We’d like to think our piece in last Friday’s ‘Lectronic contributed in some small way to the 133-ft schooner Adventuress‘s narrow win of the popular vote — and a $125,000 grant — in the Puget Sound Partners in Preservation initiative, a grant ‘competition’ sponsored by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. But the second place contender ended up a winner as well. "In an impressive challenge never seen in the history of the Partners in Preservation program," noted a press release sent out by the sponsors, "Town Hall Seattle also staged a comeback resulting in several swings of the tally on the final day of voting. In recognition of the extreme closeness of the competition and the extraordinary efforts of both organizations to rally support, Town Hall Seattle will also receive its full grant request of $125,000."
Congratulations to Sound Experience, who plan to rebuild Adventuress‘s transom with their winnings, and Town Hall Seattle on staging a thrilling race!