|The SquareRigger began as a way of highlighting and sharing the unique
and challenging work that I have done over the last 20 years. Whether
you are looking for advice or helpful instruction or support on your
project, the SquareRigger would like to help.
Since 2010, I have been director of the 1877 iron barque ELISSA
in Galveston, Texas. Before that, I was historic ships rigging
supervisor for San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
for 8 years.
My traditional rigging and sailing career began over 30 years
ago on the 51' gaff topsail wooden schooner, Atlantas,
in Southern California. Since then, I have sailed over 30,000
miles on the following square-rigged & traditional vessels:
I have also had the good fortune to have served as Chief Rigger
on the following rigging restorations:
I have enjoyed serving as a consultant on the following historic
In 1998, while supervising the rig restoration of the barque
Glenlee in Scotland, I gave a seminar & lecture on traditional
rigging at the Scottish Institute of Maritime Studies at the
University of St. Andrews.
100 ton USCG Masters License
AB & lifeboat man endorsement