Novels of Patrick O'Brian
Common Room, St. John Episcopal Church, 315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor.
The O'Brian novels follow the career of Captain Aubrey of the British Royal Navy during the period of the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812 with the United States. The course will cover "The Surgeons Mate" and "The Ionian Mission." The novels are fictional but the political and cultural events are carefully researched. The naval battles in the novels are accurately portrayed based on British Admiralty official records.
About the instructor
Ward MacKenzie received a B.Sc. degree in Physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College. Ward is a U. S. Sailing certified instructor who has sailed the New England and Nova Scotia coasts, circumnavigated Newfoundland, and navigated the Marion-to-Bermuda Offshore Sailing Race.