When I was a boy Scout I helped restore a Inter island Square rig in Hawaii, from that point on I was hooked on ships of sail.
I was a crew member aboard a Baltimore Schoner , The Pilgrim Of Newport for 5 years with Dennis Holland. That was a lot of fun.
Me and another crew from the pilgrim were invited to crew on the Golden Hind out of England when she docked at ports o call in San Pedro for a short trip up the coast. She was on a world tour. Lots of fun crewing with English mates!!!