From the shelter of the Inner Harbor marinas, there is plenty to see and do in Gloucester. The area’s history is long for an American town: Gloucester was first settled only 3 years after the pilgrims landed in Plymouth. Gloucester is best known, however, for the Georges and Grand Banks fisheries. The largest and best-known seafood business (Gorton's) gave us the iconic fisherman image of a man in slickers and a sou’wester hat. Gloucester was one of the land-based settings for Sebastian Junger’s book "The Perfect Storm" about the sad demise of a local fishing boat, the Andrea Gail. While you’re in town, tip a cold one at the Crow’s Nest (334 Main St., 978-281-2965) in honor of the crew.
The Waterway Guide Team has gained extensive boating knowledge over the years, and now we are sharing all of the tips, skills and tools we’ve picked up along the way!