I went to NY Maritime then joined the Navy
where I was the 1st Lt (deck officer) and then navigator on a destroyer in the Pacific. I never bothered getting my 3rd Mate's license
until many years later after which I delivered yachts, drove charter
boats and then worked on research
ships. I've been working a desk job in the industry for the last 6 years but am seriously considering going back to sea. Being home every night is nice, but there's something about completing an ocean crossing
and pulling into port for the first time that no shore job can come close to.