Windjammers were the workhorses of the late 19th century, designed to ferry large volumes of cargo around the world on prevailing winds. Generally built of iron or steel, with three to five masts and square sails, they were slower than clippers but much roomier.
Capt. Jonathan Boulware started his sailing life in traditional small boats at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, where his father worked, and was for many years a tall ship skipper. As a captain and educator he has sailed the waters of New England, the North Atlantic, the Caribbean and Southern California. These days, Boulware has the biggest command of his career, at the helm of the South Street Seaport Museum in New York City. As executive director Boulware has returned the museum’s focus to the waterfront, to the ships and piers that built the Big Apple, and to vibrant programming both ashore and afloat.
Terry Ingels’ first command was her own 25-foot Cape Dory sailboat at the mouth of the Chesapeake at age 18. Her most recent was an 82-foot Viking sportfisherman that cruised between the Viking factory in New Jersey and New England. In between, there have been Browards, Burgers, Palmer-Johnsons, Lazarras, Westports, Deltas, Sunseekers and Feadships — some as large as 150 feet.
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