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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: http://www.essexshipbuildingmuseum.org/ or CALL Marcia at 978-375-3337. Details are in the poster.
NEW VIDEO: AMAZING PERSPECTIVE FROM THE TIPPY TOP OF THE ADVENTURE MAST WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS OF GLOUCESTER HARBOR
Rigging Schooner Adventure 2016
Climb the mast and rig the ship with Schooner Adventure crew member Mike Bergmann and his GoPro camera! Awesome job Mike and thank you for sharing!
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!Contact Lead Shipwright Geoff Deckebach at email@example.com or call 978-281-8079 to sign-up or if you have any questions.
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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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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978 281 8079
April 28 – Education and inquiry based teaching
May 5 – Adventure History and Docents
May 12 – Deck Safety and Line-Handling
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!
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.
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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
Departure September 23, 2016 to October 2, 2016
Price per Person, $2,359.00 USD *based on double occupancy & current rates and availability
Price per Person, $2,359.00 USD *based on double occupancy & current rates and availability
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.
NOT A GOOD IDEA.
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.
Only about an hour and half northwest of Cape Ann, Liv, Matt and Alex had a great time hiking at Pawtuckaway State Park yesterday. Located in southeastern New Hampshire, the park is named for Pawtuckaway Lake and Pawtuckaway Mountains, which are a circular rocky range that form the outline of an ancient volcanic ring dike dating from the Cretaceaous era.
Volcanic Ring Dike
Pawtuckaway State Park lies within the Northeastern coastal forests ecoregion that also includes Cape Ann.
Northeastern Coastal Forests Ecoregion
Ahhh, the great outdoors.
Here’s a link to a video shot by Henry Ferrini at the most recent Fish Tales, the Gloucester Writers’ Center story telling event. Our pal Ron Gilson, the last living person to have fished aboard Adventure, told his story to about a hundred listeners on deck and on Webster Pier at Maritime Gloucester. We had nine other story tellers and their stories will be available at http://www.gloucesterwriters.org.
And what a great bunch of fish tale story tellers! You may recall Greg Bover’s invitation from last week where the Gloucester Writer’s Center, Schooner Adventure, and Maritime Gloucester joined forces to bring us Gloucester’s Fish Tales held not at the writing center but from Webster Pier, on board the beautiful and welcoming Schooner Adventure. Maureen Aylward organized a fantastic line up of story tellers. I unfortunately was only able to stay for the first several story tellers but had the pleasure of listening to GMG FOB Ron Gilson, Bing McGilvray, Jim Masciarelli, and Jimmy Tarantino. I believe Henry Ferrini was filming the event so hopefully it will be available to see soon.
You know that one of my personal efforts is to encourage non-profits in the city to work together and help each other grow. Here’s a good example of how that can happen. The poster attached is for Fish Tales, the popular live story telling program that is a part of the Gloucester Writers’ Center. This month it is being held on the deck of Adventure, and will feature former fishing crew member Ron Gilson, as well as several other well-known local raconteurs, telling true stories on the theme “Home.” Adventure is of course tied up at Webster Pier, part of Maritime Gloucester on Harbor Loop. Three great local organizations working together; everybody wins.
Thank you for your help getting the word out on GMG.
Gloucester’s recently restored 1926 Schooner Adventure was hired by a group of Maine farmers, the Greenhorns, and an outfit called Maine Sail Freight, to carry goods from Portland to Boston for sale in the Boston Public Market, the first such delivery under sail since before WWII. Their idea was to show that there are alternative ways to reduce one’s carbon footprint. I shipped aboard as a volunteer deckhand. It was a privilege to be part of such a fine crew (most of whom are half my age or less).
We left Gloucester at 2300 on Wednesday after our regular member sail and arrived in Portland to load the next morning. There were plenty of volunteers to help get the goods on the ship. We left Portland at 0600 on Friday morning, sailed south all day and through the night tacking against the prevailing southwesterlies. I stood lookout and did my turns at the helm from 0400 to 0800 so I saw moonset and sunrise with my two watch mates while everyone else was asleep. It was an amazing experience to be sailing such a powerful ship twenty miles off the coast in darkness and almost total silence. Whales, porpoises, gannets, and shearwaters came by to check us out. There was some time to catch up on sleep and eat the great food coming from the galley before going back on watch from 1600 to 2000, and sailing into Boston Harbor. We unloaded early Sunday morning so the goods could be sold at the Boston Public Market and entertained visitors on deck during an Open Ship before sailing back to Gloucester and anchoring in the outer harbor allowing Columbia, in town for the Schooner Festival, to stay at our usual spot on Maritime Gloucester’s Webster Pier until the next morning. As the official schooner of the City of Gloucester, part of Adventure’s mission is to represent the city in places beyond Cape Ann, I think we did so ably. Our upcoming trips to Provincetown and New Bedford will continue that ambassadorial role.
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Gregory R Bover
V.P. Operations, Project Manager
C. B. Fisk, Inc.
Join us Sunday afternoon, August 23, at 3:00pm for an afternoon of acoustic folk under sail aboard the historic Schooner Adventure, with a pair of Cape Ann’s most acclaimed young musicians. Tickets are $60 General Admission, and $45 for members! For more information and to make your reservation, call our office at 978-281-8079. For more information about Marina and Bernardo, visit http://www.marinaevansmusic.com/, or her FB page: http://facebook.com/marinaevansmusic. See you there!
LOVE this cool view of the Schooner Adventure shot by crew member Michael Bergmann outside the breakwater on Wednesday’s member sail. Mike has worked on the Adventure since he was 14 years old, more than half his life!
Become a member of team Schooner Adventure; included in your membership you will get two tickets to sail. Book your first sail today–the next member sail is Wednesday, August 19th, from 3pm to 7pm. For more information on the Schooner Adventure, a National Historic Landmark, visit the Adventure’s website here.
The perfectly formed mast hoops on the Schooner Adventure were custom made at Gloucester’s own C.B. Fisk organ building company. The Newbury company Pert Lowell makes mast hoops however the largest they have to offer is only a foot in diameter. See the video of Greg, Geoff, and Bill making the hoops, from shaping the strips of steamed ash around the form to finished fastening. Geoff Deckebach is the lead shipwright and restoration project coordinator for the Adventure. Greg Bover shares that Geoff made the ingenious circular jig. The ash for the hoops was donated by Jim Knott, who also donated the ship’s engine.
The next member sail is this coming Wednesday, August 12th at 3pm. Take advantage of this fabulous offer! For more information about becoming a member and sailing benefits visit the Adventure website here.
Video by Joanne Main.
Did you know that if you become a member of Schooner Adventure, your membership includes TWO FREE SAILS?
Hoisting the Sails
Sailing aboard the Adventure I felt transported to another time and place. Exhilarating, yet peaceful, the ship possesses a splendid grace and steadfastness. What a treasured gift to have had this experience. Thank you, thank you Captain Edick, Adam, and crew for a truly memorable afternoon. I can’t wait to adventure aboard the Adventure again!
With sunny and blue skies above, along with a moderately strong wind, Captain Edick remarked that it was perhaps the best sail of the summer.
Experiential learning is at the core of Adventure’s mission. Volunteer Adam Bolonsky teaches young sailors how to navigate Gloucester Harbor.
In June, the Adventure was issued her Passenger Vessel Certificate by the Coast Guard. The member sails have become so popular dates have been added every week in August and early September.
The Advenutre is poised to be a tremendously positive ambassador for Gloucester. Saturday she participated in the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta in Marblehead. The vessel is a floating museum and classroom and there are plans to sail to nearby ports from where the Adventure used to sail as a fishing boat including Boston, New York, New Bedford, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and Portland.
Support the Adventure by becoming a member or volunteer–opportunities abound. Take advantage of this extraordinarily beautiful gift to Gloucester that is the Adventure! Click here to learn more about becoming a member.
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