Schooner Adventure at Maritime Gloucester

Schooner Adventure at Maritime Gloucester is a 122 foot historic wooden dory fishing schooner built in 1926 in Essex, MA. Originally constructed of white oak and yellow pine, she was designed as a knockabout- without a bowsprit for the safety of the crew. The Schooner Adventure is listed on the National register of Historic Places, an Official Project of Save America’s Treasures, and the flagship of Gloucester, Massachusetts, America’s oldest fishing port, founded in 1623. She is being restored to serve as a living monument to Massachusetts fishing heritage and to the over 5,000 fishermen who sailed out of Gloucester and never returned. The Schooner Adventure will sail from the Harriet Webster Pier at Maritime Gloucester as a floating museum with hands-on education about the vessel, the men who sailed the vessel, the history of dory fishing on the Grand Banks and of course- the fish and what has become of one of the most productive fisheries in the world.


4 Harbor Loop Gloucester, MA 1930

Driving Directions

Harriet Webster Pier is located at Maritime Gloucester, 23 Harbor Loop in Gloucester.

Notes & Advisories

Adventure’s complete restoration serves as an example of historic vessel preservation in accordance with guidelines prepared by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service’s “National Maritime Initiative. The vessel will serve as a dockside attraction when not sailing and will be open.


  • Museums


  • Appropriate for all ages