The Life of Captain Anders Anderson

Community Happenings
Rockport Opera House
6 Central St. Rockport, ME 04856
Oct 04, 2018
6:00 PM

Join John Anderson as he shares the story of his grandfather, Anders Anderson, an immigrant Swedish-American captain, whose sailing life spanned nearly half a century.

Anders Anderson left his family's farm in Sweden as a five foot tall sixteen year old seaman. After sailing across the world for six years, he emigrated to America in 1886.

Capt. Anderson renounced his allegiance to the King of Sweden and became a proud American; bringing his brother and three of his sisters to America as well.  He sailed schooners first out of Stonington, then Camden, and finally Rockland.

Capt. Anders Anderson is representative of the many iconic Maine captains who led the schooners over the horizon of history in the last days of the Age of Sail.

John Anderson is a native of Rockland and the grandson of the featured captain. He has transcribed and published the captain's thirty-plus years of journals from the era of his sailing days. He has recently completed a biography of Capt. Anderson, Borne on the Wind: The Life and Journals of Captain Anders Anderson.