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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 … Continue reading

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The 2013 Seasonal Crew has Arrived!!

     The first day of the season was on March 14th.  7 of the 17 seasonal crew are now here to add to the 4 full-time members of the pro crew.  These 12 plus our numerous volunteers who come down everyday will be the … Continue reading

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Real Men Sew and Knit!

Here you can see Dylan and Matt, 2 of our OS’s, sewing whippings into some new topsail braces. And here you can see Isaiah, an AB, and the new intern knitting a new headrig net.

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Able Bodied Seaman – Rocky Hadler

While working at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston as the Assistant Registrar Rocky started volunteering on the Barque Elissa which is a iron barque in Galveston, Texas.  Elissa is also where Captain Heerssen got his start in tall ships.  … Continue reading

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Able Bodied Seaman – David Goldman (Goldie)

When I was 3 years old I picked out what became the best friend a boy could ever have.  He was a Golden Retriever who was my closest friend and companion until I was in High School.  I named this … Continue reading

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Carpenter/Engineer – Pat Crosby

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 … Continue reading

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Boatswain – Rob Aspinwall

Rob started sailing on tall ships at Tabor Academy on the schooner SSV Tabor Boy.  This is also where he and I met while we both students at Tabor.  By the time Rob left the SSV Tabor Boy he had risen to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Second Mate – Joe Lengieza

     I’ve posted here over a month ago that I would be providing information about the 2009 Crew.  I will start with the officers and work my way down the chain of command.       Joe is the Second Mate.  He will be … Continue reading

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