About From Sea of Life to Sea of Dreams

A retired ship captain looks for a new adventure after years in the stormy North Pacific. He finds it with his spouse, "The Admiral," aboard their 34-foot sailboat. The journey takes the reader down the East Coast's Intracoastal Waterway and on to the Bahamas, with numerous ports of call and sea stories along the way.

About the Author:

David Witherill has been around the salt water all of his life, starting at two weeks of age when his father took him for his first sail. After graduating from Maine Maritime Academy he spent a career at sea as a deck officer, including eighteen years as master and five as a mooring master. He and his wife Gail reside in Cumberland, Maine, and have two grown children.


“Make friends with the admiral and the captain as they wend their way from Maine to the Bahamas. Laugh, navigate, and batten the hatches with
them, and take notes for your own trip as well. For the armchair traveler looking for a good read, and for the serious sailor planning a trip to the
Bahamas, Witherill tells it likes it is, with humor and patience.”
— Rev. Susan Gilpin, Falmouth, ME

“Captain Witherill has written an informative, colorful and amusing tale, sharing the joys and challenges of trekking from Maine down the ICW to the (hopefully) warm waters beyond. A must read for any icebound northern sailor dreaming of a winter aboard in the Bahamas.”
— David Murray, Portland Yacht Club, Falmouth, ME

“A Mainer from a seafaring family, Dave’s writing about his lifetime at sea is witty, informed, and from the heart. He crafts memorable stories, whether as captain of a 900-foot tanker braving the icy seas of the Gulf of Alaska or as captain of his own 34-foot sloop plying the crystal clear and shallow waters of the Exumas banks.
— Michael Samway, Captain, M/V Muddy Waters (Krogen North Sea 48), Miami, FL

Author Dave Witherill will be signing his memoir From Sea of Life to Sea of Dreams at the 2017 Beyond the Sea Book Festival at Lincolnville Beach, on Saturday, July 22nd, 10:30-12:30.