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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Come sail away

Fairfield Museum and History Center Executive Director Michael A. Jehle will share personal stories about his nearly three months at sea on the tall ship Picton Castle in an informal slide presentation at 7 p.m. March 24.
Jehle became part of a crew of some 50 others as the ship journeyed to the Galapagos Islands and Pitcairn, according to a press release. He joined the 186-foot ship in Panama and ended the voyage in French Polynesia, the release said.

The talk is part of current exhibit, From Sea to Shining Sea.
"For this program, Jehle will discuss life at sea aboard one of these training ships and his experiences as a part of the crew," the release said.

"The Picton Castle is an iron barque registered in the Cook Islands, that is employed in deep-ocean sail training and long-distance education. Jehle participated in a portion of the ship’s 5th round-the-world voyage."

Jehle, has been the executive director of the Fairfield Museum and History Center since 2006. He previously worked as a professional mariner aboard several tall ships, including the Brigantine Romance, sloop Clearwater and schooner Brilliant as well a more recent cruises aboard the brigantine Robert Seamans and Coast Guard barque Eagle, the release said, and is on the Board of Directors of the American Sail Training Association that represents all tall ships in North American and organizes national tall ship events



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