March 2020

Battening Down

March 27th, 2020|

As the insidious Coronavirus moves through the Bay Area, we have battened down our hatches. Matthew Turner is at the dock with only furloughed crew living on board. Seaward has left Baja and is sailing home as the wind allows--possibly along the historic Clipper route. Follow Seaward's progress. All are healthy and safe. We hope

Matthew Turner Crew making the best of sheltering aboard

March 25th, 2020|

Mate Kiel Kohler, Bosun Noah Limbach and deckhand educator Dinnie Jay decided to shelter in place during the Covid 19 Pandemic aboard Matthew Turner at her home dock dock at the Bay Model in Sausalito. They are comfortable and provided for on board and have been making the best of the situation by keeping busy

Seaward setting sail to California

March 23rd, 2020|

Call of the Sea's schooner Seaward wraps up a great educational adventure sailing season in Mexico! The season began on December 30th with 12 San Francisco Sea Scouts on board for the sail to Newport Beach, where they were hosted by the Newport Sea Scout's Base.  They reported having a wonderful experience and planning to

Changes in Sea State

March 20th, 2020|

Since our last message, the “sea state” has changed dramatically.  Like most of you, we have been sheltering in place, with our small staff, crew and Board communicating remotely. So far, everyone on our team remains healthy; and we hope that is true for you and your loved ones. School closures and lock downs have

Charting a Course Towards a Certificate of Inspection (COI)

March 1st, 2020|

After six years of construction, Brigantine Matthew Turner is now transitioning from construction to operation in order to perform its vital mission of educating young people in the Bay Area and beyond. To perform this mission, Matthew Turner requires a Certificate of Inspection (COI) which is issued by the Marine Safety Division of the