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Date: Saturday, July 28, 2001

Schooners Adventure and Ernestina Joint Member Sail

Family and friends joined us today for an afternoon sail in Boston Harbor. We always enjoy working together with the Schooner Adventure. Please visit the Adventure at Harbor Loop in Gloucester, Mass, (or in the virtual world at )

About half of the 60 participants are members of the Schooner Ernestina and half are members of Schooner Adventure, and a handful are members of both organizations.

We set the four lowers for relaxing sail around the Boston Harbor Islands while guests mingled and enjoyed conversation. Adventure members were invited to tour the holds of the Ernestina to compare the structure and designs of the two Essex built schooners. Combining interests to support and promote the preservation efforts of these historic beauties brings us all further towards our goals.

We all look forward to the day we will see the two sailing together.

Photos to the right show crewmember Erica Sachs with her mom aboard for the sail, public program coordinator Tom Goux in the midst of an explanation, Arthur from Adventure, aloft up Ernestina's shrouds and Sally, Adventure's program coordinator, and baby Mary Kay.

Stars in the Spars
As the sun set Schooner Ernestina became the authentic backdrop for the viewing of the Spencer Tracy movie "Captains Courageous" to a viewing audience of 65 or so. This is a new experiment in pulling people to the waterfront to connect with our maritime heritage. Two images are shown to the lower right taken from the earlier frames of the film. There is incredible footage of Gloucester Schooners on the Banks as the film progresses. Ernestina could have been one of the rivals of the Schooner We're Here....

Captain: Amanda Madeira
Program Coordinator: Inette Rex

We would like to thank Lotus and IBM for donation of software, hardware and funding to enable regular electronic updates from the ship.

NOAA Chart is provided courtesy of Maptech using Cruising Navigator 4.3 and grabbing the image using Grabit Pro 6.02.

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Schooner Ernestina
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