H2uh0 - Bonehead Moves on the Water from SF Bay and Beyond!
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
I Give you the Mathew Turner
Matthew Turner is a tall ship designed after the ship Galilee, which was built in the late 1800’s by the ship designer and builder Matthew Turner. The Galilee held the San Francisco to Tahiti passage record of 19 days for many years. Matthew Turner 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 even more students (from 5,000 to 15,000 served annually).
Length Overall: 132′
Length on Deck: 100′
Sail Area: (11 Sails) 7,200 sq ft
Height of main mast: 100ft
Displacement: 175 tons
38 Berths for voyaging
Constructed with Douglas Fir, Oregon White Oak and Bronze Fastenings
Two 200 KW electric motors regenerating power under sail
Two 50 KWH banks of Lithium batteries
Two 265 KW bio-fuel generators
Took 7 years to build at $6 million
Most of the work was done by volenteers