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One Book, One Town—New Canaan

April 4, 2014

I’m in New Canaan to talk about In the Heart of the Sea as part of the “One Book, One Town” program.  After a walk in Waveny Park I stopped by at Elm Street Books, a terrific independent store right in the middle of town. A couple of days ago I had a fun Skype session with a group of students from the New Canaan High School.
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History Quiz Bowl at the Nantucket Whaling Museum

March 4, 2014

I won’t be able to attend this year’s History Quiz Bowl at the Nantucket Whaling Museum on March 8, but will definitely be there in spirit. I hear most of the questions will be pulled from my book Away Off Shore. It’s really great to have WCAI-FM’s Mindy Todd serving as Quizmaster and Harvey Young of Young’s Bicycle Shop as Audience Ambassador. Nantucket Historical Association always does an amazing job and the event could not be in better hands. For more information, visit: http://www.nha.org/programs/index.html

 


E-mail Contact Form

February 12, 2014

It has come to my attention that the e-mail form on the “Contact Us” page of my website was not working properly over the past month or so. Any messages that were sent during that time were not received and are not retrievable. The problem has been rectified. If you were trying to reach us in January via the website’s contact form and did not get a reply, please try again. Apologies for any inconvenience.


Moby on Nantucket

February 3, 2014

It was another great Moby-Dick Marathon, jointly sponsored by the Nantucket Atheneum and Nantucket Historical Association.  Here’s a pic of David Lazarus, island artist and actor extraordinaire, reading the final chapter in the Great Hall of the Atheneum, approximately 25 hours after I kicked things off by reading the first two chapters.  David’s sketch of a whale ramming a ship graces the title page of In the Heart of the Sea.

Artist and actor David Lazarus, reading the final chapter of Moby-Dick

Artist and actor David Lazarus, reading the final chapter of Moby-Dick


Research Trip, Part 3

January 31, 2014

During the homeward swing of our trip to the Hudson River and Staten Island, we stopped at the Submarine Force Museum in Groton, Connecticut. Here’s a pic of a lifesize replica of where it all started:  the Turtle built in nearby Saybrook during the Revolution.

Bushnell's Turtle, Submarine Force Museum, Groton, Connecticut

Bushnell’s Turtle, Submarine Force Museum, Groton, Connecticut

Tomorrow (Saturday, February 1) I look forward to beginning Nantucket’s Moby-Dick marathon at 9 am at the Atheneum by reading the immortal words, “Call me Ishmael.”