Schooner Adventure Lecture Series

Schooner Adventure Lecture Series

“Snake Doctors and Darning Needles: An Introduction to Dragonflies and Damselflies.” Presented by Christopher Leahy, Bertrand Chair of Natural History and Field Ornithology, Massachusetts Audubon, Society, Lincoln, MA. He has been a professional conservationist for more than three decades. Snake Doctor and Darning Needles are folk names for dragonflies, the former based on the notion that dragonflies can mesmerize snakes.

Wednesday, September 19, 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 or

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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