Category Archives: Schooner
For the past 15 years, every 5th-grader in the Gloucester Public Schools district has sailed Gloucester Harbor with captain Tom Ellis in his schooner the Thomas E. Lannon.
The students travel a century back in time to learn how Gloucestermen sailed, navigated, fished, and sang sea chanteys to entertain each other in the age of sail.
On September 18, 2014, the East Gloucester School 5th-graders had their turn to learn about their history.
You can learn more at www.schooner.org
Tuesday evening just before high tide the Roseway was launched at the Gloucester Marine Railway. The Roseway will stay docked at GMR through Tuesday, then cross the harbor to Maritime Gloucester where she will pick up some students then head out to sea. She is a beauty! Here are some photos of the launch.
Peter Tysver at Beacon Marine Basin From Eric Schwartz
Taken 9/1/2014 at Beacon Marine Basin. The painter is Peter Tysver.
Spars, Stars, and Stripes Forever From D or R Teele
Gloucester Schooner Festival 2014 From Antony Marks
German film ‘Ways of Love’ filming on Atlantic Rd. From Bernie
Anyone figure out what happened to the family of swans we saw on Henry’s Pond this spring? They had 4 little ones.
(or maybe I don’t really want to know)?
Thought you might like to share this. I was expecting a Pot O’Gold when I reached my place but no such luck.
Thought this was a different shot of the Eagle, climbing the rigging before parade of sail.
Thought your readers might enjoy this photo taken out our window from our home on eden road in Rockport last night.
Studio Restaurant on Rocky Neck around 6 p.m.
Roseway, hauled, with Highlander Sea (ex-Pilot), both built in the 20’s in Essex. Fifty years ago they were working together for the Boston Pilots from Long Wharf. One or the other was usually seen off Nahant jogging under trysail, year ‘round.
Schooner Green Dragon placed first in the Small Schooner Class in the 2014 Schooner Races, winning the Betty Ramsay Plate. Al Bezanson, who’s the owner of Green Dragon and is on the Schooner Race committee, sits in the cockpit of his schooner. Photo by Kathy Chapman.
Plenty of close-up action at the Gloucester Schooner Festival Race this year. -Len Burgess
Annisquam Sunset, photos from Anthony Marks
The Adventure (plus the diminutive Lannon) in Gloucester Harbor From Nancy LeGendre
Some firework images from Saturday night including my traditional photo montage to mark the event.
Cheers and Happy Labor Day, Judith
Thought you might enjoy these photos I took yesterday during the
schooner races at Eastern Point, came up from Salem for the festival
and races and had a great time.
Homie Picture From Susan LaRosa
The Parade of Sails and Schooner Race were magnificent as viewed from the Schooner Adventure. We had a couple of Sea Scouts aboard helping with the lines and a great variety of past and present Adventure supporters. Capt. Stefan Edick and crew did a magnificent job and were delighted with the 2nd place finish in such an esteemed field. Here are a few of photos of our day.
Yacht Sea Farer, photo from Anthony Marks
Good seeing you quickly today. If you would like feel free to use attached on Good Morning Gloucester. Attached pics taken 9/1/2014.
Capt Steve and Capt Pete gave everyone an up close view of the schooners in the parade of Sails, and their trip to the starting Line. Photographers, Parents and children were thrilled to see the schooners in full sail up close. King Eider and Lady Jillian are operated by Cape Ann Harbor Tours. See Slide Show below of all the happy faces.
The Schooner Festival is definitely my favorite. From starting on Friday on The Lannon and ending on the Lady Jillian for the parade of sail. Just terrific.
So much beauty in one harbor. It almost doesn’t seem fair….almost.
The day began a bit dreary, but grey skies couldn’t detract from the gorgeousness of the schooners as they paraded throughout our harbor.
Lucky, lucky us. Thanks to everyone who played a part in another successful Schooner Festival.
For More Info- http://gloucesterschoonerfestival.net/
Congrats To GMG Contributor, Our Pal Al Bezanson for Taking Home First Place The Betty Ramsey Plate For The Small Class!
GloucesterCast With Guest Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 8/31/14
Topics Include: Toby Pett Looking Svelte In His Black Shirt, Ladies Man Toby Pett, Contributor Of The Week, Craig Kimberley’s Birdseye Demo and USCG Barque Eagle Drone Videos, The Schooner Adventure Progress, Greg Bover, The Schooner Adventure Business Model, Peter Bent Running The Show On The Adventure Today, The Bluenose II Question, Barry Pett and Marty Luster Go Behind The Scenes For The Gloucester Fireworks Set Up, The Gloucester Fund, Hosting The Schooners, The Question- Does Schooner Festival Exists If People Don’t Come To See the Schooners?, Local Traffic, Parking IMO Is A Non-Issue, Sailing Activity In Gloucester Today vs 25 Years Ago, Football Season, Question- Can Tom Brady Still Have As Much Focus and Will To Win As A Young QB Without A Superbowl Win?, Market Basket Re-Opening But Let’s Not Forget The Great Employees At Stop and Shop, Labor Day Schooner Festival Fireworks Were Awesome, Boat Horns.
Thanks To The Earl Foote Band For The Intro Music. Download Gloucester Til the End Free Here At Gimme Sound
What a beautiful day for visiting the schooners on Saturday. Rick and I had such a great time. Looking forward to tomorrow on the Lady Jillian for the Parade of Sails.
We will be posting live race results as they come in from the committee boat.
1:41 “All boats have started the race. Tensions are high!”
2:35PM “Sugar being Towed In Damage To Forstay. Ocean reporter Towing In.”
2:38PM Adventure Heading For The Mark. Haze Coming In, wins change. American eale Ahead, Then Roseway.”
2:40 Liberty Clipper
2:42 Roseway Overtaking The Lannon
2:44 Brilliant, Roseway, and Lannon
2:49 This Is Liberty Clupper Brilliant Looks Like A First.
2:51PM Al Bezanson’s Green Dragon Heeling Way Over, one entire lap ahead of Redbird.
3:02 American Eagle Crossing the Finish Line
4:16 USCG Barque Eagle Leaving