Gloucester Maritime Heritage Day
Gloucester Maritime Heritage Day at the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center, 23 Harbor Loop in Gloucester, MA. The Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center will celebrate Gloucester’s relationship with the sea on Saturday, September 1, from 10 a.m. _ 4 p.m. This free event for all ages takes place during the Gloucester Schooner Festival. Three schooners _ the Pride of Baltimore II, the Lettie Howard and the Virginia — will be docked at the Heritage Center. The Pride of Baltimore II will open its decks to the public throughout Heritage Day.
The celebration features a nautical flea market and silent auction, model building demonstrations by the Cape Ann Ship Modelers’ Guild, and children’s activities including games and crafts. Windrush Books will sell out-of-print and hard-to-find titles focusing on Cape Ann history and maritime subjects. Local craftsmen will demonstrate their skills and sell their wares. Refreshments feature lobster rolls, clam chowder, hot dogs and hamburgers.
In the evening, the Heritage Center is sponsoring a Parade of Lights Cruise aboard the Yankee Clipper. Boarding is at 6:30 pm. at the Cape Ann Marina. Light refreshments will be served and there will be a cash bar. Tickets are $25 per person, available at the Heritage Center. Or reserve by calling 978-281-0470.
Dedicated to the preservation of Gloucester’s maritime industrial history, the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center occupies 36,000 square feet overlooking Gloucester Harbor. The Center continues to operate the Burnham Brothers Marine Railway, the oldest continuously operating marine railway in the country. For further information, call the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center at (978) 281-0470.