What I’ve been up to lately in Bermuda

Here’s a link to another great article by Bermuda Sun senior writer Meredith Ebbin about the youth maritime education program that I’ve been working on for the past six months with Northeast Maritime Institute. Course opens up waterways of the world for students (June 13, 2008 ) Here’s a link In case you missed Ms. … Continue reading What I’ve been up to lately in Bermuda

Bermuda Maritime Education Pilot Program

I haven’t been able to keep up my normal pace of posting over the past week mainly because a project that I’ve been working on at Northeast Maritime Institute (NMI) is about ready to launch. Here’s a link to an article by Bermuda Sun senior writer Meredith Ebbin which will give you a good snapshot … Continue reading Bermuda Maritime Education Pilot Program

Back From Bermuda

Sorry I haven’t posted lately but I’ve been in Bermuda all week working on an exciting youth maritime education, training and employment program. I previously posted on this here and will have more in the future. In the meantime, here’s a picture of the brigantine Fritha which was my home for the week. She’s one … Continue reading Back From Bermuda

How young is too young to sail alone around the world?

I first sailed to Bermuda when I was 14 years old.  It was a pretty significant milestone in my life.  From what I can remember of it today, more three decades later, it was also a significant accomplishment, psychologically, emotionally and physically. Of course, I was on a 128′ tall ship with 20 other adolescents … Continue reading How young is too young to sail alone around the world?

Young Bermudians get chance for careers at sea

Here’s a link to an article entitled Young Bermudians get chance for careers at sea written by Tari Trott of the The Royal Gazette. It’s a great recap of what we were working on all last week in Bermuda. This is a very exciting program which has strong support from both government and maritime interests … Continue reading Young Bermudians get chance for careers at sea

If you want to build a ship…

If you want to build a shipdon’t herd people together to collect woodand don’t assign them tasks and work,but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Today I started a new job that I am very excited about. I joined Northeast Maritime Institute to, among other things, … Continue reading If you want to build a ship…

The blog(ger)

About the blog Many of us who have worked and lived by the sea have been inspired by John Masefield’s classic poem, Sea-Fever. Masefield’s own life story is equally inspiring; a young boy with a challenging childhood takes to the sea and experiences life in a way that opens up new worlds of opportunity. While … Continue reading The blog(ger)