Mr. Sam McKinney Lecture

Mr. Sam McKinney
Maritime Museum

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on September 25 at 8:15 p.m. in Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.

Our West Coast Heritage: Captains Cook, Vancouver, and Bligh

Formerly coordinator of the Columbia River Heritage Program in Portland, Oregon, Mr. McKinney earned his credentials as a maritime historian the hard way, "by first-hand, wet and cold voyages that retrace the routes of various explorations." Twice, by small boat, he traced George Vancouver's 1792 circumnavigation around Vancouver Island, and completed a 5,200 mile boat voyage across North America that traced the Lewis and Clark homeward bound trek of 1806. His publications include Bligh, A True Account of the Mutiny Aboard HMS Bounty and Reach of Tide, Ring of History, a narrative history of the Columbia River. Mr. McKinney's lecture coincides with the visit of a replica of Captain Cook's ship HMS Endeavour to Vancouver this fall.

Fall Program 1999
Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 16, Oct 23, Oct 30, Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 20, Nov 27, Dec 4.

Background Information

(Compiled by Ted Powell)

(Will be added when time permits.)

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