Narrated Sunset Cruise on Schooner Ardelle: 8/20/14, 6PM

Ever wonder about some of the sights you see along Gloucester’s waterfront? The back story of some of those fabulous mansions, busy wharves or historic coves? Then join me Wednesday August 20th for an evening cruise aboard the Schooner Ardelle. Captain Harold Burnham has invited me to come aboard and tell a bit about Gloucester’s past and present as we sail along one of the world’s most beautiful harbors. Anyone who has been aboard with me knows I love my town, I love its history, but I like to have fun too! So come join us as we knock back a few refreshments and talk about what makes this place so special.

 

Schooner Ardelle on her launch day, July 2011

Schooner Ardelle on her launch day, July 2011

 

The vessel, a 55′ Pinky Schooner built by Capt. Burnham in 2011, departs from Maritime Gloucester.  Tickets can be purchased at the Museum, or here

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Maritime Capsules: Wednesday August 6, 7:30 PM Essex Shipbuilding Museum

I’m very proud to have been part of this excellent documentary team along with Keith Palazzola, Sal Zerilli, Mat Bradley and Jimmy Tarantino. A short, but detailed look at Gloucester’s relationship with the Grand Banks Dory in the past, present and future:

Why do working class people work so hard to sustain ways of life tied to declining commercial industries? The documentary film “Maritime Capsules” addresses this question through the eyes of a small group of people working to maintain an ancient rowboat as a vital piece of Maritime Culture in the shadows of the declining commercial fishing industry in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the oldest seaport in America.