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It’s #TALLSHIPSTUESDAY! Let’s learn about Schooner Adventuress

Posted by Tall Ships America on September 15, 2015


Photo Credit Sound Experience


Where you’ll find her cruising around
Puget Sound, San Juan Islands

Fun Fact
During her northern expeditions, Adventuress carried on board the naturalist, Roy Chapman Andrews,  who was one of the inspirations for Indian Jones. [Ed. noteAndrews’ Wikipedia page reads like every kids fantasy after seeing Indiana Jones for the first time. Dinosaurs!]

The story
Sound Experience sails the historic schooner Adventuress to educate, inspire, and empower an inclusive community to make a difference for the future of our marine environment. Since her launch in E. Boothbay, Maine, in 1913, the B.B. Crowninshield-designed schooner has traveled the Strait of Magellan and the Bering Sea on an Arctic exploration with naturalist Roy Chapman Andrews; served as a Bar Pilot vessel off of San Francisco; patrolled the west coast during World War II; and trained young sailors in seamanship skills in Seattle with Youth Adventure. Adventuress has sailed on the waters of Puget Sound for more than two decades under the stewardship of non-profit Sound Experience, offering hands-on environmental education and leadership development to thousands of young people annually and partnering with youth-serving organizations to reach at-risk kids. Sound Experience offers programs for all ages and backgrounds and takes pride in providing many levels of training opportunities for volunteer and paid crew. Adventuress is a National Historic Landmark and is considered to be an icon of environmental sustainability.

Get Involved
Who sails? Schools and other groups from elementary through college, individuals and families



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