Having an apartment on the North Shore is great for the view of the water. You know what’s even better than looking at the water? Touring Gloucester Maritime or going out on the water in your very own schooner. Gloucester Maritimeis a nonprofit organization that celebrates the city’s historic relationship with the sea. There are quite a few things that you can do and see here, including:
- Watch a wooden boat being built.
- Touch sea stars and sea urchins in their water tanks.
- Check out a vintage foghorn and blow it.
- Learn about what life was like on a schooner a hundred years ago.
- Check out the amazing creatures that live in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.
They’re open seven days a week through October, and admission is just $6 for adults and $3 for children.
If you’d rather hit the high seas aboard a schooner, you might want to climb aboard the schooner Ardelle, which sails daily from the Gloucester Maritime. You’ll find out about the history of the region’s fishing and shipping culture. Learn about shipbuilding, fishing and the legacy of Gloucester.
You’ll have a fantastic time with your family on the high seas. Let us know which part of the Gloucester Maritime is your favorite.
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