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  • Maine Talk on Sailing a Viking Ship May 23

    “In the Wake of Leif Erikson” –

    (Photo courtesy Terry Moore)
    (Photo courtesy Terry Moore)
    Terry Moore will talk about his experiences as captain of a replica Viking ship on Wednesday, May 23, at 6 p.m. at the Apprenticeshop, 655 Main Street in Rockland.

    The ship, built by Apprenticeshop graduate Rob Stevens, set out in the summer of 1997 and again in 1998 to retrace Leif Erikson’s voyage of discovery to the New World. 

    Moore is Waterfront and Seamanship Director at the Apprenticeshop. He became an avid sailor during his junior year in college when he participated in a semester at sea aboard a faro-cement brigantine square-rigger. It was the opportunity to study seamanship with Long Island University’s SEAmester that galvanized his career path. After graduating from William and Mary with a degree in chemistry, he served two years in the Peace Corps as a marine fisheries volunteer stationed on a coral atoll in Micronesia. He returned to the States, obtained his USCG (100 TNC) captain’s license, and went on to work with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, WoodenBoat School, and later ran the Eagle Island mail boat on Penobscot Bay before going to the Apprenticeshop. 

    There is a suggested donation of $10. For more information, visit apprenticeshop.org, call 594-1800 or email info@apprenticeshop.org.

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