Home Sweet Home!

Niagara is home for the winter.  We sailed 4200 miles this summer.  We sailed in all 5 lakes and were underway in 6 months.  It was lot of hard work done by our dedicated volunteers, trainees and pro crew.  It was also my first season as chief mate and I thank each of you who has made this experience a truly memorable one.  It’s going to be hard to out do the 2008 season but the great thing about that is that we are already gearing up for the 2009 season and if things go well it will be better.  The schedule should be up soon so people can start signing up for when they want to sail. 

Come down and visit us.  We have saturday work parties every saturday from 0830 till 1630.  All the hours you work on Sat count towards tuition for the following summer.

About Billy Sabatini

I am the Chief Mate of the US Brig Niagara. I've been sailing on Niagara since 2005 and have held the position of Third Mate, Second Mate, Engineer and now Chief Mate. I am also a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy and Tabor Academy and hold a 200 Near Coastal Master's License.
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4 Responses to Home Sweet Home!

  1. Congratulations on your first successful year as chief mate. Another Tabor Boy done good!

  2. handybilly says:

    There’s actually two Tabor Boy sailors on board. Rob Aspinwall is the boatswain now and he was XO in 2002 on Tabor Boy. He’s doing a great job and helping to create a good reputation for Tabor Boy here on Niagara.

  3. I take it that the total mileage for the season included the Cleveland to Erie trip and then the two day sails after that. If all goes as planned I hope to see you and the crew on the 3rd. of April, ’09. That is most likely the Friday before the winter cover day. Then if possible I want to be on=hand for the balance of Apr. and most of may. The rig-up is what I need to participate in to truly learn the details of the Niagara. After that I think I would be ready to comfortably sail with the professional crew, aboard the NIAGARA.

    Jeff H. Milw., WI.

  4. Jeff, yes the 4200 miles includes the trip to shipyard.

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