Your donation will help to preserve and operate schooner Adventure – A National Historic Landmark – for the enrichment of our community and for future generations
Thank you for considering a charitable gift to Schooner Adventure! Your gift is fully tax-deductible and can be directed to what you are most passionate about supporting. Or your gift can be applied to where it is most needed in support of Adventure’s mission to preserve and operate one of the last living symbols of Gloucester’s maritime heritage, and to educate and inspire students and adults about our sea heritage and teach skills in the art, language, and science of sailing.
If you’d like to target your gift to a specific project—be it shipboard maintenance, preservation, education programs, or the final phase of her restoration—please let us know. A gift of any size helps to keep Adventure sailing strong.
We would not be sailing Adventure today if not for the extent of donations we receive from our members and our friends. Please contact Director of Development Sara Young with any questions at 978-281-8079 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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As Schooner Adventure embarks on her next journey, sailing as a community educational resource from her berth at Maritime Gloucester, she will provide experiential learning programs to students and adults of all ages. At her core will be programs about the history of schooner fishing from the earliest days, but specifically about Adventure through the years and what she meant to Gloucester and the Cape Ann community.
Although we have recently completed all work essential for Coast Guard certification to carry passengers, two significant projects still remain.
- The historic captain’s cabin will highlight restoration of the original wood paneling that was installed.
- The design and build-out of the Adventure Learning Center—formerly the Fish Hold.
Funding for Operations is also a priority. Our yearly expenses are approaching $600,000 and will continue to grow as we add new personnel to administer our Education Programming, event planning and general organization administration. With the advent of full sailing season for Adventure, we will be coordinating logistics for thousands of people.