Published DateSlide show at Conway Public Library will take viewers on round-the-world trip on a square-rigged ship
CONWAY — What's it really like to sail around the world on an old square-rigged ship?
Local writer Jim Salmon found out when he quit his job as an insurance executive to fulfill a lifelong dream. Following in the footsteps of his seafaring ancestors who commanded Navy ships during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, as well as the whaleship Essex (the inspiration for Herman Melville's Moby Dick), Salmon embarked on a 19-month circumnavigation aboard the tall ship Picton Castle, out of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
Salmon recounts his adventures in exotic places and his life with an eclectic crew in his new book, "Rime of the Ancient Underwriter: How I Stowed the Day Job and Went to Sea."
On Monday, June 4, he will be launching his book at Conway Public Library, 15 East Main Street, Conway. This event will begin at 7 p.m. in the library's handicap accessible meeting room and will be free to the public. All are welcome to come and experience the adventure with the author's slide-show presentation of rarely seen people and places.
Following the event, Salmon will sign copies of "Rime of the Ancient Underwriter." To purchase a copy beforehand, visit your local bookstore or www.hobblebush.com.
Jim Salmon lives with his wife in Center Conway. His Friendship sloop Kumatage is moored in Falmouth Harbor, Maine.