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!

Latest Activity

Holly Francis and William Rose are now friends
May 4
William Rose posted a photo

Tabor Boy at the Annapolis Yacht Club

Decked out for the Alumni Reunion on April 5, 2014.
Apr 7
William Rose posted a blog post

Aboard the Tabor Boy in Annapolis

The Tabor Boy reunion in Annapolis on April 5, 2014 was a wonderful event.  It was great to meet "new" school head John Quirk, XO Holly Francis, XO Ryan England (Tabor '04, USNA '08, Columbia University School of Medicine '17!). It was also very nice to catch up with Capt Geil, and Charlie Ingersoll '78, and to meet Charlie's wife, Honor Ingersoll.I had not been on the boat for quite a few years. Interesting changes above and below decks.  Besides the obvious rigging changes, I noticed: 2…See More
Apr 6
Holly Francis left a comment for Bro Russell
"I definitely did receive your letter. It meant more to me than you might know -- everything you said rings true when I think about what I have been learning on the schooner in the past four years. "drink in, demand, insist, seek, devour…"
Feb 20
Holly Francis and Bro Russell are now friends
Feb 20
Edward J. Olivier updated their profile
Feb 17
Charles Barns (Barney) Davis shared a profile on Facebook
Feb 1
Charles Barns (Barney) Davis updated their profile
Feb 1
James Hutton left a comment for Charles Barns (Barney) Davis
"Barney, Thanks for uploading all of the great photos!"
Feb 1
Robert C. Beauregard posted photos
Feb 1
Charles Barns (Barney) Davis posted photos
Feb 1
Dan Zinsmeyer updated their profile
Jan 27

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Started by Charles Barns (Barney) Davis Jun 12, 2013.

1960 Newport to Bermuda race 6 Replies

Started by Charles H Jacobus. Last reply by Charles H Jacobus Sep 30, 2013.

Duane Minton 2 Replies

Started by Ian O. Malin. Last reply by James E. Geil Mar 19, 2009.

Status of Joseph Smart 9 Replies

Started by John Crocker. Last reply by Jim Potdevin Jan 23, 2010.

Please tell us about your sail training experiences 5 Replies

Started by Peter A. Mello. Last reply by Peter A. Mello Dec 15, 2008.

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

 

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Aboard the Tabor Boy in Annapolis

The Tabor Boy reunion in Annapolis on April 5, 2014 was a wonderful event.  It was great to meet "new" school head John Quirk, XO Holly Francis, XO Ryan England (Tabor '04, USNA '08, Columbia University School of Medicine '17!). It was also very nice to catch up with Capt Geil, and Charlie Ingersoll '78, and to meet Charlie's wife, Honor Ingersoll.



I had not been on the boat for quite a few years. Interesting changes above and below decks.  Besides the obvious rigging changes, I noticed: 2 generators, not 1; a hatch leading from the XO's/1st officer's cabin to the foredeck (so that each watertight compartment has its own exit path); main and fore halyards made of line, not cable; no more heavy cranks and brakes to raise/lower the main & foresail; no more running backstays; 4 additional fo'c's'l bunks; higher lip on entrance to the deckhouse; no more head by the engine room, but two heads forward of the galley; a partition in the main salon to create a more private…

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Posted by William Rose on April 6, 2014 at 10:02pm

Tabor Boy 100th Anniversary Documentary Needs Your Help!

I'm sure that most of you know that the schooner is celebrating a big "berthday" this year! Tabor has commissioned a 100th Anniversary documentary of the Tabor Boy to be released in the Spring 2014. Writer/ Producer and Tabor Alum John Rice is hard at work with Capt., the crew and students on this project and is requesting all former Tabor Boy alum to submit any old photos, films or videos you might have of your time aboard.

 

Here's some recent footage from her current Caribbean Studies cruises.…




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Posted by Peter A. Mello on January 20, 2014 at 10:30pm

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