Welcome Aboard!

Hazel Stewart photograph

The Schooner Adventure was built in 1926 and launched on September 16 at the John F. James and Son Yard in Essex, MA. She was designed by Thomas McManus as a “knockabout”- having no bowsprit which were known as “widow makers” due to the dangerousness of working on the jib there. She spent 27 years fishing cod, haddock and halibut off Georges Bank. As a dory trawler, she carried 14 dories and a crew of 27.

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Hull

  • length: 121 feet, 6 inches
  • draft:13 feet, 9 inches (depth of hull underwater)
  • beam: 23 feet, 6 inches (width of hull mid-section)
  • capacity of hold: 160,000 lbs plus 27 fishing crew

 

Masts

(maximum height above deck)

  • Foremast – 77 feet
  • Mainmast – 85 feet
  • Topmast – 110 feet

Sails

  • total area – 6500 sq. Ft.
  • Jib Headsail
  • Jumbo Headsail
  • Fore Sail
  • Main Sail
  • Main Top Sail
  • Queen Top Sail