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The Picton Castle On The Gloucester Adventure Webcam and From The Opposite View Out Of Kathy Chapman’s Window

Click On The www.gloucesterwebcam.com website under attractions and you will find the Schooner Adventure webcam where the Picton Castle is currently tied up.image

Kathy Chapman writes-

Shot this picture of the Picton Castle out my window this morning. Marty Luster posted details yesterday as she entered the harbor..

http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/picton-castle-in-gloucester/

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Photo © Kathy Chapman 2012

http://www.kathychapman.com

Adventure Spars From Mike Dyer

Mike Dyer writes-

A small crew has been working on making replacement spars for the Schooner Adventure, at Harold Burnham’s yard in Essex.  Right now we’re working on the main boom.  These pics show a series of steps for putting together laminations of 12” X 2” Douglas Fir planks.  Note: we’re not done yet!

setting up the jig

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Bruce and Bernie cutting a series of scarfs on the stacked planks using a chain saw on a frame fit over the jig.

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Bernie after the first cut.

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the rough scarfs, later to be planed smooth and for the right fit.

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Bruce showing his clamped scarf joint.

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epoxied planks ready to go.

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all clamped up.

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Harold Burnham’s Shop

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Gloucester Webcam of The Day- Schooner Adventure

VISIT THE SCHOONER ADVENTURE WEBSITE

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This Webcam and more can be found at www.gloucesterwebcam.com

This www.gloucesterwebcam.com local webcam portal project was an idea I had last year to have as many webcams streaming from local businesses or organizations as possible which highlight the incredible vistas that we as people that live and work here get to enjoy each and every day.

The idea was to have the organization install the webcam, have them embed the webcam feed on their own websites as well and have a link to each business website on the Gloucester webcam portal website to showcase their business as well.

Tim Blakeley from Gloucester Bytes provided the initial installation at ridiculously cheap cost because he believed in the project.

Gloucester Webcam of The Day- Schooner Adventure

VISIT THE SCHOONER ADVENTURE WEBSITE

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This Webcam and more can be found at www.gloucesterwebcam.com

This www.gloucesterwebcam.com local webcam portal project was an idea I had last year to have as many webcams streaming from local businesses or organizations as possible which highlight the incredible vistas that we as people that live and work here get to enjoy each and every day.

The idea was to have the organization install the webcam, have them embed the webcam feed on their own websites as well and have a link to each business website on the Gloucester webcam portal website to showcase their business as well.

Tim Blakeley from Gloucester Bytes provided the initial installation at ridiculously cheap cost because he believed in the project.

DORY FISHING ON THE SCHOONER ‘ADVENTURE’

Len Burgess writes-

Ron Gilson of Gloucester lectured Wednesday night at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum’s Waterline Center about working aboard Gloucester’s Schooner ‘Adventure’ back in 1951.

Ron recounted his growing up in Gloucester and personal memories of the fisheries and fishermen of Gloucester and the shipbuilding of Cape Ann. In great detail he described, at 17 years old, working aboard the ‘Adventure’ for 8 days and with slides how the fish were caught by the crew. The trip brought home 80,000 pounds of fish.

Ron has a book out which any true Gloucester FOB should have.  
‘An Island No More’–A Memoir, The Gloucester I Knew
http://www.anislandnomore.com/

"GLOUCESTER in the 1940s was a self-contained "city", an island, literally, the ocean separated us from the outside world. We were a complete entity, supported mainly by our anchor industry — fishing. United and focused on a common goal, harvesting the sea, our workforce was akin to an army marching to a deafening cadence. As a young boy, I thought this fantasy would go on forever; it was a magical time!" –Ron Gilson

Ronald Gilson was born into a Gloucester working class family in the depths of the “Great Depression.” He was raised in Ward II’s Dog Hill neighborhood and introduced to the waterfront while still a boy. Gilson operated the harbor’s only freshwater boat (delivering fresh water to the Schooners), learning the ways of the waterfront, from the bottom up. He has fished the vessels, worked the wharves, and insured the fleet. Considered an authority on the great fleet buildup of the 1940s and 1950s, his blog relates many personal experiences of his life on the Gloucester waterfront. He graphically writes of a bygone era, spiced with personal anecdotes that takes his readers into the heart of Gloucester’s historic anchor industry.
Ron’s blog… http://www.thegloucesterilove.blogspot.com/

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Pullling the masts out of Schooner Adventure From Barry O’Brien

This last Wednesday down at The Gloucester Marine Railways, Dan Mayer or Mayer Tree Service drove his 125’ crane down from Essex and pulled the masts out of the Schooner Adventure. The plan is to inspect, repair and replace whatever is needed in preparation for sailing.

The folks behind the Schooner Adventure are hell-bent and determined to have her sailing again for the Schooner Festival. It’s has been a huge undertaking, and it’s not over, yet, but this short video gives you a little insight into the quality of the people who are bringing the Adventure back to sailing condition and the heritage of fishing under sail alive.

Best regards to you and your whole Good Morning Gloucester team! It’s wonderful what you folks do.

Barry O’Brien

Logs from Hog Island for the Schooner Adventure

Photos From Len Burgess

Feb. 27, 2012
Harold Burnham with Steve and Bruce are towing rough-cut logs back to Harold’s Essex Shipbuilding yard to be made into spars and gaffs for the Schooner ‘Adventure’. Harold and crew had cut and trimmed trees down last week on Hog island for the project.

–Len Burgess

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Check out the Schooner Adventure Website Here and their live webcam here where you can see it at it’s berth at the East Gloucester Marine Railways.

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History Meets Technology at the Gloucester Marine Railways From Kathy Chapman

Andrew Williams of 3D Measure is performing a 3D laser scan on the National Historic Landmark Schooner Adventure, which was built in 1926, in Essex, Massachusetts, by the John F. James and Son Shipyard.

http://schooner-adventure.org/

While a vessel is dry-docked, a laser measure can be made of the outside of the hull and deck, collecting "as-built" data. This data is then turned into a 3D surface model.

http://www.3dmeasure.com/

Naval Architects John and Fritz Koopman of Propulsion Data Systems of Marblehead will then use the 3D model together with an internal scan to produce a stability calculations, tonnage and other documentation which can be submitted to the US Coast Guard.

Photos © Kathy Chaman 2012

http://www.kathychapman.com

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‘Nother Beautiful Webcam For Ya! The Schooner Adventure At East Gloucester Marine Railways Is The Latest Addition To www.gloucesterwebcam.com

check out the schooner adventure webcam here under attractions

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Special thanks To Tim Blakeley from www.gloucesterbytes who has been installing the webcams at a reduced service rate because he believes in the project.

24 cams up with more to come from Cape Ann Marina Cam and Mile Marker 1 Cams!

Schooner Adventure Series November 17th- Mathias Collins

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2011 Schooner Adventure Fall Lecture Series

November 17th:  Mathias Collins

NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service, Gloucester

"Historical Trends in New England River Flooding and What is Happening Lately"

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Lectures are held 7PM, Friend Room, Sawyer Free Library

FREE ADMISSION

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Supported by Cape Ann Insurance Agency, Inc. and VarianSEA

Sponsored by the Gloucester Adventure

phone: 978-281-8079           email: info@schooner-adventure.org

Adventure, Roseway and Highland Sea Photos From Bob Cullen

Joey,

Yesterday I was at the Gloucester Marine Railway with my niece and her husband so they could re-visit the Adventure, where they had gotten married 25 years ago by Capt. Jim Sharp in Camden. Joanne Souza, Director of Adventure.org was nice enough to give us a personal tour. We were pleased that the Roseway was also there, because the Roseway was a 2nd boat used for their wedding guests. We were lucky in that the Roseway was just leaving the dock and motoring out the harbor. I got some shots of that. Also, I met a Capt. Tom (I didn’t catch his last name, but he said he had once captained the Highland Sea (aka the Pilot.)) He said I had to take a once-in-a-lifetime photo of 3 ships built by the same shipyard (Tarr and James) in about the same year (1926), all in one frame. So, I did catch a photo of the Roseway as she went past the Highland Sea and the Adventure.

I also took a few photos of a carriage and some screws at the GMR. You probably have enough of those, but, in case you don’t. I just uploaded the 15 photos to my Flickr account – Bob C8. It’s a new set titled “Adventure Anniversary”. They’re set to public viewing. Feel free to post on GMG. In the set they’re in the right order.

It was sprinkling for a time yesterday when I took the photos, so I caught the authenticity of raindrops on my lens cover (or, I forgot to wipe the lens.)

Thanks, Bob Cullen (aka Jenn’s father)

click the picture below to see the slideshow from Bob Cullen

Below deck of The Schooner Adventure

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The 1926 National Historic Landmark dory-fishing schooner Adventure Has Been Awarded a $250,000 1:1 Matching Grant From The Dusky Foundation

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The Schooner Adventure, the 1926 National Historic Landmark dory-fishing schooner, has been awarded a $250,000 1:1 matching grant from The Dusky Foundation. This grant provides a major step forward in helping the Adventure organization gain the momentum needed to finish the restoration of the vessel and realize the goal of becoming a maritime, environmental and educational resource for future generations.
The three recent, very visible restoration projects; the USCG approved access, allowing visitors to walk Adventure’s decks; the steering gear, two projects funded by the Lynch Foundation grant and; the construction of the barrel windlass, used to raise and lower the anchors, funded by the City of Gloucester’s Community Preservation Act; along with the extremely well designed education programs have helped to renew public interest in the project and inject new life into the organization. The Dusky grant and the matching funds will enable the installation of water tight bulkheads and other below deck structures, and the outfitting of the vessel to allow Schooner Adventure to once again sail as Gloucester’s official flagship. This is a significant move forward to finish the vessel.
While the Schooner Adventure has national significance in terms of America’s maritime and commercial fishing history showing America at work, the vessel has particular importance to community of Cape Ann. Ties to the New England fisheries will lead to fund raising credentials in other areas along the coast but the sight of Adventure under sail cannot help but connect the people of Gloucester to their own history.
It is imperative that the restoration of Schooner Adventure be completed and the vessel returned to active sailing, so that future generations can experience what the life of a Gloucester fisherman felt like and meant. If Gloucester’s history is to be understood, it should be viewed in large measure through the eyes of a fisherman. What better way to tell Gloucester’s story than on board the last of the “Gloucestermen.”
 
About Adventure
The Gloucester Adventure, Inc a 501(C)(3) non-profit historic preservation and educational organization, was established to restore the schooner Adventure as a historic community resource and living classroom. Volunteers help year-round with vessel restoration, innovative educational programs, events, and fundraising.
For more information and support for Adventure, visit
www.schooner-adventure.org  or call 978-281-8079

The Gloucester Adventure, Inc. is a non-profit organization, Federal ID number: 04-302-0719               

Schooner Adventure Wins the Mayor’s Race


Adventure Wins! 1991 ©Fredrik D. Bodin
Three years after her 1988 arrival in Gloucester, Schooner Adventure won the Mayor’s Race for the second time. Race day was crystal clear and very windy, which Adventure, with her 6,500 square feet of sail, took advantage of off the East Gloucester shore. The 122 feet long knockabout schooner was built in Essex (MA) in 1926. She fished until 1953 as the most productive dory fisherman ever.
Now listed as a National Historic Landmark, Adventure is being restored to sail again as a floating classroom. Although she won’t be sailing this year, Adventure will be offering a full schedule of events during Gloucester Schooner Festival: http://schooner-adventure.org/
Note: To help Schooner Adventure, I granted them publicity and promotional rights to this photo and to Adventure Wins! 1988. You can see another photo of Adventure on our distillery Ryan & Wood’s Knockabout Gin label.
Printed archivally in the darkroom from my original 6×7 cm negative. Image # FDB910901-02#09

Fred  Bodin

Bodin Historic Photo
82 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

The Gloucester Adventure Summer Lectures

The Gloucester Adventure

Summer Lectures

Thursday, August 18

James McAllister, Salem Historian and Art Collector

"The Sea and Its Influence on Art in Essex County"

7PM, Sawyer Free Library, Friend Room, Gloucester

FREE ADMISSION

Supported by Cape Ann Insurance Agency, Inc. and VarianSEA

Sponsored by the Gloucester Adventure

Stewards of the 1926 National Landmark Dory-Fishing Schooner Adventure

Information  978-281-8079  www.schooner-adventure.org

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