Meet Your Artist: Dominic Zachorne

June 17, 2015

A lifelong resident of Wickford, Captain Dominic Zachorne has spent three decades in the marine industry and holds a 100-ton US Merchant Marine license. With a deep love for marine history and the traditions of the sea, Captain Zachorne has made a name for himself, building, repairing and restoring ship models, as well as other nautical artifacts and antiques. His work has made it to such prestigious places as the New York Yacht Club and Broadway; not to mention numerous public and private collections across the US, England, Canada and France.

In dabbling in the traditions of the sea, he has developed a flair for fancy rope work, creating lanyards, watch fobs, jewelry and many other lovely things. In his spare time, Captain Zachorne enjoys cruising the coast on his vintage 35-foot Alden cutter or driving about town in his 1941 Chevy truck. He is currently writing a book about his 25 years spent aboard the topsail schooner Shenandoah, out of Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard, and has recently acquired a US Patent for a safety device he created. Captain Zachorne is affiliated with Mystic Seaport, Bath Maritime Museum, Essex Marine Museum, US Coast Guard, G. W. Zachorne Jr. Boat Builders, Gannon & Benjamin Boat Builders, and Black Dog Tall Ships. Some of his work can be found locally, in Rhode Island, at Wickford Cove Framing 




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