Third Mate – Chris Cusson
Chris started his career at sea in the United States Coast Guard at the age of 18. After 4 years in the UCSG taking him from places such as Homer, Alaska to the Panama Canal, he entered Maine Maritime Academy where he spent 2 years and currently holds a 200 Near Coastal License.
He spent last season as Third Mate and Engineer. This summer he will continue his duties as Third Mate and will be taking over the Safety Officer duties. With myself, Joe and Chris we will have 3 officers going into their second year in the same positions. This is a huge benefit to the ship. The learning curve will not be as steep which will let us hit the ground running.
Chris’s positive attitude and ability to liven up the atmosphere with the crew is invaluable with maintaining a high level of morale on the ship. His passion for Niagara and our sail training program shines through in all the work he does on board.