For almost thirty years, Dr. Cabot practiced clinical surgery in an academic setting, which included teaching and administrative duties, as well as medical and scientific research. He was a member of the Department of Surgery at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, where he also served on the Admissions Committee of Harvard Medical School. In June of 2000, Dr. Cabot resigned from his clinical practice in order to serve as a managing director of the family's office for financial management and philanthropy, Cabot Wellington, LLC, which he and his siblings founded in 1996. He has served on a number of non-profit boards, including the Handel and Haydn Society, the Cantata Singers, the Committee on University Resources at Harvard, the Boston Museum of Science, the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, the Trustees of Reservations, the deBeaumont Foundation, Sailors for the Sea, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He is the treasurer of the V.W. Cabot Foundation, and the vice chair on the board of the Sea Education Association. Dr. Cabot was a founding member and treasurer of Sailors for the Sea.His other interests include skiing, voyaging under sail, raising and riding quarter horses, horse packing and camping, whitewater canoeing, flying, scuba diving, photography, and music.
On September, 1st 2012, Dr. Ned Cabot lost his life while at sea. This tragic accident occurred off the south west coast of Newfoundland near St. Georges Bay. It is with great sadness and heartfelt sympathy for his wonderful wife Betsy, Ned's children and grand children that that we honor his years of support to Sailors for the Sea. Dr. Cabot was also a strong and enduring contributor to the Sea Education Association and a volunteer at the Grenfell Mission in Labrador.
Dr. Cabot was an experienced blue water sailor who enjoyed sailing high latitude waters with friends aboard his boat, Cielita. He sailed 75,000 blue water miles including Scotland, Iceland, Greenland, Nova Scotia and rounded Cape Horn as part of the Around the Americas expedition among many other sailing accomplishments. Dr. Cabot's consistent support for ocean conservation through his work at Sailors for the Sea will be greatly missed but the memory of his actions inspire all of us as we sail towards a healthy and clean ocean. Click here to read a historical blog post from Dr. Cabot, "Why I Choose Ocean Conservation."
His wife, children and grandchildren are in our thoughts and prayers.