Thursday, December 13, 2007

new book on Maine Windjammer fleet.......

Came across a wonderful new book on the Maine Windjammer fleet, and lighthouses.


Windjammers, Lighthouses and Other Treasures of the Maine Coast, the photography of Frank M. Chilleni has been published by Down East Books.

It has wonderful portraits of the Maine windjammer fleet and the captains of the schooners, along with a survey of the lighthouses along hte Maine coast. It can be order direct from
Down East Books:

ISBN: 0-89272-680-6

new Dutch brig, MORGENSTER

A new Dutch brig has appeared on the entry list for the Tall Ships Races 2008.


As information becomes available, is will be posted on the daily log, and on my webpage:

the e-mail address for MORGENSTER is:

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Polish Tall Ships -- Nov. 12th, 2007 Victoria, BC

Polish Tall Ships

A slide-show focusing on the fleet of Polish tall ships will be given by Thad Koza at the Polish Hall in Victoria, BC on Nov. 12th, 2007 -- 7 PM.

the talk will last about an hour, and will feature the DAR POMORZA, DAR MLODZIEZY, POGORIA, ISKRA, OCEANIA, FRYDERYK CHOPIN, BRYZA H, and SMUGA CIENA.

It will be held at the:

Polish Hall
90 Dock Street
Victoria, BC

Contact: Stan Planeta, tel: 250.384.0055

or write to Thad Koza at:

Friday, October 19, 2007

Nov. 14th, 2007 -- Bellingham, WA

The venue for the tall ships slide-show by Thad Koza in Bellingham, Washington
on Nov. 14th, 2007, has been changed to :

the Whatcom Museum of History & Art
121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

the change has been made to accommodate the anticipated larger audience.

The Squalicum Yacht Club has been scheduled as the 1st site for the tall ships slide-show.

Contact at Whatcom Museum is Todd Warger, and Todd can be reached at:

Monday, October 08, 2007


The former BRORA THOR has been renovated by new owners,and re-named the
MERRIE ELLEN. She will participate in the TACOMA TALL SHIPS 2008 rendezvous.

Canadian schooner GRAIL DANCER

Saturday, October 06, 2007

14 Nov. 2007, Bellingham, WA

Tall Ships slide-show, preview of the fleet for 2008. by Thad Koza

14 November 2007, 7 – 9 PM

Squalicum Yacht Club

2633 S. Harbor Loop Drive
Bellingham, WA 98225

Contact: Steve Ayers at: sga29@aol.comor,

Tel: 360.647.1632

or contact Thad Koza at:

Monday, October 01, 2007

Brazilian tall ship, CISNE BRANCO

The Brazilian tall ship, and sail-training vessel for the Brazilian Navy, is a clipper ship.
CISNE BRANCO is also a sister-ship to STAD AMSTERDAM.

the brig, NIAGARA

The Brig NIAGARA is featured in the 2008 tall ships calendar.

Go to:

Swedish tallship, HELENE

Monday, September 10, 2007

schooner BOWDOIN from Maine

The BOWDOIN, from the Maine Maritime Academy, is a 100' LOA wooden-hulled schooner, built in 1921. The BOWDOIN was designed specifically for Artic exploration, and had made 26 voyages above the Arctic circle between 1921-54. Since then, she has been a Sailing School Vessel for the MMA.


LOA: 100'
Beam: 20'
Draft: 10'
Rig: Schooner
Homeport: Castine, Maine


Friday, September 07, 2007

Nov. 13th, 2007, 7-8:30 PM tall ships lecture

The Britannia Heritage Shipyard of Richmond, BC will sponsor a slide-show on the tall ships by Thad Koza on November 13th, 7:00 -- 8:30 PM. The talk will focus on the events and the fleet of tall ships that will visit BC in June-July 2008. That fleet will include the US Coast Guard sail-training barque, EAGLE.

The talk will take place at :

Steveson Community Center
4111 Moncton Street
Steveson, BC

Click on the LINK below for registration, and tickets:

Contact Angela Soon at:

Or telephone: 604.276.4300 or 604.718.8050


or Thad Koza at:

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Colin Archer built, German sailing vessel RAKEL

RAKEL is a Colin Archer built vessel, dating from 1896.

She presently operates out of Bremerhaven, GERMANY, and can be reached through:

Falk Pfau
Butjadinger Strasse 51b
28197 Bremen, GERMANY

Webpage: e-mail:


LOA: 28 m
Beam: 5.5 m
Draft: 2. 6 m
Year built: 1896
Homeport: Bremerhaven, GERMANY

Swedish schooner, KVARTSITA

German schooner, PIPPILOTTA

fog so thick, you could drive through it ! Rostock 2007

The fog was so thick for HANSE Sail-- Rostock 2007, that you could drive barely drive through it !


ELBE NO. 5, leaving Rostock and HANSE SAIL 2007.

Hopefully there will be antoher chance next week to see this carefully restored pilot schooner.

Friday, August 17, 2007

French schooner, Le DON du VENT

Spanish brigantine, CALE MILLOR

CALE MILLOR, homeport, Ibiza, SPAIN, built 1942.


The Spanish schooner, FAR BARCELONA, was originally built in Norway, over 100 years ago. Has been restored by a consotium of foundations, and schools under the direction of one man.

She plans to return to Norway in 2008 !

Finnish schooner, JOANNA SATURNA

Finnish schooner,


Swedish galease, KVARTSITA


Swedish brig, TRE KRONOR

The Swedish brig, TRE KRONOR, launched in 2006, recieved her 1st suit of sails in late July, bent them, and sailed in parade on July 30th, 2007 !

Saturday, July 14, 2007


GUAYAS of Ecuador.

the barque, GUAYAS, from Ecuador

GUAYAS. The figure head.

AMERIGO VESPUCCI -- crow´s nest

The crow´s nest of the main mast of AMERIGO VESPUCCI in Barcelona.

tall ships Barcelona 2007

The tall ships gathered in Barcelona for the 2nd of four tall ships festivals in teh Mediterranean.

Here we see AMERIGO VESPUCCI, from atop the Maxim Hotel, and overlooking the column dedicated to Christopher Columbus, and the center of Barcelona harbor.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

GLORIA arrives in Newport for tallships rhode island

The Colombian barque, GLORIA, arrived in Newport for Tall Ships Rhode Island, which starts ont he 26th.

ALso sailing into the harbor on Tuesday were the schooners: VIRGINIA, SPIRIT of MASSACHUSETTS, BLUENOSE II, and PRIDE of BALTIMORE !!.

For more information on the tall ships in Newport, go to:

Monday, June 25, 2007

Columbian barque GLORIA and schooner AMISTAD

Both GLORIA from Columbia and the schooner AMISTAD from CT could be seen in the east passage off Newport Rhode Island, as they arrived a couple of days early for Tall Ships Rhode Island.

AMISTAD was built in Mystic, CT, and homeports from New Haven, CT>

For more information on Tall Ships Rhode Isalnd, go to:

German sail-training barque GORCH FOCK II

The German barque, GORCH FOCK II, arrived on Monday July 25th, in Newport.

Photograph shows GORCH FOCK II off Goat Island, Newport Rhode Island.

For more info on Tall Ships Rhode Island, go to:

Sunday, June 24, 2007

pirate ship ROYALIST lives !!!

Captain Bergman and the ROYALIST attended the festivivities of Sail Virginia 2007 in June.
Both the Captain and the ROYALIST had suffered set-backs but are on the road to recovery.


Saturday, June 16, 2007

schooner BOWDOIN

Schooner BOWDOIN was initially an Arctic research vessel. Built in 1921, BOWDOIN made 26 voyages beyond the Arctic circle between 1921 and 1954. She is now owned and operated by the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine.

To reach the BOWDOIN, go to her webpage at:

For e-mail, contact Tim Leach at:

Thursday, June 14, 2007

French tall ship RARA AVIS

RARA AVIS hails from Brest, France.

A "rare bird" with Dutch origins, an interim American owner, and now a French sailing school/

Monday, June 11, 2007



To contact MEKA II, e-mail Captain Horatio Sinbad at:

Address: Captain Horatio Sinbad

PO Box 705

Beaufort, NC 28516