Captain Tom Ellis of the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon
Captain Tom explains that in days gone by this would be a common sight in Gloucester Harbor, to see crews opening their sails to dry. Although it’s not necessary today because sails are constructed of synthetic fiber rather than cotton, on the Lannon, they dry their sails so that when the schooner departs with guests on board, the passengers don’t get doused when the sails are unfurled.
In his spare time, Captain Elllis hand carves beautiful whirlygigs.
To learn more about the gorgeous Schooner Thomas E. Lannon and to book a charter or public sail visit their website at Schooner Sails.