By Tim Kowols
A former Washington Island Ferry captain will share his experience traveling to the Falklands and South Georgia Island during the next Maritime Speakers Series presentation. Richard Purinton and his son Thor traveled to the islands as part of a Lindblad-National Geographic expedition commemorating the 100th anniversary of Ernest Shackelton’s own journey to the South Atlantic Ocean. Purinton says he went on the trip to follow in the footsteps of a man he had long followed but discovered much more along the way.
The experience and images of Purinton’s expedition will be featured during the speaker series event at the Door County Maritime Museum on February 2. The free program begins at 7 p.m.