The Tabor Boy Project

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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!

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J Scott Duncan commented on Peter A. Mello's blog post Share your thoughts about Tabor Boy: 100 Years at Sea by John Rice
"I enjoyed the film. It's amazing what the sailing program has done for so many young people. Peter, I forgot to mention NESN did a documentary around 1986 and they probably have lots of good footage. I remember them filming the Tabor Boy from…"
Jan 12
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Jan 10
John Rice left a comment for James Hutton
"Thanks jamie for kind words about the doc."
Jan 10
James Hutton commented on Peter A. Mello's blog post Share your thoughts about Tabor Boy: 100 Years at Sea by John Rice
"I loved the film and it brought back so many memories! Also, I am both proud and elated that the Tabor Boy program continues to thrive and involve so many young lives. The program was quintessential to shaping my life and I would not have my current…"
Jan 10
James Hutton left a comment for John Rice
"John Thank you so much for your amazing effort in creating the Tabor Boy documentary of which I enjoyed immensely. Not only did I relive many of my adventures aboard her, I also learned so much more about Tabor Academy. Bravo Zulu! All-A-Taut-O…"
Jan 10
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"I wish! I believe that this belongs to Captain Jay Bolton and I posted it for him. It's a wonderful rendition! "
Jan 10
R.C.Glover III is now friends with Jonathan Lincoln, Charles Barns (Barney) Davis, Robert C. Beauregard and Cam Brien more
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"Is this artwork part of the prestigious Hutton Collection?"
Jan 9
Peter A. Mello posted a blog post

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…See More
Jan 9
James Hutton left a comment for Richard Barker
"Welcome aboard Richard! I'm so pleased that you found the site and hope that you can find time to post pictures that you may have from you time aboard her. Perhaps you will find some of your old shipmates on the site. Again, welcome! Jamie…"
Dec 29, 2014
Richard Barker is now a member of The Tabor Boy Project
Dec 29, 2014

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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.

 

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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…

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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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