Second Mate/Engineer David Goldman


     Goldie is coming into his 5th season in Niagara. He started off as an Able Seaman in 2008 and 2009. He came back in 2011 as a mate and engineer. He also has worked 3 winters here at the Erie Maritime Museum working in the Rig Shop building the Fore Shrouds, working at the shipyard and tackling many engineering projects.  This season he will be sharing Second Mate duties with Pat Crosby so both of them will be able to take care of their engineering or carpentry duties while the other one is standing the watch.  Goldie’s time in Niagara was had him taking part in all aspects of the operation.  He is both useful and competent in the rig or in the engine room and spends time doing both throughout the uprig period.  Last Winter/Spring he even joined the carpentry crew at the shipyard to get some exposure to the wood working aspect of the wooden sailing ship world.  Goldie is willing to work in any capacity to fulfill the needs of the ship and the ship is a better place for it.

     Goldie has been looking forward to the 2013 season since his return in 2011 and with his help it’s going to be a great summer.

     And in case you read his bio from 2009, he is still doing well holding up to the reputation of my childhood best friend who was a male golden retriever that I named Goldie.

About Billy Sabatini

I am the Chief Mate of the US Brig Niagara. I've been sailing on Niagara since 2005 and have held the position of Third Mate, Second Mate, Engineer and now Chief Mate. I am also a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy and Tabor Academy and hold a 200 Near Coastal Master's License.
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1 Response to Second Mate/Engineer David Goldman

  1. Tom Todd says:

    Goldie has grown as a leader and a professional during his time on the Flagship Niagara. I have served on watches with him and observed his tireless work as the Engineer. Congratulations to Goldie on his promotion. Now he muct buy my a Jameson’s.

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