volunteer spotlight

An Interview with Peter MacInnis

October 11th, 2018|

How did you hear about the educational tall ship Matthew Turner? The day after retiring from my career as an optician, I enrolled in the Cal Maritime Academy to pursue my passion for all things maritime. While I was studying for my major in marine transportation, I heard about the tall ship project, which

An Interview with Adrian McCullough

October 11th, 2018|

Adrian was a trainee aboard a tall ship at the age of 15, during a semester at sea and was recently the Captain for a season aboard Alma, the 1891 National Historic Landmark scow schooner at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Below we celebrate his volunteer work and welcome him as brigantine Matthew Turner's professional first (really, first) First

An Interview with Newcomb Barger

October 11th, 2018|

Where is Newcomb from, and was he involved with boats there? Newcomb hails from Stanford, Connecticut. He loved sailing with his dad in the family's 35” Rhodes Eastern Interclub on Long Island Sound. After many years away from sailing, he bought a Nacra 5.2 Cat in Miami in the late 1970s and trailered it