America's oldest seaport, Gloucester has been serving the world as a harvester of quality seafood. First named "Le Beauport" by Samuel de Champlain in the 1600’s because of its beautiful harbor and scenic rocky shores, Gloucester has been a destination community ever since. While here, your ship’s guests and crew will experience the spectacular natural beauty, an energetic and picturesque working port, over a dozen beaches, a community that is rich in multi cultural traditions, and the country’s oldest art colonies of our country, and festive summer nightlife.
Today, Gloucester is home home to the Schooner Adventure, an American National Historic Landmark and the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, a charter vessel. Gloucester is also the annual host of The Gloucester Schooner Festival, now in its 25th year, held each year over Labor Day Weekend. The citizens of Gloucester are warm, welcoming and very proud of their rich sailing and maritime history.
Our port will make it easy for tall ships to visit:
- Vessels up to 500 feet (152.4m) in length and drawing up to 18 feet (5.5m) can be accommodated dockside;
- Even Larger Vessels, up to 800 feet (243.8m) in length and drawing up to 26 feet (7.9m) can be accommodated inside the Breakwater at Gloucester Harbor;
About Sail Gloucester
Schooner Festival Event Schedule
Getting to Gloucester
2009 July 4th Festival