December 2017

Busy Bees Below

December 22nd, 2017|

Come look inside Matthew Turner to see the work down below in the engine room.  Steve Maiero is installing the batter housing, and Alan is showing the Coast Guard inspectors the work.  Raw water filter and plumbing parts are ready for installation.

Matthew Turner Progress 12/21/17

December 21st, 2017|

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.

Double Your Impact

December 18th, 2017|

Double YOUR IMPACT today! A generous supporter is matching donations up to $100,000 during Call of the Sea’s End-of-the-Year Appeal. Make your tax deductible donation today and help build the new educational tall ship Matthew Turner and provide scholarships for environmental education under sail for nearly 5,000+ youth annually. Lets work together for the common vision


December 12th, 2017|

Dan Higgins has been busy welding! Here he is with the course yard yoke, the upper topsail yard yoke, and a couple more rigging fittings.

Hailing Port

December 6th, 2017|

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.

Ships’ Projects

December 5th, 2017|

Today at the Shipyard, the crew is working on: dolphins to decorate Seaward for the lighted boat parade, fittings on the yards, and chart house port covers (for heavy weather).

Time Aloft

December 4th, 2017|

Randall Landaiche and Noah Limbach were the topmast crew on Dec 1st. Gorgeous sunny day, but after 4 hours aloft, they were a bit chilled.

Big Day on the Waterfront

December 1st, 2017|

Friday's lunch was on the waterfront, a short break from raising the fore topmast. Thank you Margie for bringing the lunch, and all the volunteers for making it happen!