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Carroll J. Savage grew up in a small town in inland South Carolina dreaming of boat voyages but deprived of access to boats. He received a B.A. from the University of the South (Sewanee) in Tennessee, where he was Phi Beta Kappa, an M.A. in International Relations from the Fletcher School in Medford, MA, was a plain clothes counterintelligence officer for the United States Air Force, stationed in Manila, Philippines in the late 1950s, and eventually found himself at Harvard Law School where he served on the Harvard Law Review. This led to a career as a lawyer representing large corporate clients in Washington, D.C. When approaching age 50, with almost no sailing experience, he bought a 45-foot ketch, spent one summer’s weekends knocking around a usually windless Chesapeake Bay, impulsively headed offshore, and over the next decade sailed around the world, continuing his law practice between segments of the voyage. He and his wife Jane have a combined “his, hers, and ours” family of six children. They split their residence between an eighteenth century farmhouse on the Potomac River near Washington, D.C. and a beach house on Dewees Island near Charleston, S.C.

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