Carl O. Wood
Chief Steward, Atlantis
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Job on the ship: To insure adequate supplies of food, paper goods, cleaning supplies and bedding are on hand/ship, or have been ordered; to insure that top-quality food is produced, served, or is available; to insure that proper sanitation of food, galley equipment, and mess deck are maintained.
long have you been on the Atlantis? I have been on the Atlantis since it was launched in '97 March; I sailed on the Atlantis II from '87 Nov. to its retirement '96 July.
Where are you from? Born and raised in Southern California; currently live at/on the Colorado River in southern Arizona.
What's the most unusual thing you've seen on cruise? Watched for four hours while a pod of pilot whales gave birth to several babies under the bow of the Atlantis II.
What's the strangest thing you've ever eaten? Horse jerky in central Chile.
What's the strangest thing that you have ever done?
What's the scariest thing that's ever happened to you? I was mistaken for a serial bank robber while leaving a bank.
If you didn't have this job, what would be your next job of choice? I might work at a winter resort in Tucson or Scottsdale, Arizona, and do the four-day Sunday buffet work week; teach cooking at a culinary arts school.
What's the hardest thing to endure? Thirty-foot seas while on the Atlantis II on a cruise out of Iceland.
What's the coolest place you've ever been? My home on the Colorado River.
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