Thief steals Wash. schooner's wooden wheel; voyage saved by loaner wheel

(OLYMPIA, Wash.) — Investigators are asking antique dealers to be on the lookout for a wooden wheel that was stolen from the historic schooner Adventuress, the Peninsula Daily News reported. The wheel was stolen Saturday while the educational tour vessel was in Olympia. A loaner replacement wheel was installed just in time for 99-year-old Adventuress to fulfill a scheduled three-day educational program involving 24 students.

Click here to view the newspaper's story and a photo of the replacement wheel being installed.

By Professional Mariner Staff