“What happens in this race anyhow?” Racing, of course, with some cheating too (as revealed in the video), along with photo competitions, songwriting contest, creative knot tying, and much more! Everyone is welcome to participate, but hurry and sign up today because tickets are going fast.
Check out this super fun video from Barry O’Brien, featuring our Gloucester Captains Tom and Heath Ellis of the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, Captain Stefan Edick of the Schooner Adventure, and Captain Harold Burnham of the Schooner Ardelle.
JOIN THE 4th ANNUAL SCHOONER CHALLENGE! Monday, June 6th, 6 to 8 pm. The Schooners Adventure, Lannon, and Adelle join forces to help us to protect and preserve the Schooner Evelina M. Goulart here at the shipbuilding museum. Schooners sail from The Maritime Gloucester dock on Harbor Loop. More fun than you can imagine. Sign up at www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org, or call Marcia at (978) 375-3337 today! Tickets will sell fast!
Video by Barry O’Brien, with footage lent by Marty Luster
Gloucester Schooner Festival 2015 Parade of Sail with time lapse ~
A perfect day for the Parade of Sail, the 31st annual Gloucester Schooner Festival was the most highly attended festival to date, with 23 schooners participating and thousands of spectators perched all around the beaches and boulevards surrounding the harbor.
You’ll see parading through the inner harbor the smallest rowboats to the grand three-masted 169-foot Schooner Mystic, with the Roderick McAllister chugging through the scene. Look for Gloucester schooners the Adventure at 2:10, the Thomas E. Lannon hoisting her sails at about 3:10, and the Ardelle at 3:30. GMG FOB Al Bezanson’s Green Dragon is seen at 4:51. Out by the Dogbar breakwater the 610-foot Navy’s USS Fort McHenry was positioned and surrounded by sailboats and schooners, you really get a sense of the size of this ship.
The parade time lapse footage was shot in real time and is one hour and 23 minutes long, compressed into roughly six minutes at 1000 percent.
Schooner identification provided by Green Dragon Captain Al Bezanson. Thank you Al!
3:10 THOMAS E. LANNON
3:54 LETTIE G HOWARD (w/o sails)
3:54 HINDU (hoisting)
4:51 GREEN DRAGON (into and out of Harbor Cove)
5:31 LIBERTY CLIPPER (inbound)
5:44 AMERICAN EAGLE
6:22 GREEN DRAGON
6:35 ELLEN MARIE
6:39 LIBERTY CLIPPER
Evening sails on the Thomas E Lannon never get old and each and every direction you turn a photo screams to be taken.
KIDS 16 AND UNDER SAIL FREE
ABOARD THE SCHOONER THOMAS E. LANNON IN JULY AND AUGUST!
Don’t let the summer slide by without taking advantage of this fantastic deal. On Saturday mornings in July and August, the Schooner Lannon offers a special sail geared for families. On the 10 AM-12 PM sail, kids (16 and under) sail for free. Each kid must be accompanied by an adult. Each adult must pay full fare for his or her ticket. No other discounts apply. The Lannon sets sail from Seven Seas Wharf at the Gloucester House Restaurant, 63 rear Rogers St., Rt. 127, Gloucester.
Tickets are $40/adults, $35/seniors and normally $27.50 for kids. Reservations are taken not more than two weeks in advance. Go to www.schooner.org/book-online
or call(978) 281-6634
for information and reservations. All aboard!
Nubar Alexanian submits-
Captain Tom Ellis of the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon and Nubar Alexanian of Walker Creek Media are working together to bring to fruition an amazing young boy’s vision: a science educational series created by and starring a kid. The series, “Science All Around Us,” will be produced right here in Gloucester, and so far it looks beautiful. Take a look at their Kickstarter campaign.
This new friend of Captain Tom believes that science doesn’t only need to be taught by adults. Kids can (and should) teach other kids too! Right now, this amazing project needs your help. They’ve got the talent, the passion, the powerful idea and all they need are the resources to make it happen. Even if you can’t donate, check out Collin’s answer to his father’s question about why we should care about science by clicking on the questions below. It will convince you this is a project that matters.
PLEASE REMEMBER to “like” this project on their Facebook and follow them on @SciAllAroundUs Twitter, where they’re posting hilarious facts and articles daily.
Many thanks to Captains Tom and Heath Ellis, Kay Ellis, Bob and Kathryn Ryan, and Paul Giacalone for hosting the 4th Annual Good Morning Gloucester Sunset Cruise aboard the elegant Schooner Thomas E. Lannon. Old friends and new enjoyed the beautiful harbor views, the superb cocktails and aged rum provided by Bob and Kathryn Ryan, and Cuban cigars from Paul Giacalone. We almost didn’t have Joey aboard as a lobster boat came in late, but the Ellis’s Zodiac provided last minute transport to the schooner.
I had never filmed on a schooner, or any boat for that matter, and it was So Much Fun. I cannot wait to try it again!! Admittedly, I’ve only been on a boat less than half a dozen times (excluding the ferry to and from Martha’s Vineyard) and think I have been missing out on way too much. Thanks again Joey, Tom, Kay, Heath, Bob, Kathryn, Paul, and Ship’s Crew for a great night of fun and beauty aboard the gorgeous Schooner Lannon!
View from the Schooner Lannon
I heard through the grapevine Joey’s already planning the next Lannon adventure!
This is what connecting the waterfront to Main Street is all about. Listen to the girls tell us how they spent the day on the water and then came up town to shop and partake in the Block Party. It’s all related and everybody wins. The waterfront and downtown do not have to be mutually exclusive. Kudos to Kay and Tom Ellis for sending their passengers downtown to explore and have fun. They’re good people those Ellis’ are I tell ya!
If you lost your lunch box thingie off the back of your motorcycle near 128 and 133 interchange Tom Ellis at The Schooner Thomas E Lannon found it. If you can describe the contents you can go pick it up at & Seas Wharf where the Lannon ties up.
For information about the Lannon and directions click this text