Endangered Schooners List

Although the catalyst for the creation of the Save Our Schooners Committee was the current plight of the schooner Ernestina, the committee's charge includes endangered schooners nationwide. To that end, a first task for the committee is to create a list of such vessels and to prioritize it in terms of their significance and state of peril.

We would welcome nominations to our list. Candidates can be submitted to me at sos@amschooner.org.

Mary Anne McQuillan

Save Our Schooners Committee

At this year's Annual Meeting it was voted that the ASA establish a committee charged with working to help preserve schooners of historic significance. Those interested in the topic held an informal meeting following the Annual Meeting. The following volunteered to be members of this committee.

Committee Membership
Mary Anne McQuillan (chair)
Jim Cassidy
Carl Herzog
Sam Hoyt
Alex Rhinelander (ex-officio)
Jeffrey Richmond
Mike Santos
Fred Sterner
Laurie Weizen

Any other members who wish to become involved in this project should contact Mary Anne at sos@amschooner.org

Alex Rhinelander
Commodore, ASA

Wing & Wing Publication Schedule

Wing & Wing will be produced quarterly in 2006 with the following publication dates: March 15, June 15, September 15, and December 15. The publication will be submitted to the printer on or about these dates with an average five day turnaround. Within five days of receipt of the hard copies from the printer, copies will be mailed to membership by bulk rate mail. Electronic copy of the newsletter will be available on or about the publication date in the Member Area

NSSA Race Week

2006-08-14 10:00
2006-08-19 19:00

Lunenburg Yacht Club, Lunenburg, NS

The Nova Scotia Schooner Association Annual Race Week will be held from Monday, August 14th through Saturday, August 19th at Lunenburg Yacht Club. Schooners arrive Sunday the 13th and depart Sunday the 20th. Races take place Monday - Saturday (Thursday is a layday, but there is a singlehanded race for those who haven't had enough by then!).
I strongly encourage anyone who can make the trip to give it a go. The Novies are extremely hospitable and the location and racing unsurpassed. This is one of the best regattas on the planet!

Wooden Boat Show

2006-08-25 09:00
2006-08-27 16:00

Newport Yachting Center, Newport, RI


The ASA will once again have a presence at the Wooden Boat Show in 2006. We plan build on the success of our 'floating booth' aboard Bob Pulsch's schooner Heron at last year's show by following in that tradition. The owners and skipper of the schooner When & If have kindly offered to host our booth aboard their historic vessel and we are actively pursuing that option.

History & Mission

The dory-fishing Schooner Adventure is the last of Gloucester's famous fleet of Grand Bank fishing schooners. The vessel has significant historical importance, both regionally and nationally, and is irreplaceable. As one of the last, authentic sail-powered fishing schooners for which Gloucester was known throughout the world, the completion of her restoration is vital to preserving Massachusetts' cultural heritage and Gloucester’s sense of place. Listed on the National Register of Historic places and designated a National Historic Landmark, Adventure was built in 1926 at the John F. James Shipyard in Essex, Massachusetts.

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