Young Captain Takes Helm of Vineyard Schooner

The Vineyard Gazette recently ran a profile of 24-year-old Casey Blum, the first woman and the youngest captain to take the helm of the 90’ schooner Alabama, based in Vineyard Haven on Martha’s Vineyard.

Alabama has been a working member of the Black Dog Tall Ship fleet since 1997, when Captain Robert Douglas and his team completed a rebuild of the 1926 Gloucester-style schooner. The boat sat on its mooring for 30 years before that.