Stus-List Job opening for seasoned sailor

Stevan Plavsa stevanplavsa at
Wed Sep 4 14:16:23 EDT 2013


And you can get a model kit too :)
You guys over in NE are lucky to be surrounded by so much naval history.

Suhana, C&C 32

On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 2:06 PM, Andrew Burton <a.burton.sailor at>wrote:

> You'll be welcome on Peregrine.
> Let's get the Morgan's schedule and plan it.
> Andy
> On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 2:03 PM, Joel Aronson <joel.aronson at>wrote:
>> I definitely need to get to New England next summer!  I'll be looking to
>> bum a boat ride from one of you so I can see her(?) from the water!
>> Joel
>> 35/3
>> Annapolis
>> On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 1:57 PM, Bill Bina <billbina at> wrote:
>>>  Thought I would pass this along...
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>>> Article published Sep 4, 2013
>>>  *Wanted: captain for 172-year-old whaleship*
>>> By Joe Wojtas <j.wojtas at> Day Staff Writer
>>> *Seaport seeking first Charles W. Morgan skipper in 92 years*
>>> ***Mystic* - The Charles W. Morgan is about to get its first captain in
>>> 92 years.
>>> **Mystic Seaport, which has been restoring the 172-year-old wooden
>>> whaleship for the past four years so it can sail to historic ports across
>>> New England next summer, is advertising for someone to captain the ship
>>> leading up to and during its 38th voyage.
>>> **"The Morgan has not had a captain in more than 90 years and who knows
>>> how long it will be after this voyage," Dana Hewson, the museum's vice
>>> president for Watercraft Preservation and Programs, said Tuesday. "So I
>>> think this will be a much sought-after position."
>>> **Seaport officials said the captain not only will have to be a
>>> top-notch mariner but also must be comfortable in front of the public
>>> because of the media attention and crowds the ship will attract during its
>>> three-month trip next summer.
>>> **"They have to be absolutely qualified to manage this artifact, which
>>> has national and international importance," Hewson said of the candidates.
>>> "They also have to embrace the role of the public nature of this endeavor."
>>> **He said that could mean interacting with everyone from the media and
>>> passengers to governors of the states they are visiting.
>>> **Applicants must possess a 500-ton Near Coastal Master license and
>>> have 10 years of command experience on traditional sailing vessels with
>>> extensive knowledge in square-rig sailing, according to the job description
>>> on the museum website.
>>> **It adds that the captain must recognize the ship "as the premier
>>> artifact in the museum's collection as well as one of the nation's most
>>> important historic objects. Her safety and well-being will be paramount in
>>> all decisions."
>>> **The Morgan, whose last voyage ended in 1921, is the world's last
>>> surviving wooden whaling ship and a National Historic Landmark. It also
>>> holds the distinction of being the country's oldest commercial vessel still
>>> afloat. A total of $7 million eventually will be spent on its restoration
>>> and voyage.
>>> **Hewson said the museum has seen interest in the position from people
>>> in the field.
>>> **"It's a relatively small world, so it's certainly been known in the
>>> field that we'd be doing this," he said.
>>> **The restored Morgan was launched during a ceremony in July. While the
>>> majority of the work to the hull is complete, shipyard workers have to
>>> replace spars, rig the ship, fit it with new sails, replace the electrical
>>> system and install modern navigation, safety gear and other equipment for
>>> the voyage. The 21st century gear will be removed when the voyage is over.
>>> **After the work is complete next spring, the Morgan will travel to New
>>> London, where it will spend three weeks preparing for the voyage and
>>> conducting sea trials.
>>> **Escorted by a tugboat and the Roann, a fishing vessel restored at the
>>> Seaport, the Morgan next will sail to Newport, R.I., and then to stops in
>>> Massachusetts at Vineyard Haven, New Bedford, the Cape Cod Canal,
>>> Provincetown and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary before returning
>>> to New London and the Seaport, where it will resume its spot as the
>>> centerpiece of the museum's collection.
>>> **Hewson said the museum hopes to announce the name of the captain in
>>> the next 60 to 90 days, and that the person will be involved in the fitting
>>> out of the ship next spring. The captain's job will end once the voyage is
>>> completed in August 2014.
>>> **Seaport spokesman Dan McFadden said the museum would not publicly
>>> disclose the salary for the position.
>>> **The museum also is hiring a full-time marine operations manager to
>>> handle all the marine logistics of the trip.
>>> **In addition to the captain, the ship will have three mates, 10 to 12
>>> crew who are certified mariners, 10 additional crew and a dozen passengers
>>> on any one leg of the trip, Hewson said.
>>> **j.wojtas at
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