By Elizabeth Becker
After an exciting but totally exhausting winter restoration project, we’ve finally started our 2010 sailing season. Our Season-One crew, which includes both new and returning crew members, arrived for a welcome dinner on board the ship Sunday, April 25, in Port Townsend. A windy day on Monday kept them dockside, but the ship headed out of the harbor on Tuesday, April 27, for a week of crew training on the way to Tacoma.
As always, we have a stellar group of Educator/Deckhands on board, hailing from all across the U.S. and from Canada. Returning are Captain Joshua, First Mate Sarah, Engineer Asa, Second Mate Adam, Bosun Nate, and Program Coordinator Monica. Captain Daniel Evans is on board for his first season with Adventuress but is no stranger to tall ships. We do have a surprising number of “dual names” on board, including two Ethans, two Camerons, and two Erins. Nicknames will likely be a necessity. Check out all the crew bios by clicking this link.
We’re also happy to welcome two former crew members to our Office Watch. Zach is our new Development Associate and Megan is
our new Education and Outreach Coordinator. We’ve also recently welcomed Kelli as our part-time Bookkeeper and Daniel as our interim Membership Coordinator.
It’s looking like it will be a fun and busy spring filled with lots of school programs and a full summer in the San Juan Islands, with sails for teens, families, seniors, and “grown-ups” (the term grown-up applies to age only; maturity is not a requirement). We hope you’ll join us for an overnight program or at least one of our many 3-hour Public Sails. Check out our website for details (or give us a call).
We’re still working on scheduling programs for late September and October, so if you know of a school or youth group or a corporate group interested in shipboard environmental education and leadership, please let us know.
See you on board!