Category: Captain’s Log

At 0600 Holly went down below to wake the students for morning calisthenics and dip. The water was extra cold in Cuttyhunk this morning so the kids jumped in and got out of the water as soon as they could. Breakfast was served at 0700 and then the students went with Seth Garfield, owner of Cuttyhunk Shellfish Company, to see Penikese Island and as well as his oyster farm. The students had a chance to try the oysters right out…

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It was a cool windy morning but the kids were out of their bunks and into their trunks at 0600 for morning dip. It was a jump in, jump out of the water kind of morning. After breakfast, we headed back to Menemsha. There the kids did a solo hour along the beach. A solo hour is a chance for the individual to have set aside time from the hustle and bushel of every day life, away from distractions like…

TO:    Parents of TABOR BOY Orientation Cruise #1 RE:    Tropical Storm Arthur We have been closely watching Tropical Storm Arthur and monitoring forecast updates and projections.  At this point, the storm is not expected to be off New England until late Friday night into early Saturday morning.  Therefore, we see no need to deviate from the cruise plans if there is no significant change in the storm’s track or timetable.  The Marion 4th of July Parade has not…

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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…

D.T. Sheridan shipwreck on Monhegan Island

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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