ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Captain Blaise grew up on the water since he was six months old. He lived aboard a 30' sailboat in Miami florida for the first 10 years of his life, until hurricane Andrew destroyed the vessel (while he hung on to the bottom of the boat). He left his nautical roots, to travel with his family, living in Thailand for 3 years, Saudi Arabia for 2 and Germany for one additional year.
In 2000 Sean attended the world famous Maine Maritime Academy. After two years of intensive nautical training, he decided to take a hiatus for a year and gain real world experience. He visited Key West, Fl and fell in love with a boat called the "America". She was a 145' shiny black schooner that called the Schooner Wharf Bar home. Sean spent a year on her in Key West, teaching sailing, and the history of Key West to her customers. Its been his passion ever since, and he fell in love with Key West.
Cpt. Blaise finished his degree at Maine Maritime, graduting Summa Cum Laude from the school. Since then he has sailed professionaly on nearly every type of vessel imaginable, and traveled the world. He was Mate and later Captain on a sail training ship on a world wide voyage that ranged from the shores of South Africa, to the islands of Greece, covering over 20,000 miles at sea that year alone. Cpt Blaise has over 150,000 miles at sea and a U.S. Coast Guard 1600 Ton Master All Oceans License, Unlimited 2nd Mate, Master of Towing All Oceans. He currently resides in Key West, Fl where he works for himself giving Historic Harbor Tours.