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Portland Maine adventures

Spent the weekend at a Photo Workshop with the guys at New England Photo Workshops doing some Black and White photography in Portland, ME.   Got to spend some quality time with my youngest chick Melodey while she gets her feet wet in photography and have myself some one on one time with my camera.   Portland is a great area and even though Saturday was a tough day to be outside, let alone with your camera gear… bad weather does make for some good black and white photos!  If you are new to your camera or just want to visit some new locations with other photography fanatics, Bob Ring and Don Toothaker at New England Photo Workshops are a couple of great guys who are really enthusiastic and passionate about what they do and are great about sharing their vast knowledge.  Check out their website  for their workshop schedule and follow them on facebook!

Schooner Adventure Volunteer Session

I received the following from Captain Willy Leathers:

“Our Thursday April 6th Intro session will be held at the Maritime Gloucester classroom, located on the lower floor as you walk towards the main pier.  It will run from 1800-2000, with some pizza and refreshments provided. This session is intended to welcome everyone back for the operational season, check in regarding our up coming training and volunteer opportunities; it is intended for existing and new volunteers alike.  If you have a friend who may be interested in joining Adventure as well feel free to bring them along!”

from aftThis is a great opportunity to get involved with one of the true gems of Gloucester. I’ve been volunteering aboard for a while now and it’s one of the most satisfying and exciting things I do. You don’t have to know anything about sailing to get started and the training is always well done. We’ll be starting Saturday work parties next weekend as the winter cover comes off and the ship is up-rigged for the jam-packed sailing season ahead. Don’t miss the chance to be a part of the gang that keeps this National Historic Landmark sailing.

SCHOONER ADVENTURE FUNDRAISER HOSTED BY SARA YOUNG

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About this Fundraiser

Help us connect children and adults to Gloucester’s maritime culture. Schooner Adventure is a unique platform designed to engage through hands-on experiences, providing lasting lessons and an appreciation of our shared maritime heritage. Donate Here

#GIVINGTUSEDAY PRESERVING SCHOONER ADVENTURE!

14915642_10154942196506178_5066991207539961371_nAbout this Fundraiser

Help us connect children and adults to Gloucester’s maritime culture. Schooner Adventure is a unique platform designed to engage through hands-on experiences, providing lasting lessons and an appreciation of our shared maritime heritage.

In honor of #GivingTuesday, the Gates Foundation will match up to $500,000 in donations to fundraisers today. Facebook is waiving all fees.
TO DONATE PLEASE VISIT THE SCHOONER ADVENTURE FACEBOOK FUNDRAISING PAGE HERE

 

It’s the little adventures in life

We’ve been heading up to the North Conway, NH area with the kids for many years and each year it wouldn’t be a family trip if we didn’t stop to see if there was Strawberry Jam in the Shartner Farms “drive-up” window at the end of West Side Road.   Some years we’d go 2 or 3 times because the box would be empty….not that we HAD to have the jam, but it was more the thrill of the chase for the kids (ok…I even stop when the kids aren’t around lol!).   Even this weekend when we were up there with all the “adult” kids in tow we had to stop and check and see if there was jam in the box.   It’s all done on the “honor” system and you put your money in the slot and take your jar of jam.    So next time you are up there and want some strawberry goodness in a jar… or just a little adventure…stop by!

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In the latest adventure in the life of the #gullsofappldore banded Seagull #9EM, poor homie loses lunch

If you can’t see the video in the GMG email newsletter, just click on the title of the post and it will bring you directly to GMG to view it.

3D Flight of the Monarch Butterflies hosted by Kestrel Educational Adventures

One show only! 5PM tomorrow, Saturday, October 15th. Flight of the Butterflies is featured as part of the 7th annual Doctober Fest Documentary Film Festival at Cape Ann Cinema and is hosted by Kestrel Educational Adventures. “This screening marks the debut of the Cinema’s XpanD 3D system”

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RACE WITH THE SCHOONER ADVENTURE ON MARTHA’S VINEYARD!

race-and-parade-win-2016-9070-586x315Join Schooner Adventure in Martha’s Vineyard September 16 & 17 for 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.

To purchase tickets and read more, visit the Adventure’s website here.schooner-adventure-sunset-gloucester-harbor-2-copyright-kim-smithschooner-adventure-sunset-gloucester-harbor-copyright-kim-smithRecent snapshots of the Schooner Adventure docked at the Jodrey State Fish Pier

CONGRATULATIONS TO ADVENTURE CAPTAIN STEFAN EDICK AND CREW!

Congratulations to all the schooner Captains and their crews for an exciting race. The winning times were very close, especially in the category of the older large schooners where they are only about five minutes apart (Columbia is not included as she is a two year old schooner). Captain Karl Joyner graciously accepted the Mayor’s Trophy for the Columbia.

The highlight of the ceremony came when Captain Stefan Edick was awarded not only the Esperanto Cup, but also the George Nichols Cup. The Nichols Cup is awarded for seamanship and to an individual contributing to the maritime community. It is not given every year.Captain Stefan Edick and crew Esperanto Cup Schooner Festival race 2016 copyright Kim Smith

Captain Stefan Edick and the Adventure Crew holding the Esperanto Cup at Sunday night’s 32nd Gloucester Schooner Festival race award ceremony

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.
Adventure at Statue

Photo credit  Michael Bergmann

ADVENTURES OF THE CRAZY HAT LADIES!

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

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