Sailing from Cape Horn to the Cape of Good Hope talk July 24

Jul 12, 2019
Courtesy of: Carl Lindquist Carl Lindquist will describe his trip sailing across the open Atlantic Ocean at Lincolnville Community Library July 24.

Lincolnville — Carl Lindquist will present a free illustrated talk on his sailing trip from Cape Horn to the Cape of Good Hope, at the Lincolnville Community Library, 208 Main St. in Lincolnville Center, Wednesday, July 24 at 7 p.m.

Lindquist will tell about the seven weeks he spent sailing across the open Atlantic Ocean with an international crew aboard the square-rigged ship Europa. The sailors, some experienced and others novices, had no internet, cell phones, or news from the outside world and were often cold and wet, all of which enhanced the camaraderie, according to Lindquist.  En route from Cape Horn to the Cape of Good Hope the crew encountered icebergs and both calm and raging seas. They visited many remote islands, including South Georgia, Tristan de Cunha, and Elephant Island.

Lindquist is a retired ophthalmologist who has crossed the oceans several times while crewing on square-rigged sailing vessels. He now lives part of the year in Maine.

For more information, call 706-3896 or email questions@lincolnvillelibrary.org.

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