I just moved to Scotland from the San Francisco area, where I lived with my family on a 50 foot Ketch, after living on and maintaining a 105 year old Dutch Clipper in France for two years.
I’ve spent a lot of time at Maritime Museums in San Diego onboard the Star of India and San Francisco on the Balaclutha dreaming of seeing them under a full press of sail. The ship I served on in the U.S. Navy, in Public Affairs, is now a museum in San Diego, and the difference between a living ship and a museum piece is tangible and dramatic.
I’m a volunteer public relations officer for the United States Coast Guard as well as an Instructor and Vessel Safety Inspector.
I am excited to see this project come to reality.