Tag Archives: Adventure

Adventure and Maritime Gloucester re-unite

Hi Joey,

Wednesday was a busy day for the Adventure.   Her crew finished repairing the stem and getting her ready to move.   She was re-launched at the evening high tide, and left GMR for her new at Gloucester Maritime on the Harbor Loop.   We had some friends and family come by to see us off.   Graham Makay once again captained the Adventure for her short ride across the harbor.   We were welcomed by our newly expanded family from Gloucester Maritime, with board members, family and friends from both organizations joining in a champagne toast.   A row crew also came out to give us an all oar salute.  Despite a bit of rain, the mood at the wharf was quite festive.   The Adventure’s Sarah Tuvim recognized that between the 2 organizations, we made a wonderful rainbow of raincoats to brighten our evening.

Mary Barker

Riding with King Eider and the Schooners

King Eider Captain Steve Douglass brings us thru a rain squall to the Gloucester Schooner Race.

King Eider Captain Steve Douglass brings us thru a rain squall to the Gloucester Schooner Race.

Passengers getting wet.
Passengers getting wet.

Captain Steve Douglas can position the Eider for the best schooner photos.
Captain Steve Douglas can position the Eider for the best schooner photos.

Steven Douglass with first mate and wife Virginia. A totally good experience.
Steven Douglass with first mate and wife Virginia. A totally good experience.

The Gloucester Schooner Adventure, built in 1926, joins the race for the first time in 20 years. She placed 2nd.
The Gloucester Schooner Adventure, built in 1926, joins the race for the first time in 20 years. She placed 2nd.

Adventure Sails! More From The GMG Community

James Lowell Submits-
And then came the highlight- Gloucester’s own Adventure

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Len Burgess Photos-

Some photos of the Adventure taken from the schooner Ardelle Sat. morning.
The closeup of the people on deck shows how many it takes (between 20 and 30 of them) to raise the foresail.
Len Burgess

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Hi Joey,

The Adventure had her 2nd shakedown sail on Saturday. Donny King was kind enough t o take me out his Scotia Girl so I could take some pictures. Here are a few, plus a couple from onboard during the 1st shakedown sail.

Mary Barker

The Adventure's head, jumbo and fore sails The Adventure under way

 


Much Progress on Adventure From Bruce Slifer

Dear Joey,

Spars and sails on deck, rigging in progress, engine room looking good, bulk heads completed except for finish work.

Regards,

Bruce Slifer

Adventure Hauled At The East Gloucester Marine Railways

Mary Barker Writes-

Hi Joey,

The Adventure got hauled out on the Marine Railway on Monday, 1.14.13, so
some planks could be replaced.  I was invited aboard, as the Adventure’s
photographer, to get a unique perspective on the process.  This is my very
naïve, non-technical explanation of the process. The guys on the docks and
on the Adventure first had to move the Adventure from her berth over to the
railway.  This was done mainly by manpower using brute strength, ropes and
tide assist.  Donny King did add a bit of motor support with the Scotia Girl
in the beginning.  Once the Adventure got around the end of the pier and
was moved into place along the Railway cradle (with direction by the Railway
coordinator), the guys cranked up the cradle supports to secure the
Adventure.  The scuba diver then went down to check that everything was set
up properly with the supports.  Once he gave the okay, the Railway
coordinator signaled the engine house to start up the engines which drive
the chain winch, which took the Adventure on a forward and upward
trajectory.  Although I’ve seen this done before from just outside the
engine house, it was so powerful seeing it all up close (literally hanging
over the edge of the vessel at times).  I never cease to be inspired by and
in awe of these guys and what they do.  These folks have always taken the
time to welcome me and to educate me.  My hats are off to everyone at the
Marine Railway and the Adventure.  Here are a few photos.
Mary Barker

Sing-Along on the schooner Adventure

On Saturday, Sept, 1, during the Schooner Festival, there was a pot-luck supper and sing-along on the schooner Adventure, docked on Rocky Neck. It was a great time!  I was there last year too, and this is the sort of the thing that makes me so glad to be in Gloucester!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More photos can be found here.

-Fr. Matthew Green

Community Stuff 8/15/12

2012 Schooner Festival with Adventure

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Tusinski Gallery, Rockport,MA

TUSINSKI_NORDSTROM_BACK SHOW CARD_SEPT.1HI Joey!

You’ve been in my gallery to see the ‘catch’ exhibit last yr, this yr., I’m featuring a guest artist to show with me –in my gallery: TUSINSKI GALLERY 2 Main St., Rockport, Ma

I’m hanging her work this Thursday evening so it will be up for the weekend, with a reception Sept.1st, 5-7 p.m.

Folks can re-visit my works, & ck out Kate’s amazing paintings as well ::: she will have several fish paintings that look just swimmingly!

Over ten years ago Kate & I  used to share studio space for 3 yrs. in the former Blackburn Bldg….we had great views of ‘Fiesta’ as you can imagine.

http://www.karentusinskigallery.blogspot.com/

CARD FRONT FOR SHOW _KATE & ME_9_1_12


Melissa Cox Forwards-

HMS Bounty To Offer Dockside Tours During Schooner Festival

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Tracie Simonin writes-

While in Gloucester we will be opening to the public for dockside tours of
the ship during the Gloucester Schooner Festival.  The cost will be $10
per adult, $5 per child and seniors and children under 5 are free.  We
pride ourselves on bringing the ship to new places and sharing the story
of the Mutiny on the Bounty and what it is like to sail a traditional
square rigged vessel from the 1780′s.  Although we are not a schooner, we
were anxious to be a part of the schooner festival that weekend and share
the Bounty with the town of Gloucester!

We would love it if you could share this info on your blog site.  In the
meantime, feel free to link to our website where we too have a wonderful
blog that could get people excited about reading first hand from a crew
member her experiences with sailing with the ship this summer.  Our link
is www.tallshipbounty.org.

Tracie Simonin
Director
HMS Bounty Organization, LLC
631-584-7900
www.tallshipbounty.org


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Good morning, Joey:

As a longtime reader and friend of the blog, I know you are heavily into community service. 

Each year, the members of Sandy Bay Engine Company 1 of the Rockport Fire Department raise money for a scholarship to honor the memory of one of our former officers, the late Fire Lieutenant Sheldon Knowles.  Sheldon passed on many years ago, way too young, from the ravages of cancer but is still remembered by our department as a firefighter/EMT who served the town with a pride and a commitment to which we all aspire.

This year, the Engine Company is once again sponsoring a harbor cruise fundraiser on Cape Ann Whale Watch’s Hurricane II.  I was hoping you could post the attached flyer on the blog to assist us with this.

Thanks very much for your help and for doing such a great job in promoting what’s truly the experience of living on Cape Ann .

Regards,

Capt Kris Juncker, Sr

Sandy Bay Engine Company 1

Rockport Fire Department

‘On Call Professionals Serving the Community with Pride.’

Help looking for ship to shore phone and Loran for Adventure

Hi Joey,

We need Gloucester’s help (especially those who know about old fishing boat parts) with one of the next restoration projects for Schooner Adventure.

We want to put an original ship to shore phone back in Schooner Adventure. I don’t know what kind it was. I’m hoping someone out there recognizes this and could possibly help us to find one.

While I’m at it, we’re looking for an old Loran depth finder as well.

Attached are pictures of Captain Leo Hynes using them on board Adventure in the 1940’s.

www.schooner-adventure.org

Loran Depth Sounder 1939cpt.hynes

Danger Rocks!

Schooner Adventure at the Gloucester Marine Railways

Adventures Butt (I think that's the Nautical Term)

For more Information on the Gloucester Marine Railways Click on the Link below

http://www.gloucestermarinerailways.com/

Http://www.FrontieroGallery.com

 

25th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival Next Weekend!

25th Annual
Gloucester Schooner Festival

September 4 – 7, 2009

The Festival is sponsored by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
(Schedule will be updated as events are confirmed. Last update: 8/17/2009.)

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Friday, September 4, 2009

All Day Arrival of Participating Vessels.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cape Ann Museum visiting hours.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Essex Shipbuilding Museum visiting hours.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center visiting hours.

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Mayor’s Reception for invited guests.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

10:00 a.m.
Skippers Meeting for all Traditional Small Craft, at Solomon Jacobs Park, immediately adjacent to the U.S. Coast Guard Station on Harbor Loop.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Deck Tours aboard the Adventure and Children’s Activities dockside at Cruiseport Gloucester.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Bluenose II Open House at Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gloucester Maritime Heritage Day at the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center on Harbor Loop. Free to all.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cape Ann Museum visiting hours.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Essex Shipbuilding Museum visiting hours.

12:00 noon – 4:30 p.m.
Open House at US Coast Guard Station, Harbor Loop.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Start of Sailing Races for Traditional Small Craft, off Eastern Point Light.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Search & Rescue Demonstration by the U.S. Coast Guard
off Harbor Loop.

6:00 p.m.
Festival Crew Party for invited guests. Gloucester House Restaurant.

7:30 p.m.
Boat “Parade of Lights”.

9:15 p.m.
Fireworks Display over Gloucester Harbor. (following Parade of Lights, time approximate)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

8:00 a.m.
Skippers Meeting for all Schooners sailing in Mayor’s Race at Solomon Jacobs Park, immediately adjacent to the U.S. Coast Guard Station on Harbor Loop.

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Shuttle Bus to Eastern Point Light, from Eastern Point Gate (Eastern Point Boulevard at Farrington Avenue) to watch the start of the Mayor’s Race. Free of Charge.

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Parade of Sail as Schooners proceed from Inner Harbor, past the Fishermen’s Memorial on Stacy Boulevard, to the race starting area off Eastern Point.

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Deck Tours aboard the Adventure and Children’s Activities dockside at Cruiseport Gloucester.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Essex Shipbuilding Museum visiting hours.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center visiting hours.

11:00 a.m.
Start of Mayor’s Race for Esperanto Cup, Ned Cameron Trophy and Betty Ramsey Trophy off Eastern Point.

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cape Ann Museum visiting hours.

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Reception and Awards Ceremony for contestants and invited guests at the U.S. Coast Guard Station on Harbor Loop.

Monday, September 7, 2009

“Rain Day” for recovery from postponements caused by inclement weather. ONLY IF REQUIRED.

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center visiting hours.

For more info, click here.

R and W Distillery

As Bobby Ryan said to me in our tour “We like to name our vessels after significant Gloucester vessels“.  Here you see what Bobby was talking about with the two fermentation tanks named Adventure and Thomas E Lannon.

Look for part two of our video tour at 1PM

R and W Distillery, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Knockabout Gin, Folly Cove Rum and Beauport Vodka

Knockabout Gin, Folly Cove Rum and Beauport Vodka



2009 Schedule of Events – Dory Races

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2009 Schedule of Events

March 6th Winter Races 6:00 pm St. Peters Club
April 18th Dory Prep Day 8:00 am Eastern Ave
April 25th Dory Launch Day 8:00 am “ “
May 2 & 3 Adventure Open House Cruiseport Terminal
May 9th Essex River Race 9:00 am Essex
June 5th Elimination Registration 6:00 pm St. Peters Square
June 6th Elimination Races 8:30 am Niles Beach
June 8th Final Elimination (if needed) 6:00 pm Niles Beach
June 18th International Reception 6:00 pm St. Peters Club
June 20th International Races 8:30 a.m. State Fish Pier
June 20th Awards Banquet 1:00 pm Heritage Center
July 18th Blackburn Challenge 7:30 am Annisquam River
August 8th Oarmasters Challenge—Solo Race
August ?? Eliminations
September 22nd International Races — Lunenberg NS

For more information- check here.