Haul the sails and head out on an adventure of a life time! Maritime Gloucester and the Schooner Ardelle join forces to offer theCoastal Explorers summer program! During this week-long program ages 8-11 climb aboard Schooner Ardelle and set a course for fun and exploration! Throughout the week students learn to sail a traditional Gloucester fishing schooner while participating in exciting hands-on marine science and maritime heritage explorations along the North Shore.
Each day, students will board the Schooner Ardelle and sail off to a different destination. Whether it’s to climb the lighthouse on Thacher Island and learn about its nesting seabirds, navigate to Dry Salvages to see seals up close, explore an island with tide pools and a shipwreck, or learn about colonial times at Fort Sewall in Marblehead, fun and good times will be had with every day a new adventure. Perhaps we’ll catch lobsters and fish for Maritime Gloucester’s Aquarium or even see a whale!