• Mar03
    MG Talks: Carin Ashjian, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Exploring Ice Covered Arctic Seas: Oceanography from the Icebreaker USCGC Healy

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 7:00 pm

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

    Audience: General Audience

    Carin Ashjian is a biologist whose research has taken her to both poles. Carin's focus is the ecology of zooplankton in polar regions (Arctic and Antarctic), particularly since these ecosystems may be significantly impacted by climate change. She'll be talking about her work aboard the 420' icebreaker, Healy.

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

    This is a rescheduled date for a program originally scheduled for February 5. 

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  • Mar12
    MG Talks Heroes at Sea: Mike Tougias, co-author of Rescue of the Bounty, Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy

    Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7:00 pm

    Registration : This event is free, but registration is strongly recommended as space is limited.

    Audience: General Audience

    Author, Mike Tougias will present on his book, Rescue of the Bounty, a harrowing tale of shipwreck in Superstorm Sandy, including breathtaking rescue by US Coast Guard pilots far from land in the midst of a storm. The talk will be followed by a book signing. 
    Event is free. Donations gratefully accepted at the door. Registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Program will take place in the Gorton's Seafoods Gallery, Maritime Gloucester 23 Harbor Loop Gloucester, MA.

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  • Mar21
    MG Makers: Stand Up Paddleboard Workshop

    Saturday, March 21, 2015, 9:00 am through Saturday, April 18, 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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  • Mar26
    MG Talks: Heroes at Sea-Devan Smith, Boatswain's Mate 1st Class, USCG Station Gloucester

    Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7:00 pm

    Registration : Event is free, but registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited.

    Audience: General Audience

    MG Talks: Heroes at Sea brings you Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Devan Smith who will present on search and rescue operations including stories from his own experiences.

    MG Talks are free, with donations gratefully accepted at the door. Registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited. 

    Event will take place in the Gorton's Seafoods Gallery, Maritime Gloucester 23 Harbor Loop Gloucester, MA 01930.

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  • Apr04
    Sea Scout Reunion at Maritime Gloucester

    Saturday, April 4, 2015, 2:00 pm

    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 feel free to contact us at: seascouts@maritimegloucester.org

                Additionally contact us if you would like to help out or participate with this event or if you have any further questions.

     
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jul06
    Coastal Explorers - Voyagers

    Monday, July 6, 2015, 8:30 am through Friday, July 10, 2015

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

    Audience: Ages 12-14

    8:30am – 3:00pm

    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 through Friday, July 17, 2015

    Registration : $200 NON-MEMBERS $150 MARITIME GLOUCESTER MEMBERS

    Audience: For students entering grades 6-9

    9:30am – 3:30pm

    Build your own under water 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 through Friday, July 24, 2015

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

    Audience: Ages 8-11

    8:30am – 3:00pm

    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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  • Aug03
    Coastal Explorers - Seafarers

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

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

    Audience: Ages 14-17

    8:30am – 3:00pm

    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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