Schooner Thomas E. Lannon

Gloucester

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Scenic sail aboard 90-foot schooner named after its owner's heroic grandfather

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Promotional value expires Oct 14, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per person per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability and weather. 24hr cancellation notice required. Reservations are held until 10 minutes before sail time. Not redeemable for feature trips. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$22 for a Two-Hour Sailing Trip (Up to $40 Value)

During the two-hour sail, passengers board the 90-foot Thomas E. Lannon schooner and float past scenic sites of Gloucester's harbor. See the trip FAQ.


Thomas E. Lannon's rates fluctuate depending on passenger's age.

Thomas E. Lannon

While the Thomas E. Lannon schooner boasts many impressive characteristics—including a 65-foot deck and a resemblance to a 1903 sword-fishing schooner—none of them rivals the story of how the vessel got its name.

Before the ship was built in 1997, founder Tom Ellis was visiting his relatives in Newfoundland when he overheard them reciting stories of his grandfather Thomas Lannon, who had fished the Gloucester coastline for more than 40 years. On one particularly stormy day in 1908, Lannon and five other men set out into the waters off Nauset aboard two dories and rescued the crew of the capsized schooner Eric amid 70-mph winds. Each of the rescuers received the eternal admiration of the rescued men and a medal from the Massachusetts Humane Society, which Ellis possesses to this day.

More than a century later, the crew of the Thomas E. Lannon keeps its namesake's love of the sea alive by chartering an array of sailing voyages that have attracted more than 100,000 passengers to date. After helping raise the sails at the voyage’s start, passengers capture vivid views of Gloucester harbor's lighthouses, castles, and beaches.

Customer Reviews

A voyage on The Lannon with the Ellis family is one of the best things you can do when visiting Cape Ann! Being a resident of Rockport, I go by myself whenever I can....and then when I have friends or family visiting, they are treated to the glorious, peaceful experience also.
Suzanne D. · September 28, 2014
An absolutely enjoyable sail around the very historic Gloucester Harbor topped off by a fully catered birthday party that the family allowed all other guests to join in. ! Very nice evening. Thank you.
George W B. · July 12, 2014
The skipper and his mates were delightful, helpful and fun. We had a wonderful time.
JUDITH S. · October 18, 2013
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    63 Rogers St.

    Gloucester, MA 01930

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