Matthew Turner with her full compliment of topmasts!
Construction of Matthew Turner is proceeding in these 3 areas: rigging, electrical & propulsion systems and joinery. Let's start with the rigging team: Dixon, Randall, Dan, Kiel, Bruce, Neil, Noah, Dennis and Alan Rigging is now a big focus and excitement is high, literally, as we begin to work aloft setting top masts and preparing
Bridge the Gap students from Sausalito had a chance to experience our marine environment while learning about ecology, history and navigation. They also developed teamwork skills and self confidence through helping to raise the sails and sail the ship. You can help more students set sail on #GivingTuesday by donating at http://callofthesea.org/givingtuesay/
The perks of volunteering at the Tall Ship: good eats, friendships and good times, like todays Crab Feed. Thank you to Dan Higgins for sharing with the Tall Ship family. Thanks too to Steve & Caite Maiero and Lon Woodrum for helping catch and serve up the feast!
Noah created a wonderful coil of Manila rope, and is shown here working on the rigging. Some views of the deadeyes and pin rails on Matthew Turner. Dan Shugrue enjoying his workday aboard the vessel, with the Army Corps of Engineer vessel, Raccoon, in the background.