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Author Talk at Jesup Library
July 11 @ 7:00 pm
On Wednesday, July 11, at 7 p.m., Frank Blair will talk about his newly published book called, “The Schooner Maggie B: A Southern Ocean Circumnavigation,” at the Jesup Memorial Library.
A true Southern Ocean circumnavigation around the great capes fills the imagination of every serious, as well as armchair sailor. In 2005, Frank Blair built a 63-foot wooden schooner in Nova Scotia and with an all-volunteer crew, set off on her two-year maiden voyage around the world. Many sailing books tell of racing hardships, disasters at sea, days adrift in a life raft or being dismasted off Cape Horn. This book is about a great success: a sailor’s dream voyage well executed. “The Schooner Maggie B” tells of breakdowns but also the recoveries, great ports and how to surmount the bureaucracies, the sublime pleasures of a clear night watch and other days with fresh gales and the apprehension and joys of 4,000-mile blue water passages.
Blair served in the U.S. Navy for five years as a fighter pilot flying single-seat fighters off of carriers in the Mediterranean and the Western Pacific and received five Air Medals for low-level reconnaissance over North Vietnam. He lives on Mount Desert Island and on his new schooner, Farfarer.
Books will be on sale courtesy of Sherman’s Book Store. For more information, call the library at 288-4245.