Schooner Adventure Moves to Maritime Gloucester
On June 4, 2014, after her spring haul-out at Gloucester Marine Railways, Schooner Adventure motored across Gloucester Harbor with Captain Graham McKay at the helm, to get situated at her new berth at Maritime Gloucester where she will be docked for the next year and beyond if our collaboration is successful.
Gloucester Adventure and Maritime Gloucester began discussing this possibility back in the winter months while new Executive Director John Fuller was beginning to acclimate to his new position. Tom Balf, Executive Director at Maritime Gloucester, and John got together on several occasions to discuss a strategic relationship between the organizations whereas Maritime Gloucester had a need for a significant dockside attraction to better “extend their campus to the waterfront” and Schooner Adventure needed a facility that provided much needed visibility, as well as easy access to accommodate upcoming sailing trips. Furthermore, as a working shipyard with America’s oldest continually operating marine railway, Maritime Gloucester provided Adventure with a home where the last of her restoration projects could be undertaken while she was “on display.”
Both organizations have ‘maritime heritage’ at their core so coming together at Maritime Gloucester was a natural thing to do.Read More News