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
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.
Watch the installation of the lower Main and Foremasts on the Matthew Turner. Memorial coins and talismans will be placed under the masts, an ancient tradition to ensure good luck and safe passage. Viewing will be in the afternoon, roughly from 3:00-5:00pm. The best views will be from the picnic tables and lawn in front
Last week, Call of the Sea sailed with youth from Oakland Parks and Recreation out of Jack London Square. Two groups of 40 sailed for three hours each on our Bay Explorations sail. The very next day the Seaward crew took on a group of 16 youth for an overnight sail around the bay.