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 Launched April 1, 2017

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She is at her new home berth on the Army Corps of Engineers Pier, just south of

our ship construction tent, where we will continue work on the decking, rigging, systems and interior.  


There will be no tours of the ship scheduled until the deckboards have all been laid and sealed.  

We plan to resume public tours at the end of April, weather permitting.

 A Special Thank You to our Launch Sponsors!

Terry Causey,  Tom and Staci Reilly,  Angie and Alan Olson,  James J. Gabbert & Matt Butler, for Technical assistance.

And our Wine Donors: Kevin Mills, Anoop Nebhnani &  Vincent Ciolino

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