Gloucester MA is a port city located on Cape Ann in Essex County, Massachusetts USA. The city has total area approx 108 km2 (42 mi2) and population around 30,000.
Gloucester is part of North Shore, Massachusetts. A major centre of fishing industry and popular summer tourist travel destination, the city consists of urban core (on the harbor's north side) and 8 surrounding neighborhoods (Bay View, Annisquam, East Gloucester, West Gloucester, Folly Cove, Lanesville, Magnolia, Riverdale).
The harbor was once a major shipbuilding centre. The first schooner was allegedly built here in 1713. The settlement developed into a fishing port, largely because of the proximity to Georges Bank (and other fishing banks) off the east coast of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.
Among the city's most noted landmarks is the harborside statue themed "Man at the Wheel" (aka "Gloucester Fisherman's Memorial Cenotaph").
The largest annual event here (Saint Peter's Fiesta) is held during June's last weekend. The carnival is preceded by a 9-day devotional praying.
Gloucester MA cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Gloucester MA dock (anchor) at Gloucester Harbor.