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Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival

Some exciting things will be happening at the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, September 5th-7th! Adventuress will be offering fun Festival Sails all three days of the festival.

New this year, we will be entering Adventuress into the Schooner Race on Saturday, September 6th! Join us from 2-6pm for a chance to race against classic schooners operated by some of the most skilled mariners in the region. Click here to register for this incredibly exciting sail, no sailing experience required.

After the Schooner Race, come celebrate as we reunite Adventuress with her original 101-year-old bell at the City Dock adjacent to Pope Marine Park. The ceremony for the reinstallation of the bell will take place from 6:15-7pm, followed by dockside tours and a chance to view the bell from 7-8pm. Free Ben and Jerry's ice cream will be available to our public!

 

Adventuress' original 1913 bell finds its way home a century later

We're so excited to share the news that Executive Director Catherine Collins just returned from San Francisco with the bell that journeyed with Adventuress on her maiden voyage.

Click on one of the links below for more of this enticing story:

California man, 87, reunites long-lost bell with schooner sailing Puget Sound: Seattle Times

Original Adventuress bell to be reunited with schooner in Port Townsend: Peninsula Daily News

Ship's bell, missing 100 years, turns up safe and sound: The San Francisco Chronicle

A boy, a bell, and a 77-year mystery: Three Sheets Northwest

Bribery with a bell rings a fine tale: Richmond News

After nearly 80 years, San Francisco area man to return historic Adventuress' Original 1913 Bell: Sound Experience Press Release

 

Register Your Class or Youth Group for the 2014/15 School Year!

 

Keep it Green, Local and Life-changing

It's true.  Classes and youth groups are already scheduling their trips for next year. 

Bring your class aboard Adventuress for a Sound Studies or Sound Explorations sail on Puget Sound.  Work with our shipboard educators to craft your ideal program; choose from a variety of lessons that work into your curriculum.  While aboard, your group will raise sails, sing shantys and gain an unforgettable on-the-water experience of Puget Sound and its marine life.

Click Here to view a short video in which students share their favorite parts about their time aboard Adventuress.

Register your group today by emailing Megan Addison, our Education Director, or calling her at 360-379-0438.

Click here to learn more about our programs for schools and youth groups.

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Microplastics Initiative

Adventuress is partnering with Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream and the Center for Urban Waters to expand our opportunities for citizen science, as well as to educate people who come aboard about the emerging issue of Microplastics in Puget Sound. Throughought the sailing season, scoopers from Ben and Jerry's volunteer their time during select public sails to scoop ice cream and help our shipboard educators and participants aboard take microplastics samples. We are also taking samples during overnight programs, getting students involved with very relevant citizen science opportunities. We send the samples to researchers at the Center for Urban Waters to be processed.

The following Sound Experience Microplastics Map shows the samples that have been processed to date, and is updated as more samples are inputed! We are grateful to all the partnerships coming together so we can be part of this exciting new research!