Talk to retrace voyage of Leif Erikson May 23

May 04, 2018
Courtesy of: Terry Moore Terry Moore talks about his experience sailing in a replica of Leif Erikson's viking ship May 23.

Rockland — Terry Moore, waterfront and seamanship director at the Apprenticeshop, 655 Main St., will talk May 23 at 6:30 p.m. about his experience as the captain of a replica Viking ship, which was built by Apprenticeshop graduate Rob Stevens. The boat set out in the summer of 1997 and again in ‘98 to retrace Leif Erikson's voyage of discovery to the New World.

If there is one thread that runs throughout Moore's career, it is his love of boats, the ocean, adventure, teaching and boat-based education for youth and adults. 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 that 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, Moore served two years in the Peace Corps as a marine fisheries volunteer, stationed on a coral atoll in Micronesia.

After the Peace Corps, he returned to the States, obtained his Coast Guard (100TNC) captain’s license, and went on to work with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, the WoodenBoat School, and later went on to run the Eagle Island mail boat on Penobscot Bay before coming to the Apprenticeshop.

The talk is free, with donations accepted. For more information, visit online at http://apprenticeshop.org/, call 594-1800 or email info@apprenticeshop.org.

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