Captain Tom Lokocz Adams
Tom has more than 25 years of experience in the marine industry. He has hands-on practical experience, as well as several degrees and licenses.
Tom started his career working on the schooners in the Maine Windjammer fleet sailing from Rockland, Camden and Belfast. He has logged tens of thousands of sea miles since, many of them as captain. He spent several years working as a boat builder and systems mechanic on yachts and lobster boats. For the past 19 years, Tom has owned Maine Design Company, LLC providing marine surveying, design, and engineering services.
Tom earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Maine, with focus areas in composite engineering and experimental fluid dynamics. Tom has been an adjunct professor at Maine Maritime Academy and is involved in Maine Maritime Academy’s research lab METEL, focused on increasing efficiency and decreasing emissions of diesel engines.
He also holds Level 1 Thermography Certification, a degree in yacht design from the Landing School of Boatbuilding and Design and a USCG 200-ton Aux Sail Masters license. Tom is an Accredited Marine Surveyor (AMS) with Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS, AMS).
Captain Mike McHenry
Mike has spent his life working on boats starting in 1973 as a sailing instructor. He worked as mate and captain on a variety of sailboats including several years as mate on the schooner Adventure while she was still carrying passengers in Penobscot Bay. In 1986 Mike purchased the 95 ft (LOD) steel ketch Angelique, which he owned and operated until “retiring” in 2014. He has also professionally maintained and operated a range of private yachts and commercial vessels, power and sail. Mike’s extensive maritime background gives him experience in all facets of vessel construction, operation, and maintenance as well as excellent project management skills.
Mike has a BS in Economics from Quinnipiac University. He also holds a USCG 100-ton Aux Sail Masters License and is a Survey Associate (SA) with Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS, SA).