Origin of the Gloucester Schooner Festival

 

The Gloucester Schooner Festival is putting out the call for more entries.  At this time, June 3, 2013, we are expecting close to twenty schooners.  Here, in Capt. Marty Welch and Schooner Esperanto, is an excellent writeup of the first Canadian - American fishing schooner race between Esperanto and Delawana.  The present day Gloucester Schooner Festival is a celebration of this event and the International Races that followed for eighteen years.  

 https://sites.google.com/site/schooneresperanto/home/prelude

http://www.amschooner.org/node/771

Al Bezanson