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With a home full of family and friends over this gorgeous Gloucester Schooner Festival/Labor Day weekend there was not much spare time to upload festival photos. More pictures tomorrow from the Parade of Sail and race. I hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day weekend!!!

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017 10:30 am

Parade of Sail as Schooners proceed from Inner Harbor, past the Fishermen’s Memorial on Stacy Boulevard, to the race starting area off Eastern Point.

11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Shuttle Bus to Eastern Point Light, from Eastern Point Gate (Eastern Point Boulevard at Farrington Avenue) to watch the start of the Mayor’s Race. Free ofCharge, courtesy of Cape Ann Transportation Authority.

Start of Mayor’s Race for the Esperanto Cup, Columbia Trophy, Ned Cameron Trophy; and Betty Ramsey Trophy off Eastern Point.

Monday evening an impromptu gathering is planned, but not official as of yet.

Did You Know The Yankee Fleet Will Be Having A Mayor’s Race Viewing Cruise Sunday, September 1st?

Tremendous opportunity to view the Schooner Race on the very comfortable Yankee Fleet vessel. 


Teresa from the Yankee Fleet writes-

29th Annual Schooner Festival

Mayor’s Race Viewing Cruise

Sunday, September 1st
10am – After the start of the race
$20 per adult
$18 per child

Departing from:
East Gloucester Marina
121 East Main St.

For reservations call
855-546-3474 or 978-283-0313


Yankee Fleet will be offering a viewing cruise aboard our 100′ Yankee Freedom on Sunday, September 1st.  This trip is fully narrated by a local historian and sailing enthusiast for over 30 years, Gardner Winchester.  We will view these magnificent schooners as they make their way out of Gloucester Harbor to begin their race.  Viewing of the race will also take place.

This trip is an amazing trip to be able to see these vessels up close!

Tickets are available and can be reserved ahead of time by calling us at 855-546-3474.


Parade of Sail and tail-end of Mayor’s Race From Rick Isaacs

Not much happening in Gloucester these days is there? 

Nothing to do, ho hum. Smile  Bahahahahahahah!

Hey you, yeah you sitting in that chair wishing you were here in the middle of the action! The fun isn’t over yet!  We still have a Block Party right around the corner and a whole lot more fun stuff coming up.  The fun doesn’t stop just because labor Day is over.  This town has some killer community event every single weekend of the year.  You need help with accommodations or finding out stuff to do?  Check out The Chamber of Commerce Website or Discover Gloucester or GloucesterMa.com to get the latest skinny on what’s happening round town.  Or of course you could check out our little ol blog.











Schooner Adventure Wins the Mayor’s Race

Adventure Wins! 1991 ©Fredrik D. Bodin
Three years after her 1988 arrival in Gloucester, Schooner Adventure won the Mayor’s Race for the second time. Race day was crystal clear and very windy, which Adventure, with her 6,500 square feet of sail, took advantage of off the East Gloucester shore. The 122 feet long knockabout schooner was built in Essex (MA) in 1926. She fished until 1953 as the most productive dory fisherman ever.
Now listed as a National Historic Landmark, Adventure is being restored to sail again as a floating classroom. Although she won’t be sailing this year, Adventure will be offering a full schedule of events during Gloucester Schooner Festival: http://schooner-adventure.org/
Note: To help Schooner Adventure, I granted them publicity and promotional rights to this photo and to Adventure Wins! 1988. You can see another photo of Adventure on our distillery Ryan & Wood’s Knockabout Gin label.
Printed archivally in the darkroom from my original 6×7 cm negative. Image # FDB910901-02#09

Fred  Bodin

Bodin Historic Photo
82 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930