This Maritime Monday we look back to our education programs. Normally at this time in the year, we are surrounded by Gloucester Public School students and local field trip visitors, all taking part in our experiential education programming. Back in 2015, we had the Waring School students film their week-long activities and they created this video from their experience. What better way to salute the initiative of our students and the experience that they get at Maritime Gloucester than to show it in their own words.
June 8, 2020
World Ocean Day 2020 is today, so naturally, it needs to be part of our Maritime Mondays! Our educational mission encompasses all the aspects of maritime life and our maritime environment. We wanted to send a personal message to celebrate the meaning of this important day.
June 1, 2020
Our Annual Spring Lecture Series was cut short by the COVID-19 stay at home order. We are planning some virtual lectures as we go forward. In celebration of this much-missed series, here is a look at the popular 2016 lecture by Harold Burnham for his book The Shipwright & The Schooner.
The Shipwright and the Schooner is available in the Maritime Gloucester Museum Store by contacting us at .
Thank you to Matthew Benincasa for the video production.
May 25, 2020
Today we pause our series to pay special tribute to the men and women who served to protect our freedom. Their gift to us, what Abraham Lincoln referred to as "the last full measure of devotion," is their legacy. A day of reflection is not enough to commemorate this act and their stories. Today, we honor them and their sacrifice, and we remember those families that are missing someone today.
We bring you the 2018 Gloucester Memorial Day Ceremony filmed and shared by 1623 Studiosas a means of reflection and ask that you visit the Cape Ann Veterans Services Facebook page to support their work for our veteran community.
May 18, 2020
This week's Maritime Monday offering goes is our promotional video "Oceans of Discovery" from nearly 9 years ago! As you watch this, notice how much we have physically changed over the years, but listen to how much our programs remain the same. It is exciting that as we develop our waterfront and aquarium, our core values remain constant. Seeking to preserve our heritage, maintain this culturally significant site for future generations, and engaging young (and old!) people around exciting educational programming never goes out of style. Enjoy.
May 10, 2020
The Gloucester Schooner Festival celebrates our great city, our fishing history, and most of all, the vessels that put us on the map: the schooner! Today we are fortunate to share Jim Lowell's
Legacy: Shipbuilders, Fishermen, and the Age of Gloucester Schooners.
This feature movie is a great primer to understand the history and the importance of the heritage behind our Schooner Festival.
May 4, 2020
In 2019, Masconomet High student, Joseph Dox, put together this piece on Maritime Gloucester. After researching through our campus and archives, he interviewed staff, wrote the script and created the following video. We are pleased to share his work with you not only as an introduction to our campus, but also as a demonstration of our ongoing work to teach the next generation about their heritage and their connection to the ocean.
June 11, 2020
There are few things that celebrate summer and Gloucester's heritage like the Gloucester Schooner Festival. In 2012, Maritime Gloucester became the home to the Festival, previously run by the Chamber of Commerce. The Festival is a celebration of our schooner fishing fleet and a continuation of the International Fisherman's Race started in 1920. For those doing the math, this year is the 100th Anniversary of the race, and we hope to celebrate that legacy this Labor Day weekend, if the COVID-19 conditions will allow. Safety of the crowds will take first place in this year's race, but with good planning and preparation, we hope to offer a Schooner Festival worthy of this notable year.
Many great videos and presentations have been made for this visual event. Watching them on Youtube is always fun. For this Throwback Thursday, we share Jay Albert's Cape Ann Images slideshow from 2009. A great teaser for this upcoming year.
June 4, 2020
Throwback Thursday is offering up an old video from 2014, showing our experiential education programs in action! Master Dory Builder, Geno Mondello, takes a young group of visitors on a trip as Gloucester fishermen for the day in "Curious George visits Maritime Gloucester."
May 28, 2020
One of the best parts of Maritime Gloucester is Harold Burnham. A constant partner and a true benefit to our education and preservation mission, Harold and Mary Kay Taylor built our flagship, the pinky schooner Ardelle, back in 2011. Our working waterfront would not be the same without them.
This week's Throwback is a double offering, with the video of the Ardelle first entering Gloucester Harbor in 2011 on the way to her new home at Maritime Gloucester and the audio recording "A Conversation with Boatbuilder, Harold Burnham" from Art Works. This interview is part of Harold's 2012 National Heritage Fellowship and NEA Award, which is the highest honor this country can give to folk and traditional artists. Listen here
A big thank you to Good Morning Gloucester and to Barbara Luster for the footage.
May 21, 2020
We continue this week's theme and offer up another video created in 2014 called "A Future Here." See if you recognize the people, you certainly will recognize our programs and the experience that each child and visitor gets when they come to Maritime Gloucester.
May 14, 2020
Continuing our salute to the International Fisherman's Cup Race, we've clipped together some old newsreels and on-deck footage of the International Fisherman's Cup Race.
First up is a clip from the 1937 Newsreel called Windjammer Thrills which has some wonderful Gertrude Thebaud shots. Next is a clip from the International Film Board of Canada called Vignettes Bluenose. This is followed by a Universal Newsreel from 1938 with some great aerial shots of that race. We wrap it all up with footage from the last race of the Bluenose. Racing off Gloucester, Mass. against the Gertrude L. Thibault. Shot by W.R. MacAskill in October 1938.
May 7, 2020
In 2010, Joey Ciaramitaro stopped by the Dory Shop to interview Geno Mondello while he was finishing up Dory #3 for the International Dory Rowers. This video is a fun walk down memory lane, but it is also relevant to 2020, as the International Dory Races will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year in conjunction with the International Fisherman's Cup. Also, check out the salvaged bell from the Esperanto, now hanging on our balcony overlooking the pier.
Note to viewers: the prices for dories are from 2010! You may need to pay a little more now. However, you can also take part in our dory raffle later this year and win one for $1.
June 5, 2020
An interview with Dr. Heidi Tarr Henson, a Maritime Gloucester member and gig rower since 2008, and Secretariat HR Officer at the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Dr. Henson discusses her many duties in today's COVID pandemic world, particularly those relating to the Department of Unemployment Insurance. This is a great look at the many layers our State is working through to reopen and protect the economic health of its citizens.
May 29, 2020
Our very own Charlene Delaney is taking center stage this week with our Front Line Friday series to tell us about her vitally important work with Meals on Wheels and how they have adapted and change their practices to cope with COVID-19, while still maintaining this necessary service.
May 15, 2020
it is the second installment of our Front Line Friday where we interview a member who is working on the Front Line during the COVID-19 crisis. This week is Carol Butler, a gig rower, member since 2006, and a nurse for Mass General who has worked for the last 3 weeks in the COVID Intensive Care Unit in Boston.
May 8, 2020
Each week we highlight a Maritime Gloucester member who is working on the "Front Lines" during the COVID-19 crisis. This week we are proud to talk with Amy Cole, a Gig Rower and Maritime Gloucester member since 2014. Amy was nominated by a few of her fellow rowers for her work as a Special Education Teacher and Liason at the Beeman School in Gloucester. She sat down with Executive Director, Michael De Koster to discuss her work, her challenges, and get her perspective during these tough times.