• 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

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

    Audience: Ages 6-10

    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!  Dropoff is at Maritime Gloucester at 23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA, and pickup is at Cape Ann Art Haven on 180 Main Street, Gloucester, MA.  Children will walk with instructors to and from the two locations.                   

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  • Aug12

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 6:00 pm

    Tickets : $45 non-members; $30 CAM and MG members

    Sail away on a narrated tour of Gloucester Harbor aboard the Schooner Ardelle. Offered in collaboration with Cape  Ann Museum. $30 Museum members; $45 nonmembers. Space is limited; reservations required. 

     

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  • Aug13

    Thursday, August 13, 2015, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm,

    Register : Free. Please register no later than August 7th

    Audience: Boat yards, Marinas, Yacht clubs, Harbormasters, Boat owners

    This is a unique opportunity to meet regulators and marine professionals and share information about:

    • Clean Water Act compliance
    • Industrial Discharge permitting requirements
    • Pollution Prevention

    Attendees will gain valuable knowledge of

    • Best Management Practices
    • Available Technologies

    Program runs 9 – 12. Lunch will be served at noon time. 

     

    Draft Agenda 

    9:00 AM INTRODUCTION
    - Thomas Balf, Maritime Gloucester – Welcome
    - USEPA – Welcome
    - Viking Gustafson, Gloucester Marine Railways
     

    9:10 ENVIRONMENTAL OVERVIEW
     - Jack Wiggin (Urban Harbors Institute)

    • Ecological Considerations associated with marina operations
    • Environmental Stewardship
    • State-of-the-Harbors – North Shore

                     

    9:40 REGULATORY FRAMEWORK
     -  Robin Lacey (Coastal Zone Management)

    • Clean Water Act / Environmental Obligations
    • Pressure Washing Management
      • Best Management Practices
    • Stormwater Management from Industrial Activities
      • Best Management Practices

     

    10:00 PERMITTING REQUIREMENTS
    - EPA Staff

    • Multi Sector General Permit Application Process
      • Who? – Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC)
      • Notice of Intent
      • Required Submittals
      • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
      • Monitoring Requirements
      • No Exposure
    • Todd Callaghan (Coastal Zone Management)
    • Permitting Triggers
    • Benchmarks

     

    ——- BREAK  AND OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE THESTORY OF BOTTOM PAINTEXHIBIT at MARITIME GLOUCESTER

     

    10:45 LEGAL PERSPECTIVE (20-minutes)
     - Shephard Johnson (Shephard S. Johnson, Jr. & Associates)

    • Risks of Non-Compliance
    • Enforcement Actions for Non-Compliance

     

    11:10 STRATEGIES TO REDUCE STORMWATER IMPACTS (50-minutes)

    A Moderated Discussion with boat yard owners, marina operators, and waterfront professionals who will share practical methods and examples for limiting stormwater impacts from the activities of businesses and boat owners. 
     

    12:00  ——- LUNCH WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE GORTON’S SEAFOODS GALLERY AT MARITIME GLOUCESTER ——-

    This is also an opportunity to experience Maritime Gloucester's new exhibit "Under the Waterline; The Understated Story of Bottom Paint" which tells the story of the development, in Gloucester, of copper-based bottom paint, the importance of a clean hull, the unintended consequences of early bottom paints, and the recent development of bottom paints that incorporate green chemistry and nanotechnology leading to reduced environmental impacts from the use, and cleaning, of these anti-fouling paints. Environmental compliance and stewardship resources for boat owners, marinas, yacht clubs and boat yards are available on an interactive touch table as part of the exhibit. 

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  • Aug22
    The Whalemobile at Maritime Community Day

    Saturday, August 22, 2015, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm,

    Registration : Free, coming soon

    The Whalemobile will be making an appearance during our next Maritime Community Day!  Check out Nile the life-sized humpback whales as you learn all about marine mammals.  Sponsored by the Schooner Ardelle, the Schooner Adventure, and Maritime Gloucester.    

     
  • Sep04
    Evening Under the Spars

    Friday, September 4, 2015, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm,

    Tickets : $150 per person with Sponsorship options ranging from $600 to $5,000

    Join us for our elegant and fun annual gala.  

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  • Sep12
    Gloucester Gig Rowers' Annual Harbor Race

    Saturday, September 12, 2015, 8:00 am

    Register Today! : $25/person before September 1 $35/person as of September 1

    Audience: Rowers

    Annual Rowing Harbor Race.  We welcome pilot gigs, whaleboats, dories, and other traditional rowing craft.  This is a  3+ mile triangular course in historic Gloucester harbor.

    $35 per person; $25 with advance registration (received by August 31st).  A signed waiver form is required to complete your registration; click here to download the form.  Visit the Gig-Rowers Harbor Race page for more information. 

    Register Today!