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Photos of Gloucester Schooner Captains, Crew, and Committee Members

Snapshots taken on race day, at the morning meeting of the captains and the evening’s closing ceremony, and a few the day before. So many thanks to Al Bezanson for introductions, his much appreciated knowledge and advice generously shared, and for being an all around great guy. I’ve tried to accurately caption; click on the photo to read the captain’s names and their schooners.

gloucester-schooner-festival-2016-ardelle-captain-harold-burnham-malabar-captain-james-lobdell-copyright-kim-smithCaptain Harold Burnham, Schooner Ardelle, and Captain James Lobdell, Schooner Malabar II

gloucester-schooner-festival-2016-schooner-tyrone-captain-matt-sutphin-green-dragon-captain-al-bezanson-copyright-kim-smithCaptain Matt Sutphin, Schooner Tyrone and Captain Al Bezanson, Schooner Green Dragon

gloucester-schooner-festival-2016-al-bezanson-captain-peter-houston-copyright-kim-smithMike McManus, Captain Al Bezanson Schooner Green Dragon and Captain Peter Houston, Schooner Eileen Marie

adventure-captain-stefan-edick-awarded-george-nichols-cup-gloucester-schooner-festival-2016-copyright-kim-smithCaptain Stefan Edick, Schooner Adventure, receiving the George Nichols Cup from the Schooner Committee Chair Daisy Nell

gloucester-schooner-festival-2016-schooner-tyrone-captain-matt-sutphin-2-copyright-kim-smithCaptain Matt Sutphin the day before the race painting the hull of the Schooner Tyrone

Welcome Schooners!

Brett Nick Max Ramsey Gloucester Schooner Fest welcome 2016 copyright Kim SmithWhat a treat to tag along with Gloucester’s own Schooner Festival welcoming committee Brett Ramsey and his sons Max and Nick. Each year Brett purchases and assembles baskets of fresh fruit. Along with loaves of yummy bread still warm from Virgilio’s ovens (donated by Joe Virgilio), Brett and his family welcome each and every participating schooner. You could tell that the recipients were really grateful and thrilled by the gesture.

Special shout out to Schooner Green Dragon’s Captain Al Bezanson. I was out filming early this morning and stopped by Rocky Neck Accommodations to say hello to Al and his wife Phyllis. This was Al’s idea to cover the Schooner Fest welcome, so thank you Al Bezanson!!

Gloucester Schooner Fest welcome 2016 Heat Ellis copyright Kim SmithSchooner Lannon’s Captain Heath EllisGloucester Schooner Fest welcome 2016 -7 copyright Kim Smith

Schooner Fest welcome 2016 Al Bezanson, Matt Sutphin, Fred Murphy copyright Kim SmithCaptains Al Bezanson (Green Dragon), Fred Murphy (Ishmael), and Matt Sutphin (Tyrone) Gloucester Schooner Fest welcome -1 2016 copyright Kim Smith