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Review for Sound Experience, Port Townsend, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Sound Experience owns and operates the beautiful schooner Adventuress; a grand, wooden vessel designated a National Historic Landmark. The mission of SE is to educate and inspire those who come onboard to make a difference for the health and future of Puget Sound waters and its' marine residents.
Besides the learning experience, people are brought together onboard as a cohesive, living community and it truly provides a transformative experience for all participants. And it is so much fun! The huge sails are raised by everyone onboard while singing sea chanteys. On overnight trips, you really do "swab the decks" in the morning. I brought my young daughter onboard and at 1 am we sat huddled together on deck, on a cool clear night, doing bow watch. It is a place to learn, explore make memories and be connected.

I have been involved with this ship and its' mission for over 3 decades and know that it is deserving of any and all contributions. Through the extreme dedication of a talented executive director and a broad community of supporters, this now 100 year old vessel has undergone 5 years of restoration and is now set to safely and proudly sail our waters for many years to come. Please learn more and see pictures and video at

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find funding to bring more youth onboard, especially those that might ordinarily not find their way to the ship.

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Role:  Board Member