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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.
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I was recently honored to be asked to be part of a small group of alums interviewing the final five headmaster candidates. One down, four to go.
From the first interview yesterday and reviewing the quality of all of the resumes, the future of the school should end up in good hands.
You'll be pleased to know that in addition to me advocating on the behalf of the traditions of the School by the Sea, the sail training program and Tabor Boy, Jack…Continue
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You've probably already been contacted either directly by Jay Stroud or the always efficient development department that the school will soon be looking for a new headmaster. It will be sad to see Jay go after doing such a tremendous job all for nearly a quarter century leading the school. It's a much better place today than it was when I was there oh so long ago.
I have always appreciated Jay's unyielding support of the schooner Tabor Boy and the sail training program, often in the…Continue
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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 Tabor Boy with the leeward deck dipping in the water. Man we had an amazing high school experience.
No more Bayou for the home boy. Mississippi is far behind me.
I had a good trip on the new SWATH. I sailed as chief for the hurricane evacuation. We then surveyed approaches to Norfolk and Chesapeake Bay to re-open the entrance.
Thanks for letting me in. If my memory serves me well, I was on the Tabor Boy during the summer of 1977. I was then 15 years old (am now 48). I remember "Swabby" very well (saw the links to him on your site), but am not sure I can remember the names of the other officers. We had Captain Glaeser, 3 officers, 1 first mate, 1 cook, 1 oceanologist (by the name of Len Dwenell or something) and 9 crew (including myself). We sailed 7 weeks or so to Bermuda, the Bahamas, Fort Lauderdale, Charleston, Norfolk (one of the officers had broken his hand and we had to go to the military hospital) and back to Fairhaven. I think one of the officers was named Rob or Ted? I think the second officer was named Alex, Alec or Jamie (I cannot remember). Swabby was the third officer (and engineer). Might Bob Glover have been the first mate? It is all rather vague in my mind. Is there a Tabor Academy alumni that I could join (although I never took courses at the Academy). I have pictures, but I will have to find them...
Georges (Canadian now living in Switzerland)
What a wonderful idea this is. I will go through my photos and see what I can find. I'll also prime the pumps and see if I can perge some old memories and stories from my time on the Tabor Boy.
condensed version...climbed up the haws pipe 100 ton masters 500 ton f&t ab unlimited lifeboatman etc. anchor handling tug supply, Gulf of Mexico, Georges Bank. 1987 - present Bayside Marine Corp. Duxbury. I am the waterfront. Moorings deliveries both for Bayside and on my own. Some ocean racing lots of cruising. Two mariages. A son from the first now 23. A daughter and a son from the second 17 & 15. My wife, Maura, is a health care professional and we live in Duxbury. Oh and a Beagle and a cat. What's up with you?
Good to hear from you again. I almost contacted you a couple of years ago. I was operating a small schooner for charter and eduicational purposes and even participated in op sail 2000, The Aries. I did a lot of work with Camp Wings Cross Roads for Kids program through the Duxbury Bay Maritime school in Duxbury, MA.
I will contact some of my TA buds and turn them on to the site as well as my cousins the Spauldings. I think you would remember Matt, an alum and Master of the mighty Serendipity. I can't wait to dig out my schooner pictures too!,
Yours at anchor,
Happy late birthday!
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