The 2018 Speaker Series Schedule will be posted in May.

2017 Speaker Series

Friday, June 30

Across the Atlantic with DRAGON HARALD HÅRFAGRE

9:30 a.m., Masin Room, North Entrance — Capt. Björn Ahlander
In 2016, the largest Viking ship reconstruction ever built sailed from Norway to North America. She’ll be at Chubb’s Wharf throughout the WoodenBoat Show. Hear about her challenging Atlantic passage from her captain.

“Tides: the Science and Spirit of the Ocean”

11 a.m., Masin Room, North Entrance — Jonathan White
After his wooden schooner ran aground in Alaska, Jonathan White vowed to understand the workings of the tides. Hear about his enthralling journey of research and discovery, which resulted in his 2016 book.


1:30 p.m., Masin Room, North Entrance
Sixty years go, MAYFLOWER II sailed from England to the United States, and at the time she was, and she remains, one of the most successful ship reconstruction projects ever done. Hear about her historic voyage.

Saturday, July 1

Planetarium Presentation — The Tides

11 a.m., Treworgy Planetarium — Jonathan White
To help explain the extremely complex interrelationships between the the tides and celestial movements, “Tides” author Jonathan White draws on the resources of Mystic Seaport’s Treworgy Planetarium.

Kids, Boats, and Math

1:30 p.m., Masin Room, North Entrance – Joe Youcha
Kids, come build your own paper boat! Parents, come build a boat and watch your child learn. Teachers, come see how project-based learning works. Youcha founded Building to Teach, using boatbuilding for math and science education.

“Herreshoff: American Masterpieces:”

3 p.m., Masin Room, North Entrance — Benjamin Mendlowitz
This new volume portrays the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company’s finest yachts, which Mendlowitz has photographed for decades. See his photos and hear histories gleaned by authors Maynard Bray and Claas van der Linde.