Flagship WOLF Preservation Society

Flagship WOLF Preservation Society is a Program of UCC WHALE  Center Waves of Change. Enrolled in the PAYPAL Giving Fund, contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extend allowed by the law. Planned Giving Opportunities available. EIN # 31-1779048


We Strive to Promote Positive Change Through Peacekeeping, Education, Music, Art, Storytelling & Sail 


The USCGC Monhegan fires upon the Conch Republic’s Flagship Schooner Wolf, during the
2004 Bloody Battle  in Key West Harbor.

For over 37 years, Schooner WOLF has provided Educational, Recreational, Vocational & Specialty Sails and Goodwill Ambassador Voyages & Humanitarian Relief Missions Voyages offering traditional sail training and promoting the rich and colorful maritime heritage of the Florida Keys. We make a difference, one voyage at a time! 

Your help is needed.  Get involved today! 



ADM Finbar Gittelman & Julie McEnroe Invite You to Support Our Efforts 

Help Us Get Sailing Again!

Your Support Today Funds Our 2021 Yard Haul Out to Complete Maintenance Required by USCG



Announcing we will partner with Sunset Sail Key West to handle all ship operations and will be working closely with owner Seth Salzmann. Until then, Fin will stay on as WOLF Master and over the next year, will begin the transition of turning helm over to Seth, who learned to sail aboard WOLF, and is Commanding Officer of the Conch Republic Navy.) 

The FWPS will raise funds to subsidize the ever-growing costs for yard haul outs and other major maintenance projects.

Fin and Seth have been partners in the 33′ Custom Sloop High Tide (built by Fin in 1980) and are excited to return WOLF to daily Day Sail Operations.  Waves of Change PeaceVision Voyages, Young Seafarers’ Courses at Sea, and Specialty & Community Sails will be coordinated by FWPS.


We are Committed to Providing Youth Sails Courses at Sea

Your Donations Support

Youth Leadership Sail Training, Eco-Education Sails & Maritime Heritage Course
at Sea


We are


to Keeping

the Ancient Art

of Sail Alive







Flagship WOLF departs her home port, Safe Harbour Marina on Stock Island, Florida Keys, for Key West Cares 2019 Green Turtle Cay Hurricane Dorian Mission of Mercy, loaded with 12 tons of donated supplies. Photo Courtesy of Carol Tedesco (c) 2019


WOLF Master, Admiral Finbar, First Sea Lord of the Conch Republic

WOLF Port Captain

Julie ‘Blossom’ McEnroe, Conch Republic Secretary of the Navy

WOLF Humanitarian Voyage Sponsorships

Sails Coordinated in Collaboration with Bishop Dr. Jonathan Carey, and Glad Tidings Tabernacle & their
Church-to-Church Network


Preserving the Beloved WOLF

Historic Preservation Efforts

Finbar’s Page

WOLF Built in Panama City, Florida by Capt. Finbar in 1984, with the Help of

WOLFS Spec Page

Flagship WOLF designed by Merritt Walter & Customized by ADM Finbar

Historic Vessels Need Lots of TLC & Your Donations Help Us Keep WOLF Sailing

Our Immediate Goal is to Raise $125,000+ for Major Repairs & Refurbishing

Steel Hull Vessels Require Constant Care

Deck Work is Needed to Satisfy US Coast Guard Requirements to Sail Again


WOLF Proudly Serves as the Flagship of the Conch Republic


ADM Finbar – A Conch Republic Patriot

Finbar’s Page