2016 – Two Years Before the Mast Reading

With a spectaculPilgrim side view2ar backdrop of the brig Pilgrim, a replica of the historic vessel that brought Richard Henry Dana Jr. to this coast, the Dana Point Historical Society, in collaboration with the Ocean Institute, presents the sixth public reading of the complete text of Dana’s book Two Years Before the Mast on April 1, 2 and 3 at our new venue in the Ocean Institute Maritime Barn at 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point.

Over one hundred volunteer readers will read for eight to ten minutes each, completing the entire book in about 15 hours over three days.  In addition, volunteers are needed to serve as “watch officers” to oversee and manage each watch (that means shift, to land lubbers).  Come volunteer and join us – or just to watch and listen.DP_Historical 30x96_2

Reading times:

Friday, April, 1 pm to 4 pm

Saturday, April 2, 9 am to 6 pm

         Sunday, April 3, 9 am until we finish the book (around noon)

To thank our volunteers we extend an invitation to our participants to attend a reception on Sunday, April 3, around noon – just as soon as the book confirms that Dana is safely back in Boston harbor at the end of his voyage.

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