Last October, the wheel on the historic schooner Adventuress was stolen while the ship was docked in downtown Olympia. The wheel still hasn’t been found, but there’s a happy ending to the story. Reporter John Dodge at the Olympian has the details:
South Sound maritime history buffs and other community members were sickened last October when someone stole the steering wheel from the historic schooner Adventuress while the tall ship was docked at Percival Landing in Olympia.
The 100-year-old sailing vessel is a familiar sight in ports of call throughout Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands, offering public and student sailing trips aboard the floating environmental education classroom.
With its rich tradition of nautical history, and support of such varied events as the Wooden Boat Fair, Harbor Days and resurrection of the historic tug boat Sand Man, Olympia would be one of the last places you might expect a crime against a historic sailing ship.
“We’ve always been known as a really good host port,” noted Chuck Fowler, an Olympia-based maritime historian and author. “This really hurt our reputation.”
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