Maritime Gloucester Lecture Series THIS Thursday at 7pm

The lecture series continues with Viking Gustafson entitled “Hauling the Commercial Fleet: A harborside chat with Gloucester Marine Railway

Since 1859 the Rocky Neck Marine Railways, now known as the Gloucester Marine Railways Corp., has maintained and repaired thousands of fishing, commercial and pleasure boats from the wooden schooners of the last century to the present day steel and fiberglass vessels. With an impressive list of services and many hauling options, this essential yard has been operated for the past 21 years by Viking Gustafson. Join us as Viking gives us a look inside the workings of a centuries-old marine railway in America’s oldest port and tells some stories of projects past and future. If we are lucky, we might even hear about the time she hauled 25,000 honeybees!

Viking Gustafson was born in Jamestown, New York. She has her BA from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and her MDiv from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has been working on the water since 1978 and been on various passenger vessel service roles. She received her USCG license in 1980. She previously worked at Thompson Island Outward Bound as their Operations Director but has been General Manager of Gloucester Marine Railways since 1998.


Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:00pm at Maritime Gloucester 23 Harbor Loop Gloucester MA FREE for MG members & $10 for community
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maritime-gloucester-spring-lecture-series-leading-ladies-viking-gustafson-registration-59971782215

About this Event
The Spring Lecture Series presents “Leading Ladies: Defining the Discussion of Maritime Science and History”. This series will tell stories of exploration, science, research, historical preservation, adventure and the working waterfront from the perspective of the women who engage and lead in these issues every day.



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Spring Lecture Series continues at Maritime Gloucester this Thursday April 18 at 7pm

Come hear an inspirational tale for all ages, “Rowing and Ocean: 4000 miles, 39 foot boat, 59 years old”

The second installment of our lecture series brings Suzanne Pinto to the stage with her incredible story. With a team of relatively new rowers, Suzanne became the oldest woman to row across an ocean. Her story is one of stamina, perseverance, and forging a respect for the sea. Open to MG members and the community. Register here http://maritimegloucester.org/visit/events

Maritime Gloucester Summer programs registration NOW OPEN

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Maritime Gloucester is excited to offer the following Week-Long programs for Summer 2019.

The Sacred Cod with Harborlight Montessori – June 17th – 21st – 4th-9th grade

Seafaring and Sail Training for Teens – July 7th – July 12th – Ages 13-19

COASTAL EXPLORERS – Sailing and Science – July 15th-19th – Ages 8-11

COASTAL EXPLORERS – Voyagers – July 29th – Aug 2nd – Ages 11-15

MARITIME EXPLORERS – Aug 5th – 9th – Ages 10-15

If you have any questions or are interested in other opportunities to learn about Marine Science and Maritime Heritage, please email programs@maritimegloucester.org