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July 1, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


We’re so pleased to announce that the Schooner Adventure and Gloucester400+ Stories Project will present a series of storytelling events this summer featuring local writers, poets, and big personalities! Our first one is scheduled for July 1 and will feature Daisy Nell, Cindy Hendrickson and our Stories Project Leader, Terry Weber Mangos. This event will be held on the Schooner Adventure, dockside. It is a great opportunity to hear stories, mingle, and learn about the Schooner Adventure. All event details for our first one on July 1 are below, and other dates and details will be publicized shortly.
JULY 1 10:30 AM – NOON
Daisy Nell
A native of Essex, MA, Daisy is a musician, educator, and author with a long history of school, museum, and shipboard performances. She has performed throughout New England and as far away as Hawaii and Alaska. She has several CD’s and a Parents’ Choice Award winning children’s album, Bought Me a Rooster. Daisy is the author of nine children’s books, including her best seller The Stowaway Mouse. Daisy, who captains a 42’ Schooner with her husband Stan Collinson, is a founder and current Chairperson of the annual Gloucester Schooner Festival, now in its 39th year.
Daisy will read the story of the Stowaway Mouse and the Ballad of Seymour Fogg, both of which are humorous tales based on Gloucester’s maritime heritage, yet related to the working harbor of Gloucester today.
Cindy Hendrickson
A local writer, Cindy grew up in Gloucester and has a certain charm when speaking and storytelling. She is the author of The Luckiest Dog Not Alive, and numerous articles which have appeared in Enduring Gloucester and the Other Cape. An entrepreneur at heart, Cynthia currently operates two businesses: Cape Ann Foodie Tours and Taste Newburyport Foodie Tours. Cynthia is best known for her sense of humor and ability to tell a good story. Come listen to her tell her the story of the sea captain’s house she grew up in!
Terry Weber Mangos
She’s our Stories Project Leader. Terry will be sharing a story or two from our award-winning project. Terry is a local writer and her news writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, Providence Journal, Gloucester Daily Times and more. Her passion and commitment for this project is propelling storytelling for all people to new heights!
*Our other storytelling event dates will be announced shortly, including two poetry themed events!*
The storytelling events will be held throughout the summer and July’s full schedule will be released shortly. Follow us here on Facebook for updates to the schedule. Most of the storytelling events are scheduled on Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM to Noon, with some exceptions.
Most of our storytelling events will be held on the deck of the Schooner Adventure, dockside. The boat is docked at the end of Maritime Gloucester’s Harriet Webster Pier, at 23 Harbor Loop in Gloucester. We will post on Facebook should the location of the boat change for future storytelling events.
All of these events are weather dependent. In the event of rain, pending rain, or other inclement weather, please make sure to check back here on Facebook for news of a cancelation.
Most of our storytelling events with the Schooner Adventure are free to the public and require no tickets or reservations. We will announce any dates that the Schooner Adventure will leave the dock and how to get tickets for those specific days.
The Gloucester Adventure, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit maritime historic preservation and educational organization. We are the stewards of the 1926 dory-fishing Schooner Adventure. Our mission begins with restoration and preservation in perpetuity of the National Historic Landmark Schooner Adventure, one of the last surviving Grand Banks dory-fishing schooners. The Schooner Adventure is a national treasure that has resumed active sailing as an icon of the American fisheries and as a floating classroom for maritime history and environmental education programs. The Schooner will be operated at sea, primarily along the New England coast, as a living monument to Massachusetts’ fishing heritage. As such, the Schooner Adventure is important not only to Gloucester, but also to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and all America.


July 1, 2023
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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