#TallShip Tuesdays

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


Dousing the Tops’l

In this #TallShipTuesay, Providence’s Boatswain walked us through dousing the tops’l. This basically means taking in our square sail that powers our ship. To do this, it takes the work of several deckhands. On ships that sail for days or weeks at a time, it...

What is a Squall?

This week, Captain Johnathan joined Caroline to talk about dealing with squalls out on the water. We briefly touched on this nautical term in our #TallShipTuesday Video. So, what is a squall and what makes it different from a storm? A Squall According to the...

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...