Gloucester Schooners

Schooner nerds alert: Don't miss the historic annual gathering this year at the 31st Gloucester Schooner Festival, Sept 4,5, and 6. Four out of the 5 Essex built schooners still sailing will be there. Adventure, Lettie G. Howard, Roseway, Highlander Sea (Pilot). Also Columbia, yes, the "new" one, plus three schooners built by umpteenth generation Essex builder Harold Burnham. Then there are the locals: Green Dragon, Redbird, Bald Eagle, Sugar Babe, Humble. See more at www.gloucesterschoonerfestival.net. Oh yes, one more thing. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Al Bezanson ! Maybe now that you're 80 we stand a chance at beating you in Gloucester. Cheers, old buddy.

A word to the wise

  

               

"It's high time you sent in your registration for the Gloucester Schooner Festival." 

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Atop City Hall sails Elsie, the first Gloucester fishing schooner to race Bluenose (1921)

Al Bezanson 

PS  Daisy, thanks for the greeting.