Pat is born and raised right here in the Erie area. Pat started his life on the water aboard the Enticer. Pat owned and operated this boat as a sport fishing charter boat from 1991 until 1999. He worked at the Bayfront Center for Maritime Studies for a year as well before coming to Niagara full time in September of 2005.
Pat starting volunteering on the ship in the fall of 1999 loading the trucks to send the ship to Philadelphia for her last East Coast voyage. He then spent the next 5 years between volunteering and working on service contracts as a carpenter.
Since Pat started working for the ship full time he has spent time as Carpenter, Assistant Engineer, AB and he will be sailing as the Engineer this summer. Pat has worn many hats while sailing on the ship and many things have been asked of him. He does all these things enthusiastically. Pat loves Niagara and will do anything to help the ship and his shipmates. His dedication to the ship and shipmates is infectious and all who sail with him are inspired to work as hard as he does.
This year Pat will be changing his blue shirt to a khaki shirt. This will be his first year as an officer and he deserves it. He also holds a 200 ton master’s license on top of all that experience. We are lucky to have him on the ship.