Gloucester Gig Rowers held our christening and launching party on Sunday evening, 8 Jul for our new 32′ Cornish Pilot Gig, custom-built for us by the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Champlain Longboats School http://www.lcmm.org/education/champlain_longboats.htm . Here are a few pictures of our party party to celebrate the arrival of our new boat, and christen her. She can be seen moored at the Harriet Webster Pier at Gloucester Maritime, on Harbor Loop.
The boat’s name is the "Annie B", and one picture shows Annie Banks, her namesake and one of the chief founders of Gloucester Gig Rowers, breaking the traditional bottle of champaign over her bow.
Sorry this took a while – I needed to secure the club’s approval for all of these mug shots to be published before sending this. We would be grateful for any coverage which you could provide us!