Adventure series features some serious sailing

Feb 10, 2020
Jonathan Fulford on his sailboat.

Belfast — The Winter Adventure Series continues at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. with “Sailing from Belfast to the Top of Labrador," an illustrated talk with Jonathon Fulford. The talk, co-sponsored by Come Boating! Belfast’s Community Boating Organization and the Belfast Free Library, is free and open to all.

Belfast resident Jonathan Fulford will give a talk and slide show on his recent four-month trip, where he sailed 4,000 nautical miles with a crew of four in his 28-foot sailboat up to the tip of Labrador and back. It was an adventure into the high latitudes, a first-hand experience of a rapidly changing ecosystem, and an opportunity to learn how people and the wildlife are trying to adapt to the changes.

All are welcome to come learn about Fulford’s adventure and see some amazing slides of icebergs, puffins, polar bears and fiords.

The Winter Adventure Series at the Belfast Free Library continues Tuesday, March 17, at 6:30 p.m. with a screening of the film "Maiden;" the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round The World Sailing Race in 1989.

And finally on Tuesday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m., Doug Welch, executive director of The Maine Island Trail Association, will show his “To Row and Let Go” film. Join Welch as he takes up ocean rowing, builds a boat at the legendary Wooden Boat School, and explores 34 islands on the Maine Island Trail.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 339-3884, ext.10.

 

 

 

 

 

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