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Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean

Sea State Lectures
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us for the first session of our Spring 2017 Joan M. Kelly Sea State Lecture Series, "Motion of the Ocean."

Throughout the series, our speakers will reflect on the many ways water moves — predictably and unpredictably — and how communities respond. Our exploration begins with Author and Conservationist, Jonathan White. Join us on March 2nd to hear his talk, "Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean." 

After nearly losing his 65 foot wooden schooner in a large Alaskan tide, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White vowed to understand the tide. He knew the moon had something to do with it, but what exactly? Two books turned into ten, and ten into three hundred - and ten years of research crisscrossing the seven seas in a search for the largest, fastest, scariest, and most amazing tides in the world. With photographs, stories, and short readings, Jonathan takes his audiences on an enthralling journey into the surprising and poetic workings of the tide.

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Free parking is available.

Questions? Contact Rachel Katyl at or 207-228-1699.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is no longer open; we're at maximum capacity for this event. Walk-ins will be welcomed if spots are available the evening of the lecture.