AJ Meerwald

I Love What I Do

To say that I love what I do as a schooner captain is a gross over-simplification I do not dwell on the pleasure that I get from being a schooner captain. Operating the vessel required too much of my attention. Holding course, checking sail trim, monitoring traffic, keeping an eye on passengers, listening to...

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On Being Number Two

The love of being on the water and the constant search for new challenges brings a Chesapeake Bay sailor to an experience that he had not quite expected Sometimes I think I came to my sailing life in reverse. What I mean is that I knew from the age of fifteen that I was...

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On Board the Schooner A.J. Meerwald

Historic Chesapeake Bay Schooner sets sail in annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Being a licensed Captain is a great source of pride to me. I have enjoyed working with my clients as well as pursuing other commercial opportunities like relief captain jobs on various schooners, water taxi and tow boat jobs, and tour boat and...