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Adventuress | Sound Experience
The Adventuress under sail in Commencement Bay, Tacoma Washington.
Photograph by Miso Beno. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Adventuress | Sound Experience
The Adventuress ran aground in Wasp Passage, San Juan Islands, Wash. June 2008. The Washington State Ferry Sealth along with Vessel Assist rescued all passengers and crew safely.
Photograph by Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles. License: Public Domain.  (view image details)


Adventuress is a two-masted schooner currently operated by sound Experience, a non-profit organisation involved in environmental education. Sound Experience educational activities include public day sails, free dockside tours, family sails, teen trips, school programs, corporate sails and various other special programs. She carries up to 45 people on day sails, and has sleeping accommodations for 24 participants.

Adventuress sails around Puget Sound in Washington, and also offers longer trips.

The ship was built in 1913 by rice Brothers in Boothbay, Maine. Up until the second World War, she was used mainly to transfer pilots to and from cargo ships near the Farallone Islands off the coast of San Francisco. During world War Ii she was put into service as a U.S. Coast Guard ship in San Francisco Bay. During the 1960s she was restored and operated as a sail training boat for youth Adventures. In 1988, she commenced educational programs with sound Experience. The boat is listed as a National Historic Landmark.

Ship Summary
Operator:Sound Experience
Built by:Rice Brothers yard, East Boothbay, Maine
Date Completed:1913
Gross Tonnage:98
Length:41 m
Width:6.4 m