Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Adventure"

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Adventure
Registered port:Gloucester
Nation:USA
Type of rigging:SCHONER
Year built:1926
Yard:James Yard, Essex
Overall length:36.90 m
Length (hull):36.20 m
Breadth:7.60 m
Draught:4.00 m
Sail area:480 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Engine:keine/none

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 01 Nov 1999

  • a bowspritless boat solidly built of oak an pine
  • spent 27 years fishing the North Atlantic
  • known as a "highliner", what means that she was the biggest money-maker of all time, the record year was 1934 when she landed fish for about 364,000 dollars
  • 1953 retired and then refitted
  • caried passengers on pleasure cruises along the Maine coast from 1954 through 1988
  • 1988 donated to the Gloucester Adventure Inc. with the proviso that "she will continue to be cared for, prominently displayed as a monument to the City of Gloucester and used for the education and pleasure of the public"
  • 1990 was start of an exhaustive reconstruction of the hull which was continued in 1997/98

Contact:

Website (English, 03 Apr 2011):
http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/nhl/advennhl.htm
Adventure - National Historic Landmark Study: an actual photo and some historic ones, present and historic physical appearance, bibliographic references

Website (English, 10 Feb 2000):
http://www.schooner-adventure.org/
The Adventure: news, calendar and events, the schooner, restoration, education, membership, volunteer, contacts, her history, ship's store

Literature for further reading:

We recommend the following references for your further research of the ship. The references marked with have been included in the generation of the ship profile on this page.

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 1997 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(9. aktualisierte Auflage)
Page: 318 Source with history Source with technical data

American Sail Training Association (ASTA)
"Sail Tall Ships! A Directory of Sail Training and Adventure at Sea"
2000 ISBN: 0-9636483-5-7
(12th Edition)
Page: 46 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 356 Source with history Source with technical data

American Sail Training Association (ASTA)
"Sail Tall Ships! A Directory of Sail Training and Adventure at Sea"
2007 ISBN: 978-0-9799878-0-9
(17th Edition)
Page: 96 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact