CAMDEN — Camden Public Library will host merchant mariner Megan Frey Thursday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation on the challenges and insights from her career. Frey will narrate an online slideshow of photographs from ocean passages, such as sailing around Cape Horn on the 1911 Barque Europa, visiting the Vanuatu Islands in the South Pacific, and traversing the Northwest Passage Sea Route from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, to Norway. For a link to register for this Zoom webinar, visit the “What’s Happening” adult events calendar at

Frey has spent the summer of 2021 in Rockport while serving as captain of the cutter Owl, sailing out of Camden Harbor. Frey will describe how “being on the sea is a form of empowerment for anyone, at any age, male or female.”

Frey recently founded Ocean’s Dream, a nonprofit sail training and marine science organization targeting students ages 16-21 years old. The organization is currently in the fundraising stage and would like to purchase a 75-foot steel schooner. Ocean’s Dream will be based in the Pacific Northwest, sailing in the San Juan Islands, and on to Alaska and Hawaii. Visit for more information.