Wanderbird wanders the Arctic talk
Rockland — On Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. the Sail, Power and Steam Museum will present a talk by Capts. Rick and Karen Miles about their ship Wanderbird and their cruises to Greenland, Labrador and Newfoundland. Wanderbird is a North Sea fishing trawler converted to a very comfortable long range expedition trawler. This stout refitted vessel is the culmination of the captains’ more than 40 years combined experience as professional mariners.
The Northern Expedition begins in Makkovik, with a welcome or Atelihai feast prepared by local residents. Makkovik is part of Nunatsiavut; "Our Beautiful Land" in Inuttitut, the home of the Labrador Inuit. Further ports of call may include Hopedale, Nain, Hebron, Okak or Nutak. Time is spent exploring in the Torngat Mountains National Park in search of the great white bear. Final destination is the historic settlement of Aasiaat in Disco Bay in Greenland. Aasiaat, located on the tip of a series of islands overlooking Disko Bay, is sometimes known as "the town of whales" because marine mammals are so plentiful there. This talk is a great opportunity to see this part of the world or review a potential cruise in the future.
Talk is free, donations always appreciated.
Sharp’s Point South and the Sail, Power and Steam Museum are at 75 Mechanic St. in Rockland. For more information on the Sail, Power and Steam Museum and its programs, 701-7627 or 596-0200, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at sailpowerandsteammuseum.org.