How do you have so many pictures of a program which has not started?
- Published on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 16:43
Although we are currently in the midst of putting together this program. This is far from the first program which places teenagers at the helm of a tall ship. Many of the photo from this site are from a ship which is almost a ‘sistership’ to the Northern Stars, she is call the Tole More. The Tole More also servers teens; however, they focus on three week long adventures on the southern Californian coast. Their program is a ‘camp like’ environment as does not specifically deal with ‘at-risk’ teens. At quick glance the Tole Mour and the Northern Stars are the same design, but upon closer inspection the Tole is 15′ shorter, has smaller deck cabins, and has her liferafts mounted aft, whereas the liferafts on the Northern Stars are near the bow. The Tole More also is often seen with kayaks and sailboard stored on her decks, as well as scuba tanks- these are activities
As our program moves forward, we will replace many/ most of these images, but for the time being it is much easier for readers to visualize our program with the aid of images. We also have images from when the Northern Stars as used as a niche cruising vessel in New England. She spent four years in this role before financial pressures forced her to stop sailing.
If you look closely, you will not that most of the images to not show kids in any sort of uniform (which will be required). You will also notice that not all the crew members are using safety harnesses (which is a normal practice among professional crews, but will required whenever practical on the Northern Stars).
All the images on the ‘home’ page are the Northern Stars, and not of/ from any other vessel.