Maritime authors to speak at Mystic Seaport
Melville scholar and sailor Dr. Mary K. Bercaw Edwards will kick off the 2009 Maritime Authors Series at Mystic Seaport on Wednesday, Jan. 28.
The series runs once a month on Wednesday evenings from January to April in the museum's G.W. Blunt White Building. Tickets are $65 for non-members and $50 for members for the series and $20 for non-members and $15 members for individual programs.
The evening begins with a wine and cheese reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by the author's talk at 6 p.m. The program concludes with a question and answer session and a chance for guests to win a free copy of the author's book.
To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 860-572-5339.
Other scheduled presenters are: Feb. 25 - Former Mystic Seaport President J. Revell Carr, who will discuss his narrative history, "Seeds of Discontent," which delves into a century of British exploitation that culminated in decisive confrontation and the birth of a new nation.
March 25 - Long-time champion of the sea and its creatures, Richard Ellis, who will discuss his latest book, "Tuna: A Love Story," which details the biggest, fastest and warmest-bodied fish in the world - which is quickly disappearing.
The Maritime Authors Series is co-sponsored by the Library Fellows of the G.W. Blunt White Building at Mystic Seaport.
Mystic Seaport is the nation's leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaleship in the world. The museum is located one mile south of exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, Conn., and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Winter admission is $15 for adults and $9.50 for children ages 6 to 17. Children 5 and under are admitted for free. For more information, call 888- 973-2767 or visit www.mysticseaport. org.