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

James Hutton commented on Alex Brown's video

Tabor Boy Father-Son trip 1978

"Wow Alex, that's quite a bit of reminiscing! Thank you! "
Mar 29
Alex Brown posted a video
Mar 29
Alex Brown and Mike Laing are now friends
Mar 29
Ryan England updated their profile
Jan 12
Aidan B. McEnroe was featured
Dec 8, 2016
James Hutton left a comment for Aidan B. McEnroe
"Aidan, Congratulations for being selected as XO! While you have tremendous responsibility for the ship, crew, and academy, have fun and enjoy the ride. It goes by quickly so don't forget to pause from time to time and take it all in so that you…"
Dec 8, 2016
Jonathan Pirkey and James Hutton are now friends
Nov 17, 2016
Jonathan Pirkey left a comment for James Hutton
"That's what I hear.  The old wharf is now luxury condos.  Well they aren't making any more land there."
Nov 17, 2016
Jonathan Pirkey was featured
Nov 17, 2016
James Hutton commented on Jonathan Pirkey's photo

Sleepy time

"The future Capt. Corbett"
Nov 17, 2016
James Hutton commented on Jonathan Pirkey's photo

I remember his fater was a doctor

"I believe this is none other than Ed Olivier!"
Nov 17, 2016
Jonathan Pirkey commented on Rob "Swabby" Atkinson's photo


"It's Mark Badger."
Nov 17, 2016


There are no birthdays today




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.



Student Profile: Aidan M

Tabor Boy: 100 Years at Sea by John Rice

Blog Posts

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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