Schooner captain turned artist


Richard Perkins, formerly a squared-rigger sailor and schooner captain, is a watercolorist living in Concord, Mass. He offers a unique product for mariners who appreciate the art of nautical charts. 

Perkins spent 12 years on traditionally rigged sailing vessels, including as captain of the 120-foot schooner Harvey Gamage. His company, My Custom Chart, offers quality reproductions of hand-painted nautical charts. The charts can be customized with the customer’s own boat, house or favorite fish — go to

By Ocean Navigator