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
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
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
- 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
Lowell's Boat Shop
Maritime Antiques Shop
Northeast Maritime Institute
Sawyer Free Library
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
Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team
Melissa Cox Photography