Boat
© John Clayton

The dory-fishing schooner Adventure, built in nearby Essex in 1926, is one of the last survivors of her kind. During three decades of fishing the North Atlantic, she brought home more fish and more money than any other vessel. After her fishing career was over, she became a windjammer cruise ship off the coast of Maine until 1988, when she was returned to Gloucester.

Take a sail on a schooner out of Gloucester harbor or board the Adventure, a National Historic Landmark, at the dock. See the dozens of historic schooners that come to Gloucester Harbor over Labor Day weekend for the annual Schooner Festival.
  • Adventure mini doc (4:35)

    Joseph Garland introduces the 1926 dory fishing schooner Adventure, a National Historic Landmark excerpt from Adventure documentary

  • Schooner Race Then (3:42)

    queen of the grand banks original Bluenose schooner, racing against her Gloucester rival, the Gertrude L. Thibault, set to Stan Roger's inspiring music and voice

  • Coloring activity sheet (PDF)

    Courtesy Schooner Adventure