Peter Detwiler describes his summer as a deckhand on an educational cruise ship. He even wore 19th Century garb!
"And what did I do this summer? Well, I was published again, but not in a refereed journal. The September issue of Cruising World magazine carries my recipe for grilled lamb chops, a dinner that I always cook onboard on our charter sailing trips. And, unlike academic journals, magazines actually pay for articles! Certainly a first for me.
"In July I spent two weeks as a volunteer deckhand on Hawaiian Chieftain, a 104' square-rigged sailing ship, along the Washington State coast. Working alongside the mostly 20-something crew was both a physical and mental challenge for a 63-year old guy. Climbing into the rigging to set and strike square sails was exhilarating. I think I enjoyed the night watches off the coast the best: steering, navigating, look-out. I certainly deepened my knowledge of organizational development as the lowliest sailor among the 17-member crew.
"It was quite an adventure being on the Hawaiian Chieftain. I went with my long-time pal (and former college roommate) and at 63 and 64, we were the oldest crew --- by far! Our captain had his 30th birthday while we were onboard! The crew slept in a big, co-ed bunk room that had been the ship's main hold. Here are a couple of other photos that I thought you might enjoy. We wore 19th Century period clothes when the public was onboard for sailing trips!"
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