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VIDEO: Bay Area gets a new brigantine

After more than three years of work the Matthew Turner, the first new tall ship built in the San Francisco Bay Area in more than 85 years, touched water April 1.

Marin Independent Journal reports that the brigantine, which cost about $6.3 million to build, is operated by Call of the Sea, an educational nonprofit in Sausalito, Calif., that seeks to inspire young people through experiential, environmental education under sail.

This video from CBS San Francisco has more:

Martinez News-Gazette reports that the ship’s builders have been environmentally conscious in their construction and are seeking “Living Ship” certification for the Matthew Turner.