Sunday, June 28, 2015

Encore of Tabor Boy: 100 Years at Sea

Tabor Boy: 100 Years at Sea is a documentary that profiles the captivating history of the Tabor Boy sail training program in which thousands of high school students have experienced the lifelong lessons of going to sea. Rhode Island PBS is pleased to encore this documentary on Sunday, June 27 at 6 p.m.

Celebrating a century at sea, Tabor Academy’s flagship 92’ sail training schooner, the SSV Tabor Boy, and the sail training program on board, is the subject of a film by Emmy award-winning videographer and Tabor Academy alumnus John Rice of Above the Line Programming.

The documentary looks at the rich history of the current Tabor Boy ship from its origins 100 years ago as a North Sea pilot schooner to its use today as an educational platform for teaching nautical and marine science. Through a host of engaging interviews with former and current executive officers, captains and crew, plus amazing historical footage and stills, the film reveals the transformative power of going to sea, and the personal effect it has had on generations of Tabor Academy students since the sail program’s inception in 1917.

At its essence, Tabor Boy: 100 Years at Sea pays homage to a fine ship and to its many crew members who have had an experience of a lifetime.

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