Published on August 9, 2019

An Evening Sail Aboard a Historic Schooner

Sailing aboard the schooner Adventure © Mary Barker
Schooner 'Adventure' © Mary Barker

Saturday, August 24
5:00–8:00 pm

Back by popular demand! Enjoy an evening sail aboard the Schooner Adventure, a 122-foot Gloucester dory fishing schooner built in 1926. The boat is one of only three original Grand Banks schooners still operating today.

We'll sail out of Gloucester Harbor and head along the shoreline looking for a variety of birds and other sea life. Get a view of Kettle Island, a Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary that hosts a large colony of summer nesting colonial waterbirds—Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets, Glossy Ibis, Little Blue Heron, and Black-crowned Night-heron. If you're lucky, you might still see some young fledglings flying around!

During the sail, guests will learn about the schooner, the maritime and natural history of the area, and enjoy watching birds and other marine critters. A light dinner and refreshments—local beer, wine, and nonalcoholic drinks—will be provided.

Mass Audubon naturalists and Schooner Adventure docents will be onboard to share their knowledge with you.

Cost & Registration

Members, $75/person • Nonmembers, $90/person

This special trip is expected to sell out, so reserve your spot today!

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