Adventures at Sea: 2017 Sailors’ Series Lectures

The 2017 Sailors’ Series lectures at the Whaling Museum will keep you at the edge of your seats as mariners tell their first-hand, gripping stories of adventure and travel – from sailboat racing to navigating Iceberg Alley, and from exploring the North Atlantic Ocean to America’s Great Loop. Themed “Adventures at Sea: Local Mariners Take to the Water,” the Sailors’ Series runs February through April. This 27th annual lecture series is dedicated to sailing and other related maritime topics and supported by the Northeast Maritime Institute Foundation.

April 6: The Great American Loop
Relive the six-week journey of Sham and Josh Hunt, who traveled 3,370 miles on their Ray Hunt-designed, 26′ Black Watch, sailing up and down the country’s most well-known waterways.

Lectures begin at 7 pm on February 2, March 2, March 23, and April 6 with a reception at 6 pm. Individual lecture tickets can be purchased for $15 for members ($20 for non-members). Series tickets are $54 for members ($72 for non-members). Series tickets include all four lectures as well as a VIP invitation to a May book launch and lecture for A Man for all Oceans: Captain Joshua Slocum and the First Solo Voyage Around the World by Stan Grayson. Go to or call 508-997-0046 for tickets.

Photo credit: Brian Hancock