Aloft in the New Age of Sail

by Bethany Loudon When I first stepped aboard the Lady Washington in 2003, I, much like everyone else who had never been up in her rigging, could only associate the ship with her role as the HMS Interceptor in the wildly popular Disney film, Pirates of the Caribbean:...

A First-Time Feeling of Belonging

by Heather Varner I participated in the Two Weeks Before the Mast program back in August of 2009. Before the program, I was shy and kind of a loner, but being on the Hawaiian Chieftain really brought me out of my shell. for the first time in years, I felt like I...