Schooner Adventure’s Newsletter | Mug Up
A newsletter of the National Historic Landmark Schooner Adventure, last of the Gloucester Fishing Schooners
On August 10, 2013, Adventure sailed again for the first time in 19 years. The 2 hours prior to this shakedown cruise, we were busy finishing up getting her ready. All the hard work paid off, and the cruise went wonderfully.
We still have a bit more to do to be completely down with the restoration and get our passenger certification, but the end is in sight. Any and all support to get us to that end would be greatly appreciated.
Schooner Adventure returned after 18 years of restoration to the Schooner Festival in 2012 leading the Parade of Sails (under motor). On Labor Day weekend 2013, we SAILED Adventure in the Parade of Sail with her new sails, spars and rigging.
BUT… to receive sailing and passenger certification from the Coast Guard, we need to install a number of vessel systems. In addition, the fo’c’sle, galley, fish hold and main cabin need to be reinstalled to complete the restoration.
The restored Captain’s Cabin is going to be named in honor of the man who got this all started…
It is fitting to honor this wonderful historian and friend of Adventure whose dream was to bring back one of Gloucester’s original “grand old ladies”.
As we come to the end of this project, we need everyone’s help! Please consider contributing to this last stage and help us fulfill Joe’s dream to…
SAIL ADVENTURE FOREVER!
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