Annapolis Maritime Museum / 723 Second St / Annapolis, MD 21403
Contact: Jenny Kottler / 410 295-0104
What: Winter Lecture Series: Solo Nonstop Circumnavigation of the Americas
When: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Admission: In advance: $12.50/Museum members, $17.50/Non-members; $20 at the door
Where: Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street,Annapolis, MD 21403
More info: www.amaritime.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 19, 2013
Solo Nonstop Circumnavigation of the Americas
From the shores of Annapolis, Matt Rutherford recently completed an historic non-stop singlehanded circumnavigation of the Americas. He sailed 27,077 miles in 309 days, an average of 88 miles each day. According to Rutherford, “We are all capable of incredible things; all you have to do is believe in yourself.”
Rutherford’s motivation for the trip was to show people, particularly those with disabilities, that there are no limits to what can be accomplished, and to raise money for Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB), a local nonprofit sailing program for people with disabilities.
The Annapolis Maritime Museum will present the eighth in a series of ten presentations for the Museum’s Winter Lecture Series on Thursday, March 7, 7-8:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance, until March 7, online at www.amaritime.org for $17.50 (non-members) and $12.50 for members. Tickets at the door are $20.
The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching adults and students about the rich maritime heritage of the area and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay. The Museum partners with community groups, government entities, and other like-minded organizations to deliver high-quality educational experiences and programs on subjects ranging from maritime historyand culture to environmental and good stewardship practices.
For more information about the Museum: www.amaritime.org