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Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday…and Giving Tuesday!

Posted by Tall Ships America on November 21, 2014

Black Friday is approaching in all its store-stampeding, child-trampling, gift-grabbing greedy glory. By the time Tuesday rolls around, most of the country has worked off their Thanksgiving gluttony with a daily exercise routine of pushing, shoving, and speed walking down aisles.

Photo Credit: Community Table

Photo Credit: Community Table

Regain some much-needed holiday karma by celebrating #GIVINGTUESDAY with Tall Ships America. By making a donation to our annual appeal, you will be helping us to provide sail training scholarships for youth and to support education under sail. Donations will be met 2 to 1 through December 31, 2014.

 

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Join Tall Ships America in supporting sail training and education under sail on #GivingTuesday (Photo Credit: Eliza Braunstein)

Founded in 1973, American Sail Training Association, dba Tall Ships America, is a 501c 3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching youth education through character building and leadership programs aboard tall ships. It is the hub for tall ships activity, expertise, and information in North America, and is commended by The United States Congress as the national Sail Training organization representing the United States in the international forum.

Tall Ships America supports the people, ships, and programs of sail training through grants, scholarships, conferences, education, publications, public events, and advocacy.

Tall Ships America organizes the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® annual series of tall ships races and maritime port festivals to celebrate our rich maritime heritage and traditions, and inform the general public about the transformative power of adventure and education under sail®.

When you support us, you support our programs, our members, and the important mission of sail training.

Make a difference today!

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The Easiest Gift You Can Give This Year

Posted by Tall Ships America on November 20, 2014

This Holiday Season, support sail training while you shop!

AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your spendings to Tall Ships America.

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 Register today, select ‘American Sail Training Association’ as your preferred organization, and start shopping!

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Founded in 1973, American Sail Training Association, dba Tall Ships America, is a 501c 3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching youth education through character building and leadership programs aboard tall ships. It is the hub for tall ships activity, expertise, and information in North America, and is commended by The United States Congress as the national Sail Training organization representing the United States in the international forum.

Tall Ships America supports the people, ships, and programs of sail training through grants, scholarships, conferences, education, publications, public events, and advocacy.

Tall Ships America organizes the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® annual series of tall ships races and maritime port festivals to celebrate our rich maritime heritage and traditions, and inform the general public about the transformative power of adventure and education under sail®.

When you support us, you support our programs, our members, and the important mission of sail training.

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Blue Water Blogs: Picton Castle

Posted by Tall Ships America on November 12, 2014

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Join the PICTON CASTLE world-voyaging crew in Cape Town, South Africa, January 2015

The Barque PICTON CASTLE has been sailing the worlds’ oceans for nearly 20 years in the wake of the great square rigged ships of the Age of Sail. Her epic voyages have already inspired hundreds of people to come together to sail, to explore this salt water globe and to seek to learn all that a ship on the open ocean has to teach.

Our crew connect with people and places across the world. Transcending boundaries of geography, culture and race we return to villages where we have made friends, often bringing essential supplies, donated educational materials and medical care to some of the most remote and isolated communities on Earth. By working together we grow strong and learn to trust our shipmates and ourselves. By harnessing the power of the wind in our hand-stitched cotton sails we learn awareness and how to spot a problem before it arises. By watching the slowly processing stars on night watch, and the glorious ocean sunsets each evening, we learn to see the sublime in the every day. The things you learn aboard PICTON CASTLE, and the friendships you make aboard, last a lifetime.

Aboard the ship right now, sailing westwards across the Indian Ocean, we have an exceptional gang of men and women of all ages and all backgrounds, hailing from a dozen different countries and every corner of the globe; Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, USA, Tonga, Fiji, England and more. What brings them together is a commitment to experiencing a life at sea under sail, to the ship, her voyages; a down-to-Earth saltiness and a sense of adventure.

Now we are looking for the next generation of mariners to join our crew and write the next chapter of the PICTON CASTLE story. No sailing experience is necessary – it’s far more important to be a good shipmate, though you must be reasonably fit. More than anything you must want to join us on this adventure and want to see the world beyond your horizons.

Soon PICTON CASTLE will be rounding the Cape of Good Hope and entering the South Atlantic, there to sail up the coast of Africa and cross to the Caribbean calling at Grenada, Carriacou, Barbados and Dominica before heading north via Bermuda, to her homecoming in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. After three years voyaging westwards around the world, it’s set to be quite the celebration.

Join us in Cape Town, South Africa in January 2015 or in Cape Verde in March 2015. Sail with us as we cross the Atlantic Ocean, cross the equator and cruise the magical islands of the real Caribbean. We will be visiting friends we have made over the years, sailing our small boats in the crystal clear water and practicing beach landings on the perfect white sand. We’ll be sailing on and off the hook, tacking the ship about, climbing aloft and handling sails. We’ll learn sailmaking, rigging, small boat handling and celestial navigation, but first we’ll learn to sail our ship across oceans.

If you’ve never been afloat before, or if you already have one foot in the sea and want to advance into traditional seamanship, then now is the time. The world’s oceans and its trade winds are waiting, come join the adventure!

Cape Town to Cape Verde, Jan 3 to March 20: Cape Town, South Africa to Luderitz Namibia, St Helena UK, Dakar Senegal, Cape Verde Islands. Cape Verde to Lunenburg, March 20 to May 16: Cape Verde, transatlantic to the Eastern Caribbean: Grenada and the Grenadines, St Vincent, Bequia, Dominica, Martinique, and other islands of the Caribbean, Bermuda and Lunenburg.

 

Full moon last night (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle)

Full moon last night (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle)

Ship's cat Fiji helps John (USA) patch a sail (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle)

Ship’s cat Fiji helps John (USA) patch a sail (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle)

Bo's'un Erin lashing footrope on the fore upper topsail (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle)

Bo’s’un Erin lashing footrope on the fore upper topsail (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle)

intro to celestial (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle)

intro to celestial (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle)

Anne-Mette, Karoline, and Morton (All from Denmark) on the fo'c'sle head. (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle)

Anne-Mette, Karoline, and Morton (All from Denmark) on the fo’c’sle head. (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle)

Joe (Fiji) working on the starboard pinrail (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle)

Joe (Fiji) working on the starboard pinrail (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle)

Dkembe (Bermuda), Nikolaj (Denmark), and Anne-Mette (Denmark) take noon sights (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle

Dkembe (Bermuda), Nikolaj (Denmark), and Anne-Mette (Denmark) take noon sights (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow the daily adventures of PICTON CASTLE as you prepare for your adventure

November 6, 2014 – 15°44.9’S x 092°44.5’’E (Bali, Indonesia to Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean)
“It’s the final ditty bag workshop: splicing and serving the rope becket that serves as a handle, and tacking on the wooden base. Moon getting full and casting a shimmer on the seas at night.”

November 7, 2014 – 16°13.8’S x 090°22.0’’E (Bali, Indonesia to Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean)
“No workshop today to give people more time to work on their ditty bags before we start celestial navigation tomorrow! We caught the first fish of this passage: a medium sized tuna.”

November 8, 2014 – 16°44.6’S x 088°03.5’’E (Bali, Indonesia to Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean)
“Power shower today!  We rig the fire hose up in the main shrouds and everyone has a salt water scrub. Fun, refreshing in the heat, and it saves fresh water!”

November 9, 2014 – 17°09.8’S x 085°52.4’’E (Bali, Indonesia to Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean)
“We’re more than half way to Reunion!  Marlinspike party this afternoon to celebrate.  Terry was a great DJ. Today’s cooks: Karoline, Elvira and Kurt did a great job: French toast, sausages, eggs and beans for breakfast, bean and lentil curry with home made naan bread for lunch and lasagna for supper.”

November 10, 2014 – 17°41.3’S x 083°10.6’’E (Bali, Indonesia to Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean)
“Caught a huge wahoo on the fishing lines this afternoon, and Donald cooked it up for supper in a delicious spicy sauce, served with lentils, pumpkin and rice.  Yum.  We retarded the clocks last night and we’re now in the same time zone as Ekaterinburg, Russia. This is where the Tsar Nicholas II and family ended their days after the revolution.”

November 11, 2014 – 18°03.6’S x 080°47.0’’E (Bali, Indonesia to Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean)
“Two more big wahoo on the lines today, Mark Russell and Dkembe reeled them in, Donald is happy.  Today’s afternoon workshop is on the use of stoppers to take the strain off a line.”

November 12, 2014 – 18°18.8’S x 078°52.2’’E (Bali, Indonesia to Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean)
“Today’s afternoon workshop is on making ‘baggywrinkle’ – nothing to do with saggy old ladies, it’s the odd but traditional name for a large number of short pieces of rope yarn, hitched closely together onto a stretched line to make something that looks like a long, slightly fluffy snake.  It’s used by wrapping tightly round the stays to prevent chafe between the stay and sail.”

Learn more at www.picton-castle.com.

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Intellectual Treasure – Close to Discovery?

Posted by Tall Ships America on November 12, 2014

Sometimes, treasure is hidden just out of sight. Such may be the case with the original HMS Endeavour, Captain Cook’s long lost ship, which maritime archeologists now believe to be buried in the silt of Newport Harbor. It is now believed that the famous ship was sold by the Royal Navy to a private party and later scuttled by British troops during the American Revolution, in an effort to defend the British-held city of Newport from the approaching French fleet. Described as “an intellectual treasure” by Dr. Kathy Abbass, the executive director of Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, the discovery of HMS Endeavour‘s preserved timber frames – or perhaps more - off Newport, R.I. would be a significant find for maritime archaeologists.

Erin & Darlene sail nearby the hypothesized scuttle site of the original HMS Endeavour. (Photo Credit: Tall Ships America)

Erin & Darlene sail nearby the hypothesized scuttle site of the original HMS Endeavour. (Photo Credit: Tall Ships America)

To learn more about tall ships from the American Revolutionary era, follow Lafayette’s Hermione as she makes her debut voyage to the United States this summer for “LAFAYETTE’S Hermione Voyage 2015 in partnership with TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE(R) Atlantic Coast 2015.”

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Blue Water Blogs: Picton Castle

Posted by Tall Ships America on November 6, 2014

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Picton Castle is sailing west across the Indian Ocean…follow her voyage on Blue Water Blogs!

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October 31, 2014 – 12°00.7′S x 106°50.9’’E (Bali, Indonesia to Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean)

“Today’s workshop is practical sailmaking – after a lecture on sail design and construction theory we’re starting to make canvas ditty bags which engage all the skills needed to make a sail, with instruction from Captain and help from our sail makers Tammy, John and Amy, and also Elsa who has joined us from GOTHENBURG and has great hand work skills. Secret midnight baking is planned for tomorrow’s Halloween festivities….”

Laura (Denmark) has the helm. (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle)

Laura (Denmark) has the helm. (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle)

November 1, 2014 – 12°31.3′S x 104°40.6’’E (Bali, Indonesia to Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean)

“Just a half day’s work today as it’s Saturday and we’re celebrating Halloween this afternoon.  The watches have been busy making scary cupcakes, carving pumpkins and working on some pretty hilarious costumes.”

Morten (Denmark) carves a jack-o-lantern for Halloween. (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle)

Morten (Denmark) carves a jack-o-lantern for Halloween. (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle)

November 2, 2014 – 13°12.5′S x 102°20.3’’E (Bali, Indonesia to Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean)
“The watches have been doing ‘make and mend’ on watch as it’s a Sunday – lots of people are working on seaming up their sail cloth ditty bags ready for the second installment of the Captain’s workshop tomorrow. Others have been doing their laundry in buckets of salt water on the well deck – to conserve fresh water we use salt for all but the final rinse, the supply is unlimited and it works very well.  Others are reading or playing cards in the salon, cleaning and organising their sea chests and bunks, or just hanging out in small groups on the ‘aloha deck’ aft and fo’c’sle head forward.”

Ship's Boy Dawson (Canada) helps Captain and Tammy present the ditty bag workshop. (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle)

Ship’s Boy Dawson (Canada) helps Captain and Tammy present the ditty bag workshop. (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle)

November 3, 2014 – 13°58.6′S x 099°425.6’’E(sic) (Bali, Indonesia to Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean)
“We put the ship’s clocks back one hour overnight, so we’re now in the same time-zone as Bangkok, Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City.  A week into this ocean passage, and the weather is perfect, so we’ve split some daymen off from the watches to give people a chance to learn some different skills and see different parts of the ship’s operation.  This week Aaron and Peter are working on rigging projects, Scott is in the engine room with Billy, and Elsa is making sails with Tammy and John. AB Erin is our new Bosun and keeping all the projects on deck and in the rig moving along.  Meanwhile Mark B is acting lead seaman for the 4-8 watch.  Part II of the Captain’s ditty bag workshops is scheduled for this afternoon. Making and sewing in grommets are the order of the day.”

Kelley (Canada) clews up the fore royal. (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle)

Kelley (Canada) clews up the fore royal. (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle)

November 4, 2014 – 14°36.1′S x 097°42.6’’E (Bali, Indonesia to Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean)
“Today’s workshop is sail handling drill – making sure the gang are quick and capable at taking in the lighter sails in case of winds building or squalls. Taking in the royals needs to be slick! It’s Erin’s birthday today and Alex has made a cake to celebrate, plus it’s everyone’s favourite, Donald Fried Chicken for supper!”

Aaron (USA) and Peter (USA) overhauling blocks. (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle)

Aaron (USA) and Peter (USA) overhauling blocks. (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle)

November 5, 2014 – 15°13.6′S x 095°07.9’’E (Bali, Indonesia to Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean)
“We continue with our sailcloth ditty bags in today’s workshop: we’ll be making the rope grommet that stiffens the top of the bag and stitching it onto the bag – it’s the same skill as ‘roping’, the traditional method of strengthening the edge of a sail.”

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Special Offer from Picton Castle for Tall Ships America Members

Posted by Tall Ships America on October 31, 2014

Picton Castle

Picton Castle

Join the PICTON CASTLE world-voyaging crew in Cape Town, South Africa, January 2015

 Exclusive Special Offer only for Tall Ships America Members

 

Leg 3, from Cape Town, South Africa to Cape Verde, January 3 to March 20

Price: $10,800  Price for Tall Ships America members: $8,600, including the donation made in your name

Leg 4, from Cape Verde to Lunenburg, Canada, March 20 to May 16

Price: $8,800  Price for Tall Ships America members: $7,000, including the donation made in your name

Legs 3 & 4, from Cape Town, South Africa to Lunenburg, Canada, January 3 to May 16

Price: $19,600 Price for Tall Ships America members: $15,600, including the donation made in your name

In addition to the fee you pay, a further $1,000 for each leg will be donated to Tall Ships America by PICTON CASTLE on behalf of each sail trainee.

Not a member of Tall Ships America? Sign up on our website!

The Barque PICTON CASTLE has been sailing the worlds’ oceans for nearly 20 years in the wake of the great square rigged ships of the Age of Sail.  Her epic voyages have already inspired hundreds of people to come together to sail, to explore this salt water globe and to seek to learn all that a ship on the open ocean have to teach.

Our crew connect with people and places across the world.  Transcending boundaries of geography, culture and race we return to villages where we have made friends, often bringing essential supplies, donated educational materials and medical care to some of the most remote and isolated communities on Earth.   By working together we grow strong and learn to trust our shipmates and ourselves.  By harnessing the power of the wind in our hand-stitched cotton sails we learn awareness and how to spot a problem before it arises.  By watching the slowly processing stars on night watch, and the glorious ocean sunsets each evening, we learn to see the sublime in the every day.  The things you learn aboard PICTON CASTLE, and the friendships you make aboard, last a lifetime.

Aboard the ship right now, sailing westwards across the Indian Ocean, we have an exceptional gang of men and women of all ages and all backgrounds, hailing from a dozen different countries and every corner of the globe; Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, USA, Tonga, Fiji, England and more.  What brings them together is a commitment to experiencing a life at sea under sail, to the ship, her voyages; a down-to-Earth saltiness and a sense of adventure.

Now we are looking for the next generation of mariners to join our crew and write the next chapter of the PICTON CASTLE story.  No sailing experience is necessary – it’s far more important to be a good shipmate, though you must be reasonably fit.  More than anything you must want to join us on this adventure and want to see the world beyond your horizons.

Soon PICTON CASTLE will be rounding the Cape of Good Hope and entering the South Atlantic, there to sail up the coast of Africa and cross to the Caribbean calling at Grenada, Carriacou, Barbados and Dominica before heading north via Bermuda, to her homecoming in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada.  After three years voyaging westwards around the world, it’s set to be quite the celebration.

Join us in Cape Town, South Africa in January 2015 or in Cape Verde in March 2015.  Sail with us as we cross the Atlantic Ocean, cross the equator and cruise the magical islands of the real Caribbean. We will be visiting friends we have made over the years, sailing our small boats in the crystal clear water and practicing beach landings on the perfect white sand.  We’ll be sailing on and off the hook, tacking the ship about, climbing aloft and handling sails.  We’ll learn sailmaking, rigging, small boat handling and celestial navigation, but first we’ll learn to sail our ship across oceans.

If you’ve never been afloat before, or if you already have one foot in the sea and want to advance into traditional seamanship, then now is the time. The world’s oceans and its trade winds are waiting, come join the adventure!

 

 

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Blue Water Blogs: Picton Castle

Posted by Tall Ships America on October 30, 2014

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WELCOME TO THE FIRST POST OF BLUE WATER BLOGS! FOLLOW THE ADVENTURES OF TALL SHIPS AND THEIR CREW AS THEY SET OFF ON OCEAN VOYAGES ALL OVER THE WORLD.

Erin (Bermuda) and Elias (Sweden) bend on the mizzen topmast staysail. (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle)

Erin (Bermuda) and Elias (Sweden) bend on the mizzen topmast staysail. (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle)

October 26, 2014 – Benoa Harbour, Bali, Indonesia (Bali, Indonesia to Reunion Island, France)

“We’re underway! After an extended visit in Bali, we’ve just begun our four-week passage across the Indian Ocean. Crew are all excited to be at sea again.”

October 27, 2014 – 09°53.8’S x 113°47.39’E (Bali, Indonesia to Reunion Island, France)

“Happy to be at sea finally! Leaving Bali we got a hawser wrapped around the main prop, so Axel dived down with snorkel gear to cut it off. Once clear of the harbour we set all sail, but there wasn’t enough wind to counteract the current so we steamed overnight to get clear of the shore. We set sail again at the midday change of the watch today. Drills are planned for this afternoon, followed by a power shower. Seas are slight, weather is good and nobody’s terribly sea sick. Alex made chocolate brownies last night for Axel’s birthday.”

October 28, 2014 – 09°59.2’S x 112°55.4’E  (Bali, Indonesia to Reunion Island, France)

“Steaming overnight, wind forecast to pick up enough to sail by the morning. All hands Fire Drill and fire prevention training today at 1700.”

October 29, 2014 – 10°55.1’S x 110°09.7’E  (Bali, Indonesia to Reunion Island, France)

“After steaming overnight we set all sail at noon. The wind has been filling in slowly over the afternoon, so now at 6pm we’re making 4 and a half knots, should continue to improve further over night. We walked though abandon ship scenarios this afternoon with full drill to follow tomorrow. Preparations have begun for Hallowe’en festivities this weekend.”

October 30, 2014 – 11°20.3’S x 108°32.9’E  (Bali, Indonesia to Reunion Island, France)

“It’s a gorgeous day in the Indian Ocean! Wind filled in to a nice force four on the port quarter by mid-afternoon, and the seas are sparkly bright blue. This afternoon’s workshop is an introduction to sail making with Capt. Moreland starting with design and construction theory.”

Read more on Picton Castle’s Facebook Page.

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If you are an ocean-going ship or crew member, please send voyage updates to ‘eliza at tallshipsamerica.org’ to be featured on our ‘BLUE WATER BLOG.’

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Guest Blogger on USCGC EAGLE: School of the Ship

Posted by Tall Ships America on October 16, 2014

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For the past few years, Tall Ships America members have been invited to participate in the USCG OCS (Officer Candidate School) cruise on board the Barque EAGLE. Guest Blogger Lance Fairbanks participated this Fall  and provides a glimpse into the guest crew experience. You can see more of his photos on our Flickr page. Thank you, Lance!

Welcome Aboard: Gloucester was the first port where both Officer Candidates of the US Coast Guard and Members of Tall Ships America joined hands, before setting sail in the USCGC EAGLE. While we did not expect to win the Esperanto Cup during the 30th Annual Schooner Festival; we did however make a grand statement leaving the harbor, “We are America’s Tall Ship!” Officer Candidates and Members alike, we were all assigned to a division. We quickly made friends and found our way about the ship, what would be our home away from home for the next two weeks. As shipmates aboard a Coast Guard vessel, we were engaged in every aspect of life according to the Plan of the Day. As a sail training vessel, all of us took part in School of the Ship.

School of Ship Photo: Lance Fairbanks

School of Ship Photo: Lance Fairbanks

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Niagara Rig RATS

Posted by Tall Ships America on October 2, 2014

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Join U.S. Brig NIAGARA for the free pilot program, “Rigging and Advanced Topics in Seamanship“, 17 October – 22 November.

This five week program will emphasize marlinspike seamanship and practical experience working in NIAGARA’s rig shop. Topics include basic ship’s carpentry, fundamentals of navigation, and vessel management best practices.

Lodging is provided and the crew kitchen will be available.

Contact information is here.

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SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Mainmast Stepping Ceremony

Posted by Tall Ships America on September 26, 2014

The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Mainmast Stepping Ceremony took place on Wednesday morning and Tall Ships America had the distinct honor of being invited to attend.

Photo Credit: Eliza Braunstein

Photo Credit: Eliza Braunstein

The ceremony commenced at precisely 1030 with the ringing of the bell. We listened to remarks  an assortment of speakers involved in the creation of SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, as they spoke about the process of making a dream come true. We also learned about the significance of mast stepping and the significance of Oliver Hazard Perry‘s mainmast. Then, descendants of Oliver Hazard Perry placed a commemorative coin beneath the mainmast and a crane lowered the mast into place. VADM Thomas Weschler, USN (Ret.), had the quote of the day when he stated, “This is the most exciting thing that’s happened to me since World War II!”

Photo Credit: Jen Spring

Photo Credit: Jen Spring

Photo Credit: Eliza Braunstein

Photo Credit: Eliza Braunstein

Photo Credit: Jen Spring

Photo Credit: Jen Spring

Photo Credit: Jen Spring

Photo Credit: Jen Spring

Photo Credit: Jen Spring

Photo Credit: Jen Spring

Upon the stepping of the mast, the gun was fired and the ceremony concluded. The rigging crew, with this achievement now complete, will spend the autumn completing the ship’s rig and getting the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry ready for her first summer sailing season.

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