Thursday, August 31, 2006

tall ships 2007 SZCZECIN

The "recruiting crew" from the SZCZECIN 2007 committee in Antwerp visting and inviting ships fromt he tall shups fleet to Szczecin for August 2007.


Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Danish schooner, NORDLYSET II

The 105 ' Danish schooner, NORDLYSET II was built in 1894 !

She has been cited as a vessel worthy of Preservation and maintenance by Danish Maritime Heritage committees.

tallship HELENE


Swedish tallship ATENE


A new Finnish entry to the fleet at Rostock 2006, was the JOHANNA SATURNA.


Her LOA is: 111' 6"
Beam: 19' 8"
Draft: 9' 4"

Homeport: Uusikanpunki, FINLAND

Shots taken at Hanse Sail, Rostock, August 2006


The FRYDERYK CHOPIN, a brig, is to be chartered by Ocean Afloat, from Halifx Nova Scotia for the next 2 years, 2007-2008.

It is expected that she will participate in SZCZECIN 2007.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Questions & Answers

I am not able to answer questions, if you leave only an anonymous response address.

Send your e-mail direct to

and I will try to respond. Thanks. thad

Friday, August 25, 2006

tall ship STORTEMELK

The Dutch schooner STORTEMELK, which is from a partícular maritime locale, which gives it the name, "stormy milk". It means where the river meets the sea, and is churned to a "foamy, creamy, sea."

To contact STORTEMELK, mailto:

Mike de Johnge
Seissingel 44
4334 AA Middelburg

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


The figurehead.


The stern light of the VESPUCCI at sunset.

the figurehead of Amerigo Vespucci, from his namesake ship.


SEA CLOUD II arrived in Antwerp this morning to discharge a group of passengers, and to take another group on board. Security was tight around the vessel as she tied up to the pier, but she looked remarkedly "smoother" with an even coat of white enamel on her hull, and an impressive figurehead.

Details to follow.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

tallship ASTRID

The brig ASTRID.

The ASTRID charetes during the summer and fall from Amsterdam, and sails in the North and Baltic seas, and also, along the Dutch-German coast. To reach the ship, go to the webpage, or contact Captain Lauren de Haas.

mailto: mailto:

tallship ARTEMIS

The ARTEMIS from Amsterdam.

Contact information to follow.

tall ship LADY ELLEN

The topsail schooner LADY ELLEN; from Stockholm.

Contact information to follow.

Friday, August 18, 2006


The barquentine SANTA BARBARA ANNA from Rostock, looking more sea-wotrthy than a few years ago, when she seemed to be ready for the scrapper´s torch.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

tallship APHRODITE

The figurehead of the Greek goddess of the sea, APHRODITE.

The Dutch brig, APHRODITE. Home for the last week, as we sailed freom Rostock to Flensburg, with stops on Marstal, and another Danish island.


Saturday, August 12, 2006

German tallship GORCH FOCK II

The German sail-training vessel, GORCH FOCK II, at the Sail Rostock festival,
12 August 2006

The GORCH FOCK II is sceduled to participate in the Tall Ships Rhode Island festival, June 27th-July 1st, 2007.

Follow LINK to:

Also, a postcard of GORCH FOCK II will be issued in 2007, go to:

Monday, August 07, 2006


The 3-masted, wooden-hulled schooner, DENIS SULLIVAN from Milwaukee in the tall ships parade, Chicago, note the fog "shortening" the John Hancock building.

tallship UNICORN

Dawn Santamaria, the owner of UNICORN and director of "Sisters Under Sail" program can be reached at:


Wednesday, August 02, 2006

BLACK PEARL . . . . .revisited

The news about the BLACK PEARL is not encouraging. Just heard from Wade SMith who runs the Boat Shop at Mystic Seaport, and he relays the information that BLACK PEARL does not appear to have received any attention lately and is out of the water at the Chester Marina.
See note:

Hello, I run the boat shop at Mystic Seaport. A couple days ago, I came across Black Pearl at the Chester Marina, looking pretty tough, and like noone's touched her in some time. The most recent thing I found on line was from your blog:Thursday, March 23, 2006 BLACK PEARL.
Signed, Wade Smith.

If anyone can add to the concern, please let me know, will post on the blog, or hopefully get some elbows moving.