The Herreshoff Marine Museum’s Annual Lecture Series brings the knowledge of established authors, sailors, and experts directly to the public. Learn from some of the best sailors, writers, historians, and accomplished individuals amongst historic Herreshoff Boats and the America’s Cup Hall of Fame. Tickets are availble online at herreshoff.org/store or at the door the day of the event.
The 2018 Herreshoff Lecture Series is Proudly Sponsored by: Points East Magazine, Cisco Brewers, and Gowrie Group.
Reception begins at 6:00pm
Lecture begins at 7:00pm
Tickets are $10 for Members and $18 for Non-Members
Finding Pax is a story of discovery and reconnection like no other. Having fallen hopelessly in love with a 1930s Danish spidsgatter, a beautifully constructed 28 ft wooden double-ender, circumnavigator Kaci Cronkhite embarked on an international search to unravel the mystery of the boat’s past, and discovered the many lives Pax touched since she first hit the water in 1936.
The search took her to the quiet harbors of British Columbia, into the industrial desert of Los Angeles’ port, and to the harbors and homes of generations in Denmark. What she found changed some families’ history. “By finding her story, you’ve given us ours,” said the granddaughter of the boat’s builder. The writing is poetic, spare, and full of wisdom.
"The boat appeared when I didn't expect or, frankly, need her. My bucket list was empty. Life was full…But sailing towards me was a boat that would stir the waters, waking decades of loss, revealing history untold, and restoring a legacy that was lost in the wind. For her and for me, I had to wade into that water. I had to go, to search, to find."
Kaci grew up on a four-generation cattle ranch in Oklahoma and didn’t see the ocean until she was 21. By 40, she had sailed around the world, double-handed, with Nancy Erley while they taught women offshore sailing skills. From 2002-2011, she was director of North America’s largest wooden boat event, the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. Finding Pax is her first book and Finding Pax: Expanded Edition is published by the world’s premier nautical press, Adlard Coles, Bloomsbury who will also publish her next book, When a Cowgirl Goes to Sea.