Category Archives: Gloucester Harbor

Ten Pound Island Sunset

Paint Factory and Ten Pound Island Lighthouse

Decked Out at the Dock!

Come take a stroll at the Maritime Gloucester dock and see how pretty it looks (and check out the wonderful gift shop and art show!). Maritime Gloucester Pier

Red Ten

Gloucester Harbor foggy morning.

THREE VIEWS GLOUCESTER CITY HALL AND SKYLINE

A view that never disappoints

Choppy Harbor waters

Storm clouds departing

Later the same afternoon

SCIENCE CHANNEL FILMING VIKING EPISODE AT MARITIME GLOUCESTER

The Science Channel was filming an episode about the Vikings today. The show features the ship Polaris, a handcrafted reconstruction of an original Viking coastal fishing vessel. Polaris is docked at Maritime Gloucester.

Viking Ship Drops Anchor in Massachusetts
By Sean Horgan

ESSEX, Mass. (AP) — Cape Ann’s fleet of vintage row and sail vessels has a new addition, one that hearkens back to mists of Viking heritage forged in the fjords of western Norway.

The Polaris, a 37-foot reconstruction of an original Viking coastal fishing vessel dating to 1030 A.D., has made its way across country to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum from its birthing boat yard on Fidalgo Bay in Anacortes, Washington.

The plan, according to owner Stuart Boyd, is to berth the Polaris this summer at Maritime Gloucester, where it will be available from early June on for short public rowing trips, private charters and corporate team-building outings throughout the inshore waters of Cape Ann.

“We want to be an inspiration for small groups working together and having fun at the same time,” said Boyd, whose company is named Norsvald after the ancient Norse word for “power from within.”

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SPLENDID SCHOONER FEST FIREWORKS

Saturday night’s Schooner Fest fireworks display from Stage Fort Park was beautiful. They’ll be time tomorrow to sort through the photos and in the meantime, here is preview.