Archive: June 2014

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Above Photo: Students collecting organisms on the beach of Bull Island in Hadley Harbor during a science lesson on the intertidal zone Executive Officer Holly Francis ’14 began everyone’s first full day with a resounding “out of your bunks, into your trunks, we’re going swimming” at 0600.  After jumping jacks and pushups, relief captain Zane led everyone in a morning dip, the first of the summer!  The students then led a ship-wide clean-up, which included polishing brass and cleaning floors…

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Above Photo: Mary, Sophia, and Chase drying off after a swim call in Sippican Harbor At 1700, the Orientation Students gathered for the first time for many on the quarterdeck of the Tabor Boy. Immediately, they jumped over the side for the Tabor swim test. Happy to be in the water, the students swam out under supervision and then treaded water for a few minutes. After they completed their test, most of the students clambered up the ratlines to jump…

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We remained in Portland all day Wednesday.  The crew had breakfast ashore, and Becky’s Diner seemed to be the most popular choice for a place to eat.  The remainder of the day was spent alternating between shipboard chores and walking around in town.  The students had planned to ride on the narrow-gauge railroad during the afternoon, but they discovered it had already shut down for the day. Phin Sprague, Tabor alumnus and our host at Portland Yacht Services, picked up…

A sou’west breeze had made up during the night, and a bit of a swell was wrapping around the southern end of Monhegan and into the anchorage.  The crew was on deck at 0630 to run sheets and loose sails, and at 0700 we weighed anchor and filled away on the port tack.  Passing close to the buoy off Manana Island, we trimmed up close-hauled and set a course for Portland. The wind stayed in the SSW and allowed us…

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Above Photo: The wreck of the D.T. Sheridan in Lobster Cove on Monhegan Island The day began with mostly clear skies.  Early morning sunlight was already casting its warmth on the Camden Hills when the sun itself appeared above the trees.  It looked like we would have at least one more day of fine weather. We had breakfast at anchor and then got underway shortly after 0800.  It was necessary to use the engine because it was flat calm, and…

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Above Photo: View of Camden Harbor from the schooner The day began with bright sunshine in glassy calm conditions.  High pressure had moved in after the passage of the recent cold front and the westerly breezes of the past few days. We weighed anchor at 0630 and proceeded under power toward York Narrows in Casco Passage.  When approaching the Passage from Mackerel Cove, there is a particularly beautiful stretch between the northern shore of Swans Island and Orono Island –…

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