Gloucester Schooner Festival Maritime Heritage Day
23 Harbor Loop
Effie M. Morrissey fished from Gloucester beginning in 1894 landing tons of salt cod as a high-liner. SEMA will return to celebrate Gloucester’s maritime heritage during the festival. Visit the Ernestina-Morrissey booth on Saturday and enjoy the rest of the activity on the Gloucester waterfront. Next year the newly restored Ernestina-Morrissey will make a long anticipated return to the festival, an event many have been waiting for!
Step aboard a schooner, learn about traditional shipbuilding and fitting out, watch America’s oldest marine railway in action, or explore the unique biology that makes our oceans so amazing. You can find it all at Maritime Heritage Day! Maritime Gloucester will be hosting a variety of local community organizations with an exciting array of demonstrations and interactive options for all ages.
In addition to our exhibitors we will have music, schooner charters, and delicious local fare. Many of the Gloucester Schooner Festival’s visiting schooners will be open to deck tours and charters.