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Guild Lecture at the Medford Library: Search for the Northwest Passage
January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Dave Baker will take you away to the Arctic in a two-part series, “Search for the Northwest Passage: A Tale of Murder, Mutiny and Madness,” as January’s Guild Lecture Series on Wednesday, January 18, and Wednesday, February 22, from 12 noon -1:30 p.m., in the Large Meeting Room of the Medford Branch Library, 205 South Central Avenue.
The lectures cover the geography of the Arctic and Arctic Exploration starting with Pythias, ca. 300 BCE and continue through the mid-1800’s, ending with Sir John Franklin’s disastrous expedition.
Dave Baker volunteered for Navy duty in Antarctica serving as a member of Operation Deep Freeze, the expedition that built the American bases in Antarctica in support of the International Geophysical Year (1957-1958). Dave returned to Antarctica on board the MS National Geographic Endeavor in 2006 and 2010. The video imagery that Dave captured during these expeditions is his way of sharing his once-in-a-lifetime experience with those who prefer to remain in warmer climates.
This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Medford Library, and light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the Medford Branch Library at 541-774-8679 or visit our websites at jcls.org or medfordfriends.org.