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Meet Our Crew

We are a team of captains and crew that are dedicated to bringing the Connecticut River to life. “See it! Share it! Protect it!”

Mark Yuknat

Captain

Captain Mark has many millions of years of experience as a Captain on the lower Connecticut River and has a 100 Ton Masters License issued by the United States Coast Guard. He knows every nook and cranny of the lower Connecticut River and has a keen eye for finding and spotting wildlife and other interesting things on the river. Mark has witnessed the wildlife population on the river as it changes with the seasons.

Mindy Hill Yuknat

Admiral / Naturalist

Mindy is the normal weekend and evening crew. She has a 100 Ton Masters License issued by the United States Coast Guard and is a certified Naturalist with the CT DEEP. Known for her gift of gab and love of nature, Mindy always makes sure that all passengers are comfortable, happy and do not miss a thing!

Crew

Alex Yuknat

Captain

With Mark and Mindy as his parents, you bet he has been on the water since he was born. When he was 7 he started sailing and was competitive racing by the time he was 9. His love for boating led him to The Sound School in New Haven and then onto Massachusetts and Maine Maritime Academies. Alex is the Managing Captain on ADVENTURE.

Cathy Malin

Crew / Naturalist / Manager

Cathy does a lot of everything here at CRE and she loves when she has the opportunity to be crew on cruises! Cathy enjoys the outdoors and watching the river wildlife. She also is a certified Naturalist with the CT DEEP and does volunteer work with the Old Saybrook Land Trust and more.

Scott Gray

Crew / Naturalist

Scott loves the CT River, it’s history and especially Selden Island. You will often see him kayaking to the island to complete a stewardship projects. He is also an avid volunteer and an education/conservation advocate who loves people.

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