The Schooner Thomas E. Lannon was built in 1997 in Essex, MA. Berthed at
historic Seven Seas Wharf at the Gloucester House Restaurant, Rogers Street,
Gloucester, the Lannon offers two-hour sails and private charters from mid-May
through mid-October. Join the Ellis family for a sail and imagine what it was
like to sail on a fishing schooner out of Gloucester a hundred years ago.
Dressed ship at the Opening of the Bay celebration in Duxbury, MA in 2010.
Like lots of others before him, Tom Ellis had wanted to own a schooner for a
good part of his life. He knew that the only way he could afford to own such a
vessel would be to make it a commercial venture. Click here to learn about the
construction of the Lannon: from planning to the first sail.
- Length on Deck: 64.5 ft
- Length Over All: 90 ft
- Beam: 18 ft
Click here to read more statistics about the Schooner Lannon.
Growing up in Gloucester, Tom Ellis, owner of the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, had heard stories of
his grandfather Thomas Lannon coming from Newfoundland as a young man, marrying,
and settling in Gloucester. Here he fished on the big schooners until he took
sick in 1943, at the age of 65. Click here to learn more.