Boat tour to the Dry Salvages as part of Gloucester 400+ celebrations

The Dry Salvages. Photograph by Gideon Lester.

Join us on Saturday 16th September for a chartered boat tour to the Dry Salvages, a treacherous outcrop of rocks off the coast of Cape Ann, Massachusetts that were immortalized in the title of one of the poems in T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets. The tour includes commentary by Jack Batchelder, a former marine biologist and environmental scientist, and long-term resident of Cape Ann.

The tour runs from 10:00-1:00 on Saturday 16th September, starting at Harbor Tours, 11 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA. Tickets are free but availability is limited. Sign up for the tour by emailing


The boat tour to the Dry Salvages is part of the celebrations commemorating the 400th anniversary of the settlement of Gloucester, Massachusetts and will be followed by Dr Julia Daniel’s lecture entitled ‘Water, Rock, Memory: T. S. Eliot’s Gloucester’ at North Shore Arts Association, 5:30-7:30pm. Further information about the lecture and how to book tickets can be found here.