Jamie has worked in the traditional rigging and square-rig sail training since the early 1980s and built an extensive knowledge of traditional sailing ships. He has sailed over 30,000 miles as bosun, mate, or master on many square-rigged & traditional vessels including: HMAV Bounty, 1877 barque Elissa, topsail schooner Californian, galleon Golden Hinde, barque Star of India, brig Pilgrim, square-topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain, brig Lady Washington, brigantine Soren Larsen among many others. He served as Chief/Master Rigger on the 1896 barque Glenlee, the 1905 barque Moshulu, the 1886 ship Balclutha and spent 2016 supervising and directing the $3.5 million rigging restoration of the largest wrought iron sailing ship in the world, the full rigged ship Wavertree, launched 1885. Jamie crossed the Equator three times under square-rig and had the good fortune of working on several Hollywood movies as a consultant, sailor, or rigger, including two Pirates of the Caribbean films.