Volunteer of the Month: July 2017

2017-07-31T23:53:36+00:00 July 29th, 2017|

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

Coming Up: Sausalito Arts Festival

2017-07-31T23:03:17+00:00 July 29th, 2017|

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,

Shop to Support Matthew Turner!

2017-08-01T00:03:31+00:00 July 29th, 2017|

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

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