Welcome Aboard The Schooner Adventure, the last of the Gloucestermen.
Schooner Adventure is a 122-foot historic wooden dory fishing schooner built in 1926 in Essex, Massachusetts. Constructed of white oak and yellow pine, she was fashioned as a “knockabout”—a design without a bowsprit for the safety of the crew. The Schooner Adventure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, designated a National Historic Landmark and an Official Project of Save America’s Treasures, as well as, the flagship of Gloucester, Massachusetts, America’s oldest fishing port founded in 1623. She is being restored to serve as a living monument to Massachusetts’ fishing heritage and to the over 5,000 fishermen who sailed out of Gloucester and never returned.Once fully restored, the Schooner Adventure will sail as a floating classroom with hands-on education. Our mission is to offer educational programs focusing maritime history and culture, the fishing industry past and present, local geography, environmental issues, and marine studies.