The Tabor Boy Project

Welcome Aboard!

For over 50 years, the schooner Tabor Boy has taken young Tabor Academy students to sea under sail. This remarkable ship has played a significant role in helping Tabor Academy transform adventurous teenagers into confident young adults.

The Tabor Boy Project is a living history project and social network by and for Tabor Boy sailors and supporters. While it will help create and preserve the rich stories that make up the schooner's history, it will also connect shipmates that have been "lost" for years.

If you have EVER sailed aboard Tabor Boy as a student, crew, parent, guest or Sea Ranger, for an hour, day, week, semester or year(s), please tell your story(s), comment on other's stories, post pictures and videos and invite shipmates to be part of this living history / storytelling archive. It's easy, fun and you can't break it!

Hop aboard and let's tell the Tabor Boy story together!

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Duncan Kelso updated their profile
Sep 26
James Hutton left a comment for T Wardley
"BTW, please post any pictures if you still have any. You don't have to post the incriminating ones. "
Sep 17
James Hutton left a comment for T Wardley
"T, welcome aboard my friend and shipmate!!! I've been trying to contact you over the the last many years. I believe the last time I saw you was during Cap's wake at Tabor. I speak frequently to Glover and have maintained contact with Melo,…"
Sep 17
T Wardley is now a member of The Tabor Boy Project
Sep 17
James Hutton left a comment for J Scott Duncan
"Scott, Thanks for posting the fantastic shots of the Tabor Boy.  Regards, Jamie "
Aug 21
J Scott Duncan posted photos
Aug 21
Woody Kennedy commented on Woody Kennedy's photo


"I've now identified her as Great Britain II from this Woolworth's Museum page:"
Jul 12
James Hutton left a comment for Peter Landau
"Peter, Welcome aboard! I hope you enjoy this site as much as I have through the years. It's been a great way to reconnect with old shipmates and to read the read of the adventures of others aboard the Tabor Boy. Again, welcome, Jamie '79"
Jul 11
Peter Landau is now a member of The Tabor Boy Project
Jul 11
James Hutton left a comment for Duncan Kelso
"Duncan, Welcome aboard. I'm glad that you found the site and I hope that you have fun looking through the pictures and reading some of the posts. If you have any pictures, please post them. Again, welcome! Jamie Hutton, 1979"
Jul 5
Duncan Kelso is now a member of The Tabor Boy Project
Jul 5
Guy Roger Clements II shared a profile on Facebook
Apr 22





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A collaborative storytelling / living history project about the tall ship Tabor Boy by Sea-Changes Foundation and Sea-Fever Consulting LLC.



Tabor Boy: 100 Years at Sea by John Rice

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Share your thoughts about Tabor Boy: 100 Years at Sea by John Rice

A couple of years ago I got a call from a Tabor alum that I had never met before about a film he was making about Tabor Boy and the school's sail training program. I think we were connected through the schools's alumni office. We agreed to meet on his boat at the New Bedford Yacht Club in Padanaram, MA. My son Luke joined us and we rendezvoused with my friend and former shipmate Captain Robert Glover to watch some footage recently shot of the schooner in action.

I was hooked.

Tabor Boy: 100 Years at Sea is an extraordinary short film, not so much for the beautiful footage of the schooner but because it tells a compelling story about what's so special about Tabor Academy. Of course, we all know that but the film takes it to a whole different level.

It's great to reflect back on our times there and to watch the current students in action but for me the most powerful part of the film is all the footage and stories that preceded me. In particular I was…


Posted by Peter A. Mello on January 9, 2015 at 10:51pm — 2 Comments

Tonight! Tabor Boy Documentary Virtual Premier, Chat and Auction

You won't want to miss this! Here's a teaser!

Tabor Boy 100 Years at Sea Trailer from Tabor Academy on Vimeo.

Posted by Peter A. Mello on December 2, 2014 at 9:41am

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