Spring Sail Training

The first of the 2017 Spring Training Programs came in cool and blustery with the Catlin Gabel School from Portland. The weather fore cast was for SW 25 to 35 which lived up to its promise, we saw apparent wind to 34, and the students loved it! It was quite a hoot boiling up and down Port Townsend Bay with …

MARTHA / Spring 2017

March 19th. The crew reveled in the sunshine as we scrubbed Winter away from MARTHA’s decks and prepared for the Spring Sail Training season. With the wind playing nice we were able to bend on all of MARTHA’s sails in preparation for the Catlin Gable School Sail training program. It always feels great to know that the Spring and Summer …

New Web Site Lay Out

The website for the Foundation has a new look and feel. The site has been reconfigured to provide optimum navigation so you can find what your looking for. It’s pretty complex what happens behind the curtain,  but what’s important is the content and the user interface and that’s where you may notice the change. We will have more content that …

MARTHA / B.B.Crowninshield

Years ago,  while visiting the National Maritime Museum in SanFrancisco a to research MARTHA’s history I looked into B.B.(Bowdoin Bradlee)Crowninshield and J.R. (John Ryder)Hanify and their yachting history. B.B.Crowninshield was un accomplished sailor from a prominent family in which sailing,  seafaring,  sea commerce and the navy played prominent rolls in their history. Within the Museum there is a Loyd Register of …

2016 Year End and The Start of the Next 100 years

As the curtain of 2016 draws to a close and we prepare for the upcoming 2017 season,  a point of interests emerges. May 2017, MARTHA reaches 110 years of age! We are already 10 years into the next 100 years. Even more amazing,  when you look at the photos below and remember how wonderfully capable MARTHA has become! From her …