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Boats on the Bay and Call of the Sea Featured on KALW-FM 91.7

Children’s book author Jeanne Walker Harvey discussed on KALW FM 91.7 her new book Boats on the Bay and how proceeds benefit Call of the Sea. She was interviewed on the radio show Open Air by their regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson. Together they discussed her new book which is available at Book Passage and Barnes and Noble in Corte Madera as well as online at Amazon. Jeanne describes her book as “a large-format picture book about a bunch of boats found on a busy bay, buoyed by simple, spare, and lyrical text. Inspired by the San Francisco Bay but with universal appeal, the book features a spectacular double-spread gatefold finale showing a boat parade and fireworks glowing against a city backdrop.” Illustrations by Grady McFerrin. Purchase Online Here Read Full Article Here Hear Interview Below:

October 8th, 2018|

No Screens on Deck: Students Reflect on a Cell Phone-Free Voyage

At Call of the Sea, we know students have powerful experiences under sail. Part of this comes from our “no electronics” policy. This summer, students that ventured on our 3- or 5-day overnight voyages aboard schooner Seaward revealed the power of powering down their devices. Technological interfaces often displace human interaction and face-to-face friendships, but not aboard Seaward. In a writing exercise, a student reflected: “I learned how to step out of my comfort zone, and that isn’t something I do often because I am afraid I will embarrass myself or something. I also learned that meeting someone on the Internet stinks compared to meeting new people in person, because I felt like you can connect more with the person.” Another wrote: “[One] thing I found out about myself is that I can have fun without my phone...Everyone says I’m a phone addict, and I think that’s true, but now I don’t think I need my phone to have fun.” During our programs, cell phones leave the hands of the students and get put away safely for the duration of the trip. We facilitate the opportunity for them to engage fully with their surroundings, including the other people onboard. Students turn off and tune in, and it makes a difference. Click her for full article and pictures

September 26th, 2018|
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In the News

Tall Ship Matthew Turner Launches from Sausalito
(Bay Crossings, May 2017)

Handcrafted Wooden Tall Ship Launches in Sausalito
(CBS Bay Area, April 2, 2017)

An Unique View of a Tall Ship Launch in Sausalito
(KPIX Sky Drone 5, April 2, 2017)

How We Helped Build A Historic and Sustainable Tall Ship in California
(The Conservation Fund, April 2, 2017)

A Tall Ship That’s No Tall Tale:  Brigantine Matthew Turner Unveiled
(KTVU March 31, 2017)

Tall Ship Launched in Sausalito
(KPIX Sky Drone 5, March 31, 2017)

Tall Ship Built in Marin County Getting Its First Taste of Salt Water
(by Eric Thomas, KGO, March 31, 2017)

Volunteer Built Ship Unveiled in Sausalito
(NBC Bay Area, March 30, 2017)

1st Wooden Ship Build in Bay Area in 58 years poised to launch
(by Carl Nolte, SF Chronicle, March 31, 2017)

Sausalito Tall Ship Matthew Turner Ready to Set Sail

    • (by Michelle Slade, Marin IJ, March 30, 2017)

Sausalito’s Tall Ship Plans Launch This Weekend

    • (KRCB,March 29, 2017)

Matthew Turner Drops her Skirt

    • (Lectronic Latitude, March 24, 2017)

Building the Matthew Turner

    (Latitude 38, March 2017)


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