Finally a beautiful spring afternoon on the Boulevard
— Pat Morss —
The research vessel Fugro, which which attracted attention passed Cape Ann mid-day Wednesday heading in the Boston direction, returned this evening heading Down East from Eastern Point.
And here are two slides I just scanned of Adventure’s triumphant return to Gloucester in 1988 from her second life as a windjammer on the Maine coast – Pat Morss
I have been scanning my old Kodachrome slides and came across some interesting photos of Adventure’s sail plan. Consulting Joe Garland’s 1985 book Adventure; Queen of the Windjammers, I find she had topsails when launched in 1926, but spent most of her working life as a dory trawler without topmast. This shortened rig is close to her present appearance. Adventure retired to Rockland, Maine as a prized member of the tourist windjammer fleet in 1954. She was painted white, and and the tall rig was restored. This is how she looked in my first photo from Eastern Point in 1988. The next two photos are 1992 (black hull) and 1993, and the last shows how she looks today after her Gloucester return and restoration. – Pat Morss