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Help the newest (and prickliest) member of the fleet!

Posted by Tall Ships America on October 22, 2015


Yesterday marked the start of the Schooner Porcupine‘s Kickstarter campaign. There is a ton of information on their official Kickstarter page –  http://kck.st/1KohCZW and a video explaining their program.

Here is some more information about the ship –

Porcupine’s mission will be sailing as the Schoolship for Presque Isle Bay, a hands-on sailing STEM classroom and historic regional attraction, interpreting her important part in the War of 1812, sailing for the US Coastal Survey Office, being a United States Revenue Cutter, and carrying cargo as the merchant schooner Caroline until 1873.

The completed square topsail rigged Porcupine will be operated by the Bayfront Maritime Center as a historic, sailing science vessel for area school students. Porcupine will also offer sailing charters and special events during the sailing season.

Your contribution to the Kickstarter campaign will help them build a 19th century style deck on top of the donated fiberglass hull.  By contributing to the campaign, you will be a part of the Porcupine experience and, in gratitude for your support, there are several different levels of rewards you can receive (personally, I have an eye on one of those t-shirts).  But don’t do it for the t-shirt, do it because another tall ship out sailing, teaching kids and providing a tangible piece of history to the public, is a good thing.  Donate today!




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