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Marine journalist to talk about Cuban cruising

Marine journalist and Cuba expert Peter Swanson will speak June 11 at CubaCon 2010, a Cuban art and culture conference in Provincetown, Mass.

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Swanson will talk about sailing the "Great Bahamas-Cuba Loop: A Post-Embargo Cruising Strategy." Other marine experts may join him for a session still taking shape and scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

Swanson, a Massachusetts native now living in Florida, has written about Cuba for Soundings magazine, as well as PassageMaker, Yachting and Mad Mariner online. He has developed a Web site,, devoted to the possibilities for recreational boating on the Cuban coast once relations are normalized.

Swanson has recently lectured about Cuba for audiences at TrawlerFest in Fort Lauderdale and the Essex by the Sea series in Essex, Conn. His talk in Provincetown will focus on how cruisers will incorporate the north coast of Cuba and Havana into their traditional Bahamas cruising plans.

"I invite New England mariners to join me for the conference, which spans four days featuring many sessions on Cuban art and culture. There is also a Cuban music dance party on tap, along with a Cuban art auction and Cuba movie day," Swanson said.

All the information regarding registration, agenda, presenter bios, venues, lodging, etc., is available at the conference Web site.

Contact conference organizer Rob Sequin at or call him at (508) 744-6790 for information.