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#980 Seeing a ship that was once tied up at the dock now sailing

Posted by Tall Ships America on June 30, 2011

One of the saddest things to see within our industry is a ship languishing at the dock, not being sailed and rotting slowly away. No one to care for it as things gradually start to erode until it gets to a point where only a humongous influx of cash will save it, or more realistically, a miracle.

The last time I saw Bill of Rights she was sitting forlornly at the dock.  Enter  Steve Taylor who is now the captain as well as the founder of the Channel Islands Harbor (Oxnard)-based American Tall Ship Institute.  Today, the ship gleefully sails in partnership with schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, local gange intervention programs, US Fish and Wildlife, among several other. Bill of Rights is doing what a tall ship does best – getting kids out sailing and learning while having the adventure of a lifetime. Awesome.

Have an idea or a story you want to share? Email it to me at erin@sailtraining.org and I’ll add it to the blog with props to you.

Major credit to 1000 Awesome Things for the inspiration

 

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