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15th Annual Maritime Ball: A Salute to the Matthew Turner

2017-08-01T16:58:45+00:00 July 28th, 2017|

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

News for Volunteers: May 2017

2017-07-31T22:14:42+00:00 May 31st, 2017|

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

Master Mariners Report: May 2017

2017-07-31T21:49:14+00:00 May 31st, 2017|

Seaward had the fastest elapsed time on the course and placed second in her division in the Master Mariner's Benevolent Association Regatta May 27, 2017. The weather was perfect, the crew performed flawlessly and we all had a wonderful time. There are plenty of opportunities for you to come sailing on Seaward, too! We have

Volunteer of the Month: May 2017

2017-07-31T21:33:41+00:00 May 31st, 2017|

Dan Higgins has been an incredibly competent and consistent volunteer here at Matthew Turner since he joined the project in March of 2014. He has accrued over 3400 volunteer hours, donating his time to specialized projects such as the propulsion and steering systems. He has much experience in boat building and sailing. Working on Mathew

Time sails by when you’re teaching hundreds of kids!

2017-07-31T21:25:57+00:00 May 31st, 2017|

Schooner Seaward's spring season is wrapping up and her crew is beginning to prepare for summer voyaging. From April to June, Seaward crew taught lessons in marine ecology and biology, navigation, and seamanship to 58 student groups from all over the bay-that's over 2,000 students onboard, and 174 hours of underway-teaching! Schools came from as

Notes from the Shipyard: May 2017

2017-07-31T21:15:45+00:00 May 31st, 2017|

Some time has passed since our big launch. Yet the excitement is still on people's minds and in conversations, reliving various high points of the day. I do hope you were able to come see the launch. If not, then view some of the wonderful videos and articles of the event on our web site

Notes from Seaward: April 2017

2017-07-28T14:15:27+00:00 April 1st, 2017|

Schooner Seaward's education season is off to a great start. Seaward is lucky to have another fantastic crew who have been working hard to learn the boat, the bay and the education programs. After a week of training, Seaward crew jumped in to a jam-packed week of educational sails. Thanks to Google sponsored Field Trip

Building Matthew Turner has been an exciting journey, to say the least!

2017-07-28T16:00:16+00:00 April 1st, 2017|

Call of the Sea has helped many children of all ages experience sailing for the first time on the schooner Seaward. Those of us who sail, we understand the freedom that sailing offers. It is no wonder why children love sailing so much. Michael Alexander Frerichs, at just 5 year old, was extremely excited at

Notes from the Shipyard: April 2017

2017-07-17T20:19:25+00:00 April 1st, 2017|

Some time has passed since our big launch. Yet the excitement is still on people's minds and in conversations, reliving various high points of the day. I do hope you were able to come see the launch. If not, then view some of the wonderful videos, photos and articles of the event on our web