An Evening’s Adventure Around the Americas
From OSU Extension of Lincoln County
Sailing around an island might not sound too challenging, but when that island comprises the continents of North and South America, the voyage takes on a whole new look. The 64-foot sailing cutter Ocean Watch and its crew took on that challenge in 2009, spending a year circumnavigating the Americas and raising awareness about the health of our oceans. You can spend an evening reliving that adventure with Captain/Owner Mark Schrader this Saturday, August 3 at the Embarcadero Resort Hotel and Marina.
Free and open to all, the evening starts at 5:30 pm with a reception in the Embarcadero Lounge and will culminate in a slide show and discussion with Captain Schrader at 7 pm in the Mariner Room. He will share photos and stories about the adventures on their year-long voyage as well as highlights from the scientific research conducted along the way.
Ocean Watch and its crew have continued their mission of inspiring awareness, attention and action to protect and care for our oceans since completing the circumnavigation in 2010, including its two-month stay here in Newport. The vessel has been docked at the Embarcadero since the end of June, serving as the focal point of a 4-H Marine Ambassador Summer Camp in July and being opened up to other tours throughout July and August.
This unique opportunity is being offered by Oregon State University and the 4-H Youth Development program and is made possible through the generous support of the Embarcadero Resort Hotel and Marina. Donations to support Ocean Watch’s 60-day stay in Newport and the Lincoln County 4-H Program will be gladly accepted. Photos of Ocean Watch will also be available for purchase.
For more information about the evening with Captain Schrader or about Ocean Watch, please contact 4-H Program Coordinator Todd Williver at the OSU Extension Office, 541-574-6534.