Our ship, Polaris has its home port in Gloucester. Visitors will usually meet Polaris at the dock or travel by launch directly to the boat.
We meet at Maritime Gloucester, 23 Harbor Loop Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930
When visiting Salem we are docked at the Derby Wharf, opposite the Friendship schooner in the National Parks Service, Salem Maritime Historic site.
You can take the commuter rail to Gloucester and then take the CATA trolly. For up to date schedules check out MBTA and Cape Ann Transit Authority.
Gloucester is about 50-minute drive from Boston. Those arriving on Cape Ann via Route 128 can exit at the Grant Circle Rotary, or at the end of Route 128 (Eastern Avenue Traffic Lights), and head to Harbor Loop,
Salem Historic district is right in downtown Salem reachable by train and ferry as well as private transportation.
There are metered street parking and city lots in both Salem and Gloucester.
In Gloucester, at the end of Harbor loop you will see the Maritime Heritage Center (a red building) --. Walk down the slope to the left of the building (past the big gate) and towards the dock area and past the working areas on your left. The expansive pier in front of you is home to several small boats and the schooners Ardelle and Adventure. Check them out if they are in port! On the opposite side of the red building is the harbormaster and public dock where Polaris visitors meet their crew.
While visiting Salem, Polaris is located at the visiting ships dock about half way down the wharf adjacent to the visitors center.