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Schooner Thomas E. Lannon

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Address: 63 Rogers St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5043
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Beautiful, no frills, family-owned and operated schooner

My family have been going on the Lannon for a few years through all sorts of weather and wind, and we always have a nice couple of hours on the water. They have a tasty rum punch... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
Rick P
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Somewhere near Boston

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Westford, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Beautiful schooner, friendly crew, lovely Fall weather but quite a disappointing cruise. There was very little wind in the harbor, no ones fault, but the captain made no effort to motor outside the harbor to find any. So all we did was drift along with full sail set, motor off, barely making it outside the breakwater before turning around and... More 

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Thank JimB36
Heath E, Owner at Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, responded to this review

Thank you for sailing with us. We are glad you found our crew friendly and our ship beautiful. Our captains do their very best to show our customers the best time they can. Unfortunately, the wind is out of our control. We try to use the sails as much as possible and run our engine as little as possible, to... More 

Somewhere near Boston
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97 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

My family have been going on the Lannon for a few years through all sorts of weather and wind, and we always have a nice couple of hours on the water. They have a tasty rum punch concoction, beer, soda, and "salty, crunchy, junk food" snacks that you can buy on board. It is a nice, purposely simple and relatively... More 

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Thank Rick P
Heath E, Owner at Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review! We're very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your trips on the Lannon, and we hope to see you again in the 2017 sailing season. More 

Sandy, Utah
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55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Skipper Tom Ellis built this vessel about 20 years ago, and it is so well maintained it looks new. My wife and I took an afternoon trip, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Being under sail is in my opinion superior to motor excursions. Tom loves people and is easy to talk with. The crew is fun, and help make this a... More 

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Thank Moverbob
Heath E, Owner at Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip on the Lannon. We hope you'll join us again soon! More 

Worcester, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Last week a groups friends and our daughters took the 1 PM schooner ride. It was a beautiful day with a nice breeze perfect for sailing. The crew was friendly and helpful. They serve beverages on board and some snacks , we brought a small cooler with food also. I t was fun and relaxing. The captain has a friendly... More 

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Thank Linda P
Heath E, Owner at Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you had a fun and relaxing time on the Lannon! We look forward to seeing you again in 2017! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

For 4 or 5 years now we've taken a sail on the Lannon each summer. Started as one of the deals, now Lannon contacts us direct so I don't have to remember to book. We've only done the 1 pm sailing since it's nearly 2 hours drive from New Hampshire - but that should tell you how much we enjoy... More 

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Thank OonaghNH
Heath E, Owner at Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review! We're very happy to hear that you have such a great time with us, and continue to come back. Thanks for making the trip from NH to sail with us. We hope to see you again this summer! More 

New Hampshire
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113 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The family built schooner is just beautiful! I felt like I was floating on air as we sailed around Gloucester inner harbor without the motor. Extremely relaxing! I now know why sailing is so popular. The captain obviously loves his ship as it was spotless & well taken care of by the crew. Lovely day!

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Thank jazanana
Heath E, Owner at Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We're glad to hear that you had a relaxing time on the Lannon, and enjoyed the beauty of the vessel. We hope to see you again this summer! More 

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1 review
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this if you're visiting Gloucester. Well worth the expense and the Captain and crew are very welcoming, warm and professional! Snacks and drinks on board also. Can be a little breezy so you may want to bring a light coat..it was an 80 degree day and the kids got a little chilli at one point. All different ages... More 

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Thank Dawn C
Heath E, Owner at Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for reviewing us! We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip on the Lannon. We hope that you'll join us again soon! More 

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62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Sailed with a private group on the schooner Lannon, which is family owned. The captain and crew were wonderful, answering all questions and so hospitable. Full boat at 49 people, was a gorgeous evening with enough wind to sail and a nice sunset and moonrise. Would have been fun to be a bit windier. Vessel is clean and extremely well... More 

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Thank Michael P
Heath E, Owner at Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us! We're so glad to hear that you had a good time aboard the Lannon. We hope that we'll see you again next summer! More 

Concord, New Hampshire
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257 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This excellent ship is a passenger's dream come true. Safe and easy to sail in, skippered by a charming, well-informed, well-trained Captain, I would bring family and friends to sail in this ship whenever possible!

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Thank Holly V
Heath E, Owner at Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice review. We're very happy that you had a good time on the Lannon, and we hope you'll come back again in 2017! More 

State College, Pennsylvania
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281 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

My husband and I had been looking forward to this trip for weeks. We found we were going to be off together and made reservations to sail. The weather forecast was going to be iffy, but because we had a special coupon to use, the selection of sails was limited. So, we took our chances. When we left our place,... More 

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Heath E, Owner at Schooner Thomas E. Lannon, responded to this review

Pam, We are so glad that you enjoyed your trip aboard the Lannon. Keeping the boat in top notch shape is a priority for us and we area always appreciative when people notice our hard work in that area. I also am always glad to hear that our crew is friendly to passengers. Thanks for joining us and we hope... More 

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