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Western Flyer: Literary History Heads Back to Sea | Gentrain MPC

Course Description:

The "Western Flyer" earned fame as the fishing vessel chartered by John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts in 1940 for a six-week expedition to collect sea life in the Gulf of California. Their journey led to the book "Sea of Cortez" by the pair in 1941 and "The Log from the Sea of Cortez" by Steinbeck in 1951. Western Flyer Foundation Executive Director Sherry Flumerfelt oversees the boat’s new life as a scientific research vessel and educational classroom. She’ll share the story of the boat’s restoration and plans for the future.


Tuition: $0.00

Additional Fees: $0.00


Wednesday, May 3 *1:30 – 2:30 p.m.* (1 session)


Offered in collaboration with our friends at The Gentrain Society, all lectures will be held in Lecture Forum 103 at Monterey Peninsula College from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Free - All Welcome. Parking is $3.


Sherry Flumerfelt has worked with ocean nonprofits since 1999, focusing on a range of issues including sustainable seafood, marine tourism, marine-protected areas, sustainable financing for conservation, and ocean awareness.