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Author shares local stories from the sea

January 21, 2013 · 12:42 PM
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Vaughn Sherman will visit Eagle Harbor Books next week for a book signing and reading of “Sea Travels: Memoirs of a 20th Century Master Mariner.” / Photo courtesy of Diane Duthweiler

Vaughn Sherman of Edmonds will visit Eagle Harbor Books at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 to read from “Sea Travels: Memoirs of a 20th Century Master Mariner.”

“Sea Travels” is the story of J. Holger Christensen as told to Sherman, the sailor’s nephew. Sherman, a former Pacific Northwest fisheries biologist and a retired CIA officer, captured his uncle’s stories on audio tape shortly before his death.

Using seed money, earned gold mining in Alaska, a Danish couple and their two young boys make their way to Bainbridge Island; buy a workboat; and establish themselves among the Pacific Northwest’s most respected seafarers.

 


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