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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…

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Added by Peter A. Mello on December 2, 2014 at 9:41am — No Comments

Just a few Recycled Tabor Boy Sail Bags Left!

There are a few medium and extra-small bags remaining!  To see the bags and to order click here: 

http://ssvtaborboy.org/tabor-boy-sail-bags/

Added by Casey Quirk on August 15, 2014 at 8:46am — No Comments

Tabor Boy 100th Anniversary Commemorative Seal

To commemorate the schooner’s 100th Anniversary, Tucker Francis ’16, with the help of Captain James Geil and a couple of other students and crew, created this wonderful 100th Anniversary Seal.  Using Tabor’s school seal as a model, Tucker and his design crew painstakingly came up with an…

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Added by Kerry Saltonstall on August 2, 2014 at 2:15pm — 2 Comments

Aboard the Tabor Boy in Annapolis

The Tabor Boy reunion in Annapolis on April 5, 2014 was a wonderful event.  It was great to meet "new" school head John Quirk, XO Holly Francis, XO Ryan England (Tabor '04, USNA '08, Columbia University School of Medicine '17!). It was also very nice to catch up with Capt Geil, and Charlie Ingersoll '78, and to meet Charlie's wife, Honor Ingersoll.



I had not been on the boat for quite a few years. Interesting changes above and below decks.  Besides the obvious rigging changes, I…

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Added by William Rose on April 6, 2014 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Tabor Boy 100th Anniversary Documentary Needs Your Help!

I'm sure that most of you know that the schooner is celebrating a big "berthday" this year! Tabor has commissioned a 100th Anniversary documentary of the Tabor Boy to be released in the Spring 2014. Writer/ Producer and Tabor Alum John Rice is hard at work with Capt., the crew and students on this project and is requesting all former Tabor Boy alum to submit any old photos, films or videos you might have of your time aboard.

 

Here's some…
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Added by Peter A. Mello on January 20, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

First Tabor Boy Female XO!

June 6th, in an email from Bob Thompson, Director of Capital Giving:

 “It was announced this morning in our last Chapel that Holly Francis ’14 of Marion, MA will be next year’s Executive Officer.

As the first female XO, Holly is an extremely competent individual who will lead the schooner in…

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Added by James Hutton on June 8, 2013 at 7:04am — 2 Comments

Nova Scotia

The schooner is headed to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in June.  We will be stopping in Portland, ME for a reception on the 16th before heading back to Marion for the Alumni cruises.  Definitely stop by and see her in Maine!

Holly Francis

Executive Officer

SSV Tabor Boy

**Plans changed due to a nasty front, and we ended up going to Maine.  Still an awesome trip -- maybe next year for NS.

Added by Holly Francis on June 3, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

looking for photo

 

Glad to have found the forum. 
Perhaps you can help me. I'm interested in obtaining a copy of a photograph taken of the Tabor Boy in the Fall of 1966 before the vessel left for the Thanksgiving cruise to South Carolina for Winter lay up. I think it's the finest picture of her that I've seen so far and am sure others would agree. The picture was used for the embossed outside cover of the 1967 Tabor Year Book depicting her on a reach, heeled over to the…
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Added by dino avgerinos on January 7, 2013 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Sister Ship "No. 6"

“No. 6” was built of steel by the shipyard Piet Smit Jr. in Rotterdam, yard number: 299. Her construction was contracted at the 5th of September 1917, her keel laid in the same year.

She was launched on the 23rd of September 1920 and put into service on the 1st of March 1921 as “Nederlandse Loodsschoener”, a…

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Added by James Hutton on September 1, 2012 at 6:42pm — No Comments

Tabor Boy Sister Ship No. 6 Texel

Tabor Boy ’73-’74 XO Jon Barrett manages multiple mega-yachts around the world and found pictures of one of the TABOR BOY’s sister ships while working with a yacht yard. Here is an article of the Sail Yacht No. 6 Texel

Historic Vessel Set For Round-the-World…

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Added by James Hutton on September 1, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

HarborFinder Free Nautical app for Android smart phones

There are a lot of "apps" available for smart phones but here's one that is terrific for the mariner. Class of '79 Bill Earle and his associate at BBN/Rayetheon came up with this free Android app for voyage planning. Bill and his associate would like to get some feedback on the app so download it, have fun with it, and let him know how well it works for you - bearle@bbn.com …

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Added by James Hutton on April 30, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Headmaster Search Update

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…

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Added by Peter A. Mello on September 27, 2011 at 10:15am — 1 Comment

Headmaster Stroud is retiring. Please help the search!

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…

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Added by Peter A. Mello on March 2, 2011 at 10:49pm — 1 Comment

Diogenes

Anybody have any pictures of Diogenes under sail or interior shots that they can post?

Added by Jim Potdevin on February 12, 2011 at 10:13pm — 2 Comments

Tabor Boy Trivia: Name that Spar!

Okay all you salty Tabor Boy aficionados, this morning I had a great visit with Mr. David Barker, former chair of the Tabor Board of Trustees and co-chair of the Tabor Boy 50/90 Celebration. Mr. and Mrs. Barker live on Captain's Lane, just a spar's length away from where Captain Glaeser used to live. Being a…

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Added by Peter A. Mello on February 8, 2011 at 3:00pm — 16 Comments

Sad news to report

For those that new Jay Parker, I am sorry to report that Jay passed away Christmas morning after a 2 year illness.

Added by Dave Williams on December 28, 2010 at 7:48pm — 7 Comments

Reunion Hat Requiem

All Schooner Crew members, past, present (somewhere in the USVI) and future may be amused to learn that my 30th Reunion TA ball cap died an honorable death last month in about 80 feet of water between the uninhabited WSW promitory of Peter Is. known as Key Cay, and Pelican Is. in the BVI, within site of St. John. (USVI) I was busy, and my crew was a bit sluggish from theIr previous days revelrie on Yost Van Dyke, but with the help of good weather and some attention to detail, the running…

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Added by Matt Twomey '79 on December 9, 2010 at 9:20am — 1 Comment

Another professional mate from the TABOR BOY Program!

Bravo Zulu to Matt Twomey!!!…

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Added by James Hutton on December 4, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Innovation that comes from many days at sea

As a marine engineer, I can't help but admire the innovative spirit that comes from long days at sea. The lacking and longing of shore side comforts can lead to a very creative spirit. How else did such devises like the evaporator which produces fresh water from the sea come to be? The Slinky itself was invented by Richard James who was a marine engineer. While I'm not an advocate for the pleasure of alcohol while underway, I…

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Added by James Hutton on October 20, 2010 at 9:12am — No Comments

The Future of The Tabor Boy Project

I hope everyone is doing well, enjoying spring weather and making plans for the summer sailing season.



Some of you may be aware that The Tabor Boy Project is hosted on a social networking platform called Ning. A couple weeks ago Ning announced that

they are going to eliminate the free option that they've offered from

inception and will now be charging for the service.



Actually, our free option has not been free since we purchase an upgrade that

allows us to…

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Added by Peter A. Mello on May 11, 2010 at 2:21pm — No Comments

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