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Sailor, a Tall Ship and Latitude Connect at The Depot in Mill Valley

Peter Graumann works at the bookstore counter in The Depot Café & Bookstore in Mill Valley. In his spare time he built a tall ship. Actually, he’s been a regular volunteer for the building and maintenance of the Matthew Turner.

Peter Graumann
Peter Graumann holds up a copy of the January issue in The Depot Bookstore in downtown Mill Valley.
© 2024 Latitude 38 Media LLC / John

We discovered this as we walked into The Depot, which is one of almost 600 distribution points from Seattle to San Diego where you can pick up a free copy of our print publication. You can find a spot near you on our distribution map here. Enter your zip code to find the store nearest you. If you know of a place frequented by sailors near you that needs to stock Latitude 38, let us know here.

We asked Sylvia Stompe at Call of the Sea (COTS) what Peter has been up to, and she replied, “Peter Graumann has been volunteering with Educational Tall Ship/COTS since early on in the building of the ship. He not only helped with building tasks, he also gave many docent tours of the ship back in the day when demand was very high for groups to tour the building site at the tent. Currently, he is one of the core group of dedicated, Wednesday volunteers who come each week and work on carpentry tasks for both ships (Matthew Turner and Seaward), maintaining the woodwork, restoring cabin sole hatches, and tackling vessel improvements such as building additional storage and designing and building the ‘billboards’ which protect the wooden hull from the anchor. Peter also cheerfully helps keep the workshop clean and organized, a vital but often unsung task!”

The Depot Mill Valley
The Depot in Mill Valley is a clean, comfortable café for dining and reading Latitude 38.
© 2024 Latitude 38 Media LLC / John

It takes a big crew to sail the Matthew Turner and an even bigger crew to keep her ready to sail. In addition to Peter’s work volunteering for Call of the Sea, we’re happy to have a sailor on hand to make sure Latitude 38 gets into the hands of fellow sailors who want to read about the adventures of California sailors.

Also, thanks to The Depot Café & Bookstore and all our distributors who help bring the magazine to you.

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