Friday, September 24, 2021

Andrew Leachman

Andrew Leachman (1945 –2017) was a Master Mariner with more than 55 years of seagoing experience.

He captained New Zealand's research vessel Tangaroa for more than 20 years. He was posthumously awarded the New Zealand Antarctic Medal. A species of marine sea cucumber was named in his honour.

A keen jazz musician, he played tenor saxophone with the Woollaston Jazz & Blues Nelson Festival for many years and was a Nelson Jazz Club life member. Pictured here with Sophie Ricketts and the Gentlemen Collection. 

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