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

Robert Birch updated their profile
May 4
Robert Birch left a comment for James Hutton
"Thanks, Jamie.  There is a Robert Perry Fan Group on Facebook you might want to join since he designed your Valiant 42, which is  fine yacht."
May 4
James Hutton left a comment for Robert Birch
"Welcome aboard Robert! I hope you enjoy looking through the posts and pictures on the site. Maybe you'll connect with some old shipmates. Please add any photos that you may have from your time aboard. Again, welcome, Jamie"
May 4
Robert Birch is now a member of The Tabor Boy Project
May 4
James Pollard is now a member of The Tabor Boy Project
Apr 2
James Hutton left a comment for Andrew Bennett
"Welcome aboard Andrew, I think I was taking the SATs during the weekend you described with the bow sprit parting. I remember heading out the following Monday and seeing it, wow!  I hope you enjoy catching up with some of our other shipmates and…"
Mar 4
Andrew Bennett is now a member of The Tabor Boy Project
Mar 4
James Hutton left a comment for Kim Barnhill
"Welcome aboard Kim! I hope you enjoy the site and perhaps reconnect with some old shipmates. Please post any pictures that you may have from your time aboard the TABOR BOY. Again, welcome, Jamie "
Jan 29
Kim Barnhill is now a member of The Tabor Boy Project
Jan 29
James Hutton left a comment for Roger E. Hammer Jr.
"Welcome aboard Roger! I hope you have fun exploring the site and perhaps reconnecting with some old shipmates. Please post pictures that you may have from your time aboard the Tabor Boy. BTW, I noticed that you are from Oriental. Did you know that…"
Nov 25, 2018
Profile IconMark Wasilewski and Roger E. Hammer Jr. joined The Tabor Boy Project
Nov 25, 2018
James Hutton left a comment for Steve Brandidge
"Welcome aboard Steve! I hope you enjoy viewing the pictures and reading the posts. Hopefully you will reconnect with a few old shipmates. Please post any pictures that you may have from your time aboard. Again, welcome, Jamie '79"
Aug 28, 2018


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

1960 Newport to Bermuda race 6 Replies

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Duane Minton 2 Replies

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Status of Joseph Smart 9 Replies

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Please tell us about your sail training experiences 5 Replies

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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.



Student Profile: Aidan M

Tabor Boy: 100 Years at Sea by John Rice

Blog Posts



I am looking for any pictures anyone has of the Capt's gig - BUCKEROO

Please search your old files and let me know if you would share them with me, it will be for a good cause.

Please if you have any PM me! Thanks.

Capt Bob Glover

Posted by R.C.Glover III on July 15, 2018 at 8:58am — 2 Comments

Tim Manning

Shipmates of Tim Manning - Sorry to report that he has passed away. He was 4 years ahead of me at Tabor and was a great influence on my decision to sail on the Tabor Boy with my father. He also took care of my sisters and me, as youngsters, before I went to Tabor and, of course, my father, Cap Glaeser, thought very highly of Tim and his family. Smooth sailing Tim.......

Posted by Dale Glaeser on June 22, 2018 at 6:47pm

SSV Tabor Boy blog

August 2, 2018

The crew started their day around 0500 to leave the dock during high tide in Hyannis. The crew was very professional while leaving the harbor. We were woken up by Christian at 0600. We got up and headed to the quarterdeck. We didn’t have our regular calisthenics and morning dip because we were already underway. We were motoring toward Hadley Harbor. Because of the rough seas yesterday and many kids feeling unwell yesterday, some of us took medicine for motion sickness. We were all stationed on the quarterdeck due to the high wind and waves. We always needed to have two feet on deck and one hand holding onto something to keep us stable. At around 0720 all of us and the crew ran towards the cinnamon rolls Christian made and devoured them. We also couldn’t eat breakfast the same way we usually do because of the ocean conditions, so we just ate the food on deck. On the ride back, we hung out and talked while waves coming over the side of the boat were splashing others. The wind was howling and making everyone a little colder then usual. Once we got to Hadley Harbor the sun welcomed us and calmed the sea. Then we got in out swimsuits and played our final round of Keep Away. After an intense game the Starboard watch won to tie up the watch competition. After we all got to relax and enjoy the sun in the head rig. Once it was time for lunch we went downstairs and got to choose between all the meals we have had this week. We got to eat and have food on the deckhouse. After we ate, we put up the sails and sailed off the anchor to our next destination Wings Cove. Once we were sailing we started cleanup from lunch. The lunch clean up was one of the longest ever and we had to clean up so many plates and dishes. Other during the sail got to bow watch, hang in the head rig, and hang out. When we got to Wings Cove, we had to furl the sails for the last time before school starts. We secured the deck and anchored. Afterwards, we had a tiebreaker to see who would win the Summer Schooner Series. Some students went swimming during free swim and others hung out on the bow. Next we journaled and had to design burgees for our watch. For dinner we went to the Francis’s and had a cookout. We got to swim in the pool and go in the hot tub. Later we found out that Port Watch won the Summer Schooner Series! Overall this experience has brought us all closer together and be able to have great new memories going into the new school year. Brenna, Jerry W, Tiffany

August 1, 2018

We started off the day with the usual jumping jacks and pushups, followed by another game of Keep Away. Port won. Starboard did some data collection for Buzzards Bay Coalition, testing the water salinity, density, and temperature in order to find out more about the condition of the water and ultimately to make sure that it would be safe for the organisms in it. Afterwards, we all gathered around for breakfast and enjoyed some bacon, eggs and English muffins. Next, we all did our chores. Then the group set out for Bull Island to do some more science. When everyone arrived, we walked towards the beach encountering some little birds along ground along the path. At the beach, all of us began the rocky intertidal zone lab. We used a quadrat to measure the number of sea creatures inside half a square meter and filled out a table for each creature we found in each quadrant to find out the average number of organisms and the percent cover of each organism. Most groups found that the Asian shore crab, an invasive species, was the most abundant organism. Following that, we all cleaned our bunks in preparation for the Tabor alumni reunion in Hyannis. Then we swam. Some did some excellent jumps from the rigging, while some of us needed some encouragement to jump farther out. After we dried off, we ate pigs in a blanket, chicken wings, fries, watermelon and some fruit punch. We then motored to our final destination for the night, Hyannis, Cape Cod. The ride there was not a smooth one and was filled with high waves and wind, sea spray, and seasickness. Some students enjoyed the pleasure of sitting in the head rig and some finished chores that were put off for an hour. The process of the Tabor Boy docking in Hyannis was very stressful. The students remained quiet while the crew prepared to dock and Cap skillfully motored into the marina. After the boat docked, we got off the boat and headed to the JFK museum. The museum was very interesting and the students learned a lot about the Kennedy family. We kept up our Port vs Starboard competitions with a scavenger hunt and crossword about things they learned at the museum. Both teams ended up winning one of the challeges. Afterwards, we walked to Palios Pizzeria for some dinner. The pizzas were very big and tasty and we kept begging for more pizzas to devour. We went chasing after that pizza like ducks with bread. After dinner, everyone split up and went shopping. Unfortunately, some of the students did not make it to the meet up point on time. Since we were so late, we missed Formal Colors. Everyone was so tired and we were off to bed early. Trin, Maya, Cam and Jerry S




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