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The Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival!

August 13, 2012
Two vessels participate in the Gloucester Schooner Festival.

Racing at full sail!

Racing Excitement on the High Seas!

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend with a panoramic adventure off the coast of Cape Ann. Come witness competitive drama on the high seas at the annual Gloucester Schooner Festival!

Gloucester, Massachusetts, the oldest fishing port on the Atlantic coast, hosts a fantastic weekend-long event to celebrate Gloucester’s fishing history. The festival both recognizes and honors the classic fishing schooners of long ago, by featuring the last of the remaining vessels and their replicas.

Each day of the festival is filled with diversity — including the Boat Parade of Lights, Fireworks Over Gloucester Harbor, and the Parade of Sail. The weekend culminates with the Mayor’s Race for the Esperanto Cup, an exciting event featuring large schooners greater than 80 feet in length. The best way to plan your weekend is to check out the complete Festival Schedule. There’s something for everyone!

I’ve been fortunate to have attended the Gloucester Schooner Festival several times in recent years. Click here to see more of my images from this fantastic event.

Photo Info:

Camera:  Nikon D300
Lens:  Nikkor 70-200 mm f/2.8
Exif Data:  ISO 200, 160 mm, f/8.0, 1/500 sec.

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~ Liz Mackney

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 16, 2012 10:03 am

    Looking forward to making it to this year’s festival.

    • LMP permalink*
      August 16, 2012 10:08 am

      It should be great. Looking forward to seeing you there Kate!


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