Mystic Whaler Deckhand

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During the recent summer break, I was invited for a deckhand position aboard The Mystic Whaler in New London, Ct. Throughout my short two weeks aboard the schooner I was able to be apart of many different kinds of trips. For example, lunch and Lobster dinner cruises either public or chartered. Also, I was lucky enough to be part of an educational program named gylp. The three-day and two-night program was a blast, similar to my freshmen indock in the summer of 2014, a group of students entering high school joined in on an adventure together by boarding this schooner. I assisted Captain John Eginton and Captain Pat by teaching and discussing sailing skills such as navigation, knot tying, going aloft, line handling, and tending sails underway to which I was familiar and comfortable leading. It was an amazing experience being able to teach students who are in a position I was once in and realize how much Harbor School and Vessel Operations has taught me. A huge thank you to Captain John and Captain Pat for offering the opportunity and helping me achieve my goal to sail and learn this summer.