Rest assured that you will be in the care of widely experienced professionals when you sail on the Schooner Mary Day. Your hosts, Barry King and Jennifer Martin are both Coast Guard licensed masters and have extensive sailing and educational backgrounds. Barry has voyaged to Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and along the Canadian maritimes to Newfoundland.
Barry is a Registered Maine Guide and a Wilderness EMT. Barry has worked aboard yachts, a World War II tugboat and also sailed as an officer aboard the 1877 barque Elissa. Jen’s sailing career took her to Florida and the Bahamas before becoming captain of Figaro IV, a classic ocean racing yacht, here on the Maine coast. Jen is a nationally certified Wilderness First Responder.
Jen and Barry met as students with the Audubon Society’s Expedition Institute while earning masters degrees in experiential environmental education. This program gave them in-depth experience in a diversity of human and natural communities ranging from a sub-artic fishing village in Labrador to the native American desert southwest. Barry and Jen were married aboard Mary Day and live year round in Maine with their children Sawyer and Courtney. Combining their enthusiasm for people, wilderness, and beautiful traditional sailing vessels, Barry, Jen, Sawyer and Courtney will be happy to welcome you aboard.