Schooner Adventure Summer Lecture Series

Schooner Adventure Summer Lecture Series

Schooner Adventure presents Butterflies on Cape Ann & Beyond by Christopher Leahy, Mass Audubon Society. Christopher Leahy holds the Bertrand Chair of Natural History and Field Ornithology at the Massachusetts Audubon Society. He has been a professional conservationist for more than thirty years, most recently as the Director of Massachusetts Audubon Center for Biological Conservation. His interests in natural history are comprehensive and he is a recognized authority on birds and insects. His published works include The Birdwatcher’s Companion, The First Guide to Insects, Introduction to New England Birds, An Introduction to Massachusetts Insects, and The Nature of Massachusetts. He is the also editor of a series of authoritative books on the flora and fauna of New England. Chris has designed and led natural history explorations to over 60 countries on all of the continents. He is especially fascinated with the world’s great remaining wilderness areas and biodiversity hot spots such as Antarctica, Mongolia, Madagascar and Bhutan.

Wednesday, Aug 16, 7:00PM in the Friend Room at the Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Ave., Gloucester, MA.

Supported by VarianSEA and Cape Ann Insurance, Sponsored by the Gloucester Adventure

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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 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 10,000 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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