Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay

May 30th, 2020|

Dear Call of the Sea Community, When Otis Redding wrote "Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay," on a houseboat at Waldo Point in Sausalito more than 50 years ago, it would have been

Memorial Day 2020

May 23rd, 2020|

Friends, For many of you, this Memorial Day will be difficult. No traveling to that far-away place where a wreath or bouquet is laid, and there is whispering to a lost loved one. No

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

To Sail or Not to Sail

May 7th, 2020|

Dear member of the Call of the Sea community, You may notice that the salutation for this week’s update is different: You are included in the Call of the Sea community. We hope that you feel part of our

COI and Federal Stimulus Funds

April 26th, 2020|

Dear Call of the Sea Supporters and Volunteers,On this beautiful Sunday, we hope that you are enjoying the blessings of good health, and that you and your loved ones are staying safe.This morning, we could

Earth Day 2020

April 22nd, 2020|

Dear Call of the Sea Supporters and Volunteers, This message is being sent at 7.00 AM on Earth Day, April 22. Bay tides are at their lowest, at 5 inches, barely above Mean Sea Level.

In the Doldrums

April 18th, 2020|

Dear Call of the Sea supporters and volunteers, This week it feels as if we are in the doldrums. The good news is that we are healthy and safely battened down--and we are wishing

Pull Together

April 11th, 2020|

By working together we will pull through this difficult time. Dear Call of the Sea Supporters and Volunteers, As we enter the fifth week of personal distancing, there are a few

Seaward Back in US Waters and COI Update

April 3rd, 2020|

Dear Call of the Sea Supporters and Volunteers, We hope that you are well, and that you took the opportunity to read Alan's positive message recalling the launch of Matthew Turner on April 1, 2017.

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

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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