EVENT: Author Vaughn Sherman presents Sea Travels: Memoirs of a 20th Century Master Mariner

Posted on April 12, 2013 by

Sea Travels: Memoirs of a 20th Century Master Mariner – Author Vaughn Sherman


April 16th – Tuesday – 6:30 pm – Douglas Library


Come listen to author Vaughn Sherman as he discusses the life and travel of his uncle, J. Holger Christensen, a Master Mariner, at the Douglas Library on Tuesday, April 16th, at 6:30 pm.  Sherman recorded and transcribed Christensen’s life story, from family deck hand to master mariner. The story weaves through events of the pioneer days in the Puget Sound, the Alaskan Gold Rush, and World War II, all while highlighting the trials, tribulations, hi jinks, and heroism of men who live at sea.  Christensen was born in Nome, raised on Bainbridge Island, Washington, and returned again and again to challenge the unforgiving waters of the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska.  There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

This event is open to people of all ages.

Vaughn Sherman spent time at sea as a Pacific Northwest fisheries biologist before he was recruited by the CIA. He is author of the spy novel Sasha Plotkin’s Deceit, as well as three other books.  Check out his website at http://vaughnsherman.com/