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2018-19 Lecture Series: Tom Ward

The First World Voyage of the Picton Castle

Lecturer Tom Ward will talk about his experience converting the Picton Castle from a trawler to a sailing bark and what it was like to participate in the subsequent 19-month circumnavigation. He will share lots of amusing anecdotes and sea stories from the voyage, beginning to end.

This lecture is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $10.

Tom grew up in Erie, PA. He went to sea at age 21 and sailed from the Caribbean to Canada and points in between for over a decade, working as a deckhand, an officer, and eventually as master. He moved to Maine in 2003 when he accepted his first command and has been here ever since. He quit sailing and did some commercial shipping for a couple of years before hanging it up altogether. Now, he and his wife own Traditional Rigging Company in Appleton, a sail and rigging loft, incorporated in 2008.

Photo Credit: Tom Ward

Earlier Event: January 31
Thank You Celebration
Later Event: March 30
Lofting Workshop