Maritime and environmental historian with extensive experience in both classroom and experiential education settings.  I’m currently working as the Public Historian for the USS Constitution Museum. My PhD dissertation focused on the operational aspects of maritime smuggling between the North American colonies and the West Indies in the 18th century.

In addition to more conventional teaching assignments, I have worked for many years as professional crew on a variety of traditional sailing ships teaching maritime history and public policy, as well as practical navigation and seamanship to seagoing students.

I served as the editor of a long-running series of Nautical Almanacs, overseeing all aspects of research and production for the annual publications. Prior to that, I worked as a newspaper reporter covering environmental issues and marine recreation in South Florida.

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