We had a truly summer like night out on the Ardelle last night for a sunset cruise and while I scan through all my pics I’m drawn to the ones that I took coming in after the sunset. Squeaking out every little bit of warm weather mother nature is giving us!!
ed. note: Another try. I am re-posting as I had some technical difficulties uploading content and scheduling remotely from Boston yesterday.
On assignment “Gloucester Glows for Parade of Sail”: photographer Joseph Prezioso captivating coverage of the 2017 Gloucester Schooner Festival heralded a full color spread in the Boston Herald newspaper yesterday. Prezioso anchored his point of view from the Schooner Ardelle, embedded in the Parade of Sails action.
These photos are crisp and clear in the digital publication and there are more photographs of Captain Harold Burnham, the crew, Schooner Ardelle, Schooner American Eagle, Schooner Fame, Schooner Thomas E Lannon, and Stage Fort Park spectators.
Going out for a ride. it was awesome
The sails were really billowing on Sunday.
Love watching these schooners coming in and out of the harbor everyday, especially in the evening when the light is so warm. It’s like adding a little “bling” to our already gorgeous landscape!
Photographed during Monday night’s Schooner Challenge. Full video here.
I was fortunate enough to enjoy some much needed schooner therapy the other night by taking a sail on the Ardelle with Captain Harold Burnham.
All is right in the world while on the water.
Driving home several nights ago, I passed Saint Peter’s Square at the moment the Ardelle was passing by and just had to turn around and take a snapshot of this beautiful pinky schooner in the golden late day light. For only one week more, you can purchase at Maritime Gloucester (or online at https://maritimegloucester.org/shop) discounted pre-season passes for the Ardelle.
A photo that begged to be taken. Does it get more picturesque than this? The Ardelle and Motif #1.
Getting ready for Schooner Festival
Sunset Tours of Gloucester Harbor
Sail away on the Schooner Ardelle to the world of Fitz Henry Lane
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (August 4, 2015) – The Cape Ann Museum, in partnership with Maritime Gloucester, is pleased to offer a narrated tour of Gloucester Harbor aboard the Schooner Ardelle on Wednesday, August 12 at 6:00 p.m. The cost for the Fitz Henry Lane Sunset Harbor Cruise is $30 for Museum members; $45 for nonmembers. Space is limited; reservations required. For more information please call (978) 281-0470 or visit maritimegloucester.org. This program will also be offered on August 12.
Fitz Henry Lane, Gloucester Harbor at Sunrise, c. 1850. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum. [Acc. #2020]
The newly renovated Cape Ann Museum celebrates the art, history and culture of Cape Ann – a region with a rich and varied culture of nationally significant historical, industrial and artistic achievement. The Museum’s collections include fine art from the 19th century to the present, artifacts from the fishing & maritime and granite quarrying industries, textiles, furniture, a library/archives, and two historic houses. For a detailed media fact sheet please visit www.capeannmuseum.org/press.
The Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00 adults, $8.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Youth (under 18) and Museum members are free. For more information please call: (978)283-0455 x10. Additional information can be found online at www.capeannmuseum.org.
Took Mom for a sail on Ardelle last Thursday. It was a beautiful evening and a great way to spend two hours out on the harbor. There was a marvelous four piece band playing, called Down Home Swing, who entertained us the whole trip, that is when Harold wasn’t entertaining us with his feeding of the demanding visiting gulls.
I visited Harold’s boat yard in Essex and watched as Ardelle was being built, wrote about her back in 2011, and went aboard when Ardelle visited one of our Mug Ups on Madfish Wharf, but had never yet been on board to sail with her. I’m so glad I finally did and got to take my mother, who enjoyed it immensely.