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incomparable view of the harbor. The tour also passes the Long Island Light, built in 1901, and the Graves Light, built in 1905. $39 / adults • $35 / seniors, military, students • $29 / children 3-11 • Free/children under 3 617.223.8666 • www.bostonharborislands.com Thomas E. Lannon Schooner Sails Get a taste of the North Shore by heading out on this 65-foot schooner. Built in nearby Essex, the boat departs from Gloucester, taking pas- sengers around the town's working harbor then past lighthouses, castles, and stately waterfront homes. Depending on the day, the Lannon offers different types of cruises, from the Sunset Music Cruise to the "Chowda and Lobsta Roll" Sunset Sail to the Fireworks Sail. Tuesdays, tickets are buy-one, get-one-half-off, and Saturdays, kids are free before noon. Prices vary • 978.281.6634 • www.schooner.org Kayman Charters Captain Kevin Twombly has been fishing the waters of the North Shore for so long, he's developed a sixth sense about where to find fish. Using his two charter boats — the Lisa & Jake and the Kayman Too — he guides fishermen out to the deep waters off the coast of Gloucester to find cod, haddock, striped bass, bluefish, sharks, and tuna. All skill levels are welcome aboard, from beginning families to hard-core fish- ing pros like Wicked Tuna star Paul Hebert, who chartered the Lisa & Jake for an episode of the National Geographic Channel series. He reeled in a 400-pound bluefin. If you're lucky, you might do the same. Prices vary • 888.752.9626 • www.kaymancharters.com Fame of Salem The original Fame of Salem had a short but eventful life. The 70-foot schooner was commissioned as a privateer when war broke out in 1812, meaning it was authorized to attack enemy ships. The Fame made more than 20 captures before being wrecked just two years later. The reincarnated Fame, built by National Heritage Fellow Harold Burnham, 185 s u m m e r 2 0 1 4 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e 180-186_WWMb14_excursions_boating_v3_WellesleyWeston Magazine 4/28/14 12:49 PM Page 185