Walk along a paved ramp to a floating dock, step over a gap to board the boat. There are padded seats on the boat.
Cruise on the Essex River, located in the village of Essex, Massachusetts. Essex is one of the four communities that comprise Cape Ann, along with Gloucester, Rockport and Manchester by the Sea.
In Essex at a classic New England restaurant who's legacy dates back to July 3, 1916 when Lawrence "Chubby" Woodman, decided to fry up a few clams at his roadside stand in Essex, creating the original fried clams.
We will discover the history of Essex's shipbuilding industry at the Essex Shipbuilding museum. This museum was established in 1976 as part of the town's observation of the American Revolutionary Bicentennial. It provides Essex families a local repository for their ancestors' shipbuilding artifacts, keeping them from being acquired by other museums, being sold to private collectors, or degrading in private homes. Its collections include over 7,000 rare shipbuilding artifacts, photographs, tools, documents, builder's half-models and rigged ship models
At the hotel, farewell buffet provided by a local restaurant.
We will learn more about seafaring life and maritime stories of New England.