Get 25% off Gloucester History Sail Aboard Schooner Ardelle, July 26th!

Go to Schooner Ardelle’s website and enter Shipmate codeĀ HISTORY andĀ receive 25% off our Gloucester Harbor History Sail on Wednesday, July 26th!


Gloucester Harbor History

with Local Historian Justin Demetri

Wednesday July 26th,

August 9th & 23rd

at 6:00 pm

Join us for an evening of stories and relaxation as we explore the history of Gloucester’s working waterfront with local historian and author Justin Demetri!

We had to turn back early last time due to thunderstorms, but my dad Captain Vito of Striper King Charters will be back with us to add his experiences as a Gloucester fisherman to the tour. Wind or no wind, we will have some fun out there as always, and with 25% off, how can you resist a night on the water?


Thoroughbreds Under Sail: Revised Edition Now In Print

One of my missions this off-season was to revamp some of my books, especially those that have only been available on Kindle. Thoroughbreds Under Sail was my first attempt at self-publishing and was based upon a couple of articles I wrote for European magazines a few years back. For this new revised print edition I decided to add a little more information about the schooners and also to correct some errors. Also, I have added more photos, some from the photo collections at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum.

Thoroughbreds Under Sail The Surviving Gloucester Fishing Schooners

The new print cover

My original intent for these small books was to be “light reads” for visitors to Cape Ann. Quick reads with relevant information so visitors can quickly learn a bit about our sights and heritage. For those wanting something that goes more in depth…well I’m working on that. For the past few years I have been working on a larger project that focuses on the transitional vessels like the Evelina M. Goulart and the American Eagle of the 20’s and 30’s. It’s a subject area that is close to my heart, as well as many others in Gloucester fishing families since in many cases these were the vessels that established our families not only as Gloucester fishermen, but Americans as well. Stay tuned.