Construction

Drone Captures Topgallant Yard Uprig

February 26th, 2018|

Peter Streitman took some wonderful drone footage of Kiel and Randall hoisting the topgallant yard last Friday. Photo by Benson Lee shows Matthew Turner with her full compliment of yards. 

Rigging Underway

January 19th, 2018|

The Rigging and Fittings teams are working on getting yards and  standing rigging ready for raising the yards in a couple weeks!

This Week at the Tall Ship Tent and Workshop

January 11th, 2018|

This week at the Tall Ship tent and workshop: rigging and fittings work progresses steadily, relaxation during daily crew lunch, some education with a great presentation on climate change in the arctic by David Thoreson, and Brad Bergman is loaning us a sewing machine, in anticipation of canvas work for Matthew Turner's interior and exterior.

Rainy Day Crew

January 4th, 2018|

A good sized Volunteer crew showed up for the morning meeting and a rainy work day at the tall Ship Tent! Work is progressing on the spars, fittings and rigging.

Busy Bees Below

December 22nd, 2017|

Come look inside Matthew Turner to see the work down below in the engine room.  Steve Maiero is installing the batter housing, and Alan is showing the Coast Guard inspectors the work.  Raw water filter and plumbing parts are ready for installation.

Matthew Turner Progress 12/21/17

December 21st, 2017|

Today's work on Matthew Turner's yards and main staysail boom. Dan Higgins with one of the yokes he has welded. The four long pieces on the sawhorse are the spreaders. He is also working with Newcomb Barger on the gooseneck fitting for the main staysail boom.

Welding

December 12th, 2017|

Dan Higgins has been busy welding! Here he is with the course yard yoke, the upper topsail yard yoke, and a couple more rigging fittings.

Ships’ Projects

December 5th, 2017|

Today at the Shipyard, the crew is working on: dolphins to decorate Seaward for the lighted boat parade, fittings on the yards, and chart house port covers (for heavy weather).