NEWPORT – Capt. Jonathan Kabak actually sounds like a captain. He speaks in a resonant baritone, and every sentence is clear and complete.
Walking on the deck of a replica 19th-century warship, Kabak exudes calm authority. He likes rigid timekeeping and the delegation of tasks, which are essential for a shipshape crew. But Kabak is also patient and good-humored, and it’s easy to see why students gravitate to him.