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29th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival
August 30, 2013 - September 1, 2013
Gloucester Harbor
Gloucester

Well known to the world as Gloucester's major maritime and sailing event, the 29th annual Gloucester Schooner Festival is organized by the Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee and Maritime Gloucester.

Taking place in the harbor and nearby waters of America's oldest seaport, the Gloucester Schooner Festival honors the major contribution of the historic fishing schooner to the heritage of Gloucester and the eastern seaboard.

Gloucester's beautiful harbor, acclaimed by explorer Champlain as "Le Beauport", is the backdrop for a unique mix of the old and new, as modern day trawlers share their home port with traditional vessels from the age of sail.

A spectacular highlight of the Gloucester Schooner Festival is the Parade of Sail on Sunday morning, as the participating schooners make their way through the harbor and out past the breakwater, to the Mayor's Race starting area off Eastern Point.

Maritime Gloucester is a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution whose mission is to inspire students and visitors to value marine science, maritime heritage and environmental stewardship through hands-on education and experiences. Its one-acre campus is located on Gloucester Harbor at 23 Harbor Loop, adjacent to the Coast Guard Station. For more information go to www.maritimegloucester.org/events.php or like us on Facebook.

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Rockport Community Egg Hunt
Rockport Elementary School Playground
2 pm
Rockport
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Motif #1 Day
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From Rockport Harbor to Marmion Way and Back
9:00 am start
Rockport
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18th Annual Emergency Services Day
T-Wharf and Central Fire Station in Downtown Rockport
10am-2pm.
Rockport
May 18, 2014
Sunday, May 18th is the 18th Annual Emergency Service Day from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Activities will be held at T-Wharf and Central Fire Station in Downtown Rockport.
All are welcome to participate in this free community event. more  
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