BRUNSWICK, GEORGIA – The iconic Maine tall ship Schooner Harvey Gamage returned to Brunswick, Georgia today with complimentary dockage offered by Brunswick Landing Marina.
The Gamage (pronounced Gah Mudj) is the most successful high school sail training vessel in US history with 49 years of service as an educational vessel. She is 131 feet long overall and has 33 overnight bunks. She carries a crew of 9 plus 24 students
While in Brunswick this week, the ship will be open for public tours on Saturday, Dec. 3 from Noon to 5, and for visits by invitation at other times.
The iconic nautical science training ship will host high school teachers, principals, and guidance counselors on Friday afternoon to learn about plans for Brunswick-area high school students to sail next year.
Customers from Brunswick Landing Marina are invited to tour the ship Thursday afternoon from 3 to 5:30.
Captain Kevin Jumbeck, Chief Mate Kelly Percy and their crew will welcome visitors interested in youth education at sea and marine workforce development as well as families.
“We are delighted that we are able to help programs like the Harvey Gamage that are dedicated to improving the education and lives of children in our area,” said Michael Torras, Marina Manager at Brunswick Landing Marina.
In December of 2023 –one year from now–Gamage plans to take 24 Glynn County students out to sea for a week where they will receive academically-accredited nautical science training. The week following this at sea sail program, students interested in Marine Trades careers will live on board dockside and receive an intensive introduction to marine trades career opportunities meeting marine employers and learning basic trade skills including electrical, engine and marine systems.
Educators interested in introducing their students should plan to visit the Gamage this week or contact the Gamage office at [email protected] or call 207-450-5363.
For media inquiries, call Alex Agnew at Sailing Ships Maine at 207-450-5363 or Michael Torras at (912) 324-7415.