Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson St., Vancouver
11 Sep 2019 1900 - 2130
Members $5 / Non-Members $10
Please join us for the never-before-told, true story of the incredible intertwined histories of the sailing vessels St Roch and North Star of Herschel Island. This exciting lecture weaves the lives together of famous explorers, whalers, fur traders, RCMP and Inuit trappers, with a sprinkling of murder, groundings, storms, ice, and even a search for mermaids.
R. Bruce Macdonald is a local sailor and writer, who has logged over 100,000 nautical miles, primarily in command of traditionally rigged vessels. His writing has appeared in publications such as Cruising World, SAIL magazine, Canadian Yachting, Pacific Yachting, Ocean Navigator, Voile et Voiliers, and he is the former contributing editor to Sailing Canada. His last book, North Star of Herschel Island: Canada’s Arctic tall ship, was reviewed by Farley Mowat as, “one helluva great book about one helluva great ship” and by former Prime Minister of Canada, Jean Chretien, as, “an important book that every Canadian should read.”