Sailing Season 2020 Update
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 sailing season. Our Board of Directors made the difficult decision that the only way to maintain an adequately safe standard of operation is to remain alongside the dock this year. The health and safety of our students, passengers, volunteers, and crew is always our highest priority.
Since her recommissioning five years ago, Adventure has sailed many miles, visited many places, hosted many students, and filled many hearts with joy, wonder, and inspiration. She is a beloved icon of not just the history but the unique character of this place. She commemorates both triumph and tragedy.
We honor the values of the dorymen: courage, self-sacrifice, and teamwork, among others. These values are very much in mind as we all seek to navigate an extraordinary and difficult period in our lives, a time when we treasure them even more than ever.
Each year, we look forward to the day when the preparations are complete and we can set sail to share our vessel and our mission with young and old. Crew and volunteers work throughout the Winter months to preserve and maintain Adventure. They are dedicated stewards of our National Historic Landmark, and their level of commitment is exceptional.
Board, staff, and volunteers remain hard at work preparing for the day when we can once again line up and pull together on the halyards to raise sail and soar. We are building toward 2021 and beyond as we strive to extend our vessel’s reach and impact, particularly through our educational programs. Our decision not to sail also conserves vital resources to sustain our organization as we work toward the day when we can operate fully.
Adventure will sail again! As she has done so many times in the past, she will persevere and overcome. Thanks to our extraordinary community of support, this vessel lives on to serve as a symbol of resiliency, strength, and the triumph of common purpose.
All new memberships and renewals will enjoy an extra 18 months of full benefits so that when Adventure sails again, her members may use their sail tickets and more!
Thanking the Front Line- EXTENDED!: for all memberships made by July 30, we will give a free 2021 Family Membership to an employee of the Beth Israel Lahey Health Hospital in Beverly or Gloucester. visitRead More News