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XO Announcement for Summer 2023-Spring 2024

Hello everyone,

I am proud to announce that I will be serving as the Executive Officer for the 2023-2024 school year, starting this summer in just a few short weeks. I will be sure to post lots of pictures and appreciate all the support.

Cam Martin '24

Added by Cam Martin on May 25, 2023 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Answer to David Rose's question about Johnny Crocker.

Yes, David, I am that Johnny Crocker.

I played trumpet at Sippican school and was a member of the band along with your sister, Betsey.

Sorry I took so long to answer you.  Looking forward to more e-mail exchanges in the future.

I was not able to locate your e-mail address.  Please email me.  Thanks.

Added by John Crocker on November 13, 2022 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Major transitions at Tabor

Major transitions at Tabor.  

i’ve been following some of the major changes at Tabor, they are in the middle of a search for a new head of school, and apparently Captain Gail has retired, and the boat sits  with no captain and apparently right now no mission or direction while  the Covid virus is throwing the entire school into frantic efforts to assure student safety in the coming school year.

do any of us know what’s going on with the boat? Do we have any…


Added by Bro Russell on July 15, 2020 at 12:55pm — No Comments

My friend Tim

I would also like to add my note of sympathy and assure my lifelong friendship with Tim, who's passing also resulted in my refreshing my long-term friendship with  Tim's sister Dee.

When I was a senior at Tabor in 1962, Tim and I charted a little schooner over the summer to do Buzzards Bay and hopefully hit Provincetown. Or the one leg of our voyage Dee and her college roommate, she was a freshman in college then, came along and we had an absolutely wonderful week being very…


Added by Bro Russell on August 22, 2019 at 10:47am — No Comments



I am looking for any pictures anyone has of the Capt's gig - BUCKEROO

Please search your old files and let me know if you would share them with me, it will be for a good cause.

Please if you have any PM me! Thanks.

Capt Bob Glover

Added by R.C.Glover III on July 15, 2018 at 8:58am — 2 Comments

Tim Manning

Shipmates of Tim Manning - Sorry to report that he has passed away. He was 4 years ahead of me at Tabor and was a great influence on my decision to sail on the Tabor Boy with my father. He also took care of my sisters and me, as youngsters, before I went to Tabor and, of course, my father, Cap Glaeser, thought very highly of Tim and his family. Smooth sailing Tim.......

Added by Dale Glaeser on June 22, 2018 at 6:47pm — No Comments

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…


Added 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…


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:

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 incredibly accurate rendition of our current schooner.  The…


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…


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…

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…


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…

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 Dutch pilot schooner for the Royal “Loodswezen…


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 Adventure

“An historic yacht that was first launched in 1920…


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 - …


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…


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…


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



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