In the midst of photographing all of the beautiful schooners, I was happy to take a second to appreciate the gorgeous back drop to it all…that is, our Gloucester.
All Day Arrival of Participating Vessels.
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum open to the public– free of charge.
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Mayor’s Reception for invited guests (ticketed event)
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Gloucester Block Party on Main Street in downtown.Welcome Columbia and Bluenose II sail aboard the Schooner Thomas Lannon on Friday at 10am. Purchase tickets here.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Maritime Gloucester Heritage Day
Maritime Gloucester, located at 23 Harbor Loop in downtown Gloucester, will host its annual Heritage Day celebration from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The event is free to the public.
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Heritage Day at the White-Ellery House
The 1710 White-Ellery House (245 Washington Street, Gloucester) will have a slide show of schooners and have other fishing & racing related activities. The event is free to the public.
4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Lobster Bake at The Gloucester House
Music, food and a whole lot of fun. The cost is only $17
for Lobster, Corn and Cornbread.
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Concert on Stacy Boulevard
Enjoy a community concert on The Boulevard before and after the Parade of Lights and Fireworks.
Boat Parade of Lights
The annual Boat Parade of Lights begins at dusk at Jones Creek on the Annisquam River, travels down the river, through the drawbridge and into Gloucester Harbor, ending in the Smith’s Cove area of the harbor.
Fireworks Display over Gloucester Harbor. (following Parade of Lights, time approximate)
(The Gloucester Fireworks Committee is in need of more donations for the Labor Day weekend fireworks. Donations may be made to The Gloucester Fund, 45 Middle St., Gloucester, MA 01930. Please notate “fireworks” on your donation.)
This meeting is required for all Schooners sailing in the Mayor’s Race. Meet at Solomon Jacobs Park, immediately adjacent to the U.S. Coast Guard Station on Harbor Loop.
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Parade of Sail as Schooners proceed from Inner Harbor, past the Fishermen’s Memorial on Stacy Boulevard, to the race starting area off Eastern Point.
11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Shuttle Bus to Eastern Point Light, from Eastern Point Gate (Eastern Point Boulevard at Farrington Avenue) to watch the start of the Mayor’s Race. Free ofCharge, courtesy of Cape Ann Transportation Authority.
Start of Mayor’s Race for the Esperanto Cup, Columbia Trophy, Ned Cameron Trophy; and Betty Ramsey Trophy off Eastern Point.
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Reception and Awards Ceremony
for captains, crews and invited guests (ticketed event)
Monday, September 3, 2018
“Rain Day” for recovery from postponements caused by inclement weather. ONLY IF REQUIRED.
The Roseway going by Old Salem Path, The Lannon and Ardelle in Gloucester Harbor on Tuesday afternoon.
The Columbia and the Roseway are already in. Went to the Maritime Gloucester Pier and could see The Columbia, Ardelle and The Schooner Adventure. When driving through Stage Fort Park, saw the Roseway coming into port.
Ardelle, Schooner Adventure and The Columbia
A very special thank you to Jeff Amero for sharing his awesome party location!
Thank you Ron for this treasured gift of An Island No More!!!
To read more about Ron Gilson and An Island No More see the following GMG posts:
Joey…. Here’s a shot from GREEN DRAGON a couple years ago when BLUENOSE II was still around. Maggie here is savoring the odor of the haddock chowder wafting over from the Canadians’ galley and hoping for a chance to clean their bowls when they come ashore. What happened was that she missed out on the chowder but did manage to grab the skipper’s hot dog when he was on the dock. Hence the invasion of the BLUENOSE ll’s crew. Fortunately we had a good supply of Fishermen’s Brew iced down and were able to calm them.
Maggie was also in attendance at ARDELLE’S launching, and here can be seen interviewing Cooper. You can see Maggie’s blog here… it’s a long thread but scrolling down through it will acquaint you with some of her pals like Effie on Effie.