Pier Reconstruction At Maritime Gloucester From Tom Balf
The final stage of reconstruction of the large pier at Maritime Gloucester at 23 Harbor Loop has begun. The main pier already offers extraordinary views of Gloucester Harbor. Completion of the project, scheduled for late winter, will enhance public access and improve Maritime Gloucester’s capacity to host visitors, students and vessels for events and special programs. The pier will be named in honor of Harriet Webster, the longstanding executive director of Maritime Gloucester, who passed away this past summer.
This project involves removing and replacing approximately 62 piles and demolishing and reconstructing approximately 4,600 square feet of pier. Folks can also track the crane activity on our harbor webcam, on your website, if they can’t make it over to the site.
The Maritime Gloucester pier is publicly accessible during the day and is used day and night by the organization for educational programming, boating activities and member events. A schedule of summer events and programming will soon be available, and we welcome ideas for music, educational programming and events on the pier. The Schooner Ardelle, built by Harold Burnham, will also be berthed at the pier and available for educational field trips and charter sails.
The mission of Maritime Gloucester is to inspire students and visitors to value marine science, our maritime heritage and environmental stewardship through hands-on education and experiences.