Schooner Adventure Lecture Series

Schooner Adventure Lecture Series

Native Americans and Cape Ann; Green Footprints? Presented by Elizabeth Waugh

Elizabeth Waugh’s recent book The first People of Cape Ann: Native Americans on the North Coast of Massachusetts Bay, published by Dogtown Books in 2005, won an award from the Gloucester Historical Commission in 2006. Not an ethnologist but a writer and researcher, Elizabeth Waugh’s sources for her book were ethnographical studies and eye-witness accounts as well as local artifacts. Formerly a teacher at Harvard University’s Institute for English Language and a Schooner Adventure volunteer, she now makes her home in Sawbridgeworth, England.

Wednesday, August 15, 7:00 PM at the Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave, Gloucester, MA. Admission Free. Supported by VarianSea & Cape Ann Insurance. Sponsored by the Gloucester Adventure. For more information contact Joanne Souza at 978-281-8079.

About Adventure

The Gloucester Adventure, Inc a 501(C)(3) non-profit historic preservation and educational organization, was established to restore the schooner Adventure as a historic community resource and living classroom. Volunteers help year-round with vessel restoration, innovative educational programs, events and fundraising.

One of the last five surviving Essex-built dory-fishing schooners, the Adventure is an icon of the nation’s fishing industry and a centerpiece of America’s oldest fishing port. Adventure is a destination site on the Essex National Heritage Area Maritime Trail–the only National Historic Landmark vessel in Essex County. It serves as a living memorial to the more than 5,000 Gloucester fishermen who perished at sea. Built in 1926, the Adventure was the last American dory-trawler, fishing in the North Atlantic when she retired in 1953.

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