Schooner Adventure Lecture Series

Schooner Adventure Lecture Series

“Sea Level Rise; The Chatham Story, presented by William Sargent. ‘Many of us have walked on a beach, inhaled its aromas, admired its beauty and felt the sensations of wind against sand and thought for at least a passing moment that Life by the Ocean must be divine. What we have forgotten is that a coastline is a dynamic natural environment. The wind and the waves are constantly reshaping the shore: taking grains of sand from one place and relocating them in another.’ William Sargent is a consultant for the NOVA Science series. His books include Just Seconds From the Ocean: Coastal Living in the Wake of Katrina (UPNE 2008), Storm Surge, A Coastal Village Battles the Rising Atlantic (UPNE 2004), The House on Ipswich Marsh (UPNE, 2005), Crab Wars: A Tale of Horseshoe Crabs, Bioterrorism, and Human Health (UPNE, 2002), and A Year in the Notch: Exploring the Natural History of the White Mountains (UPNE, 2001). Formerly Director of the Baltimore Aquarium and a research assistant at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, he has taught at The Briarwood Center for Marine Biology and at Harvard University.

Wednesday, August 13, 7:00 PM at the Sawyer Free Library, Friend Room, 2 Dale Ave, Gloucester, MA. Admission Free. Supported by VarianSea & Cape Ann Insurance Agency, Inc. Sponsored by the Gloucester Adventure. For more information contact Joanne Souza at 978-281-8079 or

About Adventure

The Gloucester Adventure, Inc a 501(C)(3) non-profit historic preservation and educational organization, was established to restore the schooner Adventure as a historic community resource and living classroom. Volunteers help year-round with vessel restoration, innovative educational programs, events and fundraising.

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Joanne Souza at 978-281-8079.