Maine Maritime Museum to host Maxwell Kennedy

Author will discuss new book “Sea Change”
Posted:  Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 7:00am

On Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 6 to 7 p.m., Maine Maritime Museum in Bath is excited to welcome author Maxwell Taylor Kennedy for a talk and book signing of his latest work, “Sea Change: A Man, A Boat, A Journey Home.”

In the new book “Sea Change,” Kennedy takes readers on a wild ride as he relates the harrowing voyage to deliver his boat, Valkyrien, a 90-foot dilapidated wooden schooner, from San Francisco through the Panama Canal and up the coast to Washington, D.C.  From day one, Kennedy and his crew face difficult odds and personal danger in their quest to make the crossing. Rich in nautical detail and humor, Kennedy’s telling of his adventure is a thrill ride. As exciting as this story is, Kennedy’s sharing of his life’s challenges, thoughts and fears, and amazing wife and kids, makes this book really special.

Maxwell Taylor Kennedy is an author, sailor, attorney, historian, and teacher. He is the author of “Danger’s Hour: The Story of the USS Bunker Hill and the Kamikazi Pilot Who Crippled Her,” and “Make Gentle the Life of this World: the Vision of Robert F. Kennedy and the Words that Inspired Him.” He is the son of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy.

The event will be held in the museum’s Long Reach Hall. Tickets are $7 for museum members and $10 for non-members. Copies of “Sea Change” will be available for purchase and signing following the talk. Tickets are available at or by calling (207) 443-1316.