At age 14, sailing a friend’s 14-foot daysailer sloop on Narragansett Bay, Rick Considine says he was “bitten for life” by a love for the ocean.
That love led to a long career with the U.S. Naval Reserve aboard all manner of boats — troop transport, World War II vintage LST (shorthand for Landing Ship, Tank), and a minesweeper — the USS Hummingbird as a commissioned officer.
His love of the sea also led him to public service as a member of the N.H. Port Authority and, eventually, to the Piscataqua Maritime Commission.
“In 2014, I joined the Board of the Piscataqua Maritime Commission and have enjoyed our association immensely,” says Rick, its current Secretary. He has also been an active member of Rotary, an international service organization, since 1963.
He continues to enjoy the effects of that bite at age 14, as reflected in cross-Atlantic and ocean racing adventures, and his role at the PMC to help promote its mission of offering events and programming that highlights the rich maritime history of the seacoast region.