Welcome to the website for the RV Te Vega, the ship that served Stanford Oceanographic Expeditions 1963-1968. She inspired the lives and careers of both faculty and students lucky enough to participate in her 19 cruises. The goal of this website is both to record and to share the history of this era.
The Te Vega was donated to Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University by Harold Miller in 1962 and was sold in 1969, to be replaced by an old tuna clipper, the Proteus. Professor Rolf Bolin directed the ship’s program, for research and training of graduate students in marine biology, until he retired in 1967. The National Science Foundation funded research and maintenance on both ships until 1972.
Stanford@SEA 2003-present (the reincarnation of the 'Te Vega experience')