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Explorations Read-Aloud: “Windjammers of the Pacific Rim” by Jim Gibbs & Phillip Drucker

Friday, September 2 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

Every Friday, at 11:00 am, on the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page, the library will stream a brand new recording of local thespian, Joseph Coté reading aloud selections from a wide variety of fascinating and entertaining books of fiction and non-fiction. This is a program to help keep our community connected to books during the pandemic when we are unable to meet in person.

For September 2, Coté will read aloud from Jim Gibbs & Phillip Drucker’s book Windjammers of the Pacific Rim.

Summary: Many of us know of the historic building and sailing of windjammers in Maine and to lands far beyond, but what do we know about the windjammers of the “Pacific Rim”.  Let’s explore the world of windjammers on the other seacoast of America.

As early settlers to California, Oregon and Washington came around the Horn and sailed north from San Francisco, lumber for homes and industry went south by sea from the Northwest. And with nothing to guide them but the wind, compass, sextant, stars and a sixth sense, the sturdy little ships struggled through fog and gales; more than half of them foundering. This is the story of those ships and of the intrepid pioneers who built them. Through many old photographs and stirring true stories, an appreciation for the schooners, barkentines and other wind vessels and their crew is constructed to bring this golden age of wind ships to life.

Click the links to find the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page.

Thoughts to share? Book ideas to suggest?
Contact Joseph at friday-explorations@usa.net

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