Maritime Gloucester, families will create mash-up “sea monsters” with inspiration from the creatures in the newly renovated Sea Pocket Aquarium. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact: programs@maritimegloucester.org.

    This is a joint event with Cape Ann Museum located at 27 Pleasant St, Gloucester. MA, where the morning segment begins at 10:00 am. Participation in both segments is not necessary, but encouraged.