Schooner Adventure is proud to participate in the 28th Annual Pat West Gaff Rig and Schooner Race on Saturday, September 17th! This annual race benefits the island non-profit program, Sail Martha’s Vineyard.
Adventure will be docked at Tisbury Wharf in Vineyard Haven Harbor from Thursday through Sunday hosting several dockside and sailing events.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Lecture by Mathew Stackpole: Restoration of Adventure and Ernesitna
7:30 AM – 8:45 M | $25 Suggested Donation
Matthew Stackpole is a highly regarded maritime historian living on Martha’s Vineyard. Matthew is currently a member of the leadership team at the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association (SEMA) and is consulting on the ongoing restoration of this National Historic Landmark Gloucester fishing schooner at the Booth Bay Shipyard in Maine. SEMA is a 501c(3) not-for-profit corporation to provide for the maintenance, equipment, manning, programming, and operation of the Schooner Ernrstina-Morrisey as a sail training vessel, school ship and educational enterprise. Prior to joining the SEMA team, Matthew was the Ship’s Historian and Major Gifts Officer at Mystic Seaport for the restoration of the Charles W. Morgan, the last whaling ship still sailing and also a National Historic Landmark.
Matthew will discuss the significance of the Ernestina restoration and how vessels like Ernestina and Adventure are vital educational resources for promoting New England’s maritime heritage.
1 PM – 4 PM (boarding 12:30) | $35 Adventure Members | $75 non-members | Get Tickets
Experience the magnificence of Gloucester’s flagship schooner! A National Historic Landmark, Adventure is an icon of the American fisheries and a floating classroom for maritime history. Adventure is a 122’ historic wooden fishing schooner built in 1926 in Essex, MA — it is truly a destination not to be missed! Bring a picnic and help our crew hoist the sails, and learn about her legacy, restoration, and life aboard one of the Fast and Able fishing schooners.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Gaff Rig and Schooner Race
9 AM – 3 PM | $125/person | Get Tickets
Adventure will race in the 28th Annual Pat West Gaff Rig and Schooner Race– and passengers are welcome to join us for this exciting event! Racing is a great way to see all the visiting vessels up close. We will provide lunch and beverages (no alcohol is allowed while underway). Passengers may bring their own provisions, we just ask that you do not bring coolers. Don’t forget your camera, binoculars, layers of clothing, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and polar fleece and a windbreaker are good to include.