Saturday, April 29, 2006


The winds were not anymore co-operative on Friday the 28th, as the STAD AMSTERDAM went down river and back on a day sail. The winds were from the north, and did not allow sails to be set. Hopefully, another time, a different result. It was a time to see "ground zero", however, as they began work on the new Freedom Tower on Friday.

Fair winds STAD AMSTERDAM, and a safe journey back to Amsterdam ! tk

Thursday, April 27, 2006


The winds were not co-operating when the STAD arrived in New York harbor on Monday, April 24th, nor when she went on a sunset cruise down river to the Verrazono bridge on Tuesday.
STAD has berthed at Pier 62 this year--next to Chelsea piers, and a more hospitable setting for the clipper ship, and her crew. Attached are a couple pf photographs taken of STAD as she entered, and as she passed "ground zero" on Tuesday.

Fair winds, thad

Tuesday, April 25, 2006


Gregg Swanzey wrote yesterday updating the situation on the schooner ERNESTINA, and urging people to write to their legislators in Massachusetts to reinstitute the funding which was so vital to the ERNESTINA's certification and sailing programs. For further information check with:

Gregg also informed that he has taken the position of Executive Director with the CLEARWATER organization, which will have an energetic sailing program in 2006.
For details, go to:

On the flip side, is anyone reading this blog ? I cannot fathom the counter, and its graphic details. Let me know at:

Fair winds, thad koza

Friday, April 21, 2006

RED WITCH -- Chicago

Capt. Bruce Randall just sent me a jpeg of the 77' schooner RED WITCH, and I thought I would not only put it into the list of ships on my webpage,, but also share it, and his LINKS with readers.


Tuesday, April 18, 2006

the DAR, west coast, 2008

2 friends, who ran out of enough time for schedules and deadlines in 2005, have been working hard and early to facillitate a west coast visit of the Polish sail training ship DAR MLODZIEZY in 2008. So far, they are encouraged by preliminary, positive responses from the DAR, and the Maritime Academy in Gdansk. Though it is early, a lengthy trip like the one that will probably be part of a circumnavigation for the DAR requires plenty of lead-time.
Hal Barstow works as the International Relations co-ordinator of the Los Angeles Maritime Institute (LAMI) and willbe placing some students on board the DAR in 2007. He can be reached at

Prof. Vlad Kaczynski is a Professor of Marine Affairs at the Univ. of Washington in Seattle, and a graduate of the Maritime Academy in Gdansk, and classmate of Capt. Henryk Sniegocki. He can be reached at:

Many plans need to be formulated, and programs desinged, and I am encouraging readers to contact Hal in southern California and Vlad in the Pacific Norhtwest to be a part of the planning, etc.

I will try to keep updating progress ont his interesting project to bring the DAR to the west coast in 2008. tk

Monday, April 17, 2006


Edgar Bringman has forwarded, and allowed use of his wonderful photograph of the
MADELINE from Traverse City.

MADELINE will be one of the new vessels added to the 4th edition of my tall ships book, and will be an active participant in all of the Great Lakes Challenge for 2006.

thank you Edgar Bringman !

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

May 1, 2006 Sandusky Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum of Sandusky
125 Meigs Street
Sandusky, OH 44870

May 1st, 7 PM. Tall ships slide-show, focusing on the fleet and the events of the
Great Lakes Challenge.

A special meeting of the Sandusky Maritime Museum at the Yacht Club will jump-start my slide-show tour of the midwest.
All of the events are open to the public, but contact the local representative to assure seating, etc.

For the May 1st, 2006 Sandusky event, contact, Neil Allen at:

For complete May 2006 schedule, press LINK to webpage:

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

ASTA's Great Lakes Challenge 2006

Once again, and too much is never enough, here are the dates and ports for

ASTA's 2006 Great Lakes Challenge:

July 12-16, 2006: Cleveland, Ohio
Huntington Cleveland Harborfest

July 20 - 23, 2006: Bay City, Michigan
Tall Ship® Celebration: Bay City

July 27 - 31, 2006: Green Bay, Wisconsin

August 3 - 9, 2006: Chicago, Illinois
Tall Ships® Chicago

Monday, April 10, 2006

pilot schooner ROSEWAY

The pilot schooner ROSEWAY which has undergone an extensive refit, and incorporated several sail-training//educational programs into her mission is planning to return to Boston harbor where the pilot-schooner, then named PILOT, served for over 35 years.

Her operational base recently has been Camden, Maine, but in May 2006, ROSEWAY will be operating from Rowe's wharf on the Boston harborfront, offering day sails and sailing programs.

60 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA

For detaisl and schedules, check out her webpage:
or e-mail:

Telephone: 207.236.7482

Fair winds ! TK

Sunday, April 09, 2006

ELBE no. 5

The pilot schooner once known as WANDERBIRD, is now sailing again in the North Sea off Cuxhaven, Germany as she originally had. ELBE no. 5 has been restored, and given her original name.

She is owned and operated by the Stiftung Hamburg Maritim, and can be reached at:


all for today, tk

Saturday, April 08, 2006


The PRIDE 2 will now make her homecoming in Baltimore on April 28th, after completion of her trans-Atlantc crossing from France.



Thursday, April 06, 2006

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

4th edition

Have been busy setting up, writing and editing the new 4th edition of my book. Publication date tentatively June 2006.

Though we do have an ISBN: 1-55949-235-2.

It will have 24o pages,a nd the hardbound will be $39.95

Ask for it, or reserve copies at:

Fair winds ! tk