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Captain Ben and Captain Sean

Photo: Hilary Nangle/Maine Travel Maven

Captains Sean Grimes and Ben Welzenbach have 14 years experience between the two of them sailing the mid-coast Maine waters aboard the schooner HERITAGE.

Captain Ben

Capt. Ben Welzenbach was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. After growing up in an artistic family and studying music in college, he fell in love with the Schooner Heritage and the Coast of Maine after sailing with Capts. Doug & Linda Lee in 2013 as a guest. He has served as Mate aboard the Heritage for the past seven years. In addition to sailing and maintaining the schooner's systems, he has been known to pull out his guitar for lively music evenings on deck and plans to continue these traditions for many years.

Capt. Sean has lived many places but his favorite and the place he calls home is Maine. He's been sailing for seven years aboard the Schooner Heritage. He has also sailed up and down the eastern seaboard aboard the square-topsail schooner Lynx for four years to the Bahamas, Cuba, and Texas on the Gulf Coast. Sean enjoys playing guitar in his free time, as well as going sailing. He has been cooking professionally since 2000 and is looking forward to both sailing the Heritage, and overseeing the galley operations for years to come.

Captain Sean