About The Boat

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 public sails, private charters, and group trips from mid-May through mid-October.

We offer private charters and group trips seven days a week throughout our entire season. Join us for a sail and imagine what it was like to sail on a fishing schooner out of Gloucester a hundred years ago.

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About Gloucester

Gloucester is one of the nation’s top fishing ports. This seaside city is brimming with history, culture, events, shopping, beautiful beaches, and an up-and-coming food scene which has some of the best and freshest seafood around. It is a top summer destination that is a perfect place to see, feel, and taste history. Gloucester’s beauty has drawn fishermen, families, artists, and visitors from across the globe for over four hundred years.

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Meet the Team

  • President & Owner, Captain Heath Ellis

    President & Owner, Captain Heath Ellis

    Heath has been the full-time Captain of the Lannon since 2015.

  • Vice President & Owner, Yvonne Ellis

    Vice President & Owner, Yvonne Ellis

    Yvonne oversees all print, web design, and general marketing for the Lannon.

  • Founder, Captain Tom Ellis

    Founder, Captain Tom Ellis

    Tom, a passionate shipbuilder, engineer, and historian, is one of the two original founders of Lannon.

  • Founder, Kay Ellis

    Building a schooner and building a business takes a great team and Tom had an incredible partner in his wife, Kay.



How many people does the boat hold?

The Lannon holds 49 passengers, plus crew.


What should I bring?

Sweatshirt or windbreaker. It’s always cooler on the water. Camera. Binoculars if you have them. Sneakers or other comfortable shoes. No high heels, please. Sunglasses and sunscreen. Please do not bring alcoholic beverages onboard with you. Coolers are not allowed for space reasons. (See below). Umbrellas are not allowed, because of the inversion danger. We sell plastic rain ponchos at very reasonable prices.


What about food and drinks?

We have a liquor license, so you cannot bring your own alcohol onboard. We appreciate your cooperation. We offer water, soft drinks, beer, ale, wine, prosecco, sparkling rosé, rum punch, and a selection of salty & crunchy snacks for sale at reasonable prices. Please note that we have a $10 minimum for all credit card charges