Fireworks Sail Aboard the Thomas E. Lannon

We decided to give the Thomas E. Lannon a try for the fireworks sail this year and what a good decision that was! We saw the fantastic boat parade of lights from the water as well as a terrific fireworks show. I was enjoying the entire atmosphere too much to concentrate on camera settings, but I think these tell the story. If you get a chance for such an experience, take it! The Schooner Festival has made a memorable return this year! Kudos to Maritime Heritage Center and the City of Gloucester!

GARFISH to perform today at the 9th annual Beach Party Blast 9.5.2021

Looking forward to GARFISH performing today at the 9th annual Beach Party Blast. Directly on Long Beach at the Cape Ann Motor Inn. This is a free show and everyone is invited. GARFISH hits the stage from 5:30-8:30pm. So pack up your coolers, beach chairs, family and friends and come celebrate Labor Day weekend with us. Free parking at the lot on Beachland Ave after 3:00pm.

Labor Day weekend- crisp morning air pairs

and a spare

Long Beach (view back to Cape Ann Motor Inn) – between Ida and Labor Day, and signs that summer’s behind us

My View from Schoonerfest Volunteer Post

GMG Jim and I had the opportunity to volunteer at the docks for the Schooner Viewing and Deck Tours during the Maritime Heritage Day activities yesterday. It was a beautiful morning down at the harbor greeting guests coming to view Alert, Columbia and Frith dockside. In addition, there was a fair amount of schooner activity out on the water including the American Eagle, Ardelle, Sycamore and Fritha. The Roseway and Tree of Life were across the harbor at the Paint Factory Ocean Alliance. What fun we had watching the morning develop and meeting friends. Special thanks to all the GMG followers who stopped to introduce themselves and say hello. We love hearing from you. Shout out also to the hardworking Maritime Heritage Board members and staff. They did yeoman’s duty putting all this together and helping out! If you know one, say thanks. There’s more Schooner Festival activities to come today, the Big Day! The schedule is available here. See you out there!

This Year’s Boat Parade Of Lights Was The Best Ever!!

Thanks Tobin and all the awesome people that made it happen. It was our first time out and I can’t imagine ever not doing it in years to come.

It’s just another reason Gloucester is the undisputed coolest place to live anywhere.

I got hardly any pictures and there were a ton of great boats lit up. If you have any pictures from this year’s Boat Parade of lights please send them in and I’ll feature them!!!

These are mostly from Lindsay Hale and Kate-