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.
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...
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!,
Spencer, How are things going for you?? Anything I can help you with?? My company has lots of KP connections if you are going in that direction. I ship out in a couple of days but can be reached on email at CapWalks@aol.com
How's the little dude, little dudess, and admiral doing? I'm headed out tomorrow for a two week trial out to Andros Island, Bahamas. Should be interesting. I hope all is well on the home front. My best to the little people and admiral.
Peter thanks again, and for alerting me to this site...this is fantastic -- and I love the 'aesthetics', too, including the navigation maps re: Sippican Harbor on the main page. Amazing work you have done, to collect photos et al. This will grow and grow over time.
Will definitely ping you next time I am up there and look forward to hearing about all you have going on. All best for a great Fall. jlc