USCG CertificationPassenger Vessel (Subchapter T)
The 1913 schooner Adventuress sails to increase awareness of the majesty and vulnerability of Puget Sound. Since 1989, the non-profit environmental education organization, Sound Experience, provides hands-on education aboard Adventuress to thousands of young people annually and partners with youth-serving organizations to reach Puget Sound area at-risk teenagers. Volunteer and paid crew receive environmental and sail training. The ship’s apprentice program for youth 14 – 18, and month-long internships for adult sailor/educators also feature extensive sail training. The non-competitive environment fosters cooperation, teamwork, and leadership skills. A National Historic Landmark and a Puget Sound treasure, the Adventuress is truly a boat for the people, providing empowering, life-changing experiences to more than 3,500 youth and adults each year.
Homeport: Port Townsend, WA
Sparred Length: 133'
Rig height: 110'
Sail Area: 5478 square feet
Program Type: Maritime History, Marine Science
Normal cruising waters: Puget Sound and San Juan Islands
Season: March to October
Contact: Catherine Collins, Executive Director