Alan Olson on Building Tall Ships An Interview by Mo Roddy for Latitude 38's Good Jibes Podcast Alan is the founder of Call of the Sea, and was the Project Director for building brigantine Matthew Turner, logging countless volunteer hours. He built his first boat at age 22, has over 60 years of
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.
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.
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.
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.