Bay Area Non-Profit to Construct First Wooden Tall Ship in Almost 100 Years


Educational Tall Ship Inc.

2330 Marinship Way Suite #150

Sausalito, CA 94965

www.educationaltallship.org

January 19th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“Bay Area Non-Profit to Construct First Wooden Tall Ship in Almost 100 Years”

Sausalito, CA – Imagine the graceful lines of a wooden Tall Ship, an echo of San Francisco’s rich maritime heritage, tacking her way under the Golden Gate, appearing out of the fog under full sail like a 19th century ghost. On her decks and aloft are Bay Area youth of all backgrounds and abilities working and learning together, sailing her confidently, their faces bright with a sense of adventure and achievement.

The Educational Tall Ship for San Francisco Bay (ETS) is a non-profit organization that is constructing the first traditional wooden tall ship built in the Bay Area in nearly 100 years. The vessel will serve as an experiential learning platform for Bay Area youth and eventually expand existing on-the-water programs offered by “Call of the Sea” a Sausalito based non-profit. The ship, whose construction is scheduled to begin in the Spring of 2012, will incorporate old-world technology with twenty-first century sustainable building techniques. The goal is to be the first fully carbon neutral sailing vessel of this size. During the construction ETS will employ skilled craftsmen as well as apprentices and volunteers to implement the project. Expertise and supervision will be provided by of one of the premier wooden boat designer/builders in the country, Tri-Coastal Marine of Richmond CA.. The construction process will be open to the public, and volunteers from various backgrounds and age groups will partake in the building of this vessel to truly make this the Bay Area’s Tall Ship.

 

For More Information Contact:

Matt Suddaby

Educational Tall Ship

2330 Marinship Way Suite #150

Sausalito, CA 94965

Matt@educationaltallship.org