Coming next weekend, the 4th through the 6th, the spectacular 31st annual Gloucester Schooner Festival is an event not to be missed. Organized by the Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee and Maritime Gloucester, click here for a complete list of activities throughout the weekend.
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Wednesday was a busy day for the Adventure. Her crew finished repairing the stem and getting her ready to move. She was re-launched at the evening high tide, and left GMR for her new at Gloucester Maritime on the Harbor Loop. We had some friends and family come by to see us off. Graham Makay once again captained the Adventure for her short ride across the harbor. We were welcomed by our newly expanded family from Gloucester Maritime, with board members, family and friends from both organizations joining in a champagne toast. A row crew also came out to give us an all oar salute. Despite a bit of rain, the mood at the wharf was quite festive. The Adventure’s Sarah Tuvim recognized that between the 2 organizations, we made a wonderful rainbow of raincoats to brighten our evening.
James Lowell Submits-
Len Burgess Photos-
Some photos of the Adventure taken from the schooner Ardelle Sat. morning.
The closeup of the people on deck shows how many it takes (between 20 and 30 of them) to raise the foresail.
The Adventure had her 2nd shakedown sail on Saturday. Donny King was kind enough t o take me out his Scotia Girl so I could take some pictures. Here are a few, plus a couple from onboard during the 1st shakedown sail.
Spars and sails on deck, rigging in progress, engine room looking good, bulk heads completed except for finish work.
Mary Barker Writes-
The Adventure got hauled out on the Marine Railway on Monday, 1.14.13, so
some planks could be replaced. I was invited aboard, as the Adventure’s
photographer, to get a unique perspective on the process. This is my very
naïve, non-technical explanation of the process. The guys on the docks and
on the Adventure first had to move the Adventure from her berth over to the
railway. This was done mainly by manpower using brute strength, ropes and
tide assist. Donny King did add a bit of motor support with the Scotia Girl
in the beginning. Once the Adventure got around the end of the pier and
was moved into place along the Railway cradle (with direction by the Railway
coordinator), the guys cranked up the cradle supports to secure the
Adventure. The scuba diver then went down to check that everything was set
up properly with the supports. Once he gave the okay, the Railway
coordinator signaled the engine house to start up the engines which drive
the chain winch, which took the Adventure on a forward and upward
trajectory. Although I’ve seen this done before from just outside the
engine house, it was so powerful seeing it all up close (literally hanging
over the edge of the vessel at times). I never cease to be inspired by and
in awe of these guys and what they do. These folks have always taken the
time to welcome me and to educate me. My hats are off to everyone at the
Marine Railway and the Adventure. Here are a few photos.
On Saturday, Sept, 1, during the Schooner Festival, there was a pot-luck supper and sing-along on the schooner Adventure, docked on Rocky Neck. It was a great time! I was there last year too, and this is the sort of the thing that makes me so glad to be in Gloucester!
Tusinski Gallery, Rockport,MA
You’ve been in my gallery to see the ‘catch’ exhibit last yr, this yr., I’m featuring a guest artist to show with me –in my gallery: TUSINSKI GALLERY 2 Main St., Rockport, Ma
I’m hanging her work this Thursday evening so it will be up for the weekend, with a reception Sept.1st, 5-7 p.m.
Folks can re-visit my works, & ck out Kate’s amazing paintings as well ::: she will have several fish paintings that look just swimmingly!
Over ten years ago Kate & I used to share studio space for 3 yrs. in the former Blackburn Bldg….we had great views of ‘Fiesta’ as you can imagine.
Melissa Cox Forwards-
HMS Bounty To Offer Dockside Tours During Schooner Festival
Tracie Simonin writes-
While in Gloucester we will be opening to the public for dockside tours of
the ship during the Gloucester Schooner Festival. The cost will be $10
per adult, $5 per child and seniors and children under 5 are free. We
pride ourselves on bringing the ship to new places and sharing the story
of the Mutiny on the Bounty and what it is like to sail a traditional
square rigged vessel from the 1780’s. Although we are not a schooner, we
were anxious to be a part of the schooner festival that weekend and share
the Bounty with the town of Gloucester!
We would love it if you could share this info on your blog site. In the
meantime, feel free to link to our website where we too have a wonderful
blog that could get people excited about reading first hand from a crew
member her experiences with sailing with the ship this summer. Our link
Good morning, Joey:
As a longtime reader and friend of the blog, I know you are heavily into community service.
Each year, the members of Sandy Bay Engine Company 1 of the Rockport Fire Department raise money for a scholarship to honor the memory of one of our former officers, the late Fire Lieutenant Sheldon Knowles. Sheldon passed on many years ago, way too young, from the ravages of cancer but is still remembered by our department as a firefighter/EMT who served the town with a pride and a commitment to which we all aspire.
This year, the Engine Company is once again sponsoring a harbor cruise fundraiser on Cape Ann Whale Watch’s Hurricane II. I was hoping you could post the attached flyer on the blog to assist us with this.
Thanks very much for your help and for doing such a great job in promoting what’s truly the experience of living on Cape Ann .
Capt Kris Juncker, Sr
Sandy Bay Engine Company 1
Rockport Fire Department
‘On Call Professionals Serving the Community with Pride.’
We need Gloucester’s help (especially those who know about old fishing boat parts) with one of the next restoration projects for Schooner Adventure.
We want to put an original ship to shore phone back in Schooner Adventure. I don’t know what kind it was. I’m hoping someone out there recognizes this and could possibly help us to find one.
While I’m at it, we’re looking for an old Loran depth finder as well.
Attached are pictures of Captain Leo Hynes using them on board Adventure in the 1940’s.
Senator Tarr and Ringo videos from the recent trip to Shelburne, Nova Scotia to obtain the official Christmas tree for the city of Gloucester- Click here for all the videos at Bruce’s Website TarrTalk
Here’s just a couple of samples-
For more Information on the Gloucester Marine Railways Click on the Link below
As Bobby Ryan said to me in our tour “We like to name our vessels after significant Gloucester vessels“. Here you see what Bobby was talking about with the two fermentation tanks named Adventure and Thomas E Lannon.
Look for part two of our video tour at 1PM
2009 Schedule of Events
March 6th Winter Races 6:00 pm St. Peters Club
April 18th Dory Prep Day 8:00 am Eastern Ave
April 25th Dory Launch Day 8:00 am “ “
May 2 & 3 Adventure Open House Cruiseport Terminal
May 9th Essex River Race 9:00 am Essex
June 5th Elimination Registration 6:00 pm St. Peters Square
June 6th Elimination Races 8:30 am Niles Beach
June 8th Final Elimination (if needed) 6:00 pm Niles Beach
June 18th International Reception 6:00 pm St. Peters Club
June 20th International Races 8:30 a.m. State Fish Pier
June 20th Awards Banquet 1:00 pm Heritage Center
July 18th Blackburn Challenge 7:30 am Annisquam River
August 8th Oarmasters Challenge—Solo Race
August ?? Eliminations
September 22nd International Races — Lunenberg NS
For more information- check here.