• Mar27
    Merry-Time Gloucester

    Friday, March 27, 2015, 10:30 am

    Registration : Members are free. Non-members pay a drop-in fee of $5.

    Audience: pre-schoolers with accompanying adult

    Come spend Friday mornings at Maritime Gloucester for a fun and engaging hour of storytelling, crafts and music with a maritime theme! Program runs from 10:30 to 11:30 am from January 9 to April 17, 2015. 

    Attend 8 weeks and earn a Family Membership to Maritime Gloucester with our punch card. Please share with your friends!

     
  • Mar29
    Join Sea Scouts North Shore Ship 5

    Sunday, March 29, 2015, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm,

    Audience: Boys and Girls ages 14-20 years

    Join the Sea Scouts for an informational meeting at Maritime Gloucester.

    Meet our staff, explore our boat shop, facilities and fleet and discover the opportunities to connect to the marine world through education and exploration.

    Sea Scouts will meet regularly three times a month during the school year and more often in the summer when the boating season is in full swing.

    Find us on Facebook or contact: Amanda Madeira at seascouts@maritimegloucester.org

     
  • Apr03
    Merry-Time Gloucester

    Friday, April 3, 2015, 10:30 am

    Registration : Members are free. Non-members pay a drop-in fee of $5.00

    Audience: pre-schoolers with accompanying adult

    Come spend Friday mornings at Maritime Gloucester for a fun and engaging hour of storytelling, crafts and music with a maritime theme! Program runs from 10:30 to 11:30 am from January 9 to April 17, 2015. 

    Attend 8 weeks and earn a Family Membership to Maritime Gloucester with our punch card. Please share with your friends!

     
  • Apr04
    Sea Scout Reunion at Maritime Gloucester

    Saturday, April 4, 2015, 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm,

    Sign Up : No Charge

    Audience: Former Sea Scouts

    Saturday, April 4th, from 1400-1800 (2pm-6pm) at 23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 

    Save the Date!!  Were you a Sea Scout?  Maritime Gloucester will host a reunion for former Sea Scouts of the North Shore.  With the re-launch of Ship 5 in 2013, and generous support from former Scouts throughout the community, we decided to celebrate and host a reunion bringing the old and the new together.  

    The Saturday April 4th event will provide an opportunity to share stories and experiences with former Scouts and to engage and inspire new ones.  We will have some food, a few speakers and plenty of table space to bring pictures, clippings, and memorabilia to share.  Please mark your calendars and spread the word.

    We would like to get an idea of how many folks will be there so please sign up by clicking the link below.

    If you would like to help or participate with this event or if you have any further questions please contact us at seascouts@maritimegloucester.org.

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  • Apr09
    MG Talks: Liz Magee, Northeastern University, Living Under the Sea: Cousteau's Mission 31

    Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7:00 pm

    Registration : MG Talks are free. Donations welcome at the door.

    Audience: general audience

    Earlier this year, Northeastern University joined forces with Fabien Cousteau for an incredible month of underwater research, exploration, and outreach as part of Mission 31. Liz Magee, the Northeastern's Three Seas Program Coordinator and Dive Safety Officer, spent two weeks living 63 feet below the surface in the Aquarius reefbase off the Florida Keys. Liz, Fabien and the other aquanauts undertook studies related to physical changes impacting the marine environment due to changing climate. An overview of life undersea, as well as research objectives, will be shared in this multimedia presentation.  

    MG Talks are free. Registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Donations are welcome at the door.

    (Photo Credit: Kip Evans)

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  • Apr10
    Merry-Time Gloucester

    Friday, April 10, 2015, 10:30 am

    Registration : Members are free. Non-members pay a drop-in fee of $5.00

    Audience: pre-schoolers with accompanying adult

    Come spend Friday mornings at Maritime Gloucester for a fun and engaging hour of storytelling, crafts and music with a maritime theme! Program runs from 10:30 to 11:30 am from January 9 to April 17, 2015. 

    Attend 8 weeks and earn a Family Membership to Maritime Gloucester with our punch card. Please share with your friends!

     
  • Apr11
    MG Makers: Stand Up Paddleboard Workshop

    Saturday, April 11, 2015, 9:00 am through Saturday, May 9, 2015

    Register Today! : $1440 members, $1600 non-members for 5-week workshop. Deposit of $300 required to "hold your board." Call us for more information on payment options.

    Audience: High School Students to Adults

    First seen in Hawaii, SUP boards have exploded in popularity. There are no other SUP boards in the world that are easier for a first-time boatbuilder. Friend of Maritime Gloucester, Dick Zimmermann, leads this build-your-own 5-week workshop using the Chesapeake Light Craft's kit for the 12'6" stand up board.  Starting from a computer-cut Chesapeake Light Craft kit, you’ll build your wooden Kaholo stitch-and-glue style. plywood panels are joined to form the board’s shape, and the interior reinforced with a grid of aircraft-like frames for stiffness and light weight. Epoxy and fiberglass add strength and durability. This workshop is a perfect partner project. Workshop takes place in Maritime Gloucester's Boat House.  No experience necessary.

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  • Apr16
    MG Talks: David Stevenson, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

    Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7:00 pm

    Registration : MG Talks are free. Donations are welcome at the door.

    Audience: General Audience

    David Stevenson, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration on Our Deepwater Backyard, the 2014, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer expedition to explore the largely unknown deep-sea ecosystems of the U.S. Atlantic coast. Dr. David Stevenson (Ph.D in Oceanography at URI a long time ago) is a fisheries scientist at the NOAA Fisheries office in Gloucester in the Habitat Conservation Division. He has been involved in deep-sea coral research and management work with the NE Fisheries Science Center and both regional fishery management councils for the past several years.

    MG Talks are free. Registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Donations are welcome at the door.

     

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  • Apr17
    Merry-Time Gloucester

    Friday, April 17, 2015, 10:30 am

    Registration : Members are free. Non-members pay a drop-in fee of $5.00

    Audience: pre-schoolers with accompanying adult

    Come spend Friday mornings at Maritime Gloucester for a fun and engaging hour of storytelling, crafts and music with a maritime theme! Program runs from 10:30 to 11:30 am from January 9 to April 17, 2015. 

    Attend 8 weeks and earn a Family Membership to Maritime Gloucester with our punch card. Please share with your friends!

     
  • Apr21
    For the Birds (PreK - 1st Grade)

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 10:00 am to 11:30 am,

    Registration : $10 for non-members, $5 for members

    Audience: Pre-K – 1st Grade, parent/guardian required

    How many types of gulls are commonly found in Gloucester Harbor?  Learn all about the seabirds from Cape Ann and beyond!  From a cormorant’s special feathers to a pelican’s giant bill, seabirds have many amazing features for life on the water.  Create a seagull craft, and a pelican with a bill full of fish.  We’ll learn about gulls and other seabirds through ocean stories.  

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  • Apr22
    Something Fishy (PreK - 1st Grade)

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 10:00 am to 11:30 am,

    Registration : $10 FOR NON-MEMBERS, $5 FOR MEMBERS

    Audience: Pre-K – 1st Grade, parent/guardian required

    What types of fish live in Gloucester?  How do fishermen catch fish?  Explore what makes a fish a fish, and the different methods used for fishing!  Kids will find out all about fishes and fishing gear through fish-themed crafts and activities.  We’ll learn about fishes and fishermen through ocean stories.  

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  • Apr23
    Jiggly Jellies (PreK - 1st Grade)

    Thursday, April 23, 2015, 10:00 am to 11:30 am,

    Registration : $10 for non-members, $5 for members

    Audience: Pre-K – 1st Grade, parent/guardian required

    Did you know that a lion’s mane jelly can have tentacles over 100 feet long?  Found in every ocean, from the dark depths to the sunny surface, jellies are absolutely amazing animals!  Using a variety of materials, children will create their own large and small jelly crafts.  We’ll learn about jellies and other sea creatures through ocean stories.  

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  • Apr23
    MG Talks: Rockford Weitz, Institute for Global Maritime Studies

    Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:00 pm

    Registration : MG Talks are free. Donations welcome at the door.

    Audience: General Audience

    Rockford Weitz serves as a Board Director and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Global Maritime Studies. He is Executive Director at FinTech Sandbox Inc., a nonprofit whose mission is to promote entrepreneurship and innovation globally in the financial technology sector. He will discuss the front line policies and issues affecting Arctic exploration.

    MG Talks are free. Registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Donations are welcome at the door.

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  • Apr30
    Deborah Cramer Book Reading: The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, and Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey

    Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7:00 pm

    Tickets : no charge, registration is required.

    Audience: General Audience

    Maritime Gloucester is excited to welcome back local author, Deborah Cramer to discuss her new book, The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, and Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey.  

    Each year tiny sandpipers—red knots—undertake a near miraculous 19,000 mile journey from one end of the earth to the other and back. In this firsthand account, Deborah Cramer accompanies them on their extraordinary odyssey along the length of two continents, tracking birds from remote Tierra del Fuego to the icy Arctic. On the full moon of spring’s highest tides, she seeks out horseshoe crabs, ancient, primordial animals whose eggs are essential to migrating shorebirds, and whose blue blood, unbeknownst to most people, safeguards human health.

    The Narrow Edge offers unique insight into how the lives of humans, red knots and horseshoe crabs are intertwined.  It is an inspiring portrait of loss and resilience, of the tenacity of birds, and the courage of the many people who season by season and beach by beach, provide safe harbor for wildlife at the edge of the sea. Additional information about the author, can be found on her website www.deborahcramer.com.

    Copies of the book will be available for sale and for signature. All proceeds will benefit Maritime Gloucester. We expect this event to be widely popular. Registration is required for this event. Please present your printed or emailed confirmation at check in. 

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  • May05
    Working Waterfront Writers' Group-Session III

    Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7:30 pm

    Registration : No charge

    Audience: Current and former waterfront workers

    The Gloucester Writers Center and Maritime Gloucester are offering a writers group for current and past waterfront workers led by the Writers Center’s Amanda Cook. Group meets 5 times every other Tuesday May 5 – June 20 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

    Workshop will meet in either the Sarah Fraser Robbins Classroom or in the Gorton's Gallery through the main entrance to Maritime Gloucester (TBD).

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  • Jun29
    Build a Boat

    Monday, June 29, 2015, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, through Friday, July 3, 2015

    Registration : Non-Members $525, Maritime Gloucester Members $475

    Audience: Students entering grades 6-9

    Work with a group of students to build a Gloucester Gull Dory!  During this class, students will be introduced to woodshop safety, use of tools, basic lofting, and basic boatbuilding skills as they work with an experienced boatbuilder to construct two lightweight 15' rowboats.            

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  • Jul06
    Coastal Explorers — Voyagers

    Monday, July 6, 2015, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, through Friday, July 10, 2015

    Registration : $400 non-members, $350 Maritime Gloucester members

    Audience: Ages 12-14

    Haul the sails and head out on an adventure of a life time! During this week-long program, participants will learn to sail a traditionally built pinky schooner under the direction of NEA National Heritage Fellow and Master Shipwright Captain Harold Burnham and his experienced crew. Students will have an opportunity to participate in all areas of shipboard life, from hauling sails to hauling lobster traps. We will spend the week plotting courses to other local coastal communities, learning about sail trim and boat handling, and exploring Cape Ann’s rich maritime heritage. Participants will learn traditional maritime skills like knot tying and net making and learn about the construction of the vessel from its builder and captain. No prior sailing experience required. 

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  • Jul13
    Marine ROV

    Monday, July 13, 2015, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, through Friday, July 17, 2015

    Registration : Non-members $200, Maritime Gloucester members $150

    Audience: Students entering grades 6-9

    Build your own underwater robot! During this week long course students will build their own ROVs (remotely operated vehicles) to explore Gloucester Harbor. Through the building process, students will receive a solid introduction to the concepts and skills used in the field of robotics, as well as the design and construction of electrical and propulsion systems. After constructing their ROVs, students will test them and use them in challenges and explorations of Gloucester Harbor. Students will take home their ROVs at the close of the course!

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  • Jul20
    Coastal Explorers - Sailing and Science

    Monday, July 20, 2015, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, through Friday, July 24, 2015

    Registration : $400 NON-MEMBERS, $350 MARITIME GLOUCESTER MEMBERS

    Audience: Ages 8-11

    During this week-long program kids will spend mornings on the water and afternoons at our harborfront campus. We’ll haul the sails aboard our flagship, the Schooner Ardelle and discover the fascinating science of Gloucester Harbor! Haul a lobster trap and find a community of wriggling crustaceans, lower an underwater camera in search of bottom-dwelling fishes, or tow a plankton net to collect microscopic marine life. We'll also spend a day learning about marine ecology by exploring a local salt marsh. In our outdoor Aquarium, kids will get a chance to touch, hold, and feed unusual lobsters, hermit crabs, sea stars, and stingray-like skates. In our video microscope lab, kids will view live plankton, from high-speed copepods to larval sea worms!  Kids will learn all about local fish species as they create their own fish print t-shirts to take home.  

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  • Jul27
    S.E.A. (Science Explorations through Art) with Cape Ann Art Haven - Ocean Zones and Animal Homes

    Monday, July 27, 2015, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, through Friday, July 31, 2015

    Registration : $200 FOR NON-MEMBERS, $175 FOR MARITIME GLOUCESTER MEMBERS

    Audience: Ages 6 - 10

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    How do sea creatures survive in their habitats?  During this week-long science and art program, mornings will be spent at Maritime Gloucester's labs and Aquarium, and afternoons will be spent at Cape Ann Art Haven's studio.  Learn about the extremes of the sea from the Arctic to the Equator and from tide pools to the deep sea. We'll learn about how animals live in different ocean ecosystems and create art that reflects what we explore. Create a habitat model, map the ocean zones, make polar ice art, and more!  Pickup and dropoff is at Cape Ann Art Haven on 180 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.  Children will walk with instructors to and from the two locations.                   

     
  • Aug03
    Coastal Explorers - Seafarers

    Monday, August 3, 2015, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, through Friday, August 7, 2015

    Registration : $400 Non-Members, $350 Maritime Gloucester Members

    Audience: Ages 14-17

    Become a Seafarer crewmember of a traditional wooden schooner.  During this week-long program, participants will learn what it takes to sail a traditionally built pinky schooner under the direction of NEA National Heritage Fellow and Master Shipwright, Captain Harold Burnham and his experienced crew.  Opportunity for leadership and teambuilding abound during this week-long adventure program as students participate in all aspects of shipboard operation including voyage planning, safety, seamanship, navigation, engines, sail trim and boat handling.  As they become more confident in their skills, students have the chance to take the lead in daily expeditions exploring Cape Ann’s rich maritime heritage.  Participants will learn traditional maritime skills like knot tying and net making and learn about the construction of the vessel from its builder and captain. No prior sailing experience required.

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  • Aug10
    S.E.A. (Science Explorations through Art) with Cape Ann Art Haven - Creature Features

    Monday, August 10, 2015, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, through Friday, August 14, 2015

    Registration : $200 for non-members, $175 for Maritime Gloucester members

    Audience: Ages 6-10

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    Some sea creatures are colorful, some are camouflaged, and some are downright weird.  During this week-long science and art program, mornings will be spent at Maritime Gloucester's labs and Aquarium, and afternoons will be spent at Cape Ann Art Haven's studio. Explore sea creature adaptations under the microscope or in saltwater tanks, and create creature-themed art throughout the week. Create a plankton life cycle, make scientific illustrations as you observe fish and invertebrates, discover sea creature textures through our vast specimen collection, and more! Pickup and dropoff is at Cape Ann Art Haven on 180 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.  Children will walk with instructors to and from the two locations.