Schooner Adventure Lecture Series
“Restoring Gloucester’s Little River. An Earth Day Tale of Vision, Community, Commitment, Engineering and the Environment.”
Kathryn W. Leahy, Director, Massachusetts Audubon North Shore, Wenham, MA.
Wednesday, April 16, 7:00 PM at the Sawyer Free Library, Friend Room, 2 Dale Ave, Gloucester, MA. Admission Free. Supported by VarianSea & Cape Ann Insurance Agency, Inc. 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.