National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

Childhood Fantasy launches Life at Sea

Dr. Kevin Wood

Dr. Kevin Wood, with book that captured his imagination as a child, went on to a career at sea.

Sat, 03/26/2016
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Most of us abandon our childhood dreams, and Kevin Wood was no different. As a boy he’d been enchanted by ships and he wanted desperately to sail the seven seas. Then he did the sensible thing and went to college on a normal career path. But one summer on a visit to Key West, he encountered a docked tall ship. The next thing he knew he was training to sail, dropping out of college, and beginning a life at sea.