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
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 Eagle, Green Dragon and Sugar Babe from Gloucester
Redbird & Lewis H. Story from Essex. View of the Paint Factory from Maritime Gloucester
Pedro with a Gloucester Smile operates Compass Rose Landscaping and is also a MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Fighter out of Gloucester/Rockport.
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
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!
This project is coming along and looking really great.
Mark Read is the artist who made the pieces. To see more of his work, please check out his website at http://www.markreadstudio.com/
Kathy Chapman Submits-
Bronze artwork by Mark Read of North Carolina.
Photo © Kathy Chapman 2013
Went back to Maritime Gloucester and took some photos of the progress. Watching the workers you can see how painstaking labor of love. More photos will come.
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.