Captain Sean Meagher to deliver presentation on Travels in the South Pacific
Sunday, December 8, 2019, 2:00-4:00 pm – Join Captain Sean Meagher in the Community Room at The Cape Cod Maritime Museum for yet another captivating talk, this time on his travels – captaining the 162’ sailboat Blue Gold and again captaining the Mega Yacht Latitude -- in the South Pacific. Captain Meagher and his crew spent the years of 2008-2011 exploring the island archipelago of Vanuatu, plus the Solomon Islands, Fiji and New Zealand; and went back for another stint in 2016-2017.
In 2008, Captain Meagher was hired by a Dutch Family to pick up the family’s 162’ sailboat Blue Gold in Efate, Vanuatu’s main island, and to charter trips to and from New Zealand. In his three years in this part of the world, not only was Meagher’s time spent sailing, exploring and learning about the degradation of coral reefs; but he and his crew also helped build satellite banks for the National Bank of Vanuatu.
In 2016, Captain Meagher again had the chance to explore the South Pacific, this time while captaining the Mega Yacht Latitude. “We brought Latitude to New Zealand to have her refitted,” said Meagher. His presentation will include art work and other exciting souvenirs from the islands he visited, as well as a slideshow and video of his time spent in this fascinating part of the world.
About Sean Meagher
Born and raised on Cape Cod, Captain Meagher has captained vessels ranging from search and rescue craft to state-of-the-art sail and power mega-yachts. He has made historic voyages in the Arctic, as well as trips to the South Pacific, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia. He was the recipient of Boat International’s 2016 Voyager award, and has been nominated on two additional occasions. He holds a U.S. Coast Guard Master’s Unlimited Tonnage, all-oceans license for both sail and power boats.
About The Cape Cod Maritime Museum
In 2018, Cape Cod Maritime Museum and Cook Boat Shop celebrated its 20th anniversary of preserving and celebrating the maritime history and tradition of wood boat building on Cape Cod. The museum offers permanent and rotating exhibits, interactive maritime-themed activities and a fine arts gallery. The Cook Boat Shop is a working exhibit space for traditional and contemporary wood boat building and includes restoration projects on historic Cape Cod water craft. The Historic Boat Barn holds the only collection of all wooden boats native to Cape Cod. The museum is also home to “Sarah,” a Crosby catboat replica, and a gift shop featuring unique and beautiful maritime themed gifts, books and apparel.
Travels in the South Pacific, A presentation by Captain Sean Meagher
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Community Room at The Cape Cod Maritime Museum, 135 South Street, Hyannis, MA