Preview: Learning from Experience; My Biggest Disaster and What it Taught Me.

I sail a desk. For more than thirty years I have presided over organizations that own vessels and use them to provide transformational experience through education under sail. From Schooner Inc. in New Haven, CT, to South Street Seaport Museum in New York, NY, to Ocean Classroom Founation in Boothbay Harbor, ME, I have enabled thousands of young people over many thousands of nautical miles to know the power of the ocean, the rewards of safe passage-making, and the gratifications of successful living at sea.

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  • David Tew

    David Tew says:

    Re parents’ fears and hysteria: I was responsible for a gang of sailing students at the Camden YC back in the seventies. One windless day we went on a hike up Mt. Battie to burn off some youthful energy and exuberance. A few of the kids (locals and familiar with The Hills) took it into their minds to run on ahead to the peak. They didn’t stop there, however and were nowhere to be found when the rest of us got to the observation tower.

    After a while we had to get the rest of the kids back to be picked up by their families and as you say, all hell broke loose among those whose kids were now ‘lost’. Some were calling for my job, if not my head.

    But the kids showed up soon enough, eating popsicles and drinking soda, having had a fine time off on their own… probably necking in the woods.

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    William Boulden says:

    The greatest adventure is simply a life well lived. Thank you for sharing with us a small glimpse of your wonderful life! ;D

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    Eric Blake says:

    I absolutely love your stories! Thanks Peter.