Our Mission

Our mission is to construct a historic and sustainable wooden tall
ship, Matthew Turner, for the San Francisco Bay Area. The project will
provide on the water and shore-based experiential education for
students of all ages, both during construction and after completion.
Programs will focus on marine ecology, sustainability, teamwork,
leadership and the rich maritime history of the Bay Area.

Our Vision


Our vision is to inspire people to celebrate and experience the rich
maritime history of the Bay Area, learn about and preserve our
delicate ecosystem and provide life-changing experiential learning
opportunities for youth of all backgrounds, now and for generations to

Upon completion, MATTHEW TURNER, will provide for an additional 12,000 students per year to experience Call of the Sea’s marine environmental
educational programs.

Watch short clips of the building progress, here: http://webuiltaship.dunked.com/http://webuiltaship.dunked.com/


Call of the Sea, www.callofthesea.org, offers programs that inspire
people of all ages and backgrounds to connect with the sea on a
traditional sailing vessel. Educational content focuses on marine
sciences, nautical heritage, the environment of the bay and ocean, and
maritime careers. These programs are designed to keep students
involved, active, and connected with the maritime world.