• Jun26
    Wood Working/Boat Building – On the Docks

    Monday, June 26, 2017, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, through Friday, June 30, 2017

    Registration : Cost: $425 non-members; $375 for MG Family Members. (Scholarships available)

    Audience: Ages 11-15

    Summer classes at the Maritime Gloucester Boat Shop are a perfect way to learn basic woodworking and boatbuilding skills. Students will learn fundamental woodshop safety, use of hand tools, and basic woodworking skills in a supportive group atmosphere. Under the supervision of an expert boat builder, students will build a small wooden skiff. In addition to the time in the Boat Shop, students should have time to explore Gloucester Harbor in dories, gig boats and a pinky schooner sailboat.  Register early as registration is limited to six students.

     
  • Jul10
    Coastal Explorers – Sailing & Science (session 1)

    Monday, July 10, 2017, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, through Friday, July 14, 2017

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

    Audience: Ages 8-11

    Climb aboard and set a course for fun and exploration! Throughout the week students learn to sail a traditional Gloucester fishing schooner while participating in exciting hands-on marine science and maritime heritage explorations along the North Shore. Each day, students will board the Schooner Ardelle and sail off to a different destination. Whether it’s to climb the lighthouse on Thacher Island and learn about its nesting seabirds, navigate to Dry Salvages to see seals up close, explore an island with tide pools and a shipwreck, or learn about colonial times at Fort Sewall in Marblehead, fun and good times will be had with every day a new adventure. Perhaps we’ll catch lobsters and fish for Maritime Gloucester’s Aquarium or even see a whale!

    Registration
     
  • Jul17
    Harbor Discovery

    Monday, July 17, 2017, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, through Friday, July 21, 2017

    Register : Cost $285 non-members; $250 for MG Family Members

    Audience: Gloucester Students Ages 8-11

    For kids who enjoyed our school year “Ocean Explorers” program, this program is for you. Come and have fun on the Maritime Gloucester working waterfront. Program includes: aquarium activities, scavenger hunts, hauling lobster traps, conducting research, building stuff, waterfront visits, and getting on the water, piers and floats at Maritime Gloucester.  Available only to Gloucester students in grades 3rd through 5th.

    Scholarships are available for students in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grades in Gloucester schools who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. Pay only $50 for the program. Click here to download the scholarship application.

    Register
     
  • Jul24
    Coastal Explorers -- Sailing & Science (session 2)

    Monday, July 24, 2017, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, through Friday, July 28, 2017

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

    Audience: Ages 8-11

    Climb aboard and set a course for fun and exploration! Throughout the week students learn to sail a traditional Gloucester fishing schooner while participating in exciting hands-on marine science and maritime heritage explorations along the North Shore. Each day, students will board the Schooner Ardelle and sail off to a different destination. Whether it’s to climb the lighthouse on Thacher Island and learn about its nesting seabirds, navigate to Dry Salvages to see seals up close, explore an island with tide pools and a shipwreck, or learn about colonial times at Fort Sewall in Marblehead, fun and good times will be had with every day a new adventure. Perhaps we’ll catch lobsters and fish for Maritime Gloucester’s Aquarium or even see a whale!

    Registration
     
  • 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.

    Registration
     
  • 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.

    Registration
     
  • 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.

    Registration
     
  • Aug06

    Monday, August 6, 2018, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, through Friday, August 10, 2018

    tickets : $1

    Audience: kids

    Testing

    tickets
     
  • Aug06

    Monday, August 6, 2018, 9:00 am to 10:30 am,

    Tickets : Free

    Free event

    Tickets