• Jun17

    Monday, June 17, 2019, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, through Friday, June 21, 2019

    Registration : $500

    Audience: 4th Grade - 9th Grade

    Maritime Gloucester is proud to partner with Harborlight Montessori for an engaging week on our campus. This course examines the relationship between people and the ocean through the lens of “The Sacred Cod”, a fish whose story mirrors the changes in technology, ecology, and culture of a working waterfront. Together with the staff of Maritime Gloucester, students will engage in a variety of interdisciplinary activities including visual art, biology, physical science, history and math. Their learning will take place on the water and on the shore, being immersed in the rich history and stories of greater Gloucester. Students will create a visual timeline or tool to relate the dramatic story between people and their natural environment – illustrating changes in technology, ecology and local culture. Please click here to sign up through the Harborlight registration portal. 

     
  • Jul07

    Sunday, July 7, 2019, 4:00 pm through Friday, July 12, 2019

    Registration : Fee of $1,100 includes 3 meals per day, fuel, crew, docking fees, etc. Non-refundable deposit of $500 is due at registration; balance due May 1. A limited number of scholarships are available.

    This sail training voyage — a collaboration between Lowell’s Boat Shop, Maritime Gloucester, Tall Ships Maine and Ocean Passages — offers teens the adventure of a lifetime! We’ll spend a week aboard the schooner Harvey Gamage, working side-by-side with a professional crew to learn seamanship, sail handling, and leadership. Graham McKay of Lowell’s Boat Shop will Captain the vessel for our trip; Amanda Madeira of Gloucester Maritime will serve as co-Captain (both are fully USCG licensed and have decades of experience sailing tall ships and leading onboard educational programs). Weather permitting, the itinerary includes a day on Stellwagen bank watching whales and learning about the fisheries, and an overnight passage to the coast of Maine to explore some of the more remote islands before returning to Portland, Maine on Friday.

    The hands-on nature of this distinctive program encourages independence and a sense of achievement that increases levels of self-confidence and self-esteem.  A week at sea offers the perfect opportunity for kids to unplug and truly engage with the world around them!

    **This program is academically accredited by Falmouth (Maine) High School. Participants receive a letter of elective credit which should be valid as a transfer credit on their high school transcript.

    Space is limited. Click here to sign up through Lowell's Boat Shop. Please call 978-834-0050 or email dorothy@lowellsboatshop.com if you have questions.

     Program Dates & Rates

    •  Board Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 4PM in Gloucester, Massachusetts
    •  Disembark Friday July 12, 2019 at 11AM in Portland, Maine
    •  Fee of $1,100 includes 3 meals per day, fuel, crew, docking fees, etc. Non-refundable deposit of $500 is due at registration; balance due May 1. A limited number of scholarships are available.
     
  • Jul15

    Monday, July 15, 2019, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, through Friday, July 19, 2019

    Registration : $450 Non-members/ $400 Members

    Audience: Ages 8-11

    Through this week-long program students will learn by sailing a traditional Gloucester fishing schooner while participating in exciting hands-on marine science and maritime heritage explorations at Maritime Gloucester & along the coast of the North Shore.

    Students will spend two days on shore exploring topics in marine science and maritime heritage in MG’s labs, aquarium and in the field. On the water we venture to different coastal destinations aboard Schooner Ardelle.

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  • Jul29

    Monday, July 29, 2019, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, through Friday, August 2, 2019

    Registration : $450 non-members/ $400 members

    Audience: Ages 11-15

    Get ready to climb the lighthouse on Thatcher's Island and learn about it's nesting seabirds, navigate to Dry Salvages to see seals up close, and explore an island with tide pools and a shipwreck. This week is packed with fun excursions with every day a new adventure!

    Through this week-long program students will learn to sail a traditional Gloucester fishing schooner while participating in exciting hands-on marine science and maritime heritage explorations at Maritime Gloucester.  

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  • Aug05

    Monday, August 5, 2019, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, through Friday, August 9, 2019

    Registration : Non-Members - $450 Members - $400

    Audience: Ages 10-15

    Join us for an exciting week of programming in collaboration with the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Lowell's Boat Shop, Schooner Ardelle and Schooner Adventure. This week will bring history alive as participants learn about the northshore's rich maritime heritage while participating in engaging hands on learning activities and on the water recreation. The week will start at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum where participants will make trunnels and steam bend wood as they learn about what it took to build a ship in the age of sail. Tuesday will be spent on the Maritime Gloucester campus learning what it took to fit out a fishing schooner sailing from Gloucester harbor. Wednesday will be spent aboard the schooner Ardelle where participants will learn about the evolution of fishing techniques and boat design as they sail an Essex pinky schooner. Thursday will be spent at Lowell's Boat Shop where participants will get hands-on experience learning about traditional tools and building techniques while working on a dory, then they will have the opportunity to row, and set a trawl as fishermen would have when fishing the Grand Banks. The week culminates aboard the schooner Adventure where participants will learn the ropes aboard a large Essex built, Gloucester fishing schooner where they will learn about what it would take to plan and execute an offshore fishing trip. 

    Each day will begin at Maritime Gloucester and participants will travel to the day's activity from there. 

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