#TallShip Tuesdays

Aboard awaits Providence history, exploits, nautical knowledge, and more presented by Captain Jones and the crew of Providence. New content every Tuesday!


Sea Shanty September: Haul Away Joe

This #TallShipTuesday, Providence’s Shanty Singers decided to end Sea Shanty September with one of their favorite shanties. This song is commonly referred to as a “short-drag shanty,” or a shanty that is used for tasks that need a short pull followed by a period of...

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, this #TallShipTuesday, we celebrate by learning some nautical terms sailors and landlubbers alike use. While we’re not pirates here on Providence, nautical terms tend to carry over, and these are some terms to know if you...

Sea Shanty September: A Drop of Nelson’s Blood

Also called “Roll the Chariot,” this shanty is a fan favorite. “A Drop of Nelson’s Blood” is a “walkaway,” “runaway chorus,” or “stamp and go” sea shanty essentially meaning that it is a song that can evolve. Someone can sing the first line of a...