BHYC welcomes author Jim Nelson
Author Jim Nelson will speak about maritime history and his book "Full Fathom Five" at the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club on July 17 at 5 p.m.
Jim Nelson, a Lewiston native, graduated from UCLA with a degree in motion picture/television production. For six years he worked on board traditional sailing ships. His career as a writer began in 1994 and he has since written 17 works of maritime fiction and history. He is the winner or the American Library Association/William Young Boyd Award and the Naval Order’s Samuel Eliot Morison Award.
Nelson has lectured all over the country and appeared on the Discovery Channel, History Channel and Book TV. He currently lives in Harpswell, Maine, with his former shipmate, now wife Lisa and their four children.
Nelson volunteers on the Maine's First Ship project, a 501(c) (3) non-profit dedicated to building the replica Virginia while maintaining a welcoming environment for students, visitors, and our all-volunteer staff. For more information on this speaker, visit www.jameslnelson.com
Reservations for the presentation and dinner can be made by calling 633-5750. The yacht club is located at 156 Western Ave., Boothbay Harbor.