Archive: June 2015

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Written by: Kyran Pina and Owen Sughrue Today was our first morning dip, and many of us were pleasantly surprised by the temperature of the water. After, we had our first breakfast on the Tabor Boy, and we learned different cleanup jobs than the night before. We set sail off our anchor, leaving Mattapoisett for Weepecket Island (You can follow our progress on a map). On our voyage, Captain Bill taught us how to tie and use various knots that…

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Before we left today, we got into a circle and played some games to get to know each other. This was a new experience for most of us because we did not know anyone. After we left the dock, we got onto the Tabor Boy and set up our bunks. The girls were assigned Forecastle, also known as the forward end of below decks. The boys were assigned the midships cabin and cook’s bunks. After we got settled, we came…

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One of the Tabor Boy’s primary functions for the past twenty years has been Tabor’s Orientation at Sea Program for incoming students. Although optional, the Orientation at Sea Program gives students opportunities to get to know one another and the school in a learning environment that is unique to Tabor Academy. Students spend six days aboard the Tabor Boy, living and working together with the captain, crew, a Tabor faculty chaperone, and an onboard instructor and program director. Each week…