2015 THURSDAY EVENING TALKS at Sandy Bay Yacht Club ~ 7 P.M.
Complimentary Refreshments ~ Guests Welcome
The Brig Pickering
This seasonís first talk will involve the story of the brig Pickering.
Howard Resnikoff is an author and resident of Lanesville and Boston.
With material from his forthcoming book, The Riddle of the Rambler,
Howard will share information about the world-wide adventures of three
merchant brigs from Gloucester and Boston and the men who owned and
sailed them. Set against the background of the early days of the United
States and the aftermath of the Napoleonic War, if offers a glimpse into
Howard Resnikoff earned his BS degree from MIT and a PHD from Berkeley.
His career has spanned the academic world, government service and
entrepreneurial business activities. Howard started a Division at the
National Science Foundation, was the first Associate Vice President at
Harvard University and founded a publically listed company.
Kayak for Safe Passage Kids: A Grandmotherís Solo Paddling Expedition
from Maine to Guatemala
Dr. Deborah Walters, Ph.D.
Why is Dr. Deb Walters kayaking over 2,500 miles?
To tell the story of the children living in the Guatemala
City garbage dump community
To share how inspiring the mothers are who labor with
grit and perseverance for a better life for their children
To talk about the success of the Safe Passage model
school that fosters critical thinking, self-sufficiency and confidence.
To raise funds for additional grades for the school
How is Deb engaging people in the Safe Passage story?
By using a daily blog and other social media
By giving presentations to schools and other groups in
By speaking at larger events in cities along the route
Dr. Deb Walters is a grandmother from Maine, retired
cognitive scientist and university leader, Rotarian, Safe Passage Board
Member, and kayaking adventurer. Her previous solo kayaking expeditions
were in the Arctic, along the Atlantic coasts in the Northeast and the
Maritimes, and through tropical waters in Mexico.
EXPLORING CAPE ANN'S WATERS ... THE BEST DIVING NORTH OF CAPE HATTERAS
Fred Calhoun will present information about diving in the
Cape Ann area and will show clips from films he has produced: Diving the
Sandy Bay Breakwater, Folly Cove and Thatcher Island. Additionally, he
will discuss his involvement with custom diving gear and the evolution
of diving equipment.
Fred has been scuba diving since 1953 when he and several
friends began assembling the equipment they would need to dive the
quarries of Quincy. Fred opened a custom wetsuit business in Weymouth
and eventually moved to Cape Ann where he ran the dive charter boat Easy
Diver for 35 years. Fred and his wife are accomplished movie makers.
We are in need of hosts for the Talks on July 23 and August 20. (Talks
are generally hosted by one or two members who share the responsibility
for refreshments.) If you would like to be involved with the Thursday
Night Talk Series, please contact Joanne Levin at email@example.com or