You have been a vital part of our crew, from building the Matthew Turner to supporting our educational mission. The voyage we have taken together has been unique – a volunteer crew of 500 building and launching the country’s only truly “green” tall ship.
Our gratitude, and that of the students who have benefited from your support, is boundless. But we are in the midst of a real storm. Charting a new course has kept us afloat, but it is not a voyage that is sustainable.
All paid staff and crew have been furloughed. Monthly expenses have been reduced by 75%. Nevertheless, loss of spring sailing revenue and likely larger losses during the summer mean that Call of the Sea could run out of funds before fall, fatally damaging our ability to sail, inspire, teach and explore.