Tag Archives: Ocean Classroom

Jim Teal Shares Ocean Classroom Link

Jim Teal writes-

Of the Ardelle and the Harvey Gamage. My son Zack, worked on the building of the Ardelle with Harold and the entire team, and was the one on deck when she was launched. He is currently crew on the Ardelle as well. The tie-in with he Gamage is that Zack just returned from a High School semester at sea on the Harvey Gamage with Ocean Classroom on May 20th after sailing nearly 5000 nautical miles. If you are interested visit http://www.oceanclassroom.blogspot.com you will find blog postings about the trip along with a photo gallery of the adventure. 

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Spirit of Massachusetts and the Harvey Gamage by Kathy Chapman

While on route from the Canadian Maritimes to the Caribbean Sea, these two schooners sail into Gloucester every September for fresh paint and to refit.

They are part of the educational organization Ocean Classroom Foundation which provides programs of sea education and adventure for the youth of America.

Captain Caroline Smith is pictured near the end of the slide show. She is the youngest captain of the schooner fleet. Congrats to her on a great accomplishment!

Kathy Chapman

http://www.kathychapman.com

Click The Photo To See The Entire Slide Show From Kathy-

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Spirit Of Massachusetts Arrives For Schooner Festival

From the Spirit Of Massachusetts Website which you can find by clicking here-

Built by New England Historic Seaport at the Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA.
*Launched in 1984*

Length Overall:
125 feet

Length of the Waterline:
81 feet

Length on Deck:
100 feet

Draft:
11 feet

Height from Waterline to Main Topmast Truck:
100 feet 6 inches

Beam:
24 feet

Gross Tons:
90 tons

Sails:
Mainsail, Foresail, Jumbo, Jib, Jib Topsail, Fore Gaff-Topsail, Main Gaff-Topsail,Fisherman

Sail Area:
7000 Square Feet

Keel:
Greenheart

Hull:
Long Leaf Yellow Pine and White Oak

Frames:
White Oak

Masts:
Douglas Fir

Spars:
Douglas Fir

Deck:
Douglas Fir

Main Engine:
220 h.p. John Deere

Freshwater Capacity:
600 gallons

Diesel Fuel Capacity:
570 gallons

Number of Students:
20

Number of Crew:
8-11

Spirit of Massachusetts was launched on April 28, 1984 at the Charleston Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts. She is modeled after the 1889 fishing schooner Fredonia, designed by Edward Burgess. The Gloucester fishing schooners were widely known as "fast and able" vessels, and Fredonia was widely known for her speed. Spirit of Massachusetts proudly upholds that tradition to this day.

Spirit of Massachusetts was built by her original owners for service as a sail training vessel for young people. She also served as a good-will ambassador for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1984 until 1987. Ocean Classroom Foundation began chartering Spirit for our own educational programs in 1997, and subsequently purchased her in 2000.

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Spirit of Massachusetts

Built by New England Historic Seaport at the Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA.
*Launched in 1984*

Length Overall: 125 feet
Length of the Waterline: 81 feet
Length on Deck: 100 feet
Draft: 11 feet
Height from Waterline to Main Topmast Truck: 100 feet 6 inches
Beam: 24 feet
Gross Tons: 90 tons
Sails: Mainsail, Foresail, Jumbo, Jib, Jib Topsail, Fore Gaff-Topsail, Main Gaff-Topsail,Fisherman
Sail Area: 7000 Square Feet
Keel: Greenheart
Hull: Long Leaf Yellow Pine and White Oak
Frames: White Oak
Masts: Douglas Fir
Spars: Douglas Fir
Deck: Douglas Fir
Main Engine: 220 h.p. John Deere
Freshwater Capacity: 600 gallons
Diesel Fuel Capacity: 570 gallons
Number of Students: 20
Number of Crew: 8-11

Spirit of Massachusetts was launched on April 28, 1984 at the Charleston Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts. She is modeled after the 1889 fishing schooner Fredonia, designed by Edward Burgess. The Gloucester fishing schooners were widely known as “fast and able” vessels, and Fredonia was widely known for her speed. Spirit of Massachusetts proudly upholds that  tradition to this day.

Spirit of Massachusetts was built by her original owners for service as a sail training vessel for young people. She also served as a good-will ambassador for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1984 until 1987.  Ocean Classroom Foundation began chartering Spirit for our own educational programs in 1997, and subsequently purchased her in 2000.

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Sharon Update: Out at sea

Weds. Night 8pm

We’re anchored off Peddick’s Island in Boston Harbor. Today was wild! Lots of wind! We were flying! We passed the Bounty and the American Eagle.

We’re all pretty tired as we worked hard! 7:30 breakfast! 8:00 we head in
to see the Tall Ships!

Thur 6:00AM

It’s 6am and we can see the Boston skyline through the clouds, The cook is  making breakfast. A few of us are up and about, Pretty hard to sleep with 13 other people’  So quiet up here on the deck, Bye for now!

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