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Community Sailing on Adventure

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You know summer is fleeting by, so come sailing on Adventure while the weather is still perfect. The next two Saturdays, the 20th and 27th we are sailing from 2 to 5. It’s just $30 for members, ($60 for non-members so it is worth joining up). Because of the harbor dredging Adventure had to move from Maritime Gloucester, but now you can board the shuttle next door at Solomon Jacobs Landing for a short ride out to the ship. I’ll be on the crew both days, ask for me and I’ll show you the ropes, (yes, literally).

Here’s all the info:       Purchase Tickets Here

 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. 

Boarding will begin at 1:30 PM  via the Harbor Launch from Solomon Jacobs Park at 19 Harbor Loop, Gloucester.  

Become a Supporting Member      JOIN NOW!

 Members get free tickets to sail and discounts on unlimited guest passes. Becoming a Member of Schooner Adventure is the best way to support our mission to preserve and operate Adventure for the enrichment of our community and for future generations. Schooner Adventure is operated by The Gloucester Adventure, Inc. a 501(c)(3) organization established to be the stewards of Adventure, to preserve and operate her as a living symbol of Gloucester’s maritime heritage and provide educational programs for students and adults that explores our sea heritage and teaches skills in the art, language, and science of sailing.


Important Event In The History Of The Schooner Adventure @SailSchooner

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On Monday afternoon, 08 August 2016, an important and notable event occurred for the City of Gloucester.  The schooner Adventure – one of the great highline dory fishing schooners, sailed into the harbor after making a sail home from the Boston Fish Pier – a trip that has occurred only once before since the vessel retired from fishing 63 years ago. Adventure had been in Boston for the Boston Seafood Festival, representing Gloucester and New England’s fishing heritage . During her time (1926-1953) the schooner Adventure recorded nearly $4-million dollars in landings, making her one of the most famous vessels in the North American fishing industry. She is a National Historic Landmark and a living legacy of Gloucester’s proud fishing community.
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Photo credit  Michael Bergmann


Fiesta Hat ladies copyright Kim SmithThe Crazy Hat Ladies write, “The Crazy Hat Ladies of Fiesta have been invited to the largest folk festival in the US in Lowell, Massachusetts over the weekend of July 29th and 30th. This is our 2nd time being invited to come and share our love for the St. Peter’s Fiesta and our love for our community. We will be representing Gloucester and with our hats with people from all over. We will have our hats and a photo display of the history of St. Peter’s Fiesta.. We will also proudly distribute Gloucester Visitor guides to promote our beautiful city. We hope you can make it to this cultural event that has lots of music, cultural cuisine and entertainment and of course…

THE CRAZY HAT LADIES OF FIESTA”SAINT PETER'S FIESTA 2016 PROCESSION Bruce Tarr Amy Robyn Clayton fiesta hat ladies copyright Kim Smith

Fireworks Cruise Aboard Schooner Adventure – July 3rd

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Adventure members and friends are welcome to come and enjoy the Gloucester fireworks display from a front row seat aboard the Schooner Adventure.

The celebration starts after the Gloucester Horribles Parade. Mingle with members and friends as we view the Gloucester Fireworks from the harbor with Captain Stefan Edick at the helm. Guests are encouraged to bring your own picnic, pizza, and BYOB. 

The ship will depart the dock at 8:15 PM. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the departure time.  Cost: $30 

Visit to register, or please call the office at 978-281-8079 or email


3rian King and Nathan Cohen on Adventure Tonight

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Tonight aboard the Schooner Adventure at Webster Pier, Maritime Gloucester, 3rian King and Nathan Cohen perform a concert to benefit Gloucester’s landmark vessel. If you know their work you won’t want to miss it. If you haven’t heard them, you are in for a treat as these two outstanding local musicians weave their particular magic. Seven o’clock, $20, $15 for members. It will be a beautiful evening. Go.

Sail with Adventure Tomorrow

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If you have ever seen the Schooner Adventure out in the harbor and wished you were aboard, now is your chance. I serve as volunteer crew and I can tell you there is nothing like the feeling when the wind fills the sails and she surges ahead. Sailing aboard Gloucester’s fully restored 122-foot National Landmark is an experience you won’t forget. Every Wednesday Adventure goes out from 4 to 7 with a deck load of her members. You can join for as little as $10 a month (seniors, veterans and students even less). With membership comes two tickets, and any others you’d care to buy are half price. All the details are on the website as well as a list of all the other opportunities to sail this season, or call the office at 978 281 8079.

Tomorrow looks like a good day to sail. Join us at Webster Pier, Maritime Gloucester on Harbor Loop.


Len Burgess shares the following ~

Big News… the Essex-Built Schooner ADVENTURE has agreed to join the 4th annual Schooner Challenge! Grab up a bunch of your friends and add to the fun and join the crews of the ADVENTURE, the ARDELLE, and the LANNON in the famous Schooner Challenge to help support the preservation of the Essex Shipbuilding Museum’s Schooner ‘Evelina M. Goulart’. Tickets will go fast! Sign up NOW.  Visit the Museum secure website: or CALL Marcia at 978-375-3337. Details are in the poster.

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Schooner Adventure Gloucester MA -10 c Kim SmithSchooner Adventure Gloucester MA -11 c Kim SmithSaturday was a working day at the Harriet Webster Maritime Gloucester pier where three Essex built schooners, the Adventure, Ardelle, and Roseway were undergoing spring scraping, painting, and overall maintenance.
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The Adventure’s Captain Stefan Edick’s and Lead Shipwright Geoff Deckebach’s crew of volunteers spent the day getting the schooner ship shape for the upcoming sailing season.
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Volunteer workday Saturdays are a recurring event on the Schooner Adventure. Volunteers are needed every Saturday to help with vessel maintenance. I can attest to the fact that this a super fun and hard working group of people. They are ready to take on any task that comes up. No experience necessary; the knowledgeable volunteers and crew will show you the ropes. Join the Adventure crew and volunteers as they work on this tremendous project!Schooner Adventure Gloucester MA -8 c Kim SmithContact Lead Shipwright Geoff Deckebach at or call 978-281-8079 to sign-up or if you have any questions.Schooner Adventure Gloucester MA -9 c Kim SmithSchooner Adventure Gloucester MA -3 c Kim Smith

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The Adventure’s big sister, the Roseway (affectionately called as such because she is 91 years old while the Adventure is 90 years old) arrived early in the afternoon and she is currently berthed next to the Adventure.


Saturday’s Adventure Crew: Geoff Deckebach, Logan Livingston, Maura Hackett, Alex Myers, Shaun Coveney, ChristineMcCormick, Mike Bergmann, Tom Hovey, Stephanie Bean, Jay Boland, Susanne Flynn, Pam Bradbury, Cullen Morawski, Ira Moll, Annika Heinhold, and Willy Leathers


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Adventure Volunteer Workshop

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Introductory Workshop for Adventure Volunteers

Past, current, and prospective volunteers are invited to join us as we prepare for Adventure’s upcoming season. We will be hosting several information/training sessions this spring. Various aspects of volunteering with Adventure will be covered, including:

Adventure’s history and docents

Line Handling and deck safety

Hands-on teaching techniques and activities

We will kick off the season with an introductory session on April 21st. While this session is designed for new volunteers to become familiar with Gloucester Adventure Inc. as an organization, including the highlights and benefits of joining the Adventure volunteer community, everyone is encouraged to attend. If you can’t make it to this session, don’t worry, there will be more opportunities each Thursday evening for the following three weeks to learn about the organization and get involved.

Date: Thursday, April 21,  5:30 to 8:00, Maritime Gloucester Classroom, 23 Harbor Loop

5:30 to 6:00 Open Ship aboard Adventure, 6:00 to 8:00 Volunteer Workshop

Please contact us with any questions and to RSVP, space is limited

Email: or call 978 281 8079

Upcoming workshops:

April 28 – Education and inquiry based teaching

May 5 – Adventure History and Docents

May 12 – Deck Safety and Line-Handling




Volunteer Opportunities Aboard Adventure


The Gloucester Adventure, Inc. is currently recruiting volunteers for the upcoming 2016 sailing season aboard our schooner Adventure! We are a non-profit maritime historic preservation and educational organization and the stewards of the 1926 dory-fishing Schooner Adventure. Volunteers play an essential role in the mission of Gloucester Adventure, Inc., and we have an active roster of volunteers who over the years have brought many of their talents to our organization. Our programs are designed to engage youth, families, and our local community. We currently have the following areas available for volunteers: Sailing Crew, Administration, Education, Docents, and Shipboard Maintenance.

No experience is necessary to join the crew, just a determined attitude and a willingness to take on the ADVENTURE of a lifetime!

For more information, please contact us at or 978-281-8079.

I’ve been an Adventure board member for a while now and have helped with the restoration by doing the odd bit of woodworking here and there. It has been an honor and a privilege to work on this historic vessel, but now that she’s sailing again, and I get to be a volunteer deckhand, well, it’s been a life changing experience. The people who sail and maintain her are absolutely first class, and I can say that I’ve learned more about sailing in the last three years than in the previous thirty. I have a new appreciation for the life Gloucestermen of old must have led, and just to be aboard as she clears the Dog Bar is an experience I hope more folks will avail themselves of. There is a need for volunteers of all kinds, sailors and non-sailors alike, and training is part of the culture of this ship. Do yourself a favor and come on down to the pier.


@CapeAnnChamber of Commerce and Connections Adventure Travel Planning An Awesome Azores Trip Jean Grobe

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Azores Trip Informational Meeting

Thursday, February 25, 2016 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Azorean Restaurant & Bar
133 Washington Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Azores Trip Informational Meeting

Departure September 23, 2016 to October 2, 2016

Price per Person, $2,359.00 USD *based on double occupancy & current rates and availability

  • Round-Trip Airfare from Boston to Ponta Delgada, on SATA/Azores airlines, economy class
  • 8 Night Lodging at Royal Garden Hotel, 4 Star Hotel in Ponta Delgada (or similar) , based on double room with breakfast daily.
  • 13 Total Meals. Includes welcome & farewell dinner, 3 lunches and 7 breakfasts.
  • Tours to Twin Lakes, (Sete Cidades), Furnas with traditional “cozido”, and Nordeste
  • Whale Watching Half Day
  • Transfers, and English speaking local guides on all tours
  • Transfer to /from Ponta Delgada Airport to Royal Garden Hotel
  • Reception with Ponta Delgada Chamber of Commerce
    • Optional Extensions available
    • Single, Triple and other room categories available on request

Adventures In Travel- The Savage Windbreaker Hood Over The Face Move

Last night was the Superbowl.  As I had a bunch of lobster boats fishing I ended up eating two heaping portions of Kate’s fantastic Shepherds Pie for dinner. Didn’t finish up at the dock til 7:45 PM and then headed over to watch the second half of the Superbowl at Sista Felicia’s.   Luckily I got to pound down some of Craig Kimberley’s outstanding smoked ribs and we all drank like fishes. All good or so I thought til this morning when the rumbling started in my tummy.   Some scary burps which almost regurgitated the most unholy mix of spicy hot apparently not wholly digested party grub. Luckily I didn’t puke on the ride into the airport because the smell of that puke would have undoubtedly ruined the car forever.
But about halfway into our ride I felt a real urgency to take a dump and release the kraken that was becoming increasingly uncomfortable in my belly.
We make it to the airport and I get to the bathroom to take care of dump number one for some temporary relief.  The toilet paper in the stall was so thin it may as well have been transparent.  I’ll never understand what the people who are in charge of making the decision as to what toilet paper to purchase are thinking when they purchase such flimsy toilet paper.   Do they think we’re not going to double it over three or four times so we don’t end up wiping our arse and ending up with fingers full of shit?  It’s so beyond stupid because people probably end up using way MORE toilet paper to insure against potential breakage. Isn’t that counterintuitive to saving money for the airport because if you put good quality toilet paper in there you might only double it over twice instead of four times with the flimsy stuff.
Anyway,  I got some temporary relief after dump number one but all through the security check and on our way to the gate I was ripping some serious facts, scared to death there was going to be some semi digested shepherds pie soiling my underwear. Luckily that hasn’t been the case… yet.
So I get situated on the plane.  Middle row.  I never fly middle row,  always aisle.  Always! Except for this flight where were we got the last seats on the plane and The Rabbit,  Enrico Pallazzo and I are all scattered throughout the plane in middle seats.   The stewardess comes by and takes my drink order and wanting to hydrate after last night’s Superbowl drinking fest I order a cranberry juice and a water.
The big ogre of a guy sitting next to me in the precious aisle seat did this move I’d never seen before where he took off his hooded windbreaker and placed it over his face and draped the jacket down over the front of his body.  At first I thought he was just doing this so he could pass the flight looking at porn on his cellular device and was using the jacket to hide beneath so no one would see.  For a brief moment I was horrified that he might actually be jacking off under there but soon realized that he was sound asleep.  At first this made me feel better about the situation until the cranberry juice started gurgling up in my belly and I really needed that second dump. I couldn’t wake up the ogre and I couldn’t hop over him because there wasn’t enough room to pull off that maneuver. So here I sit patiently,  praying the ogre wakes up soon so I can lay a beating on the toilet on this plane.
Seriously,  have you ever seen this move on a plane?


Who does that? And how does he even breathe? Pray for me. Middle seat on the plane is the WORST when you’ve trapped.

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