Giving Thanks

November 27th, 2020|

Papa Hemingway’s writing means more to me now that I am old than when I was a boy and first read his last work of fiction.  The short novel begins by describing what the

Stormy Weather

November 18th, 2020|

“Now is the Winter of our Discontent…” So begins the Shakespeare play about the corrupt and manipulative thirst for power and short reign of King Richard III. Centuries later, John Steinbeck borrowed

Highlighting Educational Programs & Sponsors

November 11th, 2020|

Why attend Call of the Sea's Aloft Program? Our seamanship class engenders personal growth, builds self confidence and interpersonal skills like leadership and team work! Comments from scholarship applicants for the Aloft program:

Support Students Learning on the Water

October 30th, 2020|

Donate Today! “Students are incredibly inspired to be back together again – to play, to follow, to work as a team and to be in this atmosphere of learning together again.” 

Women in the News and Aloft

October 28th, 2020|

Was it the sea? Responding, maybe, to celestial force? To be safe, I prayed. I tried to be a better person. These words were written by Louise Gluck who won the Nobel Prize for

Aloft and Girls Aloft Programs

October 20th, 2020|

What is the Aloft Seamanship program?   A four hour course in the art, & skill of sailing and navigating a ship, for all ages and genders. Special dates available for Girls and young

Tall Ships Throwdown

October 5th, 2020|

“T was in the month October, On an Indian summer day, That a fleet of ….” So began John Hunter-Duvar’s 18th Century sea-battle poem Danville’s Fleet.  His same words of introduction could be invoked

When will the skies clear?

October 2nd, 2020|

“Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire.” When Robert Frost wrote “Fire and Ice” in 1920,

Traditional Ships on display

October 1st, 2020|

Tall Ship Photography Sail October 8, 9 AM-Noon Matthew Turner and Freda B are partnering to offer an event dedicated to capturing the beauty of traditional ships.  We invite you to join us

Floating Classroom on Seaward

September 25th, 2020|

We are halfway through the 6 week launch of our full time educational program.  There are 2 cohorts of students engaging in sailing, marine environmental explorations, building projects to develop math, design and planning

GIRLS ALOFT! Seamanship program

September 16th, 2020|

On the water Experience aboard brigantine Matthew Turner Select Saturdays 8 AM-Noon, for young women ages 12-24. $125 per person.  Scholarships are available Students learn in an inclusive, healthy outdoor environment hands

Virtual Tall Ships Festival

September 11th, 2020|

Our life is closed, our life begins, The long, long anchorage we leave, The ship is clear at last, she leaps! She swiftly courses from the shore, Joy, shipmate, joy.      Walt Whitman, 1886