This morning it was announced that the schooner Adventuress will be awarded $125,000 as people all over the world Voted for the Boat. The campaign that Sound Experience and their Board put together was impressive. Not only will the Adventuress benefit from this award but it seems likely that the Port Townsend marine trades will as well.

Three cheers, too, for American Express and Partners in Preservation for a wonderfully designed and implemented public relations event that raised awareness of the importance of preserving our historic treasures while putting the sponsors in the best light. Because of the closeness of the vote, the second place Seattle Town Center was awarded $125,000 as well.