BLUE HILL — Local author Ben Emory will share from his recent book, “Sailor for the Wild: On Maine, Conservation and Boats,” 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at 5 Parker Point Road.
Inspired by Maine’s extraordinary land- and sea-scapes, Emory recounts a lifetime of intertwined adventures on the water, and in professional and volunteer land conservation work. Shining through is the joy of Maine ocean and landscape, fascination with good boats, dedication to conservation and observations about a changing world.
Emory has decades of conservation and boating experience. For many years he served on the Blue Hill Heritage Trust board as well as other land trust boards. He has been the executive director of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a Maine representative of The Conservation Fund, a founder of the Land Trust Alliance and a member of the Land for Maine’s Future Board. He currently serves on the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission. He is a member of the Cruising Club of America and a former commodore of Brooklin’s Center Harbor Yacht Club. A former Navy destroyer officer, Ben graduated from Harvard and earned his MBA from Dartmouth.
This event is co-sponsored by the library, Blue Hill Heritage Trust, and Blue Hill Books. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event. The event is free and everyone is welcome. For more information call the library at 374-5515.