Soon after announcing our new agreement to teach navigation seminars aboard the schooner Virginia (whose quarterdeck is seen in this shot by John Kettlewell), we received a message from a former schooner trip participant who fondly remembers our previous teaching trips aboard the schooner Ocean Star. Here are some of his remembrances:
“I was delighted to see that Ocean Navigator is re-entering the navigation/seamanship training with renewed vigor in the partnership with the Schooner Virginia. I was privileged to be a student aboard what I think was the delivery voyage of the Ocean Star from Norfolk, VA to Portland in 1994. Cameron Bright was skipper and Alex Agnew the bosun. It was a wonderful and educational trip, enhanced by the sight of mother & calf humpbacks breaching together in the early morning off Stellwagen Bank. The teachers were knowledgeable and patient and the food was great. To anyone half thinking about it: do it.
Tim Hunt, Sailing Vessel VAROA, Marblehead.”