The sixth, seven, and eighth grades from the Alice Costello School in Brooklawn experienced the thrill of a maritime education on the water, as they recently set sail on the North Wind, a steel, two-masted schooner. With Captain Chuck Reed in command, assisted by Bob Bevan and Ken MacAdams, the North Wind sailed up and down the Delaware River on a sun-splashed afternoon.
Captain Reed provided a verbal history of the sites along the river, proving himself to be part Jack Sparrow and part Jacques Cousteau. The voyage was both educational and fun, as students learned teamwork and respect for the environment aboard the North Wind. Dr. John Kellmayer, Brooklawn Superintendent, accompanied the eighth grade and said, “It was a great trip, memorable and exciting. The students and teachers loved everything about the day.”
The North Wind is the flagship of the city of Gloucester. The North Wind is berthed at Freedom Pier, the old Coast Guard Station, at the foot of Cumberland Street in Gloucester City.