Cadet Spotlight: Meet 4/C William Eastman (MTRA - West Barnstable, MA)


Meet 4/C William (Liam) Eastman, Jr, a Marine Transportation major from West Barnstable, Massachusetts, a seaside village on Cape Cod.  William’s two elementary schools, Kenneth C. Combs School and Quashnet School are participating in the Follow The Voyage-Share The Experience Program, along with his middle school, Barnstable Intermediate School.  He is grateful for their support.  William graduated from Cape Cod Regional Technical High School.  

Liam’s proud mom was excited to talk about her son.  “Liam developed his love of the ocean from catching critters at the beach and through fishing.  He started working on a charter fishing boat at the age of fifteen where he further developed his love of boating, fishing, and being on the water.”

It was Captain Jeff Kadesh from Aquarius Sport Fishing who encouraged Liam to apply to Massachusetts Maritime Academy and pursue a career on the water.  Aquarius Sportfishing has been fishing in the waters around Cape Cod for over thirty-five years.  Captain Jeff and his crew assist tourists and locals in catching striped bass, mako sharks, bluefish, and giant bluefin tuna.

Would you like to learn more about Aquarius Sport Fishing?  Here is a link to their website.     If you click on "Gallery", you can see the types of fish that Liam, Captain Jeff, and the people on Aquarius's charters catch in the waters off of Cape Cod.

Captain Jeff made the news in 2018 when he got up close and personal with a Great White Shark.  Check out the video below.


  • baby Liam in a baby boat in shallow water
  • young Liam fishing
  • child Liam in a kayak in a pond