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Posted by Tall Ships America on December 8, 2015

Image provided by Tabor Academy

Image provided by Tabor Academy

Where you’ll find the ship
Coastal New England in the summer and offshore Atlantic and Caribbean during the school year.

Fun Fact
Sail training has been taught at Tabor Academy since 1918 and Tabor Boy (originally a North Sea pilot schooner built in 1914) has carried Tabor students since 1954. And they have a documentary! Tabor Boy: One Hundred Years at Sea

The backstory
Built near Amsterdam in 1914 as a Dutch North Sea pilot schooner, the Sailing School Vessel (SSV) Tabor Boy originally carried the name Pilot Schooner #2.

As a fall and spring extracurricular activity, the vessel sails with an all-student crew under an adult captain to enable upperclassmen to take  on the roles and responsibilities of mates and officers. Coastwise cruising and offshore voyages are combined with oceanology studies.
During the summer, one week cruises (“Orientation at Sea” program) enables up to fifteen trainees to be fully involved in sailing and living aboard the vessel while studying marine wildlife, ecology and history of the New England Coast. Winter programs feature sailing and snorkeling in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands to observe and document endangered coral reef ecosystems.
Who sails
Tabor Academy students

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