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

Alex Brown posted a discussion

Campaign launched to replace iconic Martha's Vineyard educational tall ship Shenandoah

The Shenandoah felt like a sister ship to the Tabor Boy.  Sorry to see her go but it's great that the program will continue.…See More
Mike Laing updated their profile
Jun 27
James Hutton left a comment for Peter Oxenham
"Welcome aboard Peter! I hope you enjoy looking through the site and perhaps seeing a few of your old shipmates. Please post any pictures that you may have from your voyages. Best regards, Jamie"
Jun 21
Peter Oxenham is now a member of The Tabor Boy Project
Jun 21
James Hutton left a comment for Drake Reid
"Welcome aboard Drake and congratulations for your position as XO. I wish you great success and request that you take good care of the old girl.  Jamie Hutton  XO '79"
Jun 15
Drake Reid is now a member of The Tabor Boy Project
Jun 14
Ted Brown commented on Alex Brown's photo


"could be me. yup."
Jun 6
Ted Brown commented on Alex Brown's photo


"ah yes I remember laying at that dock for quite a while..."
Jun 6
Matthew Spaulding and Dave Williams are now friends
May 10
Alex Brown posted a photo
Apr 30
Dave Williams posted photos
Apr 21
Matthew Spaulding left a comment for James Hutton
"Thanks for the welcome, Jamie. I'll look for some old photos to post."
Apr 6


Birthdays Today



Photos for Book 2 Replies

Started by James E. Geil. Last reply by William Rose Aug 24, 2021.


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.

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

Great article from Cruising World Magazine 

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

SSV Tabor Boy blog

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