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Thread: Mystic Seaportís Capt. George Moffett Passes at 67

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    Default Mystic Seaportís Capt. George Moffett Passes at 67

    In 1981, George found a position that allowed him to combine his love of sailing and background in education on the schooner Brilliant at Mystic Seaport. During the 25 years that he served as her captain, he introduced over 3,000 teenagers and adults to sea as part of the museum's sail-education program. The job turned out to be a perfect match: as a teacher and mentor, he inspired self-discovery and courage by motivating his crew members to challenge themselves, persevere in hardship and never do things halfway. As an engineer, artist, and steward, he maintained the classic vessel to perfection. As a preservationist and communicator, he garnered appreciation for the yacht's mission and craftsmanship and raised an endowment to make its operations sustainable. As a wanderer and tactician, he took the boat to ever further waters and won races on the New England Coast and to Bermuda. Most notably, he raced Brilliant across the Atlantic from Halifax to Amsterdam in Tall Ships 2000 and won first in class and first overall.

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    Default Re: Mystic Seaportís Capt. George Moffett Passes at 67

    Fair winds and following seas.

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    Default Re: Mystic Seaportís Capt. George Moffett Passes at 67

    He succeeded Biff Bowker as master. Sailing with them on Brilliant was just grand.

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