By Larry Kaplan. Larry wrote this song about Captain Zebulon Tilton, a colorful coastal schooner captain of tall stature and great strength, who captained many vessels throughout his long life until failing eyesight forced him ashore to his home on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. His favorite schooner was the 90-foot-long Alice S. Wentworth. Thousands of schooners sailed up and down the east coast up until the 1920’s, carrying cargo such as lumber, bricks, ice, granite, and limestone.
Fiddle: Grey LarsenOld Zeb