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Meet the 2016 Summer Interns

Posted by Tall Ships America on May 19, 2016

Benjamin

Benjamin

Benjamin Shaiman was born and raised in New York City. He grew up in Manhattan and was constantly presented with the parade of sail and shipping that daily moves up and down the Hudson River. Despite this geographical proximity, Ben was the first member of his family to take to sailing, and quickly found a sailing school a mere quarter-mile from his home. In high school a friend introduced him to the South Street Seaport Museum, and tall ship sailing became a passion like no other. Ben is now a student at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and still tries to find time in the academic year to sail with school’s club. Aside from sailing and studying economics and history, Ben is also an avid artist and musician.

George

George

My name is George Smolucha from Lincolnshire, Illinois. I’m number four of five children that were born in the first seven years of my parent’s marriage. We grew up close and competitive, sharing adventures. We spent summers and long weekends taking family trips to the family farm in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, which is over 400 acres.

At the farm, no two days are alike and outside adventures are where I like to spend my time. There is the beach, the river, over a dozen quads, snowmobiles, snowboarding, hiking, and fishing. My favorite is battling for the fastest time on the racetrack we built on my sport ATV.

Currently, I am working on rehabbing a commercial building in Chicago, and I am looking forward to accepting the challenge to Tall Ships America. I am anticipating an amazing summer and developing new friendships with all of you.

 

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