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Below are some of the faces of the crewmembers of the Ardelle and the Lannon Schooners, in the Rainbow Race.
The Ardelle and the Lannon Schooners encountered a Double rainbow during their race in Gloucester Harbor
Thank you Ron for this treasured gift of An Island No More!!!
To read more about Ron Gilson and An Island No More see the following GMG posts:
Joey…. Here’s a shot from GREEN DRAGON a couple years ago when BLUENOSE II was still around. Maggie here is savoring the odor of the haddock chowder wafting over from the Canadians’ galley and hoping for a chance to clean their bowls when they come ashore. What happened was that she missed out on the chowder but did manage to grab the skipper’s hot dog when he was on the dock. Hence the invasion of the BLUENOSE ll’s crew. Fortunately we had a good supply of Fishermen’s Brew iced down and were able to calm them.
Maggie was also in attendance at ARDELLE’S launching, and here can be seen interviewing Cooper. You can see Maggie’s blog here… it’s a long thread but scrolling down through it will acquaint you with some of her pals like Effie on Effie.
Granite Schooner Flora Condon, Lanes Cove, 1909 John I. Coggeshall/©Bodin Historic Photo
The new Harbor Patrol Boat Leads The Parade
Good job Paul but….
What, no “Fantaaastics”?
Gloucester is getting ready for the 2010 Schooner Festival.
The Schooners Harvey Gamage and The Westward arrived tonight
at the State Fish Pier.
For more Info on the 2010 Gloucester, Ma Schooner Festival click the links below
Built by New England Historic Seaport at the Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA.
*Launched in 1984*
|Length Overall:||125 feet|
|Length of the Waterline:||81 feet|
|Length on Deck:||100 feet|
|Height from Waterline to Main Topmast Truck:||100 feet 6 inches|
|Gross Tons:||90 tons|
|Sails:||Mainsail, Foresail, Jumbo, Jib, Jib Topsail, Fore Gaff-Topsail, Main Gaff-Topsail,Fisherman|
|Sail Area:||7000 Square Feet|
|Hull:||Long Leaf Yellow Pine and White Oak|
|Main Engine:||220 h.p. John Deere|
|Freshwater Capacity:||600 gallons|
|Diesel Fuel Capacity:||570 gallons|
|Number of Students:||20|
|Number of Crew:||8-11|
Spirit of Massachusetts was launched on April 28, 1984 at the Charleston Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts. She is modeled after the 1889 fishing schooner Fredonia, designed by Edward Burgess. The Gloucester fishing schooners were widely known as “fast and able” vessels, and Fredonia was widely known for her speed. Spirit of Massachusetts proudly upholds that tradition to this day.
Spirit of Massachusetts was built by her original owners for service as a sail training vessel for young people. She also served as a good-will ambassador for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1984 until 1987. Ocean Classroom Foundation began chartering Spirit for our own educational programs in 1997, and subsequently purchased her in 2000.
Yeah, I know Joey. More Boats!?
From the Schooner Festival. It’s almost here!
The Lettie Howard in the Parade of Sail before the Mayor’s Cup Race a couple of years ago
Here is the aft deck of the Schooner Alabama, tied up in between Rose’s Marine and Cruiseport Gloucester. To see many more pictures of the schooners while they are in town check out Jay Albert’s CapeAnnImages
Jay lives for Schoonerfest,. It’s his superbowl and Fiesta all wrapped up in one.