We'll take you places you've never been.
We'll show you the world from a different perspective; one you will fall in love with.
We will show you things you have never seen -
The world is a book waiting for the wind to open her pages for you to experience. Let us put some wind in your sails.
Meet our team who will take you there.
Experience you can trust. Knowledge you will respect. Memories you will treasure.
Captain Hugh Covert
Captain and Boat Builder
Captain Covert has been sailing ever since he was four years old. He holds a USCG 500 Ton Near Coastal Masters license. With over four decades of experience, he has been at the helm of modern and traditional vessels - from tugboats and fishing boats to brigantines and tall masted schooners.
Captain Hugh has navigated many of the major water bodies of the United States from the Atlantic seaboard, Florida's Intercostal waterway, the Everglades, the Chesapeake Bay, the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Midwest river system and the Great Lakes. He has sailed the waters of the Canadian North Channel, Georgian Bay, Pacific coast and Bahama Islands.
Tall ships he has captained include Appledore IV, Appledore V (and previously when it was named Westwind), S/V Denis Sullivan, the Lady Washington, the Liberty Clipper, and the Schooner Manitou.
He enjoys any opportunity to be out on the water, especially if it involves sailing. When Capt. Hugh is not sailing one of the four sailboats that he built, he can often be found captaining one of the Tall Ship Schooners on the Great Lakes.
His most recent project was building Schooner Huron Jewel, a 78 foot gaff-rigged schooner which he captains and sails out of Drummond Island.
He lives on a 40 acre island off-the-grid with his wife, Julie, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on Lake Huron.
First Mate and Chief Bottlewasher
Julie's love of water and adventure easily assured her position as Captain Covert's First Mate.
Aboard Schooner Huron Jewel she divides her time between making sure the passengers are having a great time
and following orders to help Capt. Hugh with handling the schooner.
On longer voyages Julie can also be found in the galley preparing delicious snacks and scrumptious, made from scratch meals.
A woman of many talents and interests she is also a photographer, author, publisher and teacher.