Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Stephen Taber"

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Stephen Taber
Registered port:Rockland, Maine
Type of rigging:SCHONER
Year built:1871
Yard:Mr. Bedel, Glenwood, New York
Overall length:35.00 m
Length (hull):20.70 m
Draught:4.50 m
Sail area:307 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 26 Jun 2002

  • she is one of the oldest sailing vessels in continuous service of the United States and a National Historic Landmark.
  • built in 1871 at the building place of Bedel in Glenwood near New York, designed for the supply and trade in the smaller ports on the American Atlantic coast.
  • owner Capt. B. Hallock from East Setaucket next to New York operated the ship between 1892-1930, transport of timber, coal, stones, oysters and salted fish between port from South Street to Newport, Rhode Island.
  • participation in the inaugural ceremony of the Statue of Liberty on October 28, 1886 and in 1899 participation in the parade of ships to honour admiral Dewey, who defeated the Spanish fleet in Philipinen waters.
  • in 1930 property of B. Eaton for some month, sold to Capt. F. Wood, who skippered the "Stephen Taber" until the 2nd World War as a freighter.
  • after that owned by H. and M. Hawkinses for 11 years, later Capt. J. Sharp followed by Capt. O. Young, both from Camden at the American Aest coast became the owner.
  • 1979 purchased by K. and E. Barnes, after refitting the ship entered the charter business in 1983, as cook Ellen Barnes published the cookbook "The Taste of Tabor".
  • 1989 purchased by new owners from Rockland.
  • based in Rockland the ship sails with passengers on whale and seal watching trips, voyages take about a week.


Website (English, 24 Dec 2022):
The schooner Stephen Taber: the vessel, sailing schedule, accomodations, contact address, photos

Literature for further reading:

We recommend the following references for your further research of the ship. The references marked with have been included in the generation of the ship profile on this page.

Ollivier Puget, Jean-Noël Darde
"Partir sur les Grand Voiliers - Le guide pour embarquer"
Guides Balland 2000 ISBN: 2-7158-1277-9
Page: 164 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 413 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

American Sail Training Association (ASTA)
"Sail Tall Ships! A Directory of Sail Training and Adventure at Sea"
2007 ISBN: 978-0-9799878-0-9
(17th Edition)
Page: 272 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact