Historic Gloucester Schooner Raises New Flag

Historic Gloucester Schooner Raises New Flag
Photo/The Schooner Adventure

The 122’ twin-masted wooden dory fishing schooner Adventure, the last sailing vessel to fish the Grand Banks, reaffirmed her ties to her original port of Gloucester, Massachusetts on Tuesday (August 26, 2014) with the raising of a new city flag to help mark the end of the nearly 25-year campaign to restore the boat to its original glory, according to an article on GloucesterTimes.com.

Adventure, launched from the John F. James and Son Yard in Essex in 1926, was the workhorse of the Gloucester schooner fishing fleet, plying its trade from the Canadian waters of Newfoundland to the New England waters of Nantucket, pulling a bounty of cod and haddock from the Atlantic.

Read about the restoration of the schooner Adventure.