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Anticipation is building for Gloucester’s fabulous and beautiful Schooner Festival. After a year and a half of Harbor renovations it is a joy to see Schooner Adventure and Schooner Ardelle return to their home at Maritime Gloucester.Schooner Columbia will be berthed next to the Adventure during the 2017 Schooner Festival, as she has in previous years, save for last year’s Festival. Friday’s schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 1, 2017

All Day Arrival of Participating Vessels.

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Mayor’s Reception for invited guests (ticketed event)

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Gloucester Block Party on Main Street in downtown.

Schooner Adventure Crew

Schooner Columbia


Check here for the 2017 Schooner Festival schedule of events.

Compass Rose ~ Bronze and glass sculpture by Mark Read, Maritime Gloucester

Cape Ann’s Schooners
 Adventure, Flagship of the City of Gloucester and leading the Parade of Sail
 Thomas E. Lannon, honoring her namesake– a fisherman from 1901-1943
 Ardelle flagship for Maritime Gloucester.
 Bald EagleGreen Dragon  and Sugar Babe from Gloucester
 Redbird & Lewis H. Story from Essex.  View of the Paint Factory from Maritime Gloucester

Compass Rose Dedication Ceremony Photos

Anthony Marks submits-

On Saturday October 12,2013 a dedication ceremony was held at Maritime Gloucester 23 Harbor Loop to dedicate the beautiful Compass Rose that was installed over the summer. The Compass Rose was donated by Matthew Collins. The artist was Mark Read. They both spoke as well as Tom Balf Executive Director of Maritime Gloucester, state and city officials. A reception was held following the ceremony. Music was provided by Michael O’Leary and friends. A good time was had by all. The event was well attended.

Compass Rose at Maritime Gloucester

Hi Joey-

I wanted to let everyone know that the installation of the Compass Rose sculpture (pictured here with the Sculptor himself, Mark Read) is complete. It is located at the front of Maritime Gloucester and is a beautiful sight to behold, especially at night when it is lit!

Janet Rice


GMG Tattoo One Step Closer To Becoming a Reality

Spoke with Matt Maguire from Compass Rose Tattoo- The Tattoo Parlor That Gets The 100% GMG  Endorsement and Evie, our canvas and they are working on the final design and we are looking at early next week for the installation!

Can’t wait.  We are planning to tape it.  As soon as we get the mock up I’ll post it here and we will keep you updated.