Thursday, September 8, 2011

Russ Roberts speaks at the Lake Superior Maritime Museum in Duluth, MN

Thursday, October 6 – “The Inner Reaches of the Northwest Passage
Airline pilot, sailor and broadcaster, Captain Russell Roberts will speak about his experience sailing the Northwest Passage across the top of the world in a 42-foot fiberglass pleasure boat.  Roberts will share details about navigation, icy travails, the arctic weather as well as the people and animals he encountered along the way.  Join us to learn why a supposedly rational man would choose to spend a summer in ice choked waters on a boat with little heat, no hot water and less than a 50% chance of success.

Remember, the October Evening Entertainment Series program will be held at Canal Park Lodge, 250 Canal Park Drive in Duluth, MN.  The program will begin at 7 p.m.  Bring a friend!  Admission and parking are free!  Need more information, call LSMMA at 218-727-2497. 

This notice was posted  by the Lake Superior Maritime Museum on its website:

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Russ Roberts Speaks in Orange, Virginia

News report from the Orange County Review:  Come to the Orange Historical Society's Research Center, 130 Caroline Street, at 7 p.m. April 25 to hear Russ Roberts' presentation:  The Inner Reaches of the Northwest Passage.

For well over a century, the Holy Grail of explorers was the Northwest Passage, an imagined sea route around North America to the riches of the Orient. A few even hoped to reach the passage through areas once within the bounds of Orange County.  

For ships of those times, the passage did not exist-but in recent years, melting ice has opened up some perilous travel routes along the fabled Passage. Come to the Orange Historical Society on April 25 as Russ Roberts tells us what it was like to sail across the top of the world during the summer of 2009.  Roberts, an airline pilot, sailor, and former WJMA announcer and music director, will talk about the voyage of the Fiona, a 42-foot fiberglass pleasure boat with a 77-year-old skipper, its navigation  and  icy travails, the arctic weather, the lives of  its people and animals, and  the condition of the arctic ice amid all the news about climate change. 

Monday, March 14, 2011

Russ Roberts speaks about the Northwest Passage

Russ Roberts' "The Inner Reaches of the Northwest Passage,"
is scheduled for Wed March 16 7PM at the Mariners' Museum in
Newport News, VA and on Sat March 26 2PM at the
Vancouver Maritime Museum in Vancouver, BC, Canada