Professional mariner leads talk on nautical journey Feb. 19

Feb 12, 2020
Courtesy of: Hannah Grey

Rockland — The Apprenticeshop, located at 655 Main St., will host Hannah Gray, a professional mariner, to lead a talk about her journey Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, with donations welcome.

In 2004, having never sailed out of sight of land, Gray accepted a position as the mate aboard a 43' Nautor ketch.

The mission was to spend the next three years sailing around the world, collecting stories to share with elementary school classrooms that were to follow their voyage. Onboard, they created and starred in literacy curriculums focusing on the science and social studies of the places they visited.

Meanwhile, they were also learning the skills needed for blue water sailing. Over 20,000 nautical miles and 25 countries later, Gray stepped off the boat, ready to embark on her newfound career as a professional mariner.

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