Captain John Eginton’s schooner career began in Maine in 1976 aboard the historic three-masted schooner Victory Chimes. After six seasons on that famous schooner, he joined the schooner Voyager as First Mate, sailing the waters of the Caribbean.
In the spring of 1982, Voyager left the Virgin Islands and sailed to Mystic, CT, bringing the young captain to the waters of Southern New England, and to the beginning of a life chapter that has spanned more than 25 years.
Now entering his 20th year as owner of the Mystic Whaler, Captain John is a respected veteran of the windjammer world.
The Captain is a member of the American Sail Training Association and serves on the board of the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. He is also past Commodore of the American Schooner Association.