Lecture: ‘hair-raising rescues at sea told’


U.S. Naval War College professor Tim Garrold will recount “hair-raising stories of rescues at sea,” including the rescue of a private sailing vessel that had pitch-poled and dismasted in a storm off Cape Hatteras in 1985, at a lecture Thursday at the Penobscot Marine Museum's Stephen Phillips Memorial Library.

Other tales Garrold will recount include the rescue of the crew from the burning SS Krista Marinovik in the Mediterranean Sea in 1982, the search for a fighter jet lost at sea from USS America during Carrier Battle Group work-ups for Operation Desert Storm in 1990, and the rescue of the crew of an SH-60B helicopter that crashed in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. lecture in Searsport, Maine, are $8 members (members, advance sale), $10 (non-members, advance), or at the door $12 (members) or $15 (non-members).

Tickets can be purchased online at http://garrold.eventbrite.com or by calling (207) 548-2529.