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Captain Horatio Sinbad

Captain Horatio Sinbad steers his dauntless brig, Meka II, into battle. He built the Meka II in his backyard in Detroit, Michigan, starting when he was 19. He launched her in 1967 and spent his summers cruising the Great Lakes. In 1970 he was turned loose on the high seas escaping the Great Lakes via the St. Lawrence Seaway and has pursued one seagoing adventure after another even managing to raise four children along the way. He has been a draftsman, boat builder, restaurant owner, charter boat captain, commercial boat operator, sailing school operator, reenactor, and pirate merchant. Captain Sinbad, a real merchant adventurer, has lived aboard continuously for over five decades making Beaufort, NC his homeport anchored in Gallants’ Channel.