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.
This group of faces on the Water Shuttle include; tourist from Scotland, India, Canada, and many places through out the US, enjoying what Gloucester has to offer. A special couple from Newton, celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary, on the water shuttle.
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I met Kitty Beer on the Water Shuttle, she is an author who has published “Human Scale” Fiction – about Boston in 2062. where it is mostly under water. She also wrote “What Love Can’t Do” another fiction about portrayal of the consequences of global warming.
More than a Water Shuttle – Contact Harbor Tours
What a spectacular time a group of us Gloucester chicks – and a few select men – had last Saturday celebrating the birthday of our dear friend and GHS alum, Christine Buckley. It was one of those “significant” birthdays that deserves more than just a dinner get together.
Why not celebrate on the ocean, we thought? How many of us grew up here and proclaim our love of the ocean, yet never actually get out on the water? Too many, certainly.
For the mere sum of $10 per person for the Best Party idea ever ( it was my idea so I could be a tad prejudice), we made arrangements to meet friends on the M/V Lady Jillian aka the Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle.
Our illusory plan was that Chris would be meeting Diana Davis and myself at the Studio Restaurant for lunch. When the two of them arrived, I was stationed at the top of the shuttle ramp, dressed as a Mermaid with a sign proclaiming Ocean Wisdom. We told Chris that she was going for an ocean ride – and what a ride it turned out to be!
Besides the Studio, the shuttle stops at Harbor Loop. GHS Cheerleaders, Kathy (Johnson) Keefe and Holly Davis, in original outfits from many moons ago, greeted us at the dock with a lively cheer.
The third stop is St. Peter’s Landing and a smiling couple adorned in Sou’-wester fishing hats met us there – they were Chris’ daughter and son-in-law, Lars and Heather Muelle.
Now – Chris assumed this was it since we opened some bubbly (only paper cups – no glass onboard) and dove in to delicious snacks.
Chris had no idea we had ONE more Special Guest back at the Studio. It was Whoopi! The place was hysterically laughing, from the restaurant patrons to the surprised tourists sharing this wonderful day with us. Whoopi turned out to be a friend that Chris had not seen for far too long – our own beloved recently retired Director of the Sawyer Free Library – none other than Carol Gray!
I think that Captain Peter Favazza as well as the other guests had as much fun as we did! Stevie Douglas even came on board and recited from Longfellow’s “The Wreck of the Hesperus”; a nice touch from a star GHS hockey player from yonder years.
The Party Train kept moving and ended up at Mile Marker One. The surprises were not over. Who else but Cape Ann’s finest singer-songwriter, Chelsea Berry, would ride her bike over just to sing “Happy Birthday” to our Special friend? Chelsea also presented a gift to Chris from us; VIP tickets to her summer concert at Mile Marker One on July 25th.
The motley crew moved from here to a Buckley family party before we called it a day.
A Perfect Day for a Perfectly Wonderful Lady.
The Gloucester Harbor Shuttle by Harbor Tours made its maiden voyage with Captain Pete at the wheel and his brother as first mate.
We also had a big greeting from Frankie at Capt. Joe’s (note Frankie is doing ALL the work by himself)
This shot was taken from aboard the M/V Lady Jillian, Gloucester’s Harbor Water Shuttle and Tour. The water shuttle is a great way to get around and see Gloucester’s inner harbor for short money ($10 for adults, children 6-12 $5 and under 6 free). Hop on/Hop off all day (daily during the summer noon – 6:00pm; last depart at 5:00pm). Pick ups on the hour at Harbor Loop/Jacobs Landing, 15 minutes after the hour at St. Peter’s Landing, 30 minutes after the hour at Rocky Neck Art Colony and 45 minutes after the hour at Cripple Cove, Cruiseport and Head of the Harbor (on request). Leave your car and hop aboard the Lady Jillian for a nice tour and refreshing trip around Gloucester Harbor.
GloucesterCast 6/6/13 With Guest Ron Gilson and Host Joey Ciaramitaro
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International Dory Races, Gloucester Harbor Launch,Boating Season, Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle, Vacationing In Gloucester Totally Based On Public Transportation, The Accommodations At Rocky Neck, The Gloucester House, Cruiseport, The Patio
“WATER SHUTTLE PASSES” for the 2013 season now available. $ 50.00 before June 15th. After June 15th $ 75.00
send check or money order to: Harbor Tours, Inc. 1 Daniel Roy Road, Gloucester, MA. 01930
Passes will be mailed upon receipt of funds.
Harbor Tours, Inc.
Gloucester, MA., America’s Oldest Seaport
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Holy Crap How Brilliant!!!!! You Can Call The Boat Directly and Request A Pick Up!!!!!!
Are You KIDDING ME???
HOW BRILLIANT IS THAT?
Say you’re over by our dock at Captain Joe & Sons In Cripple Cove and you want to get downtown. Simple. Save the number listed below to your cell phone, give them a calla and they’ll include you in the stops along the route. So you hang out at Cripple Cove Playground (Benjamin Smith Playground really) and then hop on and get over to Rocky Neck, Downtown, Harbor Loop.
SERIOUSLY?????? THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!
SAVE THIS NUMBER DAMNIT! Like Right Now, punch it into your smartphone
Then when you’re casually strolling around Rocky Neck hanging out at our Gallery at 77 Rocky Neck Ave impress your friends and relatives by whipping out your cell phone and calling the water shuttle directly.
Here’s The Presser-
Happy to announce the beginning of the Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle 2012 season.
Memorial Day weekend we will be operating from 12 to 6 pm.
Weekends during the Spring and Fall, 12 to 6pm.
Also, we have expanded our Summer weekend hours as follows:
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12 to 9pm,
Sundays through Wednesdays 12 to 6pm.
We will be adding a new stop (on request) at the head of the harbor (Three Lanterns).
Seasonal Passes will be available for $50 per season (great deal!!!)
Aside from the regular stops at Harbor Loop, St. Peter’s Landing and Rocky Neck,
the boat will be reachable by phone at 978 290 3496 to request stops from
Cruiseport, Cripple Cove and Three Lanterns.
Thank you for your support regarding the Shuttle operation, and HAPPY SUMMER 2012!
Harbor Tours, Inc
What are we doing to beat the heat?
GLOUCESTER HARBOR WATER SHUTTLE
Ice cream on Rocky Neck, snack and drink at Sailor Stan’s, then hopped on
the water shuttle from the Studio–to beat the heat and enjoy the gorgeous
harbor! Note: Studio was jumping and drinks there next time sans children.
Small craft warning provided a little chop, PERFECT, kids on the edge with
the excitement by the SJ Landing as Coast Guard responders raced off,
2 thrilled to holler to their dad’s fishing boat, and amazing views all
around, the paint factory, the spires (UU, Our Ladys, St Ann’s and City
Hall)and other local landmarks that we’re used to seeing from shore. Next
time we’ll go longer: hop on hop off with spots and snacks all different
places; highly recommend! Fixed landing by St. Peter’s easiest/safest
boarding for any shaky legs.
(friends: Justine, Ava, Leo, Catherine, Charles, and George)
Capt Pete makes it fun and informative.
Click on Photo below and enjoy a short slide_show.