Mystic Seaport Adventure Series Talk: The Accidental Sailor

ANNA KRISTINA (now named DYRAFJELD). Drawing by Mickael Eymann.
Thursday, February 15, 2018

When Nelson Simon signed up as a last minute crew member to transport a Norwegian schooner from Brooklyn to Bermuda, he pictured it as a sort of pleasure cruise. Instead, he found himself fighting for survival in the midst of what became known as “The Perfect Storm.” Join us as Nelson recounts his harrowing tale that began with a friendly invitation to sail on board the ANNA KRISTINA and ended in the dead of night in a Coast Guard helicopter high above an angry sea.

The talk will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the River Room, Latitude 41° Restaurant & Tavern, 105 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, and at 6:30 p.m. at StoneRidge Senior Living Community, 186 Jerry Browne Road, Mystic. StoneRidge is the exclusive sponsor of the 2017-2018 Adventure Series.

1:30 p.m. in the River Room, Latitude 41° Restaurant & Tavern, 105 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT, and at 6:30 p.m. at StoneRidge Senior Living Community, 186 Jerry Browne Road, Mystic, CT.

Call 860.572.5331 to register for any of the programs or purchase the series ticket.