HOWB 077 – Interview | Capt Daniel Evans – Wooden Schooner Adventuress

by admin on March 7, 2013

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Today’s interview is with Captain Daniel Evans of Sound Experience and the great 1913 wooden schooner Adventuress.

Capt Daniel spent his formative years in Anchorage, AK and began sailing at the age of 4 while on a visit to his grandparents in Gig Harbor, WA.  Evans attended Evergreen U while living on his 28′ Miller Marine sloop and continued to fine tune his sailing and maritime skills.

Through his rock climbing adventures Daniel met some Outward Bound folks and eventually became the manager for their Sea Based program from Anacortes, WA.  The program was Long Boat based with adventures in the San Juan and Southern Gulf Islands of Canada.

Up next for Daniel, was a stint on east coast schooners and working toward his  USCG Captains License. His schooner work included the Liberty Clipper, Schooner Massachusetts, Roseway, Lettie G Howard, and the Saphira Christina.   During that time he met Catherine Collins, director of Sound Experience and let her know that if one of the Captains positions on Adventuress ever became available, he would love the opportunity.  Evans got the call and joined Sound Experience as one of the Captains in early 2010.

Adventuress is in Phase 4 of her Centennial restoration which includes replanking and framing the port side, a new main mast, and refreshing some of the on board systems.

When I asked Captain Evans why he loves Sound Experience, his answer was twofold: 1. Adventuress sails really well (not a slug in the water).  She was designed by BB Crowninshield to be beautiful AND to be fast – and that she is.  2.  The Sound Experience community is phenomenal.

Listen to Captain D’s story by clicking on the green player button above.

Here’s some pics to enjoy (click to enlarge):

Capt Daniel Evans at keel of Adventuress.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Capt Daniel Evans at keel of Adventuress. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

 

Adventuress in Restoration Phase 4.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Adventuress in Restoration Phase 4. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Adventuress' Bow Sprit is a work of art in itself. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Adventuress’ Bow Sprit is a work of art in itself. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

 

Thanks Daniel for doing the interview.  Best to you and Sound Experience!

To find out more and Sound Experience check out HookedOnWoodenBoats.com/074 and HookedOnWoodenBoats.com/075.

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