Preview: Building Tall Ship MATTHEW TURNER for the Bay Area

February 2, 2015

Avatar Dustin Urban

Thank you to OCH member Peter Strietmann for bringing to our attention this video he made about a great project underway in Sausalito, CA. The organization Educational Tall Ship is building a historic wooden vessel, the tall ship MATTHEW TURNER, for the San Francisco Bay Area.

Educational Tall Ship MATTHEW TURNER

Educational Tall Ship MATTHEW TURNER


The organization’s mission is to “provide on the water and shore-based experiential education for students of all ages, both during construction and after completion. Programs will focus on marine ecology, sustainability, teamwork, leadership and the rich maritime history of the Bay Area.”

The ship looks beautiful, and what’s more, she’s being constructed with an eye on sustainability, using Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood donated by The Conservation Fund; in their own words: “Through our North Coast Forest Conservation Initiative, the Fund donated 73 Douglas Fir logs — more than half a mile of lumber — to the Educational Tall Ship project. The lumber was harvested from our sustainably-managed Big River Forest in Mendocino County, California.”

We applaud the sustainable and educational mission of this project. Fair winds!

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