Schooner Adventure Lecture Series
‘Protecting the Special Landscape of the North Shore: How to Safeguard our Coastal Resources’, presented by Ed Becker, Executive Director of the Essex County Greenbelt Association. He will discuss the special features of coastal Essex County Greenbelt’s conservation work, and how protecting the land also protects our shorelines and estuaries, coastal and marine resources.
Wednesday, October 17, 7:00 PM at the Sawyer Free Library, Main Floor, 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 www.schooner-adventure.org.
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.
For more information, visit www.schooner-adventure.org.