Capt. Daniel S. Parrot will be the featured speaker at the Propeller Club of the United States, Searsport/Bucksport Chapter’s meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the Shriners Club on Northport Avenue.

Parrot’s experience at sea on large sailing vessels culminated with his writing of “Tall Ships Down,” a book documenting the loss of five training vessels over a 50-year period.

Parrot, who recently released “Bridge Resource Management for Small Ships: A Watchkeepers Guide,” is a professor of navigation and seamanship at Maine Maritime Academy.

Cost of the dinner is $25; reservations may be made by contacting Betty at 548-1077.

The Propeller Club is dedicated to the enhancement and well-being of all interests of the maritime community on a local, national and international basis. All are welcome.