Photos: Rich Schaper took a stunning shot of MT from his boat. Noah spend hours aloft rigging the course yard. Dan Higgins was busy last night, making the largest soft shackles any of us had ever seen!
This week at the Tall Ship tent and workshop: rigging and fittings work progresses steadily, relaxation during daily crew lunch, some education with a great presentation on climate change in the arctic by David Thoreson, and Brad Bergman is loaning us a sewing machine, in anticipation of canvas work for Matthew Turner's interior and exterior.
Today's work on Matthew Turner's yards and main staysail boom. Dan Higgins with one of the yokes he has welded. The four long pieces on the sawhorse are the spreaders. He is also working with Newcomb Barger on the gooseneck fitting for the main staysail boom.
Many people wonder why brigantine Matthew Turner has San Francisco instead of Sausalito as her hailing port. One reason is that our namesake, the builder Matthew Turner used San Francisco as the port on Galilee and other vessels he built, even though they were built in Benicia or elsewhere in the bay.