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Maritime museum hosts ‘Adventure Series’ of lectures

Beth Leonard, sailor and award-winning author of "Blue Horizons: Dispatches from Distant Seas," will present "The Great Capes" at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 in the River Room at Seamen's Inne at Mystic Seaport.

Leonard will discuss how, during the course of a 10-year circumnavigation with Evans Starzinger aboard their 47-foot aluminum sloop Hawk, she accomplished a sailing feat and passed the three Great Capes - an accomplishment that included storm-force winds, dangerous seas, freezing temperatures and broken equipment.

Tickets are $14 ($12 for members) for the afternoon program and $15 ($13 for members) for the evening program. Tickets for the entire afternoon series are $85 ($70 for members) and for the complete evening series are $95 ($80 for members). Students can purchase tickets at the discounted rate of $5. To purchase tickets, visit or call (860) 572-5339.