The Tabor Boy Project

April 2007 Blog Posts (6)

Thoughts on Sail Training, and US maritime influences on Commercial Trade


This might be an appropriate time to bang out an essay describing some of the inter-related disciplines that connect many of our students with the following organizations and professions: Tabor Academy students may not always be aware of the value of attending a United States Naval Honor School, but if they become associated with, or enamored with The American Sail Training Association, and / or The…


Added by Matt Twomey '79 on April 26, 2007 at 8:08pm — 3 Comments

31 Years Ago Today

Back when I was a Tabor student, my mother clipped every article she could find in the newspaper about Tabor Boy and the tall ships and she created 2 incredible scrapbooks for me. I will be posting these articles periodically, so make sure you are subscribed or at least check in with the Tabor Boy…


Added by Peter A. Mello on April 24, 2007 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

One hand for the ship, one hand for yourself

The phrase, “sail training aboard the TABOR BOY” kindles so many memories. One that stands out is sailing through Woods Hole on the way to Nantucket, one late fall day. We sailed her through and found that the wind was blowing even stronger on the Nantucket side. So, Cap told us to reduce sail and Bob Glover and I climbed out on the bowsprit to gather, stop, and secure the outer jib as it came down. Cap pointed her up…


Added by James Hutton on April 22, 2007 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Reconnecting with "Lost" Shipmates

During the summer of 1976, I sailed on Tabor Boy as paid crew and had the amazing good fortune of participating in the Bicentennial Tall Ships Race from Bermuda to Newport and the Operation Sail event in Boston. At last Friday's Headmaster's Council meeting I ran into an old friend; someone I hadn't seen in over 30 years. Chris Dowley graduated in '76 but joined us for this once in a lifetime experience of sailing with the world's largest gathering of…


Added by Peter A. Mello on April 18, 2007 at 11:52pm — No Comments

Thirty Years with Sail Training

This is an essay I wrote that appeared in the 15th edition of Sail Tall Ships! A Directory of Sail Training and Adventure at Sea published by the American Sail Training Association.

As legend has it, in April of 1973, Barclay Warburton III and a few like-minded Newport maritime leaders met in the aft cabin of his brigantine Black Pearl to sign the articles of incorporation for the American Sail Training Association. The rest is history retold elsewhere in this…


Added by Peter A. Mello on April 16, 2007 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Teaching Ocean Science at Tabor

I was never a very good math or science student at Tabor, or in college for that matter; however, at yesterday's Headmaster's Council meeting, Drs. Karl Kistler and John Crosby made a presentation that would have caused an indifferent student like me to take notice and work a little harder. They made it all sound so very interesting, important and FUN!

The new marine science center is an amazing…


Added by Peter A. Mello on April 15, 2007 at 2:05am — No Comments

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