SNAPSHOT: Schooner Service

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The schooner “Adventuress” anchored on Filucy Bay. It is part of a classroom-at-sea program run by Sound Experience based in Port Townsend, Wash., that shows school children life at sea.
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The schooner could not have picked a better day to pay our little corner of the Puget Sound a visit.

Good morning Longbranch. It is shaping up to be another beautiful day. This morning’s spectacular sunrise was quite a sight and my commute into Tacoma uneventful. It is currently 41 degrees and dry. The sun is out but the weather geeks are saying clouds will roll in for most of the day with a high of 59. I say pay them no mind — at least regarding the clouds. If today will be anything like yesterday, it will be a glorious day.

I love driving by Filucy Bay on my daily commute. It is, as Forest Gump famously said “like a box of chocolates.” You just never know what flavor you’ll get. In my case I just never know what I will see.

Driving home last night I saw this schooner anchored in the middle of Filucy Bay. I love seeing new vessels by the Longbranch Marina. I wonder what it is doing here.

Update: John Buday alerted me to the name of the schooner that was just anchored in Filucy Bay. She is the “Adventuress,” a classroom undersail around the Puget Sound. According to its website, part of the experience students get while aboard the Adventuress is “raise sails, sing shantys (work songs) and gain an unforgettable on-the-water experience of Puget Sound and its marine life.”

Sounds like a fun thing to do. If you want more information go to or call 360-379-0438.

The Adventuress will be back in Gig Harbor and open for dockside tours on April 27. If you really have the itch to know exactly where the schooner is in the Puget Sound, find out here:

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