Schooner Adventure Receives Grant Monies



National Trust for Historic Preservation Awards Gloucester Adventure, Inc.
A Preservation Grant from The Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation
Grant Will Go Toward Marine Architectural Services

Gloucester, MA May 27, 2009 Today, Gloucester Adventure, Inc. was awarded a $6,000 grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation from its Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation. The seed grant funds will be used to to support marine architectural services needed to complete the restoration of the Schooner Adventure and obtain USCG Certification as a passenger vessel.

Specifically, funds will support development of final tonnage reduction plan, updating hull lines, inclining test, intact and damage stability analysis, and submissions to USCG.
“These funds provide the foundation for important preservation projects across the nation’, said Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. ‘These grants go toward protecting the places that tell our story and they often trigger other preservation projects, further bolstering efforts to protect America’s heritage.”

In 1994, the Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation was created from a generous grant from the Favrot family in honor of the 80th birthday of Texas preservationist Johanna Favrot. The Johanna Favrot Fund fosters appreciation of America’s diverse cultural heritage, and preserves and revitalizes the livability of the nation’s communities by saving historic environments. The National Trust for Historic Preservation distributes a total of $50,000 annually from the Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation. Once a year, Favrot Fund grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 are awarded to nonprofit groups and public agencies. Grants must be matched at least dollar for dollar with public or private funds.

For more information on the Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation, visit: www.PreservationNation.org/resources/find-funding/grants.

About Gloucester Adventure, Inc.
The Schooner Adventure is a national treasure that, once fully restored, will be returned to active sailing as an icon of the American fisheries and floating classroom for maritime environmental education focused on sustainable fisheries. On board interpretive signage, as well as interactive exhibits in the fish hold including multimedia exhibits, will be important components of our educational programs. The schooner will be operated at sea, primarily along the New England coast, as a living monument to Massachusetts’ fishing heritage. As such, Adventure is important not only to Gloucester, but also to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and all America. About the National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation (www.PreservationNation.org) is a non-profit membership organization bringing people together to protect, enhance and enjoy the places that matter to them. By saving the places where great moments from history ‘ and the important moments of everyday life ‘ took place, the National Trust for Historic Preservation helps revitalize neighborhoods and communities, spark economic development and promote environmental sustainability. With headquarters in Washington, DC, nine regional and field offices, 29 historic sites, and partner organizations in all 50 states, the National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to a national network of people, organizations and local communities committed to saving places, connecting us to our history and collectively shaping the future of America’s stories.