Monday, July 15, 2019, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, through Friday, July 19, 2019
Registration : $450 Non-members/ $400 Members
Audience: Ages 8-11Registration
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.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 11-15Registration
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.Aug05
Monday, August 5, 2019, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm,
Registration : Non-Members - $450 Members - $400
Audience: Ages 10-15Registration
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.