• 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

    ** SOLD OUT**

    Deborah Cramer's reading at Maritime Gloucester is sold out. To be added to the waitlist, please email Melanie Murray-Brown at mmurray-brown@maritimegloucester.org. On May 6, Deborah will be presenting at the Rockport Public library (sponsored by the RPL, Toad Hall Bookstore, and the Friends of the Library). For more information, contact Toad Hall Bookstore at (978) 546-7323.

    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 30 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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  • May06
    Museum Shop Preview

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 5:00 pm

    Registration : Open House 5:00-7:00

    Colette and Lynn spent the winter researching new items, from far and near.  Come catch up with friends, and check out some of the fun new items in the shop. Meet some of the talented local artists whose goods we sell. Take advantage of some inventory close-outs. Maybe even catch a glimpse of Stubby!

     
  • May17
    An Afternoon Concert with Noctambule

    Sunday, May 17, 2015, 2:00 pm

    Tickets : $15.00 per ticket

    Audience: general audience

    Maritime Gloucester is pleased to welcome back Noctambule's Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor. Noctambule play original and traditional music in a variety of forms-original musical settings of a broad array of poetry, traditional Irish and original tunes and songs all played on strings-mandolin, mandola, guitar, and their blended voices. This will be a special afternoon at Maritime Gloucester…one not to miss! Doors at 1:30 pm; concert at 2:00 pm in the Gorton's Seafoods Gallery.

     

     

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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

    Registration begins in May 

    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

    Registration begins in May 

    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.                   

     
  • 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!