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My Incredible Adventure- The Liberty Clipper

Home Port: Boston Rig: Gaff Topsail Schooner Year Built: 1983 Sparred Length: 125 Feet Draft: 8 Feet Beam: 25 Feet Hull: Steel Web Site: Liberty Clipper The 125-foot Schooner ‘Liberty Clipper’ is a majestic steel replica of an 18th century … Continue reading

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My Incredible Adventure- The Schooner Roseway

When we were heading into Boston Harbor, the Roseway sailed by us. Beautiful as always! Always nice when she visits Gloucester! The Roseway is a wooden gaff-rigged schooner launched on November 24, 1925 in Essex, Massachusetts. She is now restored … Continue reading

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My Incredible Adventure – Heading into Boston Harbor

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My Incredible Adventure- Using Dividers

How to use dividers Using dividers and the latitude scale on your nautical chart, you are able to measure distance in nautical miles. (Remember, do not use longitudes to measure distance. Longitude lines converge at the poles and the distance … Continue reading

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My Incredible Adventure- Hauling out the Anchor Part II

Anchor is Aweigh – Anchor is off the sea bottom when being heaved in . Anchor is Foul – Anchor cable is caught around the fluke or an object is caught around the anchor . Anchor Watch – A member … Continue reading

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My Incredible Adventure- Navigation

Compass This is a very important Navigation Tool. Its function is to determine the direction of the course. There are many types of Compasses. Some of these include handheld Compass, marine Compass, Magnetic Compass, and steering Compass. Charts A Chart … Continue reading

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My Incredible Adventure- Owen and Dave climb the rigging

Here’s a great story from DownEast.com aboard the Angelique – one of the ships that visited Gloucester last week

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My Incredible Adventure- Logan Airport

As we entered Boston’s inner harbor, we were directly in line with the runway at Logan. Deafening!

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My Incredible Adventure- Lowering the sails

Lowering the sails takes as much work as raising them. And it takes the whole crew and all others to make it work. Lines have to secured. Sails need to be folded and tied down.

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My Incredible Adventure – Making a Rope Grommet

Owen and his dad Dave made this rope grommet and then soaked it in the water for a short time to stiffen it up. From WikiHow Grommets are round, endless rings of rope useful in a myriad ways aboard ship … Continue reading

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My Incredible Adventure- The Bounty

We saw the Bounty off in the distance and Captain Amanda decided to meet up with her. Here’s some interesting info from the Bounty website: “HMS Bounty…at one with the sea…global voyager…movie star…dedicated to preserving the fine art of square-rigged … Continue reading

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My Incredible Adventure-Beautiful Industry

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My Incredible Adventure-The Working Coil and the Ballentine

From the beginning of the trip to the end, we were pulling, coiling, wrapping, knotting,  and tripping over ROPE (called line in sailing terminology). The crew taught us how to coil the line so it was out of the way … Continue reading

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My Incredible Adventure – My iPhone

There were 11 people sleeping in their bunks. Everyone was exhausted from the day’s activities. And then…. Click on the phone!

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My Incredible Adventure- The “Head”

Sure does take some planning ahead!! This is why I said it involves balance, dexterity, and strength! And the ability to speed read! Instructions: 1. Make sure lid is down to create a vacuum. 2. Put thumb over hole on … Continue reading

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My Incredible Adventure-Time to raise the sails!

It was time to hoist the sails and everyone onboard was needed to raise the heavy canvas sails. The crew taught us how to work as a group in this incredible task. Hand over hand, we used every muscle – … Continue reading

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My Incredible Adventure aboard the Spirit of Massachusetts

On Wednesday morning 11 passengers met at the dock behind the Heritage Center. The day was wet and cold, but our anticipation overshadowed the weather. We were sailing on the Spirit of Massachusetts overnight to see the Tall Ships in … Continue reading

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