Schooner lecture in Salem, Mass.
Dr. Marty Krugman, head of the psychology department at Salem State, will lecture on âPreserving the Gloucester schooner Adventure
,â April 4, 7 p.m., St. Joseph Hall, 160 Derby St., Salem.
Dr. Krugman has spearheaded the campaign to restore the historic Gloucester fishing schooner Adventure
since 1995. âSave the Adventure
â has raised more than $2.5 million to date and expects to resume sailing the historic vessel in 2008.
The dory-fishing schooner Adventure
is the last of Gloucester's famous fleet of Grand Bank fishing schooners. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark, Adventure
was built in 1926 at the John F. James Shipyard in Essex, Massachusetts. Constructed at the very end of the Age of Sail, Adventure
was an exceptionally fast and able vessel, the ultimate evolution of the fishing schooner. Adventure
was a highliner, the biggest moneymaker of her time, landing nearly $4 million worth of cod and halibut during her 27-year fishing career. When she retired in 1953, Adventure
was the only American dory-fishing schooner left in the Atlantic.
This is a free program and the hall is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 978-729-7600 or 978-740-1660.