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

Posted by Tall Ships America on October 22, 2015

porcupine

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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