Author Gill Terry Causey is a lifelong ocean-cruising sailor and a patron of maritime causes and projects from Hawaii (where he lived for more than half his life) to California.
He is a licensed captain of a 50-foot sailing vessel that was built by the German navy in 1928. This vessel is iron riveted and does oceanographic work for the University of Hawaii, the University of Cambridge and the U.S. Department of the Interior. He also dedicates his time to many other projects, including the local Sea Cadets, and he continues to be a significant benefactor to Call of the Sea (https://callofthesea.org/).
He worked with the Polynesian Voyaging Society to revive their sailing culture, and funded and supported the building of the 135-foot Brigantine Matthew Turner in Sausalito, California. The ship was recently certified by the U.S. Coast Guard as a school ship, which will educate and inspire young people for generations to come.