What You'll Get
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- $26 for a two-hour sailing trip (up to $40 value)
During two-hour public sails, passengers board the 65-foot Thomas E. Lannon schooner and float past scenic sites of Gloucester’s harbor on this non-narrated tour. Crew members are available to answer any questions from passengers. See the trip FAQ. Scheduling begins April 23rd, season starts Mother’s Day Weekend.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 10, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 4 per person. Valid for redemption starting May 2016 season. Reservation required; subject to availability and weather. Reservations are held up to 10 minutes before sail time. Not redeemable for feature trips. Reservations not accepted more than 2 weeks in advance. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.