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2023 Schedule Coming Soon!


America's oldest seaport, and the beloved working waterfront at Maritime Gloucester, come alive again this year for Maritime Heritage Day! Maritime Gloucester hosts a day of exciting demonstrations and interactive fun for all ages.

In addition to our exhibitors, we will have music, schooner charters, and delicious treats. Many of the Gloucester Schooner Festival's visiting schooners will be open to deck tours and charters. This festival will take place over three locations on the Gloucester Waterfront, our own Harriet Webster Pier on Harbor Loop, the Schooner Docks at the neighboring I4C2 lot, and, new this year, the docks at Ocean Alliance on Rocky Neck.

This is an exciting day with something for everyone from the budding marine biologist to the maritime history enthusiast.


A list of our vendors and a schedule of events can be seen below.

Where:  Maritime Gloucester (23 Harbor Loop)

              I4C2 Schooner Floats (between the Building Center and The Gloucester House)

              Ocean Alliance (32 Horton St, Rocky Neck)


When: Saturday, September 3, 2022 - 10am-4pm


Price: Free and open to the public

Schedule of Heritage Day Events By Location

Maritime Gloucester

23 Harbor Loop

The Hub of Maritime Heritage Day!


All Day 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

- Crafts and Coloring Station - MG Classroom

- Viewing of Gertrude L. Thebaud pennant

-Heritage Galley Food Truck Court - Butter ur Biscut, Beefie Boys, Meat and Sweet, Taco Truck, Eclectic Clam, Crepe du Jour

- GSF Merchandise Sales

- Maritime Gloucester Exhibits and Aquarium

-Schooner Ardelle - 1 hr sails for $20

-Cape Ann Harbor Tours will be providing a shuttle between downtown Gloucester and Rocky Neck


  • 9:30 - International Dory racing demonstration

  • 11:00 - 3:00 Lathe & Blacksmithing demonstrations with Aaron Dahlmer

  • 11:00 - 1812 Marine Guard for the U.S. Constitution. Marching and rifle firing demonstration

  • 12-4 - Underwater Drone 

  • 12:00 Historic Marine Railway Presentation with Justin Demetri

  • 2:00 - Historic Presentation of the Gertrude L. Thebaud pennant by Justin Demetri

  • 3:00 - 1812 Marine Guard for the U.S. Constitution. Marching and rifle firing demonstration

Schooner Floats

I4C2 Lot - 65 Rogers Street

All Day 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

-Schooner Viewing & Deck Tours

-Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team - live animal exhibit

-Gloucester Schooner Festival Merchandise for Sale

-Discover Gloucester

- Melissa Cox Photograph

Ocean Alliance Docks

32 Horton Street - Rocky Neck

All Day - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00pm

-Ocean Alliance info and tours

​- Schooner Roseway deck tours

-Art exhibit "Once Upon a Whale" by Perri Howard

Participating Organizations and Vendors

Non-Profit and Community Organizations

At Maritime Gloucester Pier

Maritime Gloucester

Extreme Gloucester Fishing

Lowell's Boat Shop

Mass Oyster Project

Maritime Antiques Shop

Northeast Maritime Institute
Sawyer Free Library

Sea Scouts Ship 5

Schooner Adventure

Schooner Ardelle

US Coast Guard Auxiliary

1812 Marine Guard - U.S. Constitution

Food - Butter ur Biscuit

Food - Beefie Boys

Food - Crepes du Jour

Food - Eclectic Clam

Food - Meat and Sweet

Food - Tacos and Tots

At I4C2 Schooner Docks

Discover Gloucester

Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team

Melissa Cox Photography

Schooner Fritha

Schooner Alert

At Ocean Alliance

Rocky Neck Art Colony

Rocky Neck Cultural District

Schooner Roseway

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