Thursday, June 29, 2006

schooner ADIX

The elegant 3-masted schooner ADIX arrived in Newport this week. According to her Captain, Paul Goss, ADIX is at the Newport Shipayrd for some mucn needed TLC. Mainly routine maintenance and a new coat of paint after extensive cruising. ADIX will depart for Europe in Sept/Oct 2006.


Wednesday, June 28, 2006

tall ship ELISSA

The barque ELISSA is featured in the new 2007 tall ships calendar.

Go to:

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

the brig POINCARE

The brig POINCARE is one of 2 creations of Capt. Keating Willcox which grace Boston harbor. At 72' LOA, and with mast height of 55', the POINCARE offers day sails in Boston harbor for up to 6 guests. For schedules and reservations, contact Capt. Willcox at:, or the webpage:

Sunday, June 25, 2006

4th edition presentation

A visit to the JUAN SEBASTIAN de ELCANO on June 22nd, also involved a presentation of the 4th edition of my Tall Ships book to Captain Savador Delgado Moreno, of the JSDE.

For more information ont he 4th edition go to:

Saturday, June 24, 2006

The 3 schooners of Ocean Classroom

A rare convergence of the 3 schooners for Ocean Classroom in Boston, 21 June 2006.


Thursday, June 22, 2006

schooner ROSEWAY

The 125' pilot-schooner ROSEWAY has relocated, and returned to Boston harbor.

ROSEWAY began her long careeer in Boston harbor some 81 years ago, and after a number of careeer changes as a working fishing schooner, A WW II navigational tool, a member of the Maine Windjammer fleet, and now as an educational platform for the World Ocean School. ROSEWAY offers day sails, and sail-training programs from Rowes Wharf on the refurbished Boston waterfront.



The sail-training vessel of the Spanish Navy, the JUAN SEBASTIAN de ELCANO arrived in Boston harobr on 21 June 2006. This elegant 4-masted topsail schooner joined several other tall ships for an "unscheduled rendezvous" of tall ships in Boston,

The 370' JSDE will contiune its visit until June 26th, when she will depart to participate int he 50th anniversary celebrations in July?August in Lisbon and Cadiz.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

summer solstice--tall ships in Boston

Convergence indeed. Not only was it the summer solstice, but Boston harbor was festooned with tall ships. The JUAN SEBASTIAN del ELCANO arrived at 8 AM, but already there were more tall ships in the harbor--SPIRIT of MASSACHUSETTS, HARVEY GAMAGE, and WESTWARD for an Ocean Classroom rendezvous. BLUENOSE II was in the harbor on a visit, and ROSEWAY, the 1925 Pilot Schooner, has re-established itslef in Boston harobr.

More to follow, with pics as they develop.

Monday, June 19, 2006

The MHN Blog: MHN Welcomes Tacoma Tall Ships Society

The MHN Blog: MHN Welcomes Tacoma Tall Ships Society


The neatly trimmed brig FRITHA has found a new home in Newport, RI. Now being operated by the Northeast Martime Institute she homeports in Newport.

Seen here, she is hosting a party of supporters of ASTA for their annual fund-raiser sail on Narragansett Bay, last Saturday, June 17th.

The Pell Bridge, connecting Newport and Jamestown is in the background. More details on NMI to follow.


Wednesday, June 14, 2006

schooner MALABAR

An interesting book on one of the last voyages of the MALABAR out the Great Lakes has been written by Jerry Dennis. Entitled
The Living Great Lakes
, the book which I recently discovred on my visit to the Big Rapids Library, documents the voyage of MALABAR out of the Great Lakes, and to her new home in Florida//Caribbean.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


I have been informed by Terry Davies of ClassAfloat, that his organization has chartered the CHOPIN for 2 years in their transition to Lunnenberg, and the sale is still being negotiated.

Monday, June 12, 2006


It appears that the Polish brigFRYDERYK CHOPIN has been sold to ClassAfloat. ClassAfloat in turn has relocated to Lunenberg, Nova Scotia, where Is will have a permanent land base on a restored academic campus, which will be come the base for operations of both the FRYDERYK CHOPIN, and the CONCORDIA.

Details to follow.

Fair winds !

Thursday, June 08, 2006

ROYALISTE in Great Lakes

The ROYALISTE from Sausalito, California has made the "voyage" from the Pacific to the Great Lakes. Presently at the Whiskey Island Marina in Cleveland, Gary Bergman's crew is preparing ROYALISTE for the Great Lakes Challenge ports. In addition, Gary is hoping to schedule visits to other ports on the lakes.

ROYALISTE will be participating in the "Battle of Plattsburgh" on Lake Champlain in September.

For updates, check their webpage at:

Fair winds, tk