Maritime Gloucester Deck the Docks

John Emil Abisamra
Isaac Aiello
Nancy Alimansky
Donna Ardizzoni
M.A. Barker
Coco Berkman
Linda Lea Bertrand
Matt Cegelis
Geoffrey Teale Chambers
Allison Charles
Janice Carragher Charles
Melissa Cox
Ray Crane
Jeff Crawford
Nicole Dahlmer
Jonathan Edwards
Nancy Dudley
Jonathan Edwards
Patricia Lane Evans
Kristine Fisher
Ann Guyer
Marion Hall
Olga Hayes
Leslie Heffron
Hillary Holmes
Richard Honan
Jane Keddy
Constance Lafond
Stephen LaPierre
Kirk Larsen
Deb Levene
Rory MacNish
Charles J. McCarthy
Patricia McCarthy
Skip Montello
Lina Narovlansky
Karen Nastuk
Joy O’Connell
Chaya O’Grady
Michele O’Neil
Dennis Poirier
Judy Robinson-Cox
Tom Robinson-Cox
Ruth Schneider
Deb Schradieck
Vaughan Sherrill
Caleb Stone
Michael Storella
Brad Story
Marilyn Swift
Kim Thayer
Juni Van Dyke
Jaclyn Wythe

Deck the Docks

Deck the Docks Art Show and Sale

Maritime Gloucester, Wednesday – Monday December 1 – 6

“Deck the Docks” is back!  And once again seARTS is partnering with Maritime Gloucester in this festive art show and sale.  We’ll have an opening night reception with excellent food and drink where artist and a Ladies’ Night.

Here is example of some of my photos that will be on display.

Wednesday, December 1 – 5PM to 8PM Schooner Gallery: SeArts Artist and Member Opening Reception Dory Shop Deck: Tree/Wreath Sales with hot cider/snacks Museum Store: Open for Holiday Gift Shopping

Thursday, December 2 – 10AM to 7PM Schooner Gallery: seARTS Art Show Dory Shop Deck: Tree/Wreath Sales with hot cider/snacks Museum Store: LADIES NIGHT – Holiday Gift Shopping and Gift Wrapping 2:30 – Light Refreshments in Gallery 5:00 – Light Refreshments in Museum Store

Friday, December 3 – 4PM to 7PM PIER: Winter Lights Event with Discover Gloucester Hot drinks (cider, cocoa, and egg nog) on the pier 4:30 – Holiday Music Sing Along with Schooner Adventure 5:30 – Lighting of the 2021 Pier! Ice House: Decorate your Wreath craft shop – purchase a wreath and we provide the decoration for you to customize Robbins Classroom: Artisans By The Sea PopUp Maker Market Schooner Gallery: SeArts Art Show Dory Shop Deck: Tree Sales/Wreath Museum Store: Open for Holiday Gift Shopping

Saturday, December 4 – 10 to 4 PIER: Demonstrations and Santa (time tbd) and Carolers Ice House: MG PopUp Craft Workshop fishprinting, wood lobster buoy painting, and kids-of-all-ages crafts with hot cider/snacks 2:30 to 4:00 – Paint a Buoy with ART HAVEN Robbins Classroom: Artisans By The Sea PopUp Maker Market Schooner Gallery: SeArts Art Show 5:00 – Light Refreshments Gallery Dory Shop Deck: Tree Sales/Wreath Museum Store: Open for Holiday Gift Shopping Light Refreshments at 2:30

Sunday and Monday, December 1-6 – 10AM to 4PM for tree sales and art gallery viewing and museum store


The Mayflower Fuller Shallop at Maritime Gloucester

The Fuller shallop is a replica of one brought to America aboard the Mayflower in the 17th century and what the Pilgrims used — by oar and sail — to explore the coastline of what now is Massachusetts.

It was the vessel the Pilgrims used to discover Plymouth Harbor.

Blizzard of 1978: see more Armand Sindoni art at Destino’s and #GloucesterMA- Part 2

Armand Sindoni (1929-2002) was a Massachusetts native. He resided and worked on Rocky Neck. For many years he was the artist in residence for the Gloucester Schooner Festival. This is a follow up post.

Earlier this week, I posted a GMG reader request wanting to know more about a specific Armand Sindoni work of art. I added one Sindoni portrait and asked readers to join in.

GMG reader Kathy reminded us about the Sindoni murals at Destino’s:

Armand Sindoni painted the beautiful murals inside Destino’s.  One of the vessels in the murals is the “Can Do”.  It was lost during the blizzard of ‘78, going to the rescue of a huge freighter that was off of Beverly, that is also in the mural.  The other vessel in Sindoni’s mural is the “Alligator”, a fishing vessel that was also lost during the blizzard.

Kathy W.

Here are interior (and exterior) photographs I took 2017,2018 and 2020 highlighting some of the art and history details you’ll find there.

There is another work by Sindoni on display at Destino’s. Behind the counter is a portrait of Alex Destino, Sr.

Another GMG reader shared a Sindoni nocturne hanging in her home (courtesy photo)

Armand Sindoni painting private collection, courtesy photo

courtesy snapshots sent to GMG – Armand Sindoni Gloucester Fishing Schooner “Elsie”1910

Thanks to all for taking the time to share your messages about Armand Sindoni.


Gloucester in all her glory- part two-filming B-roll around the Harbor


So sorry Readers for repeat posts, trying to sort out a Facebook issue with some posts appearing on the feed and some posts not. It is puzzling and frustrating!

Gloucester Harbor in all her glory – photos from the Parade of Sail and Schooner race.


Don’t miss Gloucester Maritime Heritage Day, Saturday August 31st, from 10am to 4pm.

Maritime Heritage Day floats out a boatload of seaside fun

By Gail McCarthy

Maritime Gloucester will bring the glory of sailing the open seas during the Age of Sail to shore on Saturday for its Maritime Heritage Day, an annual event tied in with the Gloucester Schooner Festival.

The free, daylong event — which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — offers visitors an opportunity to step aboard a schooner and feel the history of these sailing vessels. The public will also have the chance to watch America’s oldest marine railway in action, which also learning about traditional boat building and the biology of the region’s oceans.

“Both locals and visitors can come down with their families, and it’s free and it’s meaningful,” festival chairwoman Daisy Nell Collinson said. “It’s one of those passive educational things. You are learning and absorbing things without making it feel like a lesson.”

This year, the festival venue is expanding and will include both Maritime Gloucester’s home base on Harbor Loop and the temporary schooner docks about a block away on Rogers Street. The dirt lot known as I4C2, next to The Gloucester House restaurant, will be dedicated to the festivities for the day.

The additional space will allow more boats to be open for deck tours, with greater opportunity for the public to experience them.

“Maritime Heritage Day is one of my favorite things about Gloucester Schooner Festival,” said Michael De Koster, executive director of Maritime Gloucester. “Not everyone wants to get out on the water, but everyone can have a great day of maritime fun at Maritime Gloucester and at the new schooner docks at I4C2. So many great community organizations get together to show the best of Gloucester and make it a family-friendly day.”

To interest all ages, organizers have pulled together a variety of local organizations and exhibitors, each with their own attraction or activity. Participants include Gloucester 400, Cape Ann Art Haven, Cape Ann Museum, Cape Ann Vernal Pond, Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Great Salt Marsh Project, Lowell’s Boat Shop, Ocean Alliance, North Shore Sea Scouts Ship 5, Seaside Sustainability, Schooner Adventure, Schooner Roseway and Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association.

OLLIE — Ocean Learning Lab and Immersive Experiences — will be at the I4C2 lot, along with other exhibitors, so those waiting to board schooners can find out more about the maritime environment while having some fun.

There also will be artisans displaying their wares and food vendors, including The Eclectic Clam, Gig Rower Hot Dog and Veggie Burger Stand, and Kim Gregory Pure Pastry, serving up their specialties.



Where: Maritime Gloucester at 23 Harbor Loop

When: Saturday August 31st 10 AM-4 PM

Price: Free and open to the public

Snapshots from Gloucester’s Maritime Heritage Day

Gloucester in the news: CBS Boston WBZ-TV visits Massachusetts Oyster Project at Maritime Gloucester

Sarah Valencik, a volunteer with the Massachusetts Oyster Project, talks to WBZ’s Chris McKinnon about the oyster’s role in the ecosystem. (WBZ-TV)

“GLOUCESTER (CBS) – It Happens Here in Gloucester – part of Cape Ann, an urban town center surrounded by beaches, boats and beautiful marshland. One of the town’s more famous residents was Clarence Birdseye. He is the man who put frozen foods on the dinner table…” Read transcript and see video here (if it’s not loading below)

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