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

Aidan B. McEnroe updated their profile
Jun 7
Peter A. Mello left a comment for Mark Canil
"Welcome aboard! Love to hear some sea stories about your experiences! Those were the years I was aboard, including the summer of '76. Thanks for joining. "
Feb 16
Mark Canil is now a member of The Tabor Boy Project
Feb 16
Woody Kennedy updated their profile
Jan 6
James Hutton commented on Kerry Saltonstall's photo

Tabor Boy at Sunset

"Great shot Kerry!"
Nov 18, 2015
Kerry Saltonstall posted a photo

Tabor Boy at Sunset

This was just before her trip to Fairhaven Shipyard where she will spend the winter.
Nov 18, 2015
Peter A. Mello left a comment for Aidan B. McEnroe
"Welcome aboard Aidan! Great sea story but the objective should be to stay inside the boat! ;-) Thanks for joining! I hope that you will share more stories, photos and videos. It's great to hear what's underway in the sail training…"
Oct 22, 2015
Aidan B. McEnroe is now a member of The Tabor Boy Project
Oct 22, 2015
James E. Geil and Eric R Mino are now friends
Oct 13, 2015
Eric R Mino updated their profile
Oct 12, 2015
Eric R Mino posted a status
"Thanks Peter, I appreciate your efforts. I've been looking for a way to re-connect with the Tabor Boy, the crew and Capt.. this will help"
Oct 12, 2015
James Hutton left a comment for Peter A. Mello
"Hey Peter! How the heck are you? How's the fam? Life's good down here. Went for a sail on the Bay last Saturday with 23 knot sustained winds, one reef in the main and just the stays'le up. It reminded me so much of a fall day on the…"
Oct 12, 2015


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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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