matthew turner construction updates

Power Regeneration Under Sail

May 12th, 2021|

The San Francisco Spring-Summer Fog Machine (sometimes referred to as Karl) has returned with breezy Bay conditions which are perfect for sailing a tall ship like Matthew Turner! In addition to exciting sailing on a large wooden brigantine and wondrous views of the fog spilling over the Sausalito hills and pouring through the Gate,

Matthew Turner Sails with her first passengers!

July 30th, 2020|

Brigantine Matthew Turner, fresh from obtaining its Certificate of Inspection from the Coast Guard, embarked on its first “Heritage” sails over the weekend of July 24- 26, 2020. Completely sold out within hours, these sails will be repeated each weekend for the balance of the Summer. Masked crew and passengers managed to keep personally

Matthew Turner is now Coast Guard Certified!

July 20th, 2020|

“On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty. Today is such a day.” Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi (1207-1273) Today is indeed a beautiful day for Call of the Sea. After more than seven years of construction, months of pandemic related delays,

One Small, Big Step on Matthew Turner

May 15th, 2020|

Dear members of the Call of the Sea community, Looking back over the seven years that brigantine Matthew Turner was under construction, it would be very difficult to say that one step of the building project was more important than the rest. Last week, however, one step was hugely significant for Call of the

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

Tall Ship Progress, September 2019

September 1st, 2019|

Alan Olson’s Update: There are lots of moving parts as we check off the many details for completing Matthew Turner. The good news is that we are checking them off faster than we are identifying them. Last week, the U.S. Coast Guard conducted the final check of the vessel’s cutting-edge hybrid/regenerative propulsion system: it’s

Tall Ship Progress, May 2019

May 1st, 2019|

Alan Olson’s Update: Our state-of-the-art propulsion system is installed! The system works as such: Two electric propulsion motors produce 265 horsepower each; two large six-cylinder Cummins generators create 265 KW each; two lithium battery banks, located in steel cabinets, have a holding capacity of 45 KWH. All energy created by generators or by regeneration

Tall Ship Progress, February 2019

February 1st, 2019|

Click here for new photos With construction of Matthew Turner progressing at a record pace in many different areas all at once, a herculean effort, this update is presented in a condensed format. We hope you enjoy reading about all the exciting developments! Alan Olson’s Update: Work progresses on Matthew Turner, thanks to

Tall Ship Progress, December 2018

December 1st, 2018|

Click here for new photos Overall, progress is good, and it looks like we will make our goal for Matthew Turner to be operational in the spring. While the list of tasks to complete is long, crew enthusiasm is high, and volunteer involvement is growing with the excitement of finishing the ship. The

Tall Ship Progress, November 2018

November 1st, 2018|

Click here for new photos Construction of Matthew Turner has taken on a renewed focus and new level commitment. As a result, we plan to finish and be sailing by next summer. Our cutting-edge regenerative propulsion system along with ship's electrical work is our major task for getting off the dock.  We are