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At Last!

The Schooner ADVENTURE  held an open house on Saturday to celebrate the the issuance of a final certificate inspection by the U.S. Coast Guard. The approval to carry passengers on sailing trips caps a 27 year, 5 million dollar effort to restore ADVENTURE , built in 1926, to seaworthy condition. It last fished in 1953.

The restored vessel will serve as a base for extensive educational programs focused on Gloucester’s history as a major fishing port. It will also be available for charter for trips of up to four hours.

ADVENTURE  joins the schooners THOMAS E LANNON and ARDELLE  as the stars of Gloucester’s growing schooner fleet.


Lead shipwright Geoff Deckerbach and crew member Dave.


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Author John Morris (Alone at Sea, Gloucester in the Age Of The Dorymen) and Helen Garland



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