Author Lucinda Hathaway will be at the Penobscot Marine Museum Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 11 a.m. for a fun-filled morning of high seas adventure and travel-inspired art. She will lead a workshop teaching children how to make a watercolor travel journal and will read from her two children’s sailing adventure books, one of which has an chapter set in Searsport.

Hathaway is passionate about teaching children the exciting and creative craft of watercolor journaling.

“Sketching with a pen and painting with watercolor is something that kids ‘take’ to immediately. No fear or hesitation with children,” she said.

Hathaway summers in Camden and is the author of two very popular chapter books for children, “Takashi’s Voyage: The Wreck of the Sindia” and “Round the World: Takashi Sails Home.” Takashi is a young Japanese boy who has a series of adventures while sailing around the world at the turn of the 20th century. In the first book, Takashi is shanghaied from Kobe, Japan aboard the Sindia, a ship bound for New York. The climactic conclusion of the book is based on an actual shipwreck that occurred in 1901 off the coast of New Jersey.  In the award-winning sequel Takashi sails to Searsport on the Lewis R. French, which today sails out of Camden.

The workshop and book reading are free with Penobscot Marine Museum admission.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.