Jim Salmon

Jim Salmon's dream was to sail around the world. His father crewed on the arctic schooner Bowdoin with Captain Donald MacMillan in the 1920s. His ancestors commanded Navy ships in the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, and many a Nantucket whaler in between, including the ill-fated whaleship Essex, the inspiration for Melville's Moby Dick.


Jim lives with his wife in Conway, New Hampshire where he serves on various non-profit boards, and has worked as a part-time high school teacher and part-time schooner captain. His Friendship Sloop Kumatage is moored in Falmouth Harbor, Maine.



Hobblebush Books by
Jim Salmon


Rime of the Ancient Underwriter: How I Stowed the Day Job and Went to Sea


An insurance underwriter quits his job to circumnavigate the globe in a tall ship.

Videos and Media

An Interview with Jim Salmon


Author Jim Salmon discusses his writing process and tells us about how he quit his job to sail around the world.


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