Sunday, May 27, 2007

tall ships slide-show -- 16 June, 2007

Topic: Tall ships slide-show of the fleet of 19 vessels visiting Rhode Island,
June 27th-July 1st.
19 tall ships will be presented by Thad Koza

Place: North Kingstown Free Library
100 Boone Street
North Kingstown, RI 02852

Time: 10:30 AM

Contact: Susan Berman, 1.401.294.3306, ext 123


Tall Ships Rhode Island

Friday, May 25, 2007

PICTON CASTLE as "pirate ship"

A friend forwarded this image of PICTON CASTLE, all made up for her appearance on the CBS-TV pirate program. Somehow the new "threads" make her look sleeker and slimmer.

PICTON CASTLE will be making appearances at Sail Virginia, Tall Ships Rhode Island and
Tall Ships Nova Scotia. See links below:





Also, PICTON CASTLE will be in the 2008 tall ships calendar in her "south Pacific garb".

To order the 2008 tall ships calendar, go to:

Thursday, May 24, 2007

German Navy sail-training barque, GORCH FOCK II

The German Navy sail-training barque, GORCH FOCK II, will participate in Sail Virginia and TAll Ships Rhode Island 2007.

For LINK go to:

The above image of GORCH FOCK II is one of 12 photogrpahs of tall ships featured in the 2008 tall ships calendar. TO order a calendar, or more information, go to:


The HMCS ORIOLE is the oldest serving commissioned ship in the Canadian Navy.

The 102' ketch was built in 1921, and homeports in Esquimail, British Columbia.

She was a participant in the 2005 tall ships challenge, and is expected to participate in the 2008 tall ships challenge in the Pacific Northwest. For details, go to:

The above image is also available in the 2008 tall ships calendar, along with 11 other tall ships.

For more information or to order the 2008 tall ships calendar, go to:

Sunday, May 13, 2007

tall ships slide-show, Jamestown, RI -- Philomenian Library

Thad Koza will make a slide-show presentation on the tall ships fleet that will visit Narragansett Bay, June 27th-July 1st. All 20 tall ships will be presented in slide-format talk, with documentation notes and anecdotal tales. The vessels to be presented include: the Brazilian clipper, CISNE BRANCO, the German sail-training barque GORCH FOCK II ( the sister-ship to the Coast Guard EAGLE), the PRIDE of BALTIMORE II, one of the twin brigantines of the Tall Ships Youth Trust (UK) the PRINCE WILLIAM, the Indian Navy's training vessel, TARANGINI, the schooners SPIRIT of MASSACHUSETTS, HARVEY GAMAGE, VIRGINIA, and the local favorite, PROVIDENCE, featured in "Pirates of the Caribbean II".

The program should last for an hour, and will be open to the public.

The slide-show will be at 7 PM on June 13th, 2007 at the Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, Jamestown, RI 02835. Telephone: 401. 423.7280.

tall ships book signing -- Norfolk, VA

Thad Koza will sign copies of his book, and the 2008 tall ships calendar at :

109 E. Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

on June 8th and 9th, 2007; 2-4 PM.

To contact PRINCE BOOKS, e-mail Sarah Pishko at:

To order books or calendars, go to:

The tall ships of the 2008 calendar are:





Price: $ 13.95 in US, $14.95 outside US

Use order form on back, or e-mail:

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Swedish topsail schooner LADY ELLEN

The elegant LADY ELLEN, a topsail schooner based in Stockholm, Sweden will be one fo the 100 tall ships fleet to participate in the TSI festival in Stockholm, June 27th-30th, 2007.

The image seen in this posting is also the selection for the month of September in the 2008 tall ships calendar, and a copy of the calendar can now be ordered at:

LADY ELLEN is 127' 8", overall.

LADY ELLEN can be reached by e-mail at:

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Swedish schooner INGO

The wooden hulled, 3-masted schooner INGO was built in 1922. INGO is 124' 7" in over-all length, and she will be one of the 100 tall ships to gather in Stockholm in July 2007. INGO operates as a charter vessel along the Swedish coast in the Baltic Sea.

Information on INGO can be seen at the webpage:

Information on the tall ships festival in Stockholm, July 27th-30th can be seen at: