Thursday, March 30, 2006


My friend, Capt. Aent Kingma of the trim brig APHRODITE, has sent me a message announcing his new webpage, and the 2006 sailing scheudle.

His webpage is:


APHRODITE sails annually in the North and Baltic seas. She will participate in Rostock's HANSE SAIL 2006.

Fair winds, tk

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


The Sea Scout sail-training vessel ARGUS is in serious difficulties. An extensive refit and restoration will be necessary before she can return to sailing condition.
At present she is is in dry-dock, and several options are being pursued, though the most humane may be to make an offer to a Danish Maritime Museum, and looking into alternate options for a new vessel.

Perhaps Dennis Rodman in his new-life stlye could be enlisted to help.

One museum being considered, is the Marstal Sofartsmuseum
Prinsengade 1
DK - 5960 Marstal

To reach the ARGUS, contact, Capt. Erik Berliner:

Fair winds ! tk

Tuesday, March 28, 2006


I had been wondering why there was no entry list for KRUZENSHTERN in this year's tall ships races, until I "surfed" upon the new webpage for KRUZENSHTERN.
It appears that this week, KRUZENSHTERN is due to arrive in Vladivostok, on a circumnavigation. Expected back in the Baltic in late August, and consequently she will miss all the major festivals this year.

Look up the KRUZENSHTERN's new webpage at:

Fair winds ! tk

Monday, March 27, 2006

STAD AMSTERDAM, east coast

Those yards one might see off the east horizon from late April to mid-May, might well be the yards of the STAD AMSTERDAM. The 256' clipper will be making her annual goodwill visit to the east coast of the US from mid-April to mid-May, before making a trans-Atlantic return to Amsterdam, and preparation for her participation in the Golden Juliblle of tall ships race this summer.

Her schedule for the east coast is:

Jacksonville -- April 13th & 14th

Philadelphia -- April19th-22nd

New York City -- April 24th (Late afternoon) to April 28th

Baltimore -- May 1st-7th.

Check our her webpage at : for local details.

For the Golden Jubille of tall ships races, schedule and events, check out:

Fair winds, TK

Friday, March 24, 2006

Greenport NY Classic Yacht Regatta

An old friend sent information on the Greenport Clasic Yacht Regatta to be held in September, September 22-23, 2006 to be exact.

Jeff Goubeaud of Sail Greenport, Inc., has organized the event, and can be reached at:


or by phone at: 1.631.871.2588

Address: Greennport Classic Yacht Regatta
PO Box 529
Greenport, NY 11944

And not much else on a gray Friday in Newport. TK

Thursday, March 23, 2006


After worrisome rumors, and no offical report, I was glad to hear from Greg Belanger that the BLACK PEARL was alive, and undergoing repairs and a refit in Chester, CT.

She is still owend by the Aquaculture Foundation, and will have New London as a homeport when she returns to the water in July 2006.

BLACK PEARL can be reached through:
Gregory Belanger, Exe. Dir
Aqualculture Foundation
c/o Neptune Ventures
250 West Main Street
Branford, CT 06406


Fair winds ! tk

Wednesday, March 22, 2006


My friend, Henryk Numelin reminded me to day of the annual Baltic maritme festival in Helsingor, DENMARK. This year is will take place from August 18th to August 20th, and expects to have 40-50 traditional sailing ships.

Henrik can be reached at the e-mail:

And the webpage for the festival is:

Helsingor is home to "Hamlet's castle, and is across the channel from Sweden in NE Denmark.

That's it for today. Fair winds ! tk

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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

IRVING JOHNSON, year later

It was a year ago that the brigantine IRVING JOHNSON went aground off Of Oxnard, California. Reports were that an uncharted sandbar, caused by torrential rain run-off caused the mishap. Today, a year later, the repaired IRVING JOHNSON is undergoing final safety inspections and certification before returning to service.

Details,and the sailing schedule for 2006, can be obtained from the LAMI office at:

That's it for today, March 21, 2006. Tk

Monday, March 20, 2006

Norwegian galeasse LOYAL

Finally, after a bit of "net-surfing" and lots of dead-ends, my friend from Stavanger, NORWAY, and the Sail Training Association of Norway, Anders Bang-Andersen, identified the 2-masted, white hulled vesssel in one of my slides at the galeasse LOYAL from Steinsland, Norway.

Interestingly, the LOYAL was built in 1877 ! She has been recetnly restored to sailing conidition and participated in the 2004 tall ships gatehring in Stavanger. I will try to post an image soon of LOYAL on the webpage.

Anders also forwarded 2 other LINKS that should be of interest:

TS N 620:

The Norwegian tall ships webpage:

and finally, the webpage for the neat, maritime museum in stavanger:

Fair winds ! tk

Sunday, March 19, 2006

European Maritime Heritage

An interesting webpage, with lots of academic and interesting information on tall ships in the North and Baltic Seas is located at:

You can receive their newsletter by writing to the secretary, Thedo Fruithof at:

That's it for today. tk


Saturday, March 18, 2006


After a bit of a news-hiatus of over a year, finally received some news from the 3-masted schooner AMERICAN PRIDE, and its sail-trainiing program. Looks like they have moved to new hdqtrs. in Yorba Linda, and have re-focused on programs for youngsters.

Note the new address: AMERICAN PRIDE, Children's Maritime Foundation
4676 Lakeview Ave. #114-B
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

That's it for today. tk

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

7 March 2006

A bit later today in posting the daily log, but I had been attempting to be the middle man of a computer conversation between a PC, and a mac; one in Michigan and the other in Connecticut.
Add to that the attempt to have a .tiff file translate into a .jpeg file. Its almost enough to have one grab for the watercolor brushes. Anyway, we think that the photograph of MADELINE made it into the right computer, withthe correct format for the book.

In other matters, looks like 2008 will be interesting for the ASTA Challenge on the ewst coast, with discussions centering on the 1st host port being in Alaska ! Port Alberni, Victoria, Tacoma, Westport, San Fran-Oakland, Oxanrd, and San Pedro also placing their names in the mix.

ALASKA, interesting. Plans are for June 2008.

Enough for now. Fair winds, tk

Monday, March 06, 2006

March 6th,2006

I hope to utilize this page to provide daily tidbits, facts,or scuttlebutt on topics involving tall ships. Today I thought I would share the answer to my inquiry about a tall ships carrying sail no. TS N 620, which I saw off of Stavagner, Norway in 2004.

My friend Anders Andersen from Stavanger identified is at the gallease, LOYAL, and provied the ewbpage:

For the moment, thats today's tidbit. Thad