Here at the Tall Ship Tent, work on the 14 lower deadeye sets continues, and the chart house windows are nearly ready to be installed.
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.
Our team has been busy completing Matthew Turner's deck and spars. Thank you for your support in helping us launch the ship and reach the final stages of construction! I am particularly excited about rigging the ship for sail. Imagine the flurry of activity as sails are set and we head out on a voyage,
At the Sausalito Art Festival in 2013, Jim was fascinated by the big white tent and a huge pile of lumber. By 2014 Matthew Turner's frames were being erected, and Jim signed on as a volunteer. At first he was planing lumber and pushing logs around. When Alan learned that Jim was a Professional Engineer
Call of the Sea will participate in the Sausalito Arts Festival on Labor Day Weekend, September 2 - 4 2017, from 10:00 am - 5:00pm. We will be showcasing Sausalito's Maritime Artisans & Shipbuilding Heritage in the Tall Ship Tent at 2330 Marinship Way. See the artisans from: Artisan Woodmasters, Spauldings, Richardson Bay Boatworks, KKMI,
Schooner Seaward has made her way around the windward mark, and can see the end of voyaging season. Coastal overnight trips between San Francisco and Monterey Bay have exposed 36 (and soon another 24) teens to the transformational experiences found through sailing a passage. Youth from all over California set sail, many for the first
Did you know that you can shop online and support Matthew Turner construction? We have an online Ship's Store for Matthew Turner Logo shirts and hats and other items. We also have partnerships with vendors such as Amazon, Target, DSW, Expedia, Express and many others who give a portion of the proceeds to Matthew Turner construction efforts when you purchase through
The San Francisco Maritime National Parks Association's annual Ball will be held at the Palace Hotel on September 9, 2017. Matthew Turner, the "first wooden sailing ship to be built in Northern California in more than 85 years" is the theme of their fundraising event, which supports educational programs aboard the ships at Hyde Street
Matthew Turner is blessed with an amazing group of volunteers! We could not do this without you! In appreciation of your dedication to the project, Call of the Sea is offering half price tickets (up to 4) for Seaward Community Sails. Docents are needed for dockside tours of the ship, from June till October. Call