Don Treworgy, Stargazer. R.I.P.

Don Treworgy

We’re pretty partial to stargazers here. First, this blog and our company name comes from a poem that celebrates the sea and the sky.

I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.

Second and more importantly, our business model is based on a belief that the most successful leaders always sight their star to steer by. While most do this metaphorically, Don Treworgy did it literally during his 48 years of dedicated service to Mystic Seaport’s Treworgy Planetarium.

Sadly Don passed away on September 13, 2009. Mystic Seaport has published a wonderful page celebrating Don’s life and work. Remembering Donald Treworgy October 3, 1938 – September 13, 2009.


Over the years, many students and sailors from around the world learned about the night sky from Don Treworgy. I had the great fortune of first meeting Don at the 2006 American Sail Training Association conference when he received an ASTA Special Recognition Award.

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Peter A. Mello

Father, son. Lifelong mariner, student of leadership, photographer. Professional creative placemaker.

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