Monday, January 03, 2005

Chris's bio

Chris Pyle grew up in Plymouth, Mass., where he spent summers racing old wooden sailboats. While in college he captained the sailing team and served as foretopman on Mayflower II, a replica of the Pilgrims’ ship. He also taught sailing and rebuilt boats. In January 1983, Pyle and three Mount Holyoke students built an 18-foot pulling boat from scratch, which they sold to make money for scholarships. Over the years he has skippered a variety of craft, from a 17th century shallop to a 20th century schooner. When his first child was born, Pyle built him a cradle in the form of a Grand Banks fishing dory. It still hangs on davits in his home, awaiting grandchildren.

Read more about Professor Pyle in his faculty profile.
posted by Bill