Trade, Wealth, Innovation & Adventure in the Age of Exploration with Capt. Lada Simek 5 December 2015

The National Maritime Historical Society Charles Point Council
Invites you to Join Us for
Trade, Wealth, Innovation & Adventure in the Age of Exploration

with Captain Lada Simek


Saturday, 5 December 2015
Cortlandt Yacht Club – 238 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY 10548
Registration and Coffee: 10:30 AM   Presentation: 11:00 AM

Join us for a special Charles Point Council seminar and holiday pot luck party at the Cortlandt Yacht Club. Marine Educator and author Captain Lada Simek will talk about the Age of Exploration, beginning with the ship designs that carried Europeans away from their home shores in search of knowledge, wealth, and power, and the famous Vasa and Mary Rose, which taught us so much about seafaring at the time of their construction. We will learn about the English galleon, and about the explorers Magellan and Cook, and the difficulties that faced them on their long voyages of discovery, including scurvy. And he will talk about changes in ship and sail design, and the challenges they were developed to meet.

©Freddy Braun, Fartygsmagasinet i Stockholm AB

©Freddy Braun, Fartygsmagasinet i Stockholm AB

David Allen, Maritime History Professor at SUNY Maritime College at Fort Schuyler and chairman of the Charles Point Council, welcomes all members and their friends to this gathering:
The Cortlandt Yacht Club is the perfect venue for a maritime lecture and as we look out on the river we can easily be transported to the adventures in the Age of Sail as Captain Simek weaves his tales of distant times. We look most forward to seeing those of you we have not seen in a while. Let us raise our glasses together over good food with good friends.

Lada Simek headshotCapt. Simek is a former chemistry teacher, parachuting instructor, dive boat operator, wreck researcher, marine educator, master scuba diver trainer, USCG Master, senior director at Beneath the Sea—the largest non-profit dive exposition in USA—and a freelance writer on the marine world.

Following Saturday’s talk will be our Annual Holiday Potluck gathering, where we have the opportunity to catch up with friends old and new. Please bring a dish, drink or dessert for six to eight people.

Please also bring a new, unwrapped toy for Virginia’s House of Hope to distribute.


Call the National Maritime Historical Society at 914 737-7878 x 0 if you plan to attend. A $5–$10 donation is appreciated. After the lecture, we hope you will join us for the Holiday Pot Luck Party!

Cortlandt Yacht Club: 238 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY 10548