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

Jonathan Lincoln left a comment for James Hutton
"Hey Jamie, Hope this finds you well. Been a long time since i was on here last... Let's catch up!  504-495-9750 Jonathan Lincoln"
Jonathan Lincoln updated their profile
Jay Bolton posted photos
Nov 30, 2020
Bro Russell and Jay Bolton are now friends
Oct 30, 2020
Jay Bolton is now friends with Peter A. Mello and Colin Geil
Oct 30, 2020
Jay Bolton left a comment for Bro Russell
"Hi Bro - what a pleasant surprise -  my telno: 860 460 9209  email"
Oct 30, 2020
Bro Russell left a comment for Jay Bolton
"Hey Jay, I hope you remember me from our Tabor Boy days, Bro Russell, I think we were both seniors When Nat Gladding was XO. We have lots to catch up on, but I’ve been trying to find anybody from our time who remembes Cap Teaching us about the…"
Oct 30, 2020
James Hutton left a comment for Bill Feldman
"Welcome aboard Bill and thanks for joining! I hope you enjoy looking through the pictures, posts, and possibly reconnecting with old shipmates. Please add any pictures that you may have. Again, welcome, Jamie  XO-1979"
Oct 1, 2020
Bill Feldman is now a member of The Tabor Boy Project
Oct 1, 2020
James Hutton left a comment for Malcolm C. Young
"Thanks so much for posting the pictures Malcolm!"
Oct 1, 2020
Malcolm C. Young posted photos
Oct 1, 2020
bertram balch updated their profile
Sep 29, 2020


Birthdays Tomorrow




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

Major transitions at Tabor

Major transitions at Tabor.  

i’ve been following some of the major changes at Tabor, they are in the middle of a search for a new head of school, and apparently Captain Gail has retired, and the boat sits  with no captain and apparently right now no mission or direction while  the Covid virus is throwing the entire school into frantic efforts to assure student safety in the coming school year.

do any of us know what’s going on with the boat? Do we have any recent readings from the director of athletics or the director of the Maritime programs who would give us a hint on what is going on with the Tabor Boy.  

Right now I’m not getting much feedback from the few contacts I have, but this is a really trying a difficult time for the whole school. Bro Russell class of 62Former navigator

Posted by Bro Russell on July 15, 2020 at 12:55pm

My friend Tim

I would also like to add my note of sympathy and assure my lifelong friendship with Tim, who's passing also resulted in my refreshing my long-term friendship with  Tim's sister Dee.

When I was a senior at Tabor in 1962, Tim and I charted a little schooner over the summer to do Buzzards Bay and hopefully hit Provincetown. Or the one leg of our voyage Dee and her college roommate, she was a freshman in college then, came along and we had an absolutely wonderful week being very bad people. I should clarified, none of that resulted in any real fooling around, after all they were college girls and we were just high school seniors.

It was a wonderful trip, part of my lifelong friendship with Tim.  after Tim's funeral, my wife and I made the track to Dee's family orchard in Vermont, we stayed a few days, and toured their very extensive apple orchard farm.  Bro Russell class of 62

Posted by Bro Russell on August 22, 2019 at 10:47am

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