greghertelCaptain Greg Hertel

Greg has 40 years on the water and in the islands. He teaches classes for the Whale Museum, the Road Scholar (formerly Elder Hostel) program, and Skagit College. Greg has a BS in Geology from Portland State and an MEd. In Natural Sciences from Western Washington University. He was a full time science teacher at Friday Harbor HS for 29 years along with being a commercial fisherman (Puget Sound gillnet), sailor, and professional mechanic and service writer at Granville Marine.



d476b4_9b63b631d80f41afae16b05ea9e53186Liberty Miller

Relief Skipper/Naturalist 

Born and raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Liberty has been an avid marine conservationist and boat lover since she was a girl. She became a certified marine naturalist through The Whale Museum in 2010 and went on to sail the world aboard a marine conservation vessel. She now lives in Friday Harbor and is still actively involved in conservation.





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The Bee

The Bee is a classic Grand Banks trawler yacht. Built in Hong Kong in 1968 by the finest Asian shipwrights for American Marine, she has a mahogany hull and teak decks. 32 feet long and 11.5 feet wide, her single Ford/Lehman diesel pushes her along at 8 knots. The Grand Banks “woodies” were the last wooden production boats made and the finest of the class.


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