Backstory and Context
Schooner Adventure was the biggest moneymaker of all time, and is an icon of America’s fishing industry. The boat was retired in 1953 as the last American dory fishing trawler left in the Atlantic. Subsequently refitted as a windjammer, the Adventure carried passengers along the coast of Maine until 1987. During this time she earned the nickname “Queen of the Windjammers” for her grace, beauty, and prowess as a sailing vessel. Since 2013, after the final restoration, Adventure regularly sails the Massachusetts coast keeping her name and tradition alive.
The Schooner Adventure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994 and an Official Project of Save America’s Treasures in 1999.