#TallShip Tuesdays

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


English Exploration of the Arctic

This week on #TallShipTuesday we took a trip to the frigid arctic. But what did the 19th century explorers hope to find beyond the 18th parallel? It was a mysterious vast, cold, and dangerous expanse and much speculation about what might be there. Was there...

Downrigging Providence

In this week’s #TallShipTuesday video, Providence’s crew took you with them as they began the process of downrigging the ship. This is an important part of the year for many tall ships in the northern hemisphere. To prepare for winter, parts of the ship are...

Setting the Stays’l

In this #TallShipTuesay, Providence’s Boatswain taught us about our Stays’l and how to set it. The Stays’l is a Headsail (Heads’l). Providence has four of these sails. The Stays’l, Inner Jib, Outer Jib, and Flying Jib. Its name comes from the forestay that it is...