With fond memories of their trip to the Caribbean with their young daughters in 1989, Tom and Jane Babbitt once again set sail for the islands. Different route, different crew, different boat, and different level of technology made for a voyage of contrasts. Hear their observations about the ways this trip compared to the first one, with pictures from both trips.

This program is set for Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House. It is part of the Seafaring Series hosted by the Friends of Rockport Public Library. This series of programs will be held each Thursdays in October at 7 p.m. from through Oct. 27 at the Rockport Opera House.

The series will continue with:

The History of Seacoast Mission on Thursday, Oct. 13. Sharon Daley, and Douglas Cornman will share the history of the Maine Seacoast Mission and discuss their work as they address the joys and challenges of living on Maine's rugged outer islands

“Arctic Observations: Recent images and thoughts from Greenland and the Northwest Passage” with Peter Ralston on Thursday, Oct. 20. Photographer and Island Institute co-founder Peter Ralston spent a month this summer exploring the west coast of Greenland and the Canadian Arctic. Join him as he shares photographs of his adventure.

“My Life at Sea” with Capt. Linda Greenlaw Wessel on Thursday, Oct. 27. Capt. Linda Greenlaw Wessel, the only female swordfishing boat captain on the east coast of the USA, will talk about her life at sea. With special thanks to the 16 Bay View Hotel for helping sponsor this event.