"Great photos and info Jamie. Often wondered if the helm configuration on The Tabor Boy was original, I knew the raised "bridge " deck was an add on as was the ugly but most useful windshield, sometimes wished the whole damn thing…"
"Damn, I didn't see you there. Also, Frank Stephenson was there and I didn't see him either. Anyway, it would be good to get the crew together sometime. I'm down in Virginia (actually in Mississippi at the moment) but would come up and…"
"I miss him too. I have thought of him often. For a while i was operatong a small schooner and taking inner city youth out. There were times when i thought that i lnew how much cap must have enjoyed mentoring, although I think he would have been hard…"
"Hahhhh! I do remember how interesting it was that everyone would pitch in to help so quickly when their liberty depended on the dishes being done!
I can't tell you how much I miss Cap at times. Every once and a while, I'll want to…"
"got that right, mate! The first time I was in an anchor locker as an O.S. in the oil field I realized how easy I had it on "the labor toy". Remember when we were in a port how it was never a problem getting the galley squared away after…"
"Barny, this is bringing back memories. Not memories of culinary delights but memories of cleaning up all the breakfast dishes for you only to stow anchor chain after. They were all good times. I would turn back the clock and do it agian if I had the…"
Did you make any extended voyages? (i.e. Caribbean, Bermuda, etc.)
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Favorite Tabor Boy moment
too many to list all of them. Some of the most memorable are. My first time aloft to set the top sail, or having Cap catch me hand over hand on the triatic from fore to main. Or there was the time we ran for safe harbor ionto Newport News VA on our way south in a March gale and unded up on the weather side of a ship pier. Cap had us rolling truck tires down the pier to add to our yokahama bumper!
I would have to say the best moment was on Mothers day in Newport RI. A number of us were returning to the schooner well after business hours and christies had put a Mothers day ice carving outside the door to melt away. It was about two feet tall and had red roses imbeded in it. We managed to get the thing aboard and left it outside the deck house doors with a note on it that said "to Cap Happy Mothers Day from your crew" When he saw it in the morning he had us put it in the reefer and gave it to Mrs. G for Mothers day when we returned to Marion.!