Capt. Sean Cone Memorial Scholarship
On January 31, 2007, Capt. Sean Cone, aged 24, was lost at sea when his fishing vessel Lady Luck sank in the waters off southern Maine, while headed home to Newburyport, Mass. Sean grew up in North Andover and loved spending every spare minute at sea. He was widely known as a passionate and skilled fisherman, and he easily earned the respect of others who fished alongside him. Among the many boats he spent time aboard, Capt. Sean as a child played aboard the Erica Lee for several summers.
In his honor, Capt. Sean’s family sponsors two boys aged 9 to 12 to attend BOAT CAMP aboard the Erica Lee each summer. We welcome nominations from anyone within the community who is not related to the nominee. The nominated child must enjoy the outdoors and have a clear and demonstrated love of the sea and marine life. Two winners will be selected by Capt. Sean Cone’s family.
Nomination letters are due April 15, 2013, and may be emailed to Garry Dow.
You can read more about this scholarship in the Newburyport Current’s March 19, 2010 issue, “Parents Love Honors Son Through Boat Camp.”
Thanks to the generous additional contributions of BOAT CAMP friends, businesses and private foundations, we are often able to offer a limited amount of full and partial scholarships. Please inquire if you are in need of assistance. We don’t want financial limitations to inhibit any child from connecting with nature.