Captain Jim Pound joined the Shellbacks to share his Adventures on the Nile. His trip focused on the Nile and sights along its route.
Jim and his wife woke after a night at the Mena Hotel to the sight of the great pyramids at Giza,
The Cataract Hotel at Aswan hosted Jim on his travels, and, back in the day, Agatha Christie.
About Captain Jim Pound
Captain Pound started his seagoing career in 1977 as a deck hand. In 1978, he enrolled in Georgian College’s Marine Navigation Program, graduating in 1981. Starting as a 3rd officer with Algoma Central Marine in 1980, Captain Pound was promoted in 1984 to Captain of the Steamer E. B. Barber, a self-unloading vessel in the Algoma fleet. Over the next ten years, Captain Pound sailed as Captain on various vessels within the Algoma fleet.
In 1994, he accepted a shore side position as a Deck Superintendent with Algoma. In 2004, he was working as Director, Operations when Algoma Central Marine and Upper Lakes Shipping merged their operations departments under Seaway Marine Transport (SMT). Captain Pound continued as Director, Operations for SMT until his retirement on December 1st, 2009.
In February 2011, Captain Pound came out of retirement to assume the position of Vice-President of Operations for Algoma Central Corporation after Algoma purchased Upper Lakes Group’s interest in Seaway Marine Transport.
Retiring again in 2014 he accepted an appointment to the Board of the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority in 2015, a federal crown corporation that oversees navigation safety on the Great Lakes; a position he currently holds. Captain Pound is also President of the Board of the Mission to Seafarers Southern Ontario.
Avid travellers, Captain Pound and his wife Monica have had the good fortune to see many parts of the world whether on ship, bus, train, car or foot. His trip to Egypt in 2017 was one such trip that brought all the history classes in school to life.
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