Museum Presents Tastes And Tales Of The Sea VI
Burwell will give the talk. He manages federal Minerals Management
Service’s Alaska Shipwreck Database. When he first joined the agency,
Burwell says he worked with a colleague to write a technical paper on
Alaska shipwrecks and things blossomed from there.
Kodiak Maritime Museum will present a talk this weekend about a pair of
shipwrecks that occurred in Alaska during the first half of the 20th Century. It’s part of the museum’s annual Tastes and Tales of the Sea fundraising dinner.
(Shipwrecks 1 :41s “…about 5,000 records.”)
presentation will focus on two shipwrecks specifically: The Princess
May, an Alaska steamship that once transited the Inside Passage and ran
aground on Sentinel Rock in 1910, and the Phyllis S, a mail boat that
sank off the coast of Kodiak in 1943, after being accidentally struck
by a Navy boat.
Maritime Museum Director Toby Sullivan says shipwrecks are an
unfortunate fact of life in Alaska, and the presentation should be
pretty interesting to a Kodiak audience.
(Shipwrecks 2 :26s “…Historical Society on that.”)
addition to Burwell’s presentation there will also be dinner catered by
Chef Joel Chenet of Mill Bay Coffee and Pastries, and a silent auction.
Sullivan says there will also be a tribute to Wanda Fields, a founding
member of the Maritime Museum, who died in a tragic cabin fire at her
family’s setnet site last summer.
(Shipwrecks 3 :10s “…museum and the community.”)
can hear a full 48-minute interview with Mike Burwell about Alaska
shipwrecks on KMXT’s Talk of the Rock with Lisa Polito, tomorrow
morning in the 9 o’ clock hour. The Alaska Shipwreck Database can be
found online at the MMS’s Alaska region website, M-M-S dot GOV slash
Maritime Museum’s Tastes and Tales of the Sea will be Saturday at 6:30
p.m. at the Golden Anchor. Tickets are 50-dollars apiece and can be
found at Mill Bay Coffee and Pastries.