Monthly Archives: December 2017

Busy Bees Below

2018-01-03T01:13:26+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|

Come look inside Matthew Turner to see the work down below in the engine room.  Steve Maiero is installing the batter housing, and Alan is showing the Coast Guard inspectors the work.  Raw water filter and plumbing parts are ready for installation.


2017-12-29T17:19:32+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

Dan Higgins has been busy welding! Here he is with the course yard yoke, the upper topsail yard yoke, and a couple more rigging fittings.

Hailing Port

2017-12-08T20:00:56+00:00 December 6th, 2017|

Many people wonder why brigantine Matthew Turner has San Francisco instead of Sausalito as her hailing port.  One reason is that our namesake, the builder Matthew Turner used San Francisco as the port on Galilee and other vessels he built, even though they were built in Benicia or elsewhere in the bay.

Time Aloft

2017-12-04T23:20:39+00:00 December 4th, 2017|

Randall Landaiche and Noah Limbach were the topmast crew on Dec 1st. Gorgeous sunny day, but after 4 hours aloft, they were a bit chilled.