Gloucester Maritime Heritage Day

Gloucester Maritime Heritage Day

The Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center will hold its 7th annual Heritage Day celebration on Saturday, September 5th, from 10 am ‘ 5 pm, as part of Gloucester’s 25th Schooner Festival. The Center’s exhibits and aquarium will be open free of charge throughout the day.

Canada’s Bluenose II will be berthed at the Center from September 4-7 and will offer free public deck tours throughout Heritage Day. Other vessels docked at the center and available for dockside viewing include the Virginia, the Pride of Baltimore, and the Unicorn.

The festivities will feature music by Not that Blonde, a four piece acoustic group that plays a wide mix of folk, pop, & country music. From the familiar to the obscure, Not That Blonde puts their own spin on the music from with sweet three-part harmonies, crisp guitar work and a warm bass line.

Nonprofit and cultural organizations including the Cape Ann Museum, the Whale Center of New England, and the Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary will set up booths highlighting their work and offering hands-on activities. The Cape Ann Ship Modelers will offer lobster trap net making and ship model building demonstrations. The Essex Shipbuilding Museum will introduce its 15’ long model of the schooner Evalina Goulart. There will be lots of children’s activities include trunnel making, rope making, and the opportunity to transform a huge sail into a mural.

Local crafters will demonstrate their skills and sell their work. Windrush Books will feature vintage local history and maritime related books.

Hot dogs, hamburgers, lobster rolls, and chowder will be available courtesy of Lobstaland. .

The Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center is located at 23 Harbor Loop in Gloucester. For further information, call 978-281-0470.