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Arctic Observations by Peter Ralston
July 30, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Peter Ralston, noted photographer and co-founder of the Island Institute, took to the seas last summer for an epic adventure to Greenland and the heart of the Northwest Passage, a 900-mile sea route from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. On Sunday July 30th, from 5:30-7:30 pm at The Strand Theatre in Rockland, Peter will share his observations with his photographs as a backdrop on the screen.
This event is being cosponsored by Georges River Land Trust and Herring Gut Learning Center. The event will be free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to benefit both organizations.
Sailing on a 184-foot luxury yacht, Ralston described it as “a privileged front-row seat in the most dramatic theater of rapid climate change on the planet.” Ralston said, “There were many lessons to be learned up north that can be applied to our own changing Gulf of Maine and the fisheries that support so many here.”
Ralston’s photographs document the austere and severe beauty of the arctic landscape, as well as Inuit villages and hunting camps, polar bears, and whales, all under the midnight sun.
Special thanks to our sponsors – the Dip Net Restaurant in Port Clyde and Machias Savings Bank!