Hell Around the Horn: A Nautical Presentation and Book Signing with Author Rick Spilman
November 3, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Register Here for Saturday, 3 November: Registration at 10:30 AM, Lecture at 11:00 AM
The November NMHS Seminar Series features Hell Around the Horn with author and “Old Salt Blog” founder and host Rick Spilman. This nautical thriller is set in the last days of the great age of sail. In 1905, a young ship’s captain and his family set sail on the windjammer, Lady Rebecca, from Cardiff, Wales with a cargo of coal bound for Chile, by way of Cape Horn. Before they reach the Southern Ocean, the cargo catches fire, the mate threatens mutiny and one of the crew may be going mad, yet the greatest challenge will prove to be surviving the vicious westerly winds and mountainous seas of the worst Cape Horn winter in memory.
Though this is a work of fiction it is based on a well documented voyage in the early 1900’s, a period rarely covered, and the descriptions of life aboard are as informative as any non-fiction work without overpowering the reader with superfluous detail. Hell Around the Horn is a story of survival and the human spirit against overwhelming odds.
If you would like to join NMHS and the speaker for lunch following the presentation, the cost is $25 prepaid, with cash bar. Reservation required.
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