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Captain Beth Doxsee

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Nautical Science Faculty

Beth Doxsee grew up on the south shore of Long Island, as fifth generation in the fin and shellfish business. She began her professional career as a mess mate aboard Schooner Bill of Rights in an attempt to get sailing out of her system and then get a real job. It didn’t work and she’s been sailing ever since.

Her early sailing years were spent on the Hudson River aboard the sloop Clearwater, learning to like vegetarian food and folk music, and getting 4th graders to dock a 106 foot vessel.

Beth began sailing as a mate with SEA in 1985 and as a captain in 2004. She currently holds a U.S. Coast Guard License as Master of Ocean Auxiliary Sail Vessels of 1600 Gross Tons. In addition, she’s sailed as Mate or Master aboard the sail training vessels Adventuress, Seaward, Harvey Gamage, Westward, Robert C. Seamans, Spirit of Massachusetts, Carlyn, Pioneer, and has driven a Fire Island water taxi. When not at sea, Beth worked in the family clam business, selling clams at New York City’s Union Square Greenmarket.