Tommy O From The Yankee Fleet Outfits Captain Pete Mondello With A Pair Of Outriggers

Captain Pete has been having some severe a type of vertigo that makes him so dizzy it takes him to his knees.  In the past couple weeks he’s had to come in from fishing a bunch of times.

So what does Tommy O do?  Hand crafts Pete his very own set of stabilizing outriggers right down to the cables with the birds hanging off the ends.

Tommy O displays the prototype-

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and here’s a happy Pete ready to go fishing-


Up-close action on a schooner – catch a ride

Al Bezanson writes-

You can ride on a schooner in Gloucester on Labor Day weekend and be part of the action.  Or you can spend +++ the price of  a schooner ticket to attend a major league ball game and watch highly-paid athletes with your binoculars.  Folks that work aboard these schooners are the real deal, with great skills, doing what they love for little or no pay.

Here you see the fors’l being furled on ADVENTURE following last Saturday’s shakedown sail.

Tickets here on various schooners


Alexandra Valenti & Fia James: Giuseppe’s, By Request

afgJoin young, up-and-coming songwriters Alexandra Valenti and Fia James as they share the stage for a special evening at Giuseppe’s Ristorante in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

This will be a special evening of originals and covers featuring 2 of the area’s best, young talents.

Reservations are suggested.

single tree music

2013 Gloucester Schooner Fest Info! Get Down There- You’ll Be Glad You Did!

This Year Schooner Festival is Gonna Be Huge, Just Huge!

The First Annual Lobster Bake, the Races, The Activities, the Photo Taking Opportunities, the Weather, The Facilities, It’s A Total No-Brainer!

I have tickets to the $12 1st Annual Public Lobster Bake Saturday August 31st here at the dock or you can go to for more info on that


Curtis Sarkin From Maritime Gloucester Forwards This Info-


Thanks so much for all the Gloucester Schooner Festival posts!  Maritime Gloucester can’t wait to host this weekend!  

The festival was highlighted in Boston Globe Magazine on Sunday!  
The Gloucester Schooner Festival was named best Festival/Fair of 2013 by Northshore Magazine! Be sure to visit this weekend and see over twenty schooners in Gloucester Harbor.  Northshore Magazine writes, “Given the long history of commercial and recreational boating in North Shore waters, it makes sense to recognize Gloucester’s Schooner Festival as the ultimate celebration of our maritime ties (in its 29th year, its glory is undeniable). With the goal of involving young people and supporting programs that get them on the water, all manner of vessels — new and old, large and small — take to the waters with sails flying high.”
Sail on a visiting schooner this weekend during the Gloucester Schooner Festival! Schooner Roseway, Schooner Virginia, and Schooner Tyrone will all be offering special sails out of Maritime Gloucester. You can also sail Schooner Ardelle, the flagship of Maritime Gloucester, for a great view of visiting schooners. Tickets are selling fast, so reserve a spot today!
Friday tickets:
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Sunday tickets:
Be sure to like Maritime Gloucester and the Gloucester Schooner Festival on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

Curtis Sarkin
Marine Science Educator
Maritime Gloucester


Adventure Sails! More From The GMG Community

James Lowell Submits-
And then came the highlight- Gloucester’s own Adventure


Len Burgess Photos-

Some photos of the Adventure taken from the schooner Ardelle Sat. morning.
The closeup of the people on deck shows how many it takes (between 20 and 30 of them) to raise the foresail.
Len Burgess


Hi Joey,

The Adventure had her 2nd shakedown sail on Saturday. Donny King was kind enough t o take me out his Scotia Girl so I could take some pictures. Here are a few, plus a couple from onboard during the 1st shakedown sail.

Mary Barker

The Adventure's head, jumbo and fore sails The Adventure under way