The sight of the schooner Adventure sailing again is finally getting close to reality. On Tuesday she made her way up the railways for installation of a motor,new spars and sail rig. 122' length she was built in nearby Essex and launched in 1926.She was the last of the dory fishing schooners and worked the Grand Banks until 1953. In 1954 she was sold and refitted for the Maine windjammer trade. In doing so cabins replaced her fish hold and her engine was removed. In 1964 she was sold to Captain Jim Sharp and continued her windjammer duties until 1988 when Captain Sharp donated her to the city of Gloucester.
"Adventure" lines up.
She begins her trip up the railway.
Moving up at a snails pace.
Look close at the keel,it's crooked!
Blocking up the keel as clumps of mussels drip down.
Large chains haul her up.
Next to the "Adventure" the Tea Party ship "Eleanor" gets her new copper bottom.
A mini trawler goes by!
It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!