S/V Adventuress: hospitality overwhelming

by Tim Flanagan on May 23, 2009


My 9-year-old daughter and I went for a boat ride today, physician but not in our little boat. Instead, read we went out as guests aboard Sound Experience‘s lovely, purchase nearly century-old sailing vessel Adventuress. She’s in Tacoma for the weekend.

Captain Mary Beth (“M.B.”) Armstrong-Sigmond and Sound Experience Executive Director Catherine Collins gave us a warm welcome, and various members of the crew helped keep us safe, comfortable, and even useful, when it came time to hoist the sails and sing sea chanteys.


Special shout-out to engineer Asa and chanteuse/plankton geek Cameron, with whom Kiera and I spent much time. Oh, and the brownies were delicious.

I took some pictures, and Kiera took some, but we probably didn’t take enough. There was just too much to see and do!


I took one picture that might serve as a good banner for the Puget Sound Maritime blog. See what you think. Just imagine some nice lettering across the top/left, in the sky above the barge: “Puget Sound Maritime”…


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1 Wendy Sonnemann May 24, 2009 at 5:14 am


It was a pleasure to have you and Kiera aboard the ship Saturday, and I’m glad you both had a good time! I hope you’ll come sailing with us again on Puget Sound’s environmental tall ship as Adventuress sails through the end of October.

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Sound Experience aboard the historic schooner Adventuress

2 Shelly Randall June 9, 2009 at 9:56 pm

Yes, the Tacoma waterfront shot would make a lovely banner for this blog! Nice to meet you in Port Townsend…

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