Designed by Thomas F. McManus of Boston and built at the John F. James & Son Yard in Essex, Massachusetts in 1926, Adventure was one of the last wooden sailing vessels of her kind built for the dory-fishing industry.
In 1988, the non-profit group, Gloucester Adventure, Inc., was formed to preserve the schooner as a monument to the history of Gloucester. Through the efforts of the Gloucester Adventure, Inc. and dedicated volunteers, Adventure is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated National Historic Landmark. In 1999, Adventure was selected as an Official Project of Save America's Treasures by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Recently, the ship underwent some necessary repairs and reached out to the community for financial assistance. An important part of the work was the replacement of the "deadeye irons" which, along with other components, are used to secure and tension the wire rope rigging that keeps the masts upright- a pretty critical function! Since there would be continuous exposure to salt spray, corrosion protection was mandatory and the galvanizer donated the galvanizing.
Gloucester, MA United States
Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance
Gloucester Adventure, Inc.
Ship's Coy Forge
Duncan Galvanizing Corp.
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