This summer, the Maritime Museum of BC explores the issue of marine debris and ocean plastic with our Great Pacific Garbage Patch Exhibit! Join us on Wednesday, May 1 for the summer launch event of the exhibit.
Come take in the exhibit in a unique after hours experience including a bar and hors d’oeuvres. Chat with local vendors who are working hard to target the problem in our community, followed by live music. The keynote speakers are Karen Wristen from the Living Oceans Society and Mathilde Gordon and Daniel Greenwood, two young activists who advocate for plastic-free lifestyles and reframing the face of adventure.
In 1965, Robert Manry was a typical middle-aged suburbanite in Cleveland, Ohio. However, his colleagues at the Plain Dealer newspaper were shocked to learn he had just set sail on a solo voyage across the Atlantic in his 13½-foot sloop, Tinkerbelle. By the time his 78-day odyssey ended in England, Manry was the target of a wild journalistic arms race, the guest of honor to a welcoming committee of 20,000 Britons, and had become a hero to his countrymen – and to dreamers everywhere.
Come discover Manry’s journey with The Maritime Museum of BC’s screening of Manry at Sea!