The Gloucester Adventure, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit maritime historic preservation and educational organization. We are the stewards of the 1926 dory-fishing Schooner Adventure. Our mission begins with restoration and preservation in perpetuity of the National Historic Landmark Schooner Adventure, one of the last surviving Grand Banks dory-fishing schooners. The Schooner Adventure is a national treasure that has resumed active sailing as an icon of the American fisheries and as a floating classroom for maritime history and environmental education programs. The Schooner will be operated at sea, primarily along the New England coast, as a living monument to Massachusetts’ fishing heritage. As such, the Schooner Adventure is important not only to Gloucester, but also to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and all America.
The mission of The Gloucester Adventure, Inc. is to:
- Restore and preserve the Schooner Adventure for the enrichment of future generations and their love of the sea
- Enable the Schooner Adventure to serve as a community resource for educational programming focusing on maritime, cultural, and environmental issues
- Operate the Schooner Adventure at sea as a living symbol of America’s maritime heritage
Docking at Maritime Gloucester
Schooner Adventure is proud to be berthed at Maritime Gloucester’s Harriet Webster Pier. As an integral part of Maritime Gloucester’s historic waterfront campus, Adventure aims to support Maritime Gloucester’s mission to inspire their visitors and students through high-quality, hands-on education and experiences that can now include visiting a National Historic Landmark vessel.
The Harriet Webster Pier is centrally located on Gloucester’s historic waterfront and provides us with a highly visible berth. It also enables us to sail from an accessible pier, facilitating our mission to sail at sea as a symbol of America’s maritime heritage.
Docking in Gloucester also provides us access to Gloucester Marine Railways out on Rocky Neck. Using this nearby facility we are able to haul out periodically for maintenance of the vessel—part of our overall mission to preserve Adventure in perpetuity. We will be on display throughout the year—both in the water and out.