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S AMERICA’S OLDEST SEAPORT, our authentic working waterfront highlights our maritime pride across our beaches, restaurants, museums, historical attractions and the oldest working art colony in North America. A place to see, feel and taste history, Gloucester’s mix of beauty, fun, and character have drawn fans for almost 400 years. While visiting, you can sail on Gloucester’s historic schooners and

dine at wonderful bistros featuring the freshest fish and local fare. Enjoy

the excitement of a nautical excursion—Gloucester provides some of the best

whale watching in the world! Whether you are interested in fishing, hiking, swimming, or any other recreational activity, our spectacular scenery complements any adventure. Our city offers even more excitement across annual

events like the Schooner Festival, St. Peter’s Fiesta, lively music concert series, open cinema experiences, and

community bazaars. The heart of Gloucester beats vibrantly downtown with an eclectic mix of shops, cafés, and galleries—even an interactive self-guided harborwalk tour, which celebrates Gloucester’s most remarkable stories. Day or night and all year round, Gloucester provides the same hometown pride that I have experienced growing up here. Our wonderful people are resilient, hardworking, creative, and endearing. We love life here in Gloucester—and when you visit this genuine destination, we are confident that you’ll love it, too! While you’re here, let people know, “Mayor Sefatia sent me.”

Warmly, Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken

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Melissa Cox, resident and local freelance photographer of our wonderful city of Gloucester, has been taking pictures since high school and recently found her love of nautical, architectural and landscape photography. She loves traveling and being out on the water capturing alluring images of ships, whales and sunsets. When she’s not at work or being one of our city councilors, you can usually find her taking photos of scenic Cape Ann. Melissa was recently accepted into the Rockport Art Association as well as a member of the Newburyport Art Association and Rocky Neck Cultural Center. Her work can be found at Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck, Arts Abound in Magnolia and at Maritime Gloucester, where this photograph was taken. The boats pictured are Cornish Pilot Gigs. You can connect with her on Facebook and Instagram (Melissa Cox Photography) or check out her gallery collection on her website, www.melissacoxphotography.com.

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Features Welcome to Gloucester............................................................................ 4 Patterns with a Purpose............................................................................. 6 No Rest for the Wicked..............................................................................8 Family Friendly Faves.................................................................................11 Guiding Light, Lighthouses of Cape Ann ........................................... 14

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Gloucester People: John Hammond, The Big Idea Guy............... 16 Meet the Artist: Sarah Slifer Swift and Caroline Harvey.................. 18 History & Heritage: Standing Tall..........................................................20 Celebrations: Int’l Fisherman’s Cup and Gloucester 400..............25 Cape Ann Neighbors: Essex, Manchester and Rockport...............28 MAPS...........................................................................................................32 GLOUCESTER SEAFOOD TRAIL...................................................... 37

Listings 25

PLAY............................................................................................................42 On Land..................................................................................................42 By Sea......................................................................................................44 Weddings, Functions, Groups...........................................................46 SHOPS & SERVICES............................................................................. 48 Visitor Resources & Services.............................................................50 EAT & DRINK............................................................................................52 STAY.............................................................................................................56 THE GREAT OUTDOORS....................................................................59

Calendar of Events.............................................................. 60

The official 2020-21 Discover Gloucester Visitor Guide is funded, in part, by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. This guide was made possible by a grant administered by the North of Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau. MassVacation.com NorthofBoston.org This guide provides information for the use of visitors to Gloucester and Cape Ann, MA. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy of information. Discover Gloucester cannot guarantee rates or other dates herein or assume any liability for errors, omissions, or for damages which may result from reliance on such information. Please contact individual organizations for their latest rates, dates and other specifics. For additional copies of this guide, advertising and information, contact: Discover Gloucester, PO Box 915, Gloucester, MA 01930 978-675-1818 ecarey@discovergloucester.com Publisher, Ad Sales, Editorial: Elizabeth Carey, Executive Director, Discover Gloucester Design and Production: John Hall Design Group, Beverly, MA Admin Coordinator: Anne-Marie Anderson Editorial Contributors: Robin Catalano, Jenn Record, Lesley Davison, National Geographic, Hammond Castle Gloucester Tourism Alliance, Inc. d/b/a Discover Gloucester is a Destination Marketing Organization. Discover Gloucester works to promote tourism and the visitor based economy by increasing awareness of Gloucester and Cape Ann as a premier visitor destination.

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CAPE ANN MUSEUM 27 PLEASANT STREET

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DISCOVER CAPE ANN! The Cape Ann Museum celebrates the art, history and culture of Cape Ann—a region rich in historical, artistic and industrial achievement. The permanent collection showcases significant American art from the 19th century to the present, including works by Fitz Henry Lane, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Milton Avery and Marsden Hartley; artifacts from the fishing, maritime and granite quarrying industries; Folly Cove Designer textiles; and a Library & Archives. Special exhibitions and programs are offered year round.

Walker Hancock (1901–98), Arion. Plaster with bronze patina. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum. Gift from the Estate of the Artist (2001.27.22).

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Driving along the boulder-strewn coast

of Gloucester, Massachusetts, gives the impression of endless shoreline. Beach rose, summer sweet, and milkweed bloom in tight clusters above towering cliffs, their tops desert hues of clay and sand, their bottoms turned inky by millennia of ocean swells. Scenic beaches, where foamy waves slurp against the shore and seagulls trawl the water’s edge for reckless crabs, appear regularly along coast-hugging Route 127. The air is heavy with salt, slightly tacky on the fingertips and damp against the throat. Massive hotels and the homes of the not necessarily famous but certainly capable of dropping a cool few million jut out over the ocean like patrician jaws, glossy and studiously lived-in. Based on outer appearances, you might be tempted to lump Gloucester in with other picturesque coastal areas of the Northeast. But this would be a mistake. Beneath Gloucester’s stony beauty, its whooshing waves, its tourist-appropriate veneer—the upscale waterfront restaurants, the harbor cruises, the chic downtown boutiques— lies the pulsing heart of a city that doesn’t just follow the rhythm of a different drummer; it leads the entire band. 

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Above: Gloucester Block Parties; Local Gloucester fisherman, Dave Marciano of Wicked Tuna.

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From Boston’s Logan Airport: Approximately 45-minute drive north to Gloucester. Subway service is available from Logan Airport to North Station, where MTBA trains depart to Gloucester regularly. From Manchester, NH airport: about 75 minutes south to Gloucester.

BY CAR

I-93 North to I-95 North/Peabody. Continue on Rt. 128 North to Gloucester. Travel time approximately 45 minutes. From New York & Points South I-90 East (NY Thruway) to Mass Turnpike. Exit at I-95 North (exit 14), continue on Rt. 128 North to Gloucester. Travel time approximately four hours.

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COMMUTER RAIL TRAINS available from Boston’s North Station. Gloucester Station is a five-minute walk from downtown shops, attractions, and restaurants. MBTA.com

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GETTING HERE


PATTERNS with a Purpose DOWNTOWN GLOUCESTER has a new and developing piece of public art on the side of the Americold building at 69 Rogers Street. MosaicGloucester is a visual representation of Gloucester’s oral history, telling its layered tales—through its citizens—in a lasting, accessible, and engaging way. The mosaic was designed to capture the spirit and imagery of Gloucester while becoming a welcoming gateway to Gloucester’s Downtown.

Local artist, Lesley Davison, showcases Gloucester’s storied past, present and future with creative patterns and design.

The work is a love letter from Gloucester artist Lesley Davison to the city. She has interviewed local residents about Gloucester, and has illustrated their stories about Gloucester’s past, present and future on the mosaic’s large fish-shaped panels. The resulting composition is formed of glittery mirror, colorful glass and textured ceramic tiles. Lesley worked with local residents of all ages to make tiles included in the work depicting

marine life and local landmarks, with some tiles even serving as tributes to relationships or to those who are no longer with us. The title and theme of each panel comes from one of the historic Babson Boulders from enigmatic Dogtown, and the relevant boulder is included in the design. A piece of poetry by a poet who lived or spent time in Gloucester is also featured in each panel. As of this writing there are three fish on the Americold building with more to come. Beyond just creating a beautiful mural for Gloucester, its aim is to celebrate our heritage and look forward to our promising future. The mural creation process, as well as the mural itself, engages and informs residents and visitors to build a better understanding and pride in the “mosaic of tales” which come together to form the Gloucester story.

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Spring Open Studio Tour June 6-7 10am -5pm daily Fall Open Studio Tour October 10, 11 & 12 10am -5pm daily Open Year Round by Appointment

Juried Artisans on Cape Ann invite you to visit our studios! Working in media including textiles, jewelry,glass, ceramics, painting, mosaics, quilting, and more, Cape Ann Artisan’s 17 artists open their studios to visitors during our 2020 Spring and Fall (self-guided) Open Studio Tours and by individual appointment year round. Wind your way around Cape Ann and experience the beauty of the area and the artists at work in their environment. “When I come to visit next year I may need to drive to the area rather than fly. So many wonderful things to bring home!” —2019 CAA TOUR VISITOR

Visit www.CapeAnnArtisans.com for brochures, addresses, a map of artist studio locations and tour guide, and images/blog posts for each artisan’s work. DiscoverGloucester.com

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No Rest for the Wicked A Q&A with Wicked Tuna’s T.J Ott

Wicked Tuna fans are sure to recognize the Hot Tuna, the biggest boat featured on the show – in part thanks to the larger-than-life personality of its gregarious captain, T.J. Ott.

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ORN AND RAISED in the fishing community of Broad Channel, New York, T.J. was introduced to the commercial fishing trade by his father, Tim Sr. T.J. was 12 years old when he caught his first bluefin, and he’s been hooked ever since, taking over the Hot Tuna from his father when he was just 19 years old. T.J. currently splits his time between Key West, where he fishes for grouper, snapper, mahi, and wahoo, and Gloucester, where he spends bluefin season.

What sets Gloucester apart from other fishing communities? The history. It’s America’s oldest seaport. Gloucester isn’t like other places - when you pull in, you can feel the history all around you. It’s a special place, nothing compares to Gloucester.

When was your first trip to Gloucester? My family first started going to Gloucester in 1988, and every year since then I’ve spent summers here. How has Wicked Tuna changed the town of Gloucester? It rejuvenated the tourism industry. Not that Gloucester wasn’t a popular destination before, but now people are searching it out like they did right after The Perfect Storm came out. On any given day, 40-50 people will come down to my boat, and they’re staying in the local hotels, eating at the local restaurants. Every local business owner will tell you that Wicked Tuna has had a positive effect. Gloucester was always the bluefin capital of the world and now people are coming to experience that for themselves. Just this past year, a family from Ireland came to my boat and their whole vacation was to come to Gloucester to see the Wicked Tuna boats.

You’ve chosen to dock in Rocky Neck, what do you enjoy about that part of town? I love Rocky Neck because it’s America’s oldest art colony and has a very different vibe. It’s out of the way, it’s close to lots of art galleries, it has all this cool history. I live in Key West part of the year, and Rocky Neck is the Key West part of Gloucester. It’s by far one of my favorite places. Do you have any favorite local spots to recommend? I feel bad naming just one because there are so many places I love. For breakfast, it’s Sailor Stan’s. For lunch, it’s The Causeway. And for dinner, hands down, Tonno – I’m there almost every night. Wicked Tuna airs Sundays on National Geographic.

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For folks who have come to Gloucester to go fishing, what should they expect? Other than bluefin, Gloucester has a variety of species you can fish for but one thing that really blows people away is the whale life. In Gloucester, you can see humpbacks and minkes, they’re all right here. As fishermen, it’s something we see on a daily basis but for many people, seeing these whales is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. In Gloucester, you can catch bluefin, you can catch stripers, you can see whales—it’s part of what makes it such a special place.


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Family Friendly Faves in Gloucester, Massachusetts

COAST2COASTWITHKIDS | JENN RECORD

MY FAMILY VISITED GLOUCESTER as a child but I had not visited in years when I read about a few places that made Yankee Magazine’s Best of New England lists. My list of must see spots grew when I started reading more on DiscoverGloucester.com. It’s worth noting that Gloucester locals love their hometown. We were greeted by friendly, enthusiastic people who were eager to share their stories, their history, and what makes Gloucester special to them. I’ve always been proud to be from Boston, but Gloucester raises the bar just a little higher.

1. Stage Fort Park is the location where Agawam Indians arrived from the west over 10,000 years ago in search of fish. In the mid-1600s, the first permanent settlement of the Massachusetts Bay Colony was Stage Fort Park. Today, it’s a 25-acre park, part of the Essex National Heritage Recreation Area that includes two beaches, a dog park, tons of walking trails, and plenty of amenities for the whole family.

2. Cape Pond Ice, the “coolest guys around”, will have you looking at ice with new found respect! Founded in 1848, Cape Pond Ice sells over 2,000 tons of ice to fishermen, businesses, and individuals each year. Take a tour of the facility to learn the history of the company and how ice was “harvested” and “preserved.”

3. Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House was built by interior designer Henry Davis Sleeper in the early 1900s. He lived in the 42 room “summer cottage” until his death in the 1930s, when the McCann family purchased it and lived there until 1942. The home was then bequeathed to Historic New England, which now oversees the property and the 10,000+ objects in the collection. Today, the home and gardens are open to the public through tours offered from May-October.

The infamous “Man at the Wheel” Statue on Stacy Boulevard; Entrance to Beauport Sleeper McCann House.

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4. Hammond Castle Museum is the

Thomas E Lannon is a 65-foot schooner that offers daily public sails during the summer and weekend public sails in May, September, and October. There are also special sunset music sails in the summer and Kids-Sail-Free Saturday mornings. Schooner Ardelle, is a restored Burnhambuilt schooner that can fit up to 50 passengers. It also operates out of Maritime Gloucester and is available May through October for public sails.

former home of Dr. John Hammond, a famous scientist credited with over 400 patents. He built the home in the late 1920s. An admirer of the medieval and gothic design, he imported many architectural elements from Europe. Hammond wanted the home reserved as a museum, and opened it to the public while he was still living in it in the late 1930s. Today, the castle is open for tours from May through September.

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Pictured clockwise, Majestic Hammond Castle; 7 Seas Wharf ticket booths for Schooner Thomas E. Lannon and 7 Seas Whale Watch

5. The Cape Ann Museum celebrates the extensive art community of the area throughout the past three centuries. Almost all of the collection has been gifted to the museum, mostly by family members of the artists. 6. Seven Seas Whale Watch tours are the #1 rated activity in town—and for good reason! Three to four hour tours (offered April through October) explore the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region and promise the site of whales. We never would have guessed just how many whales (over a dozen humpback whales) and dolphins we would see and just how close we would get! Staff will narrate throughout parts of the tour and share the history and geography of the area as well as explain the backgrounds of various species. 7. Boat cruises if you prefer a more intimate, or shorter, boat cruise around Gloucester, there are three schooners that we highly recommend: Schooner Adventure is a National Historic Landmark, built in nearby Essex in 1926. Adventure is docked at Maritime Gloucester where visitors can take a community sail. Schooner

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8. Maritime Gloucester is an indoor museum with an outdoor aquarium that will engage children of all ages. It’s the perfect spot for the toddler set, but older children will still enjoy the exhibits, many of which have interactive touch screens. The outdoor aquarium features local species of sea life, like the rare blue lobster. 9. Sargent House was the home of sea merchants and their families for over a century. The Georgian style home was originally built in the late 1700s for Judith Sargent Murray, an advocate for women’s rights. A large addition was built in the early 1800s and today, both floors are open to the public and include parlors, bedrooms, and exhibition spaces of decorative arts and furniture. 10. Harborwalk for the best views from every angle in town. The 1.2 mile path traverses through downtown between The Gloucester House and Stage Fort Park. Make sure to stop at the Fisherman’s Memorial (famous for the statue and sobering list of fishermen who died at sea) and the Fishermen’s Wives’ Memorial. The walk is defined by 42 granite pillars which tell the stories of important people and events of Gloucester’s history.


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Lighthouses of Cape Ann SIX ICONIC LIGHTHOUSES stand tall along the Cape Ann coastline to protect seafarers from rocky shores and shoals. They offer historians and romantics alike a glimpse into Cape Ann’s maritime lore and legacy. Lighthouses are a comfort to mariners to this day, and despite the use of GPS and electronic aids for navigation, they still symbolize home and safety.

Annisquam Harbor Lighthouse Annisquam Harbor Lighthouse (Annisquam Light) was erected in 1801 to mark the entrance to the Annisquam River at Wigwam Point, a popular Native American summer encampment. The quaint lighthouse is maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard and is no longer accessible from the nearby village of Annisquam in Gloucester. Best viewing opportunities are by water or from Wingaersheek Beach.

Straitsmouth Island Lighthouse Straitsmouth Island Lighthouse (Straitsmouth Light) was built in 1835 to mark the entrance to nearby Rockport Harbor. The lighthouse is maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard, but is owned by the Town of Rockport including the 1.8 acres it sits on. The rest of the 31-acre island is owned by the Massachusetts Audubon Society as a bird sanctuary.

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Thacher Island Twin Lighthouses (Twin Lights) The South tower has a red light flashing 5 times at 20 second intervals. The North tower has an amber steady light which is maintained by the Thacher Island Association as a “Courtesy” light in memory to mariners who have passed. Also known as Cape Ann Light Station,

the Twin Lights are the only fully operational multiple lights on the coasts of the United States.

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Eastern Point Lighthouse Eastern Point Lighthouse was erected on Gloucester’s Eastern Point to mark the harbor entrance in 1832. In addition to the light, there is a large lighthouse station, which continues to serve as housing for the U.S. Coast Guard. One of the station’s more famous occupants was Winslow Homer. The noted artist spent a year living at the light in 1880. Although not open to visitors the lighthouse presents a wonderful view, especially from the vantage point of the adjacent Dog Bar Breakwater.

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Ten Pound Island Lighthouse This quaint lighthouse is located on Ten Pound Island in Gloucester Harbor. The light was constructed in 1821 to mark the island and act as a marker for navigating Gloucester’s inner harbor. The island is easily visible from many locations along Gloucester’s waterfront. Tiny Ten Pound Island boasts housing America’s first Coast Guard station. The light was restored and relighted through the efforts of the Lighthouse Preservation Society.

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Pictured above: Thacher Island Twin Lights, photo by Len Burgess. Below: Eastern Point Lighthouse by Anne-Marie Anderson, Annasquam Lighthouse and sunset over Dog Bar by Melissa Cox.

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GLOUCESTER PEOPLE ANNE-MARIE ANDERSON

John Hammond: The Big Idea Guy When John Hays Hammond, Jr. died in 1965, he was America’s 6th most prolific inventor. His death ended a 55-year career of doing what inventors do—applying new technologies, meet market demands, react to global and regional events, and solve the problems we face every day. In this sense, Hammond was very much an inventor’s inventor, the big idea guy. In 1909, Hammond submitted his first successful patent application, a Wireless Control Apparatus. This began a lifelong journey resulting in 437 US patents and 40 foreign patents. During the 1910s, Hammond directed most of his energies towards radio- controlled torpedoes and weapon technologies for World War I. He also applied radio control to aircraft and boats. The drones of today can be traced back to Hammond’s research during this decade. Besides radio control, Hammond also sought control by light, leading to the world’s first robotic dog, Seleno, who would follow its master about as it was guided by a light bulb. The post-war peace of the 1920s led Hammond to develop patents for toys, automobiles, cameras, radio, and early television. The decade also saw more than 40 patents for the piano and the pipe organ. With the Great Depression of the 1930s crashing the global economy, Hammond confronted his own financial needs by addressing the public’s insatiable appetite for recorded music, talking pictures, and radio through dozens of sound reproduction and amplification patents. As World War II approached, Hammond reacted by

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developing variable pitch propellers to conserve the fuel of naval vessels and to increase their maneuverability. Hammond’s work with radio control and the variable pitch propeller resulted in the 1963 IEEE Medal of Honor, the highest award given to electrical engineers. After World War II, Hammond turned his attention to consumer goods. The patents of this era became magnetic bottlecap openers and stoves which made their own disposable pans. In a letter to his father in 1924, John Hays Hammond, Jr. explained that he knew his patents would be improved upon and his name as an inventor would fade from memory. In this letter he states that his true legacy would be a “modest museum” filled with artifacts and architectural pieces brought from Europe. Built between 1926 and 1929, and opened as a museum in 1930, Hammond’s Abbadia Mare, or the Abbey by the Sea, would be the residence for him and his wife, Irene, a talented painter of local fame. The museum is well known for combining many elements of Gothic and Renaissance architecture, from its flying buttresses, to its glass ceilinged courtyard. The Castle became a destination for the rich and famous. It also became a destination for organists who wished to perform on the massive pipe organ, one of the world’s largest when it was installed in 1941. First coming to Gloucester as a boy, Hammond was very much steeped in the city’s legacy of innovation and creativity. Today, his legacy continues at his “modest museum” on the shores of Gloucester.


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MEET THE ARTIST ANNE-MARIE ANDERSON

Sarah Slifer Swift

Caroline Harvey

MAGMA is a center for movement practices where people of all ages can discover, develop, and create in a broad curriculum of movement styles. MAGMA (Movement Arts Gloucester MA) Director Sarah Slifer Swift has been on faculty at Boston Ballet School, Salem State University, George Washington University, Amsterdam College of Art/School for New Dance Development, Scotland’s National Center for Dance (Dance Base), and Liza Indiciani Studio of Dance. Through the Gloucester Education Foundation, she created and taught two dance curricula for Gloucester Public Schools. Since 2014 she had directed the Trident Live Art Series @ Trident Gallery. She was Director of the Gloucester New Arts Festival (2005-2009) that specialized in site-specific art and performance. Slifer Swift performed as a dancer with several dance companies and choreographers in the US and in Europe, seeking out radical, experimental work that challenged ideas about performance and aesthetics. Her choreography has been performed

Passionate about telling stories of creative survival, Caroline Harvey has been touring internationally as spoken word poet, educator, and activist for over 15 years. Currently, Caroline teaches for Berklee Online and is co-owner of Dogtown Books, an independent bookstore in Gloucester, MA. Find Caroline’s poetry and narrative nonfiction published in national and academic literary journals, including Gertrude Press, Radius, The Legendary, the Cantab Poetry Anthology, the National Poetry Slam Anthology “High Desert Voices,” and The Lowestoft Chronicle. Featured on Season Five of HBO’s Def Poetry. There is a chapter devoted to Caroline’s life and work in Camille Colatosti’s book, To Be An Artist: Musicians, Visual Artists, Writers, and Dancers Speak. Caroline has shared stages and classrooms with Alicia Keys, Livingston Taylor, Melissa Ferrick, Donna De Lory, Mary Lambert, Danez Smith, and Yasiin Bey (Mos Def), and has writing published alongside Gillian Welch, Mike Reid, and Pat Pattison, among others. As an educator, Caroline’s original curriculum inspire authentic artistry and are informed by diverse approaches to wellness and awareness; her education and training in multiple artistic disciplines, physical and psychological health sciences, and various mind/body and yoga techniques combine to form unique classroom experiences for students of all levels. In addition to her 10+ years at Berklee College of Music, Caroline has held teaching residencies and provided educational programming in a variety of spaces, including The Esalen Institute, Urban Word NYC, National Poetry Slam, Inc., The College Union Poetry Slam Invitational, Emerson College, Youth Speaks, UCLA, and UC Berkeley. caroline-harvey.com.

in Amsterdam, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and in New England and has received several grants and awards, including a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship. Learn more about her choreographic work at www.magma.center.

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HISTORY & HERITAGE ANNE-MARIE ANDERSON

Standing Tall

ELIZABETH CAREY

GLOUCESTER FISHERMEN’S WIVES ASSOCIATION

Gloucester’s dedicated monuments honoring the heart and soul of our fishing community.

At left: Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial or “Man at the Wheel” statue overlooking Gloucester Harbor on Stacy Blvd. Further down the boulevard, you’ll find Gloucester’s Fishermen’s Wives Memorial.

Circling the monument are plaques Also known as the Gloucester Fisherman’s with the names of those lost at sea from Memorial, this iconic statue rests on a 1716–2001. five-foot granite base located on the Six of the most recent names on the tile south side of Stacy Boulevard, at the edge are those of captain and crew from the of Gloucester Harbor. Gloucester-based Andrea Gail, the fishing This eight-foot-tall statue shows a boat made famous in the book and film, fisherman dressed in oilskins standing The Perfect Storm. clenched at the wheel on the leaning Further south on Stacy Boulevard, deck of his ship. Positioned so that the surrounded by gardens, is the Fishermen’s fisherman is gazing out over Gloucester Wives Memorial. Also looking out to sea, Harbor and sculpted with a rough finish to demonstrate the fisherman’s rugged appearance and “The memorial serves as a testimonial to impending danger. what wives, mothers, sisters and children of Sculpted by artist Leonard fishermen of the world have endured because Craske and modeled after a their men chose to be on the water. They had local fisherman, the monuno choice but to stand on rock, to be on land” ment was completed in 1925 in honor of Gloucester’s 300th -ANGELA SANFILIPPO, GFWA PRESIDENT anniversary. The inscription this family group honors the patience and at the base of the statue, from the Bible’s fortitude of families who even today anxPsalm 107:23, reads: “They That Go Down to The Sea in Ships, 1623-1923”. iously await their loved ones’ safe return.

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Join our Gloucester Book Club Samuel Sawyer’s commitment to a public library for the people of Gloucester continues to resonate. His vision echoes throughout the city and reverberates in every person who has ever walked into the Sawyer Free Library to take out a book, attend a program, or research a topic. Come visit our library to learn more about Gloucester, to use our free internet access, or to find an event or program that will empower you through connection, inspiration and life-long learning.

VACATION READING SUGGESTIONS

Fiction

History & Non-Fiction Decline of Fishes

The Perfect Storm

A novel about the struggle over the soul of the nation’s oldest seaport, Gloucester, Massachusetts.

The incredible true account of the most extraordinary storm of the 20th century.

The Last Days of Dogtown

Mark Kurlansky

Peter Anastas

Anita Diamant

A novel inspired by the early settlement.

Leaving Lucy Pear Anna Solomon

Set in 1920s Cape Ann, the story of two women who are both mothers to the same unforgettable girl.

Children’s Books Katy and the Big Snow

Virginia Lee Burton

The Serpent Came to Gloucester M.T. Anderson

The Adventure of Blueberrying

Sebastian Junger

The Last Fish Tale The colorful story of a way of life that for hundreds of years has defined much of America’s coastlines but is slowly disappearing.

Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town Elyssa East

The Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain’s Journey Linda Greenlaw

Lone Voyager: The Extraordinary Adventures of Howard Blackburn Joseph E. Garland

Merrill F. McLane

St. Peter’s Fiesta Alice Gardner

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CELEBRATIONS ANNE-MARIE ANDERSON

St. Peter’s Fiesta, which will be held June 24 - June 28, 2020, is a local celebration that has grown over the years to become a city-wide party. The 5-day festival, sponsored by the Italian American community in Gloucester, honors St. Peter, the patron saint of all fishermen. Once a small “blessing of the fleet,” St. Peter’s Fiesta now also features parades, Seine boat races, a 5k race, a carnival, live music, and the famed greasy pole contest. Check out stpetersfiesta.org for more details.

100th Anniversary of the International Fisherman’s Cup This Labor Day weekend, the City of Gloucester celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the International Fisherman’s Cup! In 1920, after the America’s Cup was cancelled due to “excessive” winds over 20 knots, fishing captains muttered that their weatherly vessels, the steadfast fishing schooner, would never cancel for these light winds! The challenge was set and history was made. The International Fisherman’s Cup, a race for the fishing fleet between Nova Scotia and Gloucester, began that very year. The 36th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival is a city-wide celebration that commemorates this wonderful heritage, the race, and the legacy of our fishing fleet. With a weekend full of activities, you will not want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime anniversary. Events include dory races, Maritime Heritage Day, dockside tours of vessels, schooner challenge races, schooner charters, lighted boat parade, public sails, fireworks, and an international Parade of Sail. The highlight of the weekend is the Mayor’s Cup Race when these magnificent vessels compete for bragging rights and the glory of the Esperanto Cup and the Columbia Trophy. www.gloucesterschoonerfestival.net for further details.

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MARY AARONS

St. Peter’s Fiesta

Gloucester’s 400th Anniversary: Our People, Our Stories™ Gloucester, Massachusetts, America’s oldest seaport, will be “400 years young” in 2023. To celebrate its past, honor its people, and welcome its promising future, the city has begun preparations for celebrating this historic milestone and organizing the year-long celebration of its anniversary. Visit www.gloucesterma400.org for more information.

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MASSACHUSETTS Within a 45 minute radius of Gloucester, visit area cities and towns, offering coastal scenic beauty, historic & cultural sites, world-class entertainment, water activities, unique shopping & plenty of fresh seafood.

Visit NorthofBoston.org for a free travel guide & map.

Salisbury Haverhill

Newburyport

Cape Ann

Get Out & Explore! Cape Ann to Salem • 20 miles, 30 minutes Cape Ann to Newburyport • 23 miles, 43 minutes Photo: Bakers Island Lighthouse, Salem © Essex National Heritage Commission

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OUR NEIGHBORS ON CAPE ANN ANNE-MARIE ANDERSON

Cape Ann is made up of four unique communities: Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and Manchester-by-the-Sea. Explore them all!

Essex As the birthplace of the fried clam, thanks to the Woodman’s Family Restaurant, this picturesque community yields some of the finest seafood on Cape Ann. Whether you care for a cup of clam chowder or a plate full of steamed clams, you will not be disappointed. But the quiet town of just over 3,000 residents has much more to offer than great seafood. Antiquing, a premier Essex attraction for generations, remains a favorite pastime for the locals as well as visitors. Shipbuilding has been part of Essex’s heritage for more than 400 years, and draws people from far and wide to admire what it takes to build the beautiful watercraft, some still sailing Cape Ann harbors and waterways today. The Essex Shipbuilding Museum is one stop that is a must see to truly appreciate the incredible ship Lobster at Woodman's of Essex building heritage of this small community. Kayaking or taking a cruise down the Essex River will surely give you a unique view of the tidal salt marsh as you meander with the river outward Conomo Point and Ipswich Bay.

Founded as Jeffrey’s Creek in the mid-1800s, this town is located at the southern end of Cape Ann. In 1989 the state legislature made the name official as a means to differentiate the town from its larger neighbor to the North. A trip to Singing Beach, aptly named because of how the sand resonates when you walk on it, or Tuck’s Point is worth your time and then some. Beautiful retail shops, restaurants and galleries fill the town of just over 5,000 residents. The Manchester Historical Museum’s Trask House is a must-see to get the complete story of this town known for its beautiful historic architecture.

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Manchester Harbor

Rockport This picturesque seaside village, located at the most northeasterly part of Cape Ann, features beautiful beaches, historic lighthouses and galleries galore. Rockport’s downtown area is filled with quaint shops that include bookstores, candy-making, cafes and ice cream parlors as well as art galleries, specialty shops, jewelers and many places to dine. A leisurely stroll along the ever-changing Bearskin Neck will give visitors every imaginable opportunity to buy that perfect keepsake to remember and cherish their time on Cape Ann. Don’t miss Shalin Liu Performance Center, Motif #1, and the charming Inns of Rockport. Visit Halibut Point State Park or walk along Rockport’s scenic shores in the footsteps of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau and be as captivated as they were by Rockport’s unique charm. Motif #1 in Rockport

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183 Main St., Rockport, MA 01966

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Seafood Trail Welcome to America’s oldest fishing port. Here in Gloucester we’ve put our own perspective on sourcing local, natural, responsibly harvested, under-utilized species and in-season seafood cuisine. You are likely familiar with the phrase: ‘Ocean to Table’…we call our model “Bait to Plate.” There is nothing more delicious than seared tuna hooked the day before…a steamy bucket of clams harvested from the Essex River a few hours ago…or a lobster caught off Magnolia earlier in the day. To help you make your way around our 400-year-old port of Gloucester from a culinary concept, we’ve assembled a collection of restaurants, tours, attractions, museums and activities where you can experience the working fishing industry then enjoy the spoils. There’s so much to discover here in Gloucester about our seafood and maritime industry. We expect you’ll learn something new, indulge in our fresh seafood delicacies, and have fun along the way! We have compiled a list of restaurants, markets, and attractions for you to experience. Custom design your own seafood trail by adding your personal favorites.

TOURS, ATTRACTIONS & MUSEUMS Schooner Adventure HARRIET WEBSTER PIER AT MARITIME GLOUCESTER | 23 HARBOR LOOP 978-281-8079

Schooner-Adventure.org Join us for public/private sails, dockside events and tours.

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Fun, informative, daily two-hour public sails. A great way to enjoy time on the water. See ad on inside front cover

Relaxing, romantic, and fun. Public sails and private charters for all occasions. see ad on page 15

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Beauport Cruiselines 6 ROWE SQUARE | 978-865-3210

BeauportCruiselines.com All cruises include a scrumptious meal, full cash bar, entertainment, and stunning views of Gloucester Harbor. see ad on back cover

Cape Pond Ice 104 COMMERCIAL STREET | 978-283-0174

CapePondIce.com Ice, historic icehouse tours, gift shop with coolest gear, as in The Perfect Storm. Historic tours

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MaritimeGloucester.org Learn about fisheries—past and present—at our interactive exhibits. see ad on page 15

DEEP SEA FISHING Adventures at Yankee Fleet Deep Sea Fishing

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Castle Manor Inn & Sea Glass Restaurant 141 ESSEX AVENUE | 978-515-7386

CastleManorInn.com Creating stylish dishes from scratch with local seafood. Full-service restaurant, hotel

YankeeFleet.com Half and full day, public and private charters. see ad on page 39

Cala’s Food & Spirits

RESTAURANTS 1606 Restaurant & Bar

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Come shake the hand of the lobsterman who caught your dinner. Full-service restaurant see ad on inside back cover

Spectacular ocean views. Modern New England cuisine. 44-seat bar and cocktails by the firepit. Join us! Full-service restaurant see ad on back cover

Jalapeños Mexican Restaurant

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Blue Collar Lobster Co. 63 ROGERS STREET | 978-283-1812 BlueCollarLobster Eat in the rough. see ad on page 21

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Explore the stories, culture, and arts, shops, ships, and spirits of Salem, Massachusetts and discover how this coastal city is still making history. Only 30 minutes from Gloucester— plan your visit today at SALEM.ORG.

DEEP SEA FISHING FOR EVERYONE! • Half Day, Full Day, 12 hr Marathons, and one or two overnight distant water seafaris. • Charters, and evening charter cruises 1 Parker Streett, Gloucester • 855-546-3474

FIRST CYCLE BOAT IN GLOUCESTER HARBOR • 12 pedal stations, licensed for 20 patrons total. • Has an auxiliary motor and bathroom for your comfort. 90 min Historic Harbor Tours.

@DESTSALEM #SALEMMA

Behind Minglewood Harborside Restaurant, 25 Rogers St, Gloucester • 855-546-3474

Enjoy the view from every guest room. Book direct and save. VistaMotel.com DiscoverGloucester.com

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The Gloucester House Restaurant

Tonno

63 ROGERS STREET | 978-283-1812

TonnoRestaurant.com

TheGloucesterHouse.com Gloucester’s freshest lobster! Seafood & chowder. Dockside. Full bar. Family friendly. Full-service restaurant see ad on page 21

Classic Italian dishes from various regions of Italy with an emphasis on seafood. Italian Seafood Classics. Nightly specials. Catch of the day from local waters. Full-service bar. Craft cocktails. Homemade pasta, full and half portions. Secondi courses featuring pesce and carne. Signature dishes. Decedent desserts. see ad on page 19

Minglewood Harborside Restaurant & Bar

Topside Grill Restaurant

25 ROGERS STREET | 978-281-0223

MinglewoodHarborside.com Fresh Seafood. Sushi. Waterfront Outdoor Dining. Family friendly. Live Music. Refreshing Cocktails. Full-service restaurant see ad on inside back cover

Lobsta Land Restaurant 84 CAUSEWAY STREET AT EXIT 12 OFF RT. 128 | 978-281-0415

LobstaLandRestaurant.com Breakfast, lunch, dinner, full bar, children’s menu. Full-service restaurant

2 MAIN STREET | 978-879-4795

50 ROGERS STREET | 978-281-1399

TopsideGrill.com Seafood, Italian Restaurant. Fresh Native Gloucester Seafood, Casual atmosphere, fun bar. Full-service restaurant

Woodman’s of Essex 119 MAIN STREET/RT. 133 ESSEX 978-768-6451

Woodmans.com “Best Waterfront Seafood Shack” in US, USA Today “Best Restaurant in NE,” about.com. Family Friendly, Full Bar. Self-service restaurant see ad on page 26

Mile Marker One

Waterside Restaurant at Cape Ann’s Marina Resort 75 ESSEX AVENUE/RT. 133 | 978-283-2122

MileMarkerOne.com Fresh local food. Breakfast, lunch, dinner on our decks or dining room, open year-round. Wicked Tuna boats, full-service restaurant see ad on page 7

Turner’s Seafood Fresh Fish Market

4 SMITH STREET, GLOUCESTER 978-281-7172 Restaurant, Oyster Bar and Market at Lyceum Hall 43 CHURCH STREET, SALEM 978-745-7665

Turners-Seafood.com

Seaport Grille 6 ROWE SQUARE | 978-282-9799

Quality, local, raw and kitchen prepared fresh-catch seafood from historic Gloucester Harbor.

SeaportGrilleGloucester.com Expanded Waterfront Deck Dining, Innovative New Menu, Fabulous Daily Specials, World Famous Lobster Rolls. Full-service restaurant see ad on back cover

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Handicap Accessible Waterfront / Waterview Live Music Shopping Gluten Free Options


FOODPANTRY.org FOODPANTRY.org

2 Pond Rd, E. Gloucester SecondGlanceThriftStore.org @SecondGlanceThriftStore

MON–SAT 9-7 | SUN 11-5 Discover Gloucester 2018:Layout JUN 8-9 | Seaside Vintage Market 1

3/23

Discover

your local source for • unique custom beads • contemporary art glass jewelry

A spectacular trip!

Harbor Tours, Inc. of Cape Ann

PRIVATE CHARTERS ARRANGED

Lighthouse Cruise A fascinating 2½ hour tour circling Cape Ann aboard the King Eider. 2:30pm

Lobstering/ Harbor Tour

1¼ hour narrated Gloucester Harbor tour. Watch lobster traps being set & hauled. 1pm

Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle

BETH WILLIAMS STUDIO Hand-made Glass Beads & Jewelry 17 Pleasant Street, Gloucester 978.283.5566

See more at www.bethwilliams.com

Hop on/Hop off all day Only $10. Hourly trips

CapeAnnHarborTours.com 66 Harbor Loop, Gloucester 978-283-1979

DiscoverGloucester.com

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Play On Land Beauport

The Sleeper-McCann House, a National Historic Landmark

75 EASTERN POINT BOULEVARD | 978-283-0800 May 23 - October 17: Tues - Sat 10am - 4pm

Set sail or go fishing. See a museum, or a wild whale. Take a tour. Or just kick back and enjoy the music.

Cape Ann Lanes 53 GLOUCESTER AVENUE | 978-283-9753

CapeAnnLanes.com Candlepin Bowling, Beer & Wine, Live Music see ad on page 24

HistoricNewEngland.org

Cape Ann Cosmos

Arts, Science & Entertainment Events List PO BOX 1447, MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA | 978-828-7448

Capeanncosmos.com

Cape Ann Museum 27 PLEASANT STREET | 978-283-0455 Tues - Sat 10 am - 5 pm Sun 1pm - 4 pm

CapeAnnMuseum.org

Cape Ann Farmers Market at Stage Fort Park 

The Cape Ann Museum celebrates the region’s arts tradition, showcasing 200 years of work by nationally significant artists. Through exhibitions and programs, the Museum explores the connection between artist and place. see ad on page 3

978-381-3656 June 4 - October 8; Thurs 3-6:30pm 

CapeAnnFarmersMarket.org A thriving local food and educational community event. Featuring over 40 vendors, live music and children’s activities. Located in beautiful Stage Fort Park, free parking during market hours.

Cape Pond Ice

Historic Icehouse Tour 104 COMMERCIAL STREET, THE FORT 978-283-0174

CapePondIce.com

Cape Ann Foodie Tours 617-902-8291

CapeAnnFoodieTours.com Embark on a walking culinary and cultural tour that both fills your belly and enriches you with tales from Cape Ann’s remarkable history. Delicious introduction to beautiful Cape Ann!

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DiscoverGloucester.com

Since 1848 Gloucester’s source for ice to the fishing industry, saloons and family use. Stop in for an Icehouse Tour, learn about the Perfect Storm and browse our Gift Shop for your own “Coolest Guys & Gals” gear.


Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation Summer concert series on the Green

CORNER OF CHURCH AND MIDDLE STREETS | 978-821-5291

GloucesterMeetinghouse.org see ad on page 36

Lifebloom Massage & Spa 5C DR. OSMAN BABSON ROAD | 978-559-7896

LifebloomMassageSpa.com

MAGMA Movement Arts Movement Arts Gloucester MA

11 PEASANT STREET | 978-381-3494

MagmaCenter.net

Engaging Community. Inspiring Discovery.

Gloucester Land & Sea Tours GloucesterTours.com

Maritime Gloucester Oceans of Discovery

23 HARBOR LOOP | 978-281-0470

MaritimeGloucester.org Maritime Gloucester is an authentic working waterfront museum filled with hands-on maritime experiences, including an aquarium, educational kiosks, exhibits and historic schooner sails. see ad on page 15

Gloucester Stage Company 267 EAST MAIN STREET | 978-281-4433

GloucesterStage.com Premier professional theater starting conversations that continue past the performance. Entertaining and intellectually stimulating plays every Wednesday through Sunday. Visit online for tickets and showtimes.

North Shore Arts Association 11 PIRATES LANE | 978-283-1857

Nsarts.org

Ryan & Wood Hammond Castle Museum 80 HESPERUS AVENUE | 978-283-2080

HammondCastle.org Open April, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 3pm May - Oct, daily 10am to 4pm, July & Aug, Candlelight and Spiritualism tours Thursday evenings 6pm. 7pm and 8pm Nov & Dec, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 3pm We are also offering Guided as well as SelfGuided tours May through October.   see ad on page 23

Free Distillery Tours 15 GREAT REPUBLIC DRIVE | 978-281-2282

RyanAndWood.com “The Spirit of Cape Ann” Free tours: Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat at 10am and 1pm. Crafting distilled spirits: Beauport Vodka, Knockabout Gin, Folly Cove Rum, and Ryan & Wood Whiskies.

Saltwater Massage Studio 65 PLEASANT STREET | 978-390-7600

SaltwaterMassage.com

DiscoverGloucester.com

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ROCKPORT

Sargent House Museum 49 MIDDLE STREET | 978-281-2432

SargentHouse.org House Tours: hourly from 12 to 3pm; Fri – Sun, Memorial Day through Labor Day; Weekends only Labor Day through Columbus Day.

Sawyer Free Library 2 DALE AVENUE | 978-325-5500

SawyerFreeLibrary.org Free Wi-Fi, free eBooks, and audiobooks. Discounted museum passes. see ad on page 22

Rockport Music

Shalin Liu Performance Center 37 MAIN STREET, ROCKPORT | 978-546-7391

RockportMusic.org Rockport Music’s Shalin Liu Performance Center is an intimate concert hall with magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean and presents classical, jazz, folk, world and pop concerts year-round.

MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA Manchester Historical Museum 10 UNION STREET, MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA | 978-526-7230

ManchesterHistoricalMuseum.org

BEVERLY

Treetop Yoga Studio 3A POND ROAD | 978-282-9642

TreetopYoga.com Offering Yoga and Barre classes for all levels.

ESSEX Cogswell’s Grant

House Museum of American Folk Art 60 SPRING STREET, ESSEX | 978-768-3632

HistoricNewEngland.org June 3 – October 18. Wed - Sun 11am - 4pm

By Sea

North Shore Music Theatre 62 DUNHAM ROAD, BEVERLY | 978-232-7200

NSMT.org NSMT is an award-winning 1500-seat theatre in the round producing professional Broadway Musicals, Celebrity Concerts, Kids Shows, Shakespeare and year-round educational programs. Single Tickets, Student Rush and Group Discounts available. Handicap accessible, Wi-Fi see ad on page 24

Seasonal. see ad on page 10

7 Seas Whale Watch

Adventures at Yankee Fleet

SEVEN SEAS WHARF, 63 ROGERS STREET | 888-283-1776

Deep Sea Fishing Plus Peddle Boats

7SeasWhaleWatch.com

YankeeFleet.com

Guaranteed whale sightings! Gloucester’s leading whale watch company since 1983. Daily trips to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary aboard the Privateer IV, Gloucester’s newest, high-speed whale watch vessel. see ad on page 10

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1 PARKER STREET | 855-546-3474 Deep Sea Fishing for everyone! Half Day, Full Day, 12-hour Marathons, and one or two overnight distant water Seafaris. Charters, and evening charter cruises. see ad on page 39


Harbor Tours, Inc. 66 HARBOR LOOP | 978-283-1979

Beauport Cruiselines 6 ROWE SQUARE | 978-865-3210

CapeAnnHarborTours.com see ad on page 41

BeauportCruiselines.com

North Shore Anglers

Experience the North Shore’s most exciting venue, the luxury Beauport Cruiselines! Dine, dance and enjoy a public cruise, private event, or dream wedding in true New England style. see ad on back cover

77 ROCKY NECK AVENUE | 978-821-4055

Cape Ann Whale Watch

Schooner Adventure

415 MAIN STREET | 800-877-5110

SeeTheWhales.com Sail aboard the “Hurricane”, the largest, fastest vessel in Gloucester. Named one of the top five whale watches in the US by Joshua Horwitz, author of “War on Whales”! Free parking! Seasonal. see ad on page 17

Charlie’s Charters

NorthShoreAnglersMA.com see ad on page 51

HARRIET WEBSTER PIER AT MARITIME GLOUCESTER | 23 HARBOR LOOP | 978-281-8079

Schooner-Adventure.org Come aboard this 122’ National Historic Landmark schooner! Built in Essex in 1926, Adventure recently completed a stem to stern restoration. Join us for public/private sails, dockside events and tours.

Fishing and Sightseeing

415 MAIN STREET | 978-281-8992 | 978-879-7517

CharliesCharters.com see ad on page 51

Gloucester Charter Connection

Schooner Ardelle

Sailing from Maritime Gloucester

Deep Sea Fishing

23 HARBOR LOOP | 978-290-7168

76 ESSEX AVE. | 978-515-7739 | 256-486-6094

SchoonerArdelle.com

GloucesterCharterConnection.com

Enjoy some time on the water with a relaxing 2-hour sail aboard the locally built Schooner Ardelle. See historic sights, take beautiful photos, and share in our unique cultural heritage. see ad on inside front cover

Gloucester Land & Sea Tours GloucesterTours.com

Schooner Thomas E. Lannon Gloucester Fleet

Deep Sea Fishing & Charters 75 ESSEX AVENUE | 978-559-1978

GloucesterFleet.com Gloucester Fleet is a small family-owned/operated business. We run fun and safe deep-sea fishing trips for all skill levels and ages. Call for information and reservations.

SEVEN SEAS WHARF | 63 REAR ROGERS STREET | 978-281-6634

Schooner.org Schooner sailing aboard the Lannon is relaxing, romantic, and fun. It’s an experience unlike any other. We offer public sails and private charters for all occasions. Come join us for a sail! see ad on page 15

DiscoverGloucester.com

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Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters 75 ESSEX AVENUE | 978-407-1351

TunaHunter.com see ad on page 51

ESSEX Agawam Boat Charters 21 PICKERING STREET, ESSEX | 978-768-1114

AgawamBoatCharters.com see ad on page 51

Yankee Peddler

25 ROGERS ST | 855-546-3474

Essex River Cruises & Charters

YankeeFleet.com

35 DODGE STREET, ESSEX | 978-768-6981

First cycle boat in Gloucester Harbor. 12 pedal stations, licensed for 20 patrons total. Has an auxiliary motor and bathroom for your comfort. 90 min Historic Harbor Tours. Behind Minglewood Harborside restaurant. see ad on page 39

EssexCruises.com “Enjoy a river excursion that captures the essence of New England” Boston Globe. See historic mansions, shipyards, islands, beaches, birds & wildlife. Free parking for cars/buses. Outings, Birthdays, Celebrations. see ad on page 36

Weddings, Functions & Groups 7 Seas Whale Watch Charters SEVEN SEAS WHARF | 63 REAR ROGERS STREET | 888-283-1776

7SeasWhaleWatch.com see ad on page 10

Cape Ann’s Marina Resort 75 ESSEX AVENUE | RT. 133 | 978-283-2116 | 800-626-7660

CapeAnnMarina.com Our Waterfront Pavilion, dining and event spaces on the water, along with our hotel and Mile Marker One Waterfront Restaurant, can cater to weddings, groups, celebrations and events year-round. Showers, engagements, rehearsal dinners, brunch and after-parties. see ad on page 13

Beauport Hotel 55 COMMERCIAL STREET | 978-282-0008

BeauportHotel.com Your vision for a wedding by the sea starts here on our spectacular oceanside deck and beautiful Grand Ballroom seating 230 guests. After your reception, retire to one of our 94 guest rooms and suites featuring oceanfront balconies and more. see ad on back cover

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Castle Manor Inn & Sea Glass Restaurant 141 ESSEX AVENUE | 978-515-7386

CastleManorInn.com A 26-bedroom boutique hotel with full-service bar, restaurant and function facility. Open to the public with water views and beautiful grounds.


Schooner Ardelle

Sailing from Maritime Gloucester

Cruiseport Gloucester 6 ROWE SQUARE | 978-282-9700

CruiseportGloucester.com Celebrate life’s momentous events at Cruiseport Gloucester, the area’s most luxurious waterfront destination. Our expert wedding planners ensure that your special day will delight you and your guests and will be remembered for a lifetime. see ad on back cover

23 HARBOR LOOP | 978-290-7168

SchoonerArdelle.com Charter the Schooner Ardelle for your next special occasion. Treat your guests to a sail aboard a stunning vessel on Gloucester’s picturesque harbor. Our friendly crew will help you create an event they will remember for years to come. see ad on inside front cover

The Gloucester House Restaurant

Schooner Thomas E. Lannon

63 ROGERS STREET | 978-283-1812

SEVEN SEAS WHARF | 63 REAR ROGERS STREET | 978-281-6634

TheGloucesterHouse.com New menu, new wine list, new experience. One family since 1957. Join three generations of Linquatas as we support Gloucester’s fishing community. From our boats to your plate. see ad on page 21

Schooner.org Schooner sailing aboard the Lannon is relaxing, romantic, and fun. It’s an experience unlike any other. We offer public sails and private charters for all occasions. Come join us for a sail! see ad on page 15

ESSEX Pigeon Cove Circle 6 BREAKWATER AVENUE | 978-546-9483 Available. space for birthday parties, bridal and wedding showers, Bar mitzvah, Craft Fairs, Holiday Family Dinner or Celebration of Life Gathering. Catering available. Parking Lot and Street Parking.

Woodman’s of Essex 119 MAIN STREET/RT. 133, ESSEX | 800-649-1773 | 978-768-6451

Woodmans.com Offering catering and functions on and offsite. see ad on page 26

NEWBURYPORT Wolfe Adventures & Tours LLC Schooner Adventure HARRIET WEBSTER PIER AT MARITIME GLOUCESTER 23 HARBOR LOOP | 978-281-8079

Schooner-Adventure.org Come aboard this 122’ National Historic Landmark schooner! Built in Essex in 1926, Adventure recently completed a stem to stern restoration. Join us for public/private sails, dockside events and tours.

163 HIGH ST., NEWBURYPORT | 978-255-1645 EMAIL: TOURS@WOLFETOURS.COM

WolfeTours.com Customized Day & Overnight Tours Throughout New England

DiscoverGloucester.com

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s S& hSeop rvices

Main Street and beyond offer art galleries, boutiques, and locally owned shops and services, classes and workshops.

Beth Williams Art Glass Jewelry 17 PLEASANT STREET | 978-283-5566

BethWilliams.com

The Cave

Purveyors of Cheese, Chocolate and Wine 44 MAIN STREET | 978-283-0896 TheCave

see ad on page 41

The Brass Monkey 85 MAIN STREET | 978-879-4761

TheBrassMonkey.org Explore our fine gifts, unique apparel, antiques, and seasonal treasures while visiting the West End of the historical seaport of Gloucester. see ad on page 13

Calvo Studio & Wood Carving School

Common Crow Natural Market 200 EASTERN AVENUE | 978-283-1665

CommonCrow.com Our one stop shop for natural, local, organic and fair trade provisioning...where farmers’ shop. Hot and cold grab and go. Family style. Pre Order meals. Coffee and pastries. Groceries, Meats, Produce and Cheese. Bulk foods. Natural health and beauty.

The Cottage on Smith Cove

235 EAST MAIN STREET | 978-283-0231

75 R ROCKY NECK AVENUE | 978-879-4080

CalvoStudio.com

CottageOnSmithCove.com

Classes and Workshops see ad on page 24

see ad on page 31

Cape Ann Artisans 978-546-6186

CapeAnnArtisans.com Studio tours June 6 & 7 October 10, 11 & 12 see ad on page 7

Cape Ann Olive Oil Co. Tasting Bar and Gifts

57 MAIN STREET | 978-281-1061

CapeAnnOliveOil.com

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Design of Mine 33 MAIN STREET | 978-491-7495

DesignofMineCo.com TheFlutterShawl.com Our eclectic style boutique offers a wide selection of women’s clothing and accessories at reasonable prices. Home of the versatile fashion accessary, The Flutter Shawl (made on site). We are Cape Ann’s destination for Beautiful Wear.


Dogtown Books

Jane Deering Gallery

Gallery 53

19 PLEASANT STREET | 917-902-4359 JDG presents contemporary art by established and emerging artists, national and international. Artists living and working on Cape Ann, Massachusetts regularly exhibit. The gallery is adjacent to Cape Ann Museum.

53 ROCKY NECK AVENUE | 978-282-0917

janedeeringgallery.com

132 MAIN STREET | 978-281-5599

DogtownBooks.com

RockyNeckArtColony.org/Gallery53 see ad on page 31 GLOUCESTER

ASSOCIATION

Gloucester Merchant Association

Mark Adrian Shoes

GloucesterMerchantAssociation.org

MarkAdrianShoes.com

Come down to the waterfront! Boutique shopping, outstanding dining, art galleries, Visitor Information Center, museums and attractions. Shop Local! - Enjoy your visit!

The Gloucester Shop of Cape Ann

103 MAIN STREET | 978-283-4343 Birkenstock, Dansk, Rieker, Vionic, Olukai, Naot, Blundstone, Merrell, Keen, Sperry and more! Your favorite footwear brands at the best prices. 7 days a week and 5 generations of experience—a Gloucester tradition for 45 years. see ad on page 36 MarkAdrianShoes

Gifts, Jewelry and Apparel

48 MAIN STREET | 978-282-3227

Goodlinens Studio Kitchen Bath Home Gift

130 MAIN STREET | 978-515-7646

GoodLinensStudio.com

Pop Gallery 67 MAIN STREET | 617-458-9345

PopOnMain.com

Happy Valley 38 GREAT REPUBLIC DRIVE | 561-309-4346

Happyvalley.org Happy Valley is Gloucester’s first cannabis retail store serving 21+ and medical patients. Whether you’re new to cannabis or an aficionado, we’re here to help unlock your experience. see ad on page 30

A stylish boutique in Gloucester’s historic West End. Carefully curated collection of jewelry, accessories, housewares and clothing. Well priced for everyone’s budget with a relaxing environment to shop and browse! Pet friendly. PopGallery

Rocky Neck Art Colony 6 WONSON STREET | 978-515-7004

RockyNeckArtColony.org see ad on page 31

DiscoverGloucester.com

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Second Glance Thrift Store The Thrift Store of The Open Door 2 POND ROAD | 978-283-4298

FoodPantry.org

Savour Wine & Cheese

see ad on page 41

76 PROSPECT STREET | 978-282-1455

SavourWineAndCheese.com Awarded North Shore’s “Best Wine Selection”, ‘19/‘20 by Northshore Magazine. Owner Kathleen Morgan selects every wine offered for its expressive qualities, & via personal relationships with innovative vintners in the Americas & Europe. Sample 20 wines, complimentary via hi-tech kiosk. Shop artisanal cheeses, charcuterie & gourmet foods.

Turtle Alley Chocolates 42 ROGERS STREET, GLOUCESTER | 978-281-4000 318 DERBY STREET, SALEM

TurtleAlley.com Turtles, toffee and fudge, oh my! All hand made with love on the premises in Gloucester. Visit our Salem shop, too. Life is short. Sin a little!

Surfari Stand Up Paddle and Surf 210 MAIN STREET | 978-283-SURF

SurfCapeAnn.com Everything you need to play on the beach or in the water. Shop boards, swimsuits, flip-flops, wetsuits, clothing, sunglasses, gifts and more! Surfing and SUP rentals, surf lessons and camps. SurfariStandUpPaddleSurf | supsurfari

ROCKPORT Town of Rockport RockportMA.gov Enjoy beautiful beaches, rocky harbors and scenic lighthouses. Savor fresh seafood and discover art galleries and local shops in this charming seaside village. see ad on page 29

Visitor Resources & Services Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce

North of Boston CVB

24 HARBOR LOOP | 978-283-1601

NorthofBoston.com

CapeAnnVacations.com

see ad on page 27

Information, restrooms. see ad on page 51

City Hall 9 DALE AVENUE

Gloucester-MA.gov Information, restrooms

Discover Gloucester PO BOX 915 | 978-675-1818

DiscoverGloucester.com

Gloucester Harbormaster TRANSIENT DOCKING/MOORING | VHF CHANNEL 16 OR 978-282-3012

Dockwa.com/explore/destination/ mnc89p8-gloucester-harbormaster 50

DiscoverGloucester.com

EXIT 6, SALISBURY | 978-465-6555

Visitor Welcoming Center At Stage Fort Park

24 HOUGH AVENUE | 978-281-8865

Gloucester-MA.gov Information, restrooms (seasonal), beaches, playground, dog park, tennis courts, picnic area, concerts and farmers market in summer.

HOUSE OF WORSHIP Eagle & Dove Ministries

Judah’s Roar Church & Worship Center 436 WASHINGTON STREET | 978-283-9111

EagleDove.com


Let the locals show you the best spots

Gloucester Fishing Boat Charters

Agawam Boat Charters

21 Pickering Street, Essex 978-768-1114 AgawamBoatCharters.com Offers visitors a variety of adventures from exhilarating sport fishing to relaxing day excursions. We are committed to providing the ultimate excursion and will assure your trip provides lasting memories.

Tuna Hunter

75 Essex Avenue, Gloucester 978-407-1351 TunaHunter.com Specializing in Giant Bluefin Tuna, experience deep sea fishing at its finest. Inshore for stripers, or offshore for tuna, sharks and haddock. Custom 36ft sportfisherman. Professional captain, crew, and tackle. 40 yrs experience.

Charlie’s Charters Fishing and Sightseeing

North Shore Anglers

415 Main Street, Gloucester 978-281-8992 978-879-7517 CharliesCharters.com Enjoy an exciting fishing adventure or scenic Cape Ann tour with Charlie’s Charters. Experienced and knowledgeable, safety is our priority. Morning or afternoon private charters starting at $250 includes everything needed, free parking.

77 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester 978-821-4055 NorthShoreAnglersMA.com Experience Gloucester’s best fishing charters, whale watching, or island tours aboard our custom built fishing boat. Bluefin tuna, striped bass and haddock.

Make the Most of Your Stay!

Cape Ann's Newest Visitor Center 24 Harbor Loop, Gloucester 978-283-1601 | capeannvacations.com

JALAPEÑOS Mexican Restaurant

Our Seafood is caught wild in the US & Canada Live Entertainment Every Tuesday 7-9pm & Saturday 9:30-11:30pm Late Night Menu with Lounge atmosphere (Sat. only) Gluten Free Items Available • Kid Friendly Quesadillas • Soups • Soft Shell Tacos • Fajitas Burritos • Enchiladas • Chicken • Steak • Fish • Shellfish

DINNER:

Opens at 4pm 7 Days a week

86 MAIN STREET, GLOUCESTER

978-283-8228 JalapenosGloucester.com

CHECK OUR ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE ON OUR

PAGE OR AT JALAPENOSGLOUCESTER.COM

DiscoverGloucester.com

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Ea& tDrink

Fresh seafood, regional specialties, al fresco dining, innovative menus, local microbrews & live entertainment.

The Cupboard at Stage Fort Park

Fresh native seafood and ice cream

1606 Restaurant & Bar 55 COMMERCIAL STREET | 978-491-5090

41 HOUGH AVENUE | STAGE FORT PARK | 978-281-1908

CupboardGloucester.com

1606Restaurant.com Enjoy spectacular ocean views as you enjoy an alfresco breakfast, lunch, or dinner or a signature cocktail around the firepit. Located in the Beauport Hotel Gloucester, we offer modern New England cuisine. see ad on back cover

Drift 3 MAIN STREET | 978-314-4238

DriftGloucester.com

Blue Collar Lobster Co. 63 ROGERS STREET | 978-283-1812 No frills, just lobster. Experience Gloucester’s working waterfront with lobsters in-the-rough. Hot boiled, live to travel, oysters, and a shiny new bar. see ad on page 21 BlueCollarLobster

Cape Ann Brewing Company 11 ROGERS STREET | 978-282-7399 866-BEER-MEN

CapeAnnBrewing.com

Captain Carlo’s Restaurant 27 HARBOR LOOP | 978-283-6342

CaptainCarlos.com Fresh seafood, steamed lobsters, fried clams, creamy clam chowder, steaks, pasta and many more delicious options. Kids menu available. Live entertainment and outdoor dining alongside Gloucester’s working waterfront.

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DiscoverGloucester.com

Drift Café is Gloucester’s newest morning-tonight neighborhood hangout, merging the roles of baristas and bartenders. The new face of the coffeehouse is coffee plus. At Drift, it’s coffee plus beer, wine, cocktails, great food and live music.

Jalapeños Mexican Restaurant 86 MAIN STREET | 978-283-8228

JalapenosGloucester.com Wild caught seafood. Serving your favorite dishes. Live entertainment Tues 7-9pm, Fri -Sat 9:30-11pm. Late night menu, with lounge atmosphere, gluten free options, kid friendly. Open at 4pm, 7 days. see ad on page 51


Minglewood Harborside The Gloucester House Restaurant 63 ROGERS STREET | 978-283-1812

TheGloucesterHouse.com

New menu, new wine list, new experience. One family since 1957. Join three generations of Linquatas as we support Gloucester’s fishing community. From our boats to your plate. see ad on page 21

25 ROGERS STREET | 978-281-0223

MinglewoodHarborside.com Waterfront dining with an oversized deck and retractable glass walls that create an alfresco experience both inside and out. Fresh, local seafood, creative sushi and tavern favorites are complimented by refreshing cocktails. see ad on inside back cover

Seaport Grille 6 ROWE SQUARE | 978-282-9799

Lobsta Land Restaurant 84 CAUSEWAY STREET AT EXIT 12 OFF RT. 128 | 978-281-0415

LobstaLandRestaurant.com Stop by Lobsta Land Restaurant for weekend brunch, lunch or dinner and enjoy Cape Ann’s most innovative menu in a casual and friendly atmosphere. Overlooking the “Window on the Marsh.”

SeaportGrilleGloucester.com The ownership and staff of Seaport Grille invite you to dine with us. We take pride in preparing all of our menu items with only the freshest ingredients and a shared passion to deliver superior food in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. see ad on back cover

Tonno 2 MAIN STREET | 978-879-4795

Mile Marker One Waterfront Restaurant

Riverview Dining and Bar at Cape Ann’s Marina Resort 75 ESSEX AVENUE/RT. 133 | 978-283-2122

TonnoRestaurant.com Italian Seafood Classic. Nightly specials. Catch of the day from local waters. Full-service bar. Craft cocktails. Homemade pasta, full and half portions. Secondi courses featuring pesce and carne. Signature dishes. Decedent desserts. see ad on page 19

MileMarkerOne.com Fresh local food with a cool local vibe. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, raw bar, cocktails and more. Open year round choose your water view inside or deck outside or pool side. Live music and events and weddings. Come by boat too! see ad on page 7

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Woodman’s of Essex Topside Grill Restaurant 50 ROGERS STREET | 978-281-1399

TopsideGrill.com Seafood, Italian Restaurant. Boiled Lobster Special $15.99, Fresh Native Gloucester Seafood, Casual atmosphere, fun bar! Waterfront views, outside dining. Award winning clam chowder, fried clams, oysters, scallops, calamari, shrimp, steak & more! Family owned, two generations of chefs.

Virgilio’s Bakery & Deli

119 MAIN STREET/RT. 133 ESSEX | 800-649-1773 | 978-768-6451

Woodmans.com Over 100 years of Seafood and Excellence, est. 1914. “Best Restaurant in New England” about. com “Best Waterfront Seafood Shack” USA Today. Family Friendly, Self Service, Full Bar, Raw Bar. Water Views. Gluten Free options. see ad on page 26

MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA

Cala’s

29 MAIN STREET | 978-283-5295

7 BEACH STREET MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA | 978-525-3304

VirgiliosBakery.com

CalasRestaurant.com

It’s the bread that makes the sandwich. Italian and specialty breads and rolls, unique sandwiches on fresh-baked rolls, fresh cannoli, pastries, cookies and Italian ice made on site. see ad on page 41

ESSEX

Cala’s delivers great food in a casual “Cheers” environment, where guests are treated like family, the beers are always cold, and the wine pour is never skimpy. see ad on inside back cover

SALEM

The Village Restaurant 55 MAIN STREET | 978-768-6400

WeDigClams.com Since 1956, the North Shore’s choice for fresh local seafood at affordable prices in a casual atmosphere. Enjoy your classic family favorites year-round, Tuesday through Sunday and seven days a week, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Turner’s Seafood at Lyceum Hall

Restaurant and Seafood Market

43 CHURCH STREET, SALEM | 978-745-7665

Turner’s Seafood Market

4 SMITH STREET, GLOUCESTER | 978-281-7172

Turner’s Seafood Grill & Market

506 MAIN STREET, MELROSE | 781-662-0700

Turners-Seafood.com The freshest, best tasting, authentic New England seafood has three historic locations. Experience local seafood from dayboats’ freshcatch, within hours served to our dining guests and market customers.

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92.5 THE RIVER & BUD LIGHT SELTZER PRESENT

SAT, AUG 29, 2020 NOON – 6PM STAGE FORT PARK, GLOUCESTER

FREE & OPEN TO ALL! EVENT DETAILS AT THERIVERBOSTON.COM/RIVERFEST

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Stay Accommodations at Rocky Neck 43 ROCKY NECK AVENUE | 978-381-9848

RockyNeckAccommodations.com Located on Smith Cove in the heart of the Rocky Neck Art Colony walk to restaurants, shops and theatre. All rooms have water views, kitchenettes and decks.

Atlantic Vacation Homes 4 OLD COUNTY ROAD | 855-213-1722

AtlanticVacationHomes.com We are the North Shore’s premier vacation rental & real estate company, with over 30 years of creating dream vacations for our guests. Book your next beach escape today!

Would you prefer a cozy bed & breakfast, a waterfront inn, a cottage or a full service resort? We’ve got plenty of options.

Beauport Hotel Gloucester 55 COMMERCIAL STREET | 978-282-0008

BeauportHotel.com The perfect New England coastal getaway with 94 rooms and suites, sweeping water views, rooftop pool/bar, distinctive dining choices and the area’s largest event space. A destination for every occasion. see ad on back cover

Blue Shutters Beachside Inn 1 NAUTILUS ROAD | 978-283-1198

BlueShuttersBeachside.com Charming inn on Good Harbor Beach. Spectacular views. Rooms and suites, all with AC. Open year-round. Walk to restaurants, supermarket. Minutes to downtown Gloucester and Rockport. Complimentary continental breakfast. Free Wi-Fi.

Atlantis Oceanfront Inn 125 ATLANTIC ROAD | 978-283-0014

AtlantisOceanfrontInn.com Our beautiful oceanfront location is a spectacular setting for the perfect vacation. Close to Good Harbor Beach. Ocean views from every room, outdoor pool. Enjoy our Breakfast Café with creative selections open to the public.

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Cape Ann Camp Site 80 ATLANTIC STREET | 978-283-8683

CapeAnnCampSite.com 200 mostly shaded tent and RV sites nestled in a variety of shade trees and shrubs. Big rig sites overlook tidal estuary. Hookups. One mile from Wingaersheek Beach. Pet Friendly. WIFI.


Cape Ann’s Marina Resort 75 ESSEX AVENUE/RT. 133 | 978-283-2116 | 800-626-7660

CapeAnnMarina.com Destination Found! Stay, Eat, Drink Swim, Chill. Our waterfront hotel rooms offer views of the river, salt marsh, WICKED TUNA boats and wildlife. Mile Marker One Waterfront Restaurant and pool bar onsite, open year-round. Private and semi-private venues for events up to 200+. see ad on page 13

Colonial Inn By The Sea 28 EASTERN POINT ROAD | 978-281-1953

InnGloucester.com 1850 Sea Captain’s house-water views, two block stroll to beach, artist colony, restaurants and theater. Picturesque walk along beaches, to estates, museum & lighthouse. Air conditioning, Wi-Fi, continental breakfast.

Harborview Inn Cape Ann Motor Inn 33 ROCKPORT ROAD | 978-281-2900

CapeAnnMotorInn.com Directly on the sands of Long Beach, we are open year round, with all rooms overlooking the ocean with views of the twin lighthouses of Thacher Island. Sunrises here are unforgettable! Pet friendly. Complimentary Continental Breakfast. see ad on page 23

Castle Manor Inn & Sea Glass Restaurant

71 WESTERN AVENUE | 978-283-2277 800-299-6696

HarborviewInn.com Overlooking Gloucester Harbor, this FourSeason Bed & Breakfast is perfect for vacations and weekends away. The Inn is within walking distance to downtown restaurants, museums, shops and attractions.

Ocean House Hotel at Bass Rocks 107 ATLANTIC ROAD | 978-283-7600

141 ESSEX AVENUE | 978-515-7386

OceanHouseGloucester.com

CastleManorInn.com

Our waterfront hotel offers 51 rooms and suites with spectacular ocean views. Amenities include outdoor pool, hot tub, fire pit, rooftop deck, game room, library, and complimentary guest parking.

A 26-bedroom boutique hotel with full-service bar, restaurant and function facility. Open to the public with water views and beautiful grounds.

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Emerson Inn ONE CATHEDRAL AVENUE | 978-546-6321

EmersonInnByTheSea.com

Pleasant Street Inn 17 PLEASANT STREET | 978-546-3915

PleasantStreetInn.net

Sea Lion Motel & Cottages 138 EASTERN AVENUE | 978-283-7300

Inns of Rockport

SeaLionMotel.com Conveniently located between Gloucester and Rockport, less than one mile from Good Harbor Beach. We have cottages, efficiencies, house suites, and hotel rooms and offer outside heated pool, Wi-Fi, A/C.

Inns of Rockport Come stay in our seaside village at one of our distinctive accommodations.

w w w. i n n s o f r o c k p o r t . c o m

The Vista 22 THATCHER ROAD | 978-281-3410

VistaMotel.com Overlooking Good Harbor Beach, with gorgeous ocean views from every room. Super-clean, spacious rooms. Free Continental breakfast, outdoor heated swimming pool. see ad on page 39

ROCKPORT

Rockport Inn & Suites 183 MAIN STREET | 978-546-3300

RockportInnandSuites.com Our hotel offers year-round accommodations for vacationers and business travelers including well-equipped suites and pet-friendly rooms. Continental breakfast, indoor pool, fitness room, and tennis courts. Wedding and corporate groups welcome. see ad on page 36

Addison Choate

The Tuck Inn

49 BROADWAY | 978-546-7543

Bed & Breakfast

AddisonChoate.com

17 HIGH STREET | 978-546-7260

Newly renovated boutique hotel in the heart of Rockport. Open year-round. Stylish coastal eclectic design, top notch hospitality, luxurious rooms, streaming TV, marble bathrooms, A/C, & delicious complimentary breakfast.

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s r oo d t Ou The Great

Explore and appreciate the wide variety of natural beauty and wonder that surrounds us.

Beaches

Cressy’s Beach

AT STAGE FORT PARK, GLOUCESTER This is a great place to spend the day as you can sit and observe the activities on the Harbor, have a picnic or cookout, or play games in the park.

Wingaersheek Beach WEST GLOUCESTER Flour soft white sand, tide pools, lighthouse views, calm water. Lifeguards, food, changing rooms, restrooms, fee for parking.

Gloucester-ma.gov (For info on all Gloucester beaches)

On Land Dogtown

JOHN HALL

INLAND GLOUCESTER Wooded trails and old stone walls and boulders. Take a map. Trails are often difficult to track. Parking on Dogtown Road off Cherry Street and Gee Avenue.

Good Harbor Beach BACK SHORE, GLOUCESTER Wide flat beach excellent for walking, body surfing, volleyball. Lifeguards, food, changing rooms restrooms, fee for parking.

Half Moon Beach AT STAGE FORT PARK, GLOUCESTER Half Moon is a small quiet beach located in historic Stage Fort Park. It gets its name from the crescent shape of the beach.

Long Beach GLOUCESTER/ROCKPORT LINE Great sunrise views of Thacher Island Twin Lighthouses. Fee for parking.

Niles Beach EAST GLOUCESTER Beautiful views of Gloucester Harbor and the Boston Skyline. Walk ons only.

Pavilion Beach

Essexheritage.org

Gloucester Harborwalk DOWNTOWN A free self-guided tour that is great for all ages. Start at St. Peter’s Square. Explore the 42 Harbor walk granite posts downtown from The Gloucester House to Stage Fort Park.

Gloucester.Harborwalk.org

Halibut Point State Park ROCKPORT You can explore the parks trails and tide pools, picnic on the rocky ledges, and learn about the history of Cape Ann’s granite industry.

TheTrustees.org

Ravenswood ROCKPORT/GLOUCESTER LINE 600 acres of woods, granite boulders and carriage trails. Visitor center, hiking, biking, crosscountry skiing, dogs welcome, required leash and pick up. Parking on Rte. 127 Western Ave.

TheTrustees.org

DOWNTOWN GLOUCESTER Gloucester Harbor and lighthouse views. Behind the Beauport Hotel. Perfect beach to view the Greasy Pole contest

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CA L ENDA R OF EVENTS JUNE 12-JULY 12 Rockport Chamber

MAY 2020 5-17 North Mamma Mia nsmt.org

Music Festival

Shore Music Theatre

Shalin Liu Performance Center World-renowned musicians rockportmusic.org

10 Jesse Colin Young Shalin Liu Performance Center rockportmusic.org

20 Annual International Dory SATURDAY 10AM | STATE FISH PIER US vs. Canada internationaldories.com

16 Motif #1 Day SATURDAY 9AM-5PM | Downtown Rockport rockportexchange.org

Races

20 Rockport Farmers Market SATURDAYS 10AM-2PM | THROUGH OCT. 17 rockportexchange.org

18 Intro to Birding MONDAY 8:30-10:30AM Cogswell’s Grant historicnewengland.org

20 Essex River Day Cruise, cookout, music capeannvacations.com

30 Chelsea Berry Shalin Liu Performance Center rockportmusic.org

JUNE 2020 Art classes for students & adults arthaven.org 2-14 North Shore Music Thoroughly Modern Millie nsmt.org

Theatre

Rockport Cultural District WEEKEND MORNING TOURS Free guided walking tours from Dock Square. Visit Rockport Cultural District for details. rockportusa.com

4 Cape Ann Farmers Market THURSDAYS 3-6:30PM | THROUGH OCT. 8 Stage Fort Park 40+ vendors, live music, children’s activities capeannfarmersmarket.org 5-28 Gloucester Stage Tiny Beautiful Things gloucesterstage.org 6-7 Cape Ann Artisans Spring Studio Tour SAT-SUN 10AM-5PM 17 studios, self-guided open studio tour capeannartisans.com

12-13 Art in the Barn Cox Reservation Grounds ecga.org

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Cape Ann Art Haven

St. Peter’s Fiesta June 24 - 28

24-28 St. Peter’s Fiesta ALL DAY | St. Peter’s Square Blessing of the fleet, sporting events, carnival stpetersfiesta.org 26-28 Greasy Pole & Seine Boat

Races

FRIDAY-SUNDAY | Off Pavilion Beach stpetersfiesta.org

JULY 2020 Antonio F. Gentile Bandstand Summer Concert Series SUNDAYS AT 7PM THROUGH AUGUST Stage Fort Park


MAY 2020-APRIL 2021 Cape Ann Farmers Market THURSDAYS 3-6:30PM | Stage Fort Park 40+ vendors, live music, children’s activities capeannfarmersmarket.org

Concerts at the Bandstand, Rockport EVERY SUNDAY THROUGH AUGUST rockportusa.com

Hammond Castle Candlelight Tours THURSDAY EVENINGS hammondcastle.org

Harborwalk Summer Cinema WEDNESDAYS AT DUSK | 65 Rogers Street Free outdoor movies gloucester.harborwalk.org

11 Gloucester Garden Tour SATURDAY 10AM-4PM Private gardens tour gardens in Gloucester’s Mount Pleasant Avenue neighborhood. Tickets are $30. Susan Kelly susan@generousgardeners.org or 781-346-1363. generousgardeners.org 11-18 Old Sloop Fair, Rockport rockportusa.com 12 Renaissance Music & Entertainment HAMMOND CASTLE hammondcastle.org

Music on Meetinghouse Green Gloucester UU Church gloucestermeetinghouse.org

Rockport Cultural District DAILY TOURS Free guided walking tours from Dock Square. Visit Rockport Cultural District for details. rockportusa.com

Rockport Farmers Market SATURDAYS 10AM-2PM rockportexchange.org

1-15 Rockport Chamber Music Festival Shalin Lui Performance Center rockportmusic.org 3-4 Independence Day Celebrations 3 Fishtown Horribles Parade & Concert MONDAY 6PM | Stacy Blvd 9:15PM | Fireworks on waterfront 4 Rockport Parade & Bonfire TUESDAY 9PM | Back Beach, Rockport rockportusa.com 7-19 North Shore Music Theatre Rogers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella nsmt.org 8-12 Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company Windhover Performing Arts Center windhover.org 10-31 Gloucester Stage Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery gloucesterstage.org

18 Gloucester Downtown Block Party #1 SATURDAY 6-10PM | Main Street Music, entertainment, al fresco dining, store specials gloucesterblockparty.com

18 Blackburn Challenge SATURDAY 7:30AM-3PM Paddle & rowing race around the Cape blackburnchallenge.com 19 Reid’s Ride Bike-a-Thon 7AM-NOON | Stage Fort Park facebook.com/reidsride 22 Seacoast 10k Road Race SATURDAY 8AM | Stage Fort Park northshoretimingonline.com 23-25 Bluefin Blowout Cape Ann Marina bluefinblowout.com 24-25 Rockport Garden FRI-SAT 10AM-4PM | Rockport rockportgardenclub.org

Tour

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CA L ENDA R 24-26 Windhover Quarry Dance FRI 5:30, SAT 11AM, 5:30PM, SUN 1PM | Lanesville windhover.org 25 Beauport Pride Tour 4:30PM | Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House historicnewengland.org JULY 26 – AUGUST 2 Rockport Jazz

Festival

Shalin Liu Performance Center rockportmusic.com

AUGUST 2020 Antonio F. Gentile Bandstand Summer Concert Series SUNDAYS 7PM | Stage Fort Park

Cape Ann Farmers Market THURSDAYS 3-6:30PM | Stage Fort Park capeannfarmersmarket.org

7-8 Rockport Illumination Weekend, Rockport Rotary Lobster Festival SATURDAY | Rockport Fireworks, music rockportilluminations.com rockportrotary.org

7-30 Gloucester Stage Seared gloucesterstage.org 8 Gloucester Blues Festival SATURDAY 11AM-8PM | Stage Fort Park gloucesterbluesfestival.com 11-23 North Shore Music Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story nsmt.org

Theatre

15-16 Gloucester Waterfront Festival SAT-SUN 9AM-6PM | Stage Fort Park Craft fair, music, food, entertainment capeannvacations.com

Hammond Castle Candlelight Tours THURSDAY EVENINGS hammondcastle.org

Harbor Loop Concerts THURSDAYS 6-8PM | Fitz Henry Lane Park, Harbor Loop, Free gimmesound.com WEDNESDAYS AT DUSK | 65 Rogers Street Free outdoor movies gloucester.harborwalk.org

Rockport Cultural District DAILY TOURS Free guided walking tours from Dock Square. Visit Rockport Cultural District for details. rockportusa.com

Rockport Farmers Market SATURDAYS 10AM-2PM rockportexchange.org

1 Festival by the Sea SATURDAY 10AM-6PM | Downtown Manchester Art, Music & Food festivalbytheseama.com 1-2 Gloucester Stage Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery gloucesterstage.org 4-9 Annisquam Village Players present Mary Poppins TUESDAY-SUNDAY 7:30PM | Annisquam annisquamvillageplayers.com

6-8 Annual Sidewalk Bazaar THURSDAY-SATURDAY | Main Street, Gloucester Vendors, food, live music, children’s activities gloucestermerchantsassociation.org

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Harborwalk Summer Cinema

36th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival

Friday, September 4–Monday, September 7 Ship visits, public lobsterbake, lighted boat parade, fireworks, parade of sail, races and more. gloucesterschoonerfestival.net FRIDAY ALL DAY Schooners sailing in harbor SATURDAY 10AM-4PM Maritime Gloucester Heritage Day maritimekloucester.org SATURDAY 7:30PM Lighted boat parade, concert and fireworks on Stacy Blvd. after dark SUNDAY 10:30AM Parade of Sail Gloucester Harbor Mayor’s Cup Race off Eastern Point


CALENDAR GRAPHIC BACKGROUND 15 Gloucester Downtown Block Party #2

SATURDAY 6-10PM | Main Street Music, entertainment, al fresco dining, store specials gloucesterblockparty.com

29 92.5 The River: Riverfest Seaside Music Festival SATURDAY 12-6PM | Stage Fort Park Free concert theriverboston.com

29 Fisherman’s Memorial Service SATURDAY 5PM | Man at the Wheel statue gloucester-ma.gov

SEPTEMBER 2020 Cape Ann Farmers Market THURSDAYS 3-6:30PM | Stage Fort Park capeannfarmersmarket.org

Rockport Cultural District DAILY TOURS Free guided walking tours from Dock Square. Visit Rockport Cultural District for details. rockportusa.com

OCTOBER 2020 Haunted House Tours Hammond Castle Park at Stage Fort Park Shuttle to Castle hammondcastle.org 1-4 North Shore Music Little Shop of Horrors nsmt.org

Theatre

1,8 Cape Ann Farmers Market THURSDAYS 3-6:30PM | Stage Fort Park 40+ vendors, live music, children’s activities capeannfarmersmarket.org 2-18 Gloucester Stage Think of Me gloucesterstage.org 3 Essex River Race SATURDAY 10AM blackburnchallenge.com 3,10 Rockport Farmers SATURDAYS 10AM-2PM rockportexchange.org

Market

Rockport Farmers Market SATURDAYS 10AM-2PM rockportexchange.org

4 Gloucester Downtown Block Party #3 FRIDAY 6-10PM | Main Street Music, entertainment, al fresco dining, store specials gloucesterblockparty.com

4-7 Gloucester Schooner Festival See box on page 62 4-27 Gloucester Stage Reparations gloucesterstage.org 22-30 North Shore Little Shop of Horrors nsmt.org

Music Theatre

12 Coast to Cure NF Bike Race SATURDAY 7AM-4PM | Stage Fort Park nfnortheast.org 18-27 Trails & Sails 10 Days of Exploring Heritage in Essex County FRI-SUN ALL DAY Hundreds of free heritage events trailsandsails.org 20 Lone Gull 10k Race SUNDAY 9-11AM | Good Harbor Beach cccbsd.org 26-27 T. S. Eliot Festival

10-12 Cape Ann Artisans Fall Studio Tour SATURDAY-MONDAY 10AM-5PM 17 studios, self-guided open studio tour capeannartisans.com 10-12 Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show annisquamartsandcrafts.org 11-17 Cape Ann Plein Air Weeklong outdoor painting competition & festival capeannpleinair.org 17 Rockport Harvestfest SATURDAY 10AM-5PM rockportexchange.org 24 Essex Clamfest SATURDAY 11AM-4PM | Memorial Park, Essex capeannvacations.com 27-31 North Kinky Boots nsmt.org

Shore Music Theatre

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CA L ENDA R NOVEMBER 2020 1-8 North Shore Music Theatre Kinky Boots nsmt.org 28 Small Business Saturday Downtown Gloucester shops gloucestermerchantassociaton.org

19 Mens Night THURSDAY 5-10PM | Downtown Gloucester shops Refreshments, discounts, fun. gloucestermerchantassociaton.org 31 Rockport New Year’s Eve rckportnye.com 31 Beauport Cruiselines New Year’s Cruise

DECEMBER 2020

beauportcruiselines.com

4-20 North Shore A Christmas Carole nsmt.org

JANUARY 2021

Music Theatre

5 Ladies Night THURSDAY 5-10PM | Downtown Gloucester shops Refreshments, discounts, fun. gloucestermerchantassociaton.org

Bridal Showcase Cruiseport Gloucester cruiseportgloucester.com 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation gloucestermeetinghouse.org

FEBRUARY 2021 Meals on Wheels Valentine’s Breakfast Supports Meals on Wheels thegloucesterhouse.com

MARCH 2021 Irish Sweepstakes WEDNESDAY 5-7PM $10,000 in prize money and giveaways thegloucesterhouse.com

5-7 Discover Gloucester Girls’ Getaway Weekend FRIDAY-SUNDAY discovergloucester.com

7 Cape Ann Birding SATURDAY 8AM-NOON capeannvacations.com

Celebrate the Holidays on Cape Ann!

• Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting • Middle Street Walk • Gloucester Lobster Trap Tree Lighting • Annisquam Sewing Circle Christmas Fair • Deck the Docks • Gloucester Lobster Trap Menorah Lighting • Deck the Halls at Hammond Castle • Main Street Holiday Window Contest • Santa Arrives By Boat to Rockport & Tree Lighting

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Weekend

APRIL 2021 Kite Day Cogswell’s Grant historicnewengland.org

Every effort has been made to provide our readers with a comprehensive Calendar of Events. However, due to unanticipated circumstances, we encourage you to go to discovergloucester.com/events.


Minglewood HARBORSIDE

FRESH SEAFOOD. SUSHI. WATERFRONT OUTDOOR DINING. FAMILY-FRIENDLY. LIVE MUSIC. REFRESHING COCKTAILS.

25 Rogers Street in Gloucester 978.281.0223 www.MinglewoodHarborside.com

where the locals go for lobster rolls Near Singing Beach 7 Beach St. Manchester-by-the-Sea, 978-525-3304 www.CalasRestaurant.com


We treat you like a local when you visit Gloucester. Stay at the Beauport Hotel and enjoy the 1606 Restaurant, our rooftop pool and sweeping views of the Atlantic. Dine like a local at Seaport Grille and see Gloucester’s working waterfront in action. Or, enjoy a Lobster Bake or Sunset Dinner cruise with Beauport Cruiselines where guests dine and dance on the ocean.

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Discover Gloucester 2020 Visitor Guide  

The Discover Gloucester 2020 Visitor Guide features wonderful articles about our authentic, enchanting coastal community to discover.

Discover Gloucester 2020 Visitor Guide  

The Discover Gloucester 2020 Visitor Guide features wonderful articles about our authentic, enchanting coastal community to discover.