Call of the Sea is constructing a traditional wooden tall ship, MATTHEW TURNER, which will serve as an experiential learning platform for Bay Area youth. Call of the Sea has been successfully operating on-the-water programs since 1984.

The construction of the new vessel will expand the capacity of programs that are currently running onboard SEAWARD, which currently serves middle school aged youth and engages them in marine environmental education. Expanded programming will enable Call of the Sea to reach more students (from 5,000 to 15,000 served annually) and add curriculum for higher grade levels allowing Call of the Sea to provide greater access to programming for Bay Area youth. 

Please enjoy the introductory video below and watch the live stream of the shipyard just below. Join us by volunteering or donating to this amazing project.

Matthew Turner Will Launch April 1, 2017              

Ceremonies begin at 4pm with blessings by

Lama Palzang,  Buddhist monk 

Luta Candelaria, Native American, Rumsen Ohlone/Mescalero Apache

The Rev. Phillip Ellsworth, Rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Belvedere

Imam Abu Qadir Al-Amin, of the Pacifica Institute

and christening of the vessel by the Great-Great Granddaughter of MAtthew Turner

Launch at 5pm

After the Launch, Maritime Music by Marin's Brass Band, the Sewer Band

And Flag presentation by USCG Honor Guard


At the Bay Model, Corps of Engineers Ramp, base of Testa St in Sausalito, CA.  

Parking available at 2330 Marinship Way & 10 Libertyship Way.  ADA Parking on Testa St.

Public viewing from Marinship Park and the Bay Model Parking Lot

Optional Registration for viewing only

No Ticket required for viewing.

On the water viewing will be available through these charter boats

click on logo to visit their websites


Post launch celebration, 5:30 in the Bay Model


Music by the Waterfront Pickers 

 Delicious food created by John & Lisa Scopazzi and Davey Jones.  Beverages included.

A Special Thank You to our Launch Sponsors!

Terry Causey,  Tom and Staci Reilly,  Angie and Alan Olson,  James J. Gabbert


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