2019 Lannon Deal Coupons

2019 Lannon Deal Coupons


Once again, we will be giving our customers the opportunity to purchase tickets for a sail onboard the Lannon at a discounted price. In 2019, our ticket prices will be going up for the first time in ten years, so be sure to take advantage of this special.

Lannon Deal Coupons are $28 each, and you can purchase up to 5 per transaction. The Coupon entitles you to join us for any of our two-hour (non-feature) sails during our 2019 season (see restrictions below). The regular price for a sail is $45, so you are saving $17 per person! That’s a great deal. 

These are the ONLY ADVANCED DISCOUNT TICKETS being sold for the 2019 season. 

Click HERE to buy yours now.

Within 48 hours after completing your purchase, you will receive an email at the address you provide during check-out with your coupon codes. It’s very easy!

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@schooner.org

We look forward to sailing with you in 2019. Happy Holidays.

Here is the fine print:

  • Coupons include the $1.50 booking fee, so there will be no additional fees due at check-in when using a Deal Coupon.
  • Each coupon is for the 2019 season. If for some reason you are unable to join us from May–October of next year, your coupon will be good for future seasons for the value you paid for it ($28).
  • Deal Coupons are good for a two-hour, non-feature sail. This means that you are not able to use the coupon for sails with music, dessert/wine, fireworks, etc. We also are not able to apply the $45 and have you pay the difference. 
  • Reservations are required, and sails are subject to availability and weather.
  • This is a limited time offer and we reserve the right to withdraw it at any time.


Hello Friends, If I have been slow to respond to emails, comments, facebook messages, photo requests, I sincerely apologize. It is because I am in the home stretch of getting all my clients decorated for the holidays and their gardens ready for winter. Beginning this coming Monday, knock wood, I can turn all my attention to films, friends, photos, programs, and book projects. See you soon 🙂


A few more snapshots from November’s full Frost Moon rising over Niles Pond 

If you click on the photo to embiggen, you can see craters in the moon’s surface, especially on the left side .

Beautiful birch tree at Niles Pond

November Frost Moon over Niles Pond

This Weekend in the Arts 11/30-12/3/18

Juried Cape Ann Artisans Holiday Show/Sale In Rockport

Find that perfect hand-crafted gift item, locally made right here on Cape Ann

November 30th, 4 – 9pm
December 1st, 10am – 5pm

The Cape Ann Artisans (CAA) invite the community to meet them Under One Roof at the Rockport Art Association (12 Main Street) on November 30 and December 1 for their 5th annual holiday show timed to coincide with Rockport’s “Holiday Shopping Night” festivities and Santa’s arrival in Rockport.

Shop for jewelry, clothing, pottery, mosaics, and more, crafted by noted juried artisans Cynthia Curtis, Anni Melancon, Marcie Rae, Beth Williams, Pam Stratton, Jackie Ganim-DelFalco, Camilla MacFayden, Ruth Worrall, Sara Wright, and Patricia Welch.


Give yourself the gift of Calming Creativity this Holiday Season

At Rivers and Roads, 57 Eastern Ave, Essex

Saturday, December 1st


A great opportunity to try artisan led crafts, and browse for unique giftsin the shop at Rivers & Roads Store open 10am – 4pm with projects open 11am – 3pm.

Printmaking in the cottage:

Join Essex Art Collective members Alison Taylor, Jen Groeber and Kristen Wilson in the Cottage for printmaking. Tea Towels and Holiday cards will be your unique creation as they teach you how to do woodblock, monotype and nature printing.

Holiday Decor in the lower barn

Using many elements of nature with Leslie Burns and Kristin Larson

Making Keepsake Accordion Books

In the “hayloft” with Artist Barb Parker

Children’s Craft

With Colonial Craftsperson Robin Lawrenz, also in the “Hayloft”


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Nichole’s Picks 12/1 + 12/2

December, yikes!

Pick #1:  Welcome Back, Santa!  Rockport

A hight light of everyone’s holiday season is when Santa comes to town by lobster boat in Rockport Harbor.  Events happening between 1:00-5:00 pm.  Santa’s arrival, photos with Santa, singing of carols, and the ceremonial tree lighting!

Where else can you see Santa arrive by lobster boat? Santa will arrive at Rockport’s T-Wharf on Rockport Harbor on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 1:00 PM, following a brisk lobster boat ride across Sandy Bay. Then Santa will climb up onto a Rockport Forest Fire truck and proceed along T-Wharf and Broadway to Spiran Hall (at the corner of Broadway and School Street) led by Rockport cub scouts. This year Santa will be able to linger a while to visit and have photos taken with the children at Spiran Hall until the Tree Lighting Ceremony begins. Then Santa will head over to Dock Square to greet the crowd and kick off the Tree Lighting festivities, before climbing back onto the fire truck to begin his long return journey to the North Pole.

The Tree Lighting Ceremony will get underway at 4 PM welcoming Santa and the public to Dock Square with carols and a stirring rendition of “Christmas in Rockport” performed by the Dock Square Carolers.

The Chairperson of the Board of Selectmen will offer official greetings from the Town and will conclude the ceremony by pulling the switch to light this year’s Rockport Christmas tree.



Pick #2:  Castle Hill’s Christmas by the Sea

Friday, 5-8PM

Saturday, 10AM-4PM

Sunday, 12Noon-4PM

Member Adult: $10;
Member Child: $5;
Nonmember Adult: $20;
Nonmember Child: $10;
Ipswich resident: $10 with proof of residency

Visiting Castle Hill at Christmas is a time-honored tradition for many New England families. Don’t miss this year’s spectacular “Christmas by the Sea”. Each room in our 1920s mansion is festively decorated by florists, designers, garden clubs, or volunteers. You’ll find live music and dance, fresh baked cookies and cider, a treasure hunt, family activities, and a visit with Santa.

Make Friday, date night with evening tour hours, a cash bar, light appetizers, and festive music.

Come with friends on Saturday for great decorating ideas, shopping in the Castle Hill gift shop and Harbor Sweets pop up cafe, and more.

Bring the children on Sunday to visit with Santa, take photos, and hunt for sea-themed items in our holiday treasure hunt.


Schedule of Events

Friday, November 30, 5-8pm

Piano music by Robert Allison in the Drawing Room

Cash bar with beer, wine, and our own holiday punch in the Drawing Room

90th Anniversary of the Illyria 1928-1929 South Seas Expedition on the Third Floor

Saturday, December 1, 10am-4pm

Christmas by the Sea treasure hunt

90th Anniversary of the Illyria 1928-1929 South Seas Expedition on the Third Floor

10am                     Ipswich High School Bel Canto and Chamber Singers directed by Abigail Frost in Drawing Room

11am                     Ipswich High School Carolers in the Gallery

12Noon                   Ipswich Middle School Clarinet Choir in the Butler’s Pantry

1pm                       Ipswich High School Jazz Orchestra directed by Sean Lee in the Drawing Room

2pm                       String Quartet music featuring Michael Hamill, Carlos Heymann, Alice Newell, and Ann Ward in the Second Floor Bay

2pm                       Solstice Singers directed by Marybeth Dyer in the Drawing Room

3 pm                      Ipswich Moving Company’s Youth Dance Ensemble in the Drawing Room, Dining Room, and Stair Hall

Sunday, December 2, 12noon-4pm

Christmas by the Sea treasure hunt

90th Anniversary of the Illyria 1928-1929 South Seas Expedition on the Third Floor

12Noon-2pm           Visit with Santa in the Second Floor Bay

12Noon                   Ipswich High School Honors Brass in the Drawing Room

12Noon                   Ipswich High School Honors Clarinet Quartet in the Dining Room

1pm                       Ipswich High School Chamber Orchestra directed by Michael Coelho in the Drawing Room

1pm                       Venti in the Dining Room

2pm                       Phoebe Bright in the Dining Room

3pm                       North Shore Ringers directed by G. Paul Naeger in the Drawing Room


Courtesy of the Trustees of the Reservation 

Pick #3:  Tree Jubilee at Marini Farm

Browse the holiday cheer and try your luck at winning the tree of your choice!  More than 60 beautifully decorated trees will be raffled off to benefit the Ipswich Humane Society!

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Marini is proud to host the Ipswich Humane Society’s 5th annual Tree Jubilee. Be a participant in this years Tree Jubilee. Decorate a Wreath or a Tree and donate it to the Ipswich Humane Society to be raffled off during the event at Marini Farm.

This is one of the Humane Society’s biggest fundraisers to help differ the increasing costs of the shelter. Although the event is free to view… 100% of any raffle purchased goes directly to our four legged friends.

Event Details

Tour the gallery of beautifully decorated trees and wreaths donated by local organizations, families, and businesses — then choose the ones you want a chance to win!

More than 60 spectacularly decorated trees and wreaths will be raffled off (decorations and all!) at the end of the Jubilee. You never know what our donors will decorate their trees with!

2018 Gallery Viewing:


Friday, November 30th – Noon – 8pm

Saturday, December 1st – 10am-8pm

Sunday, December 2nd – 10am-7pm

Friday, December 7th – Noon – 8pm

Saturday, December 8th – 10am-8pm

Sunday, December 9th – 10am-3pm (EXTRA DAY!!!!)

Winners Pick-Up:

Date: Monday, December 10th

Time: 4pm-7pm

Marini Farm
259 Linebrook Road
Ipswich, MA 01938

Admission: FREE!
Raffle Chances: $5/10 chances


As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities please visit our friends at North Shore Kid

The Annisquam Christmas Fair December 1st 2018



Saturday, December 1, 2018

8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Annisquam Village Hall

32 Leonard Street


The Annisquam Christmas Fair features handmade holiday greens, center pieces, wreaths and plants; exceptional handmade crafts and a glittering display of costume jewely. Beautifully wrapped foods, baked goods and preserves all prepared by our members grace our gourmet table; and there is even something for a beloved pet! Delightful hostess baskets, grab bags and our own Circle of Recipes cookbook are popular traditional items at the fair.
A delicious three-course Luncheon will be served at 12:30 and tickets are $18. Reservations are recommended. Please call 978-283- 2247.
Founded in 1837, the Annisquam Sewing Circle is one of the oldest continuous independent societies of women in the United States and is the oldest one on Cape Ann. All proceeds from the Fair are contributed by the Annisquam Sewing Circle to Cape Ann community programs.

Winter Pain


Warm and inviting in the summer, our beaches can be a little rough in fall and winter. Recognize any of them?

Here’s a list of some of the ones we included:

  • Cape Hedge Beach
  • Niles Beach
  • Good Harbor Beach
  • Front Beach
  • Back Beach
  • Long Beach
  • Marmion Beach
  • Old Garden Beach


Prepared by McDermott & MacCarthy of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty. Visit CapeAnnWaterfrontGuide.com for your free waterfront report.

Cape Ann Home

Warm and inviting in the summer, our beaches can be a little rough in fall and winter. Recognize any of them?

Here’s a list of some of the ones we included:

  • Cape Hedge Beach
  • Niles Beach
  • Good Harbor Beach
  • Front Beach
  • Back Beach
  • Long Beach
  • Marmion Beach
  • Old Garden Beach

Prepared by McDermott & MacCarthy of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty. Visit CapeAnnWaterfrontGuide.com for your free waterfront report.

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Middle Street Walk Info

Middle Street Walk Info


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Are you an Arnold, Tysver, Page, Lasley, Lacey, Dahlmer, LaFond, Shoares, Weiderman, Genet, or Jones? Please join us on January 19, 2019! We want to hear about your families and all their stories!


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