ADVENTURESS in the money!

One of my ex-shipmates from the MEERWALD is with ADVENTURESS now, put us on to this competition:


We are excited to report that $1 million in preservation grants has been awarded to 11 Seattle-Puget Sound Area historic sites to help support their preservation efforts. Congratulations to all these sites:

• Schooner Adventuress (winner of the popular vote)
• Town Hall Seattle (photo finish runner-up in the popular vote)
• Point No Point Lighthouse
• Washington Hall
• Skansie Brothers Net Shed
• Japanese Cultural & Community Center
• Orting Soldiers Home
• Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks
• Ferry House at Ebey’s Landing
• Chapel Car 5 “Messenger of Peace”
• University Heights Community Center

In addition, $5,000 has been awarded to each of the 14 remaining sites that participated in Partners in Preservation this year, in recognition of their participation in the initiative and their commitment to preservation efforts. Visit the Partners in Preservation site to learn more about each of these projects.

Your interest and support throughout this initiative has been integral to its success and achievement. And the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express thank you for your participation in this year’s Partners in Preservation program!

To learn more about how the National Trust for Historic Preservation protects places that matter all across the country, please visit

National Trust for Historic Preservation
1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-588-6000 / 800-315-6847

Arcturus in Auckland New Zealand

Interesting to read about 'Tar Baby', sister ship to Arcturus.
She is still plying her trade as a charter yacht around the north-east coast of New Zealand. She was extensively restored after her arrival.
I can post more photos, if I can work out how, or visit the web site: for information, photos and video.
Cheers from NZ
John Allison

Great Link to Arcturus

Tar Baby is at Portland Yacht Services in Portland Maine, and Voyager also lives now along the Maine Coast. Perhaps its time for Arcturus to cross over for a Summer/ (winter) reunion! If we can help you post information let us know. You could also consider joining ($25), putting up boat and contact information on our website and a link from our website. You would then become our most distant member, putting Iceland in second place. By the way, she looks great.

Cheers- Peter, Blackbird, Alden 309Q (1930).