Ship's Company

Friends Good Will requires annual uprigging, down rigging, regular maintenance, and an active and trained crew. These necessary tasks and vital services are provided by member volunteers enrolled in the Ship’s Company.

Join the Ship's Company


Enthusiasm, dedication, and available time are more important than sailing experience. Provisions have been made for the novice and for the member whose distance from South Haven will limit the time available. Do not let inexperience or distance deter you from becoming involved!

The below application is for Friends Good Will Ship's Company as well as all of our On-Water Experience vessels.  Apply today!

Crew Application

Sail Training

The Museum offers a variety of sail training courses for our on-water vessels.  To crew aboard Friends Good Will, volunteers must first take our Basic Seamanship Training Courses.