Vincent Miles, author of The Lost Hero of Cape Cod, will give a talk about the book at 2 pm on Sunday August 21, 2016 at the South Yarmouth Library, 312 Old Main Street, S. Yarmouth, MA 02664. Miles has been invited by the South Yarmouth Library Association to discuss his experiences writing the book and getting it published. Accordingly, the talk will be entitled “Finding Asa: Reconstructing the Career of Cape Cod’s Greatest Shipmaster, Asa Eldridge.”
Asa Eldridge really was an extraordinary character. To this day, for example, he still holds the record for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic by a sailing ship, which he established in January 1854 on the clipper ship Red Jacket. Attendees familiar with Yarmouth will recognize that one of the town’s most prominent resorts is named after this ship, commemorating Eldridge’s feat.
Come to the event on August 21 to learn much more about this and other episodes in Eldridge’s fascinating career, including the Titanic-like disaster that caused him to become The Lost Hero.
The author will also be signing books at the event.
For more information see http://www.yarmouth.ma.us/index.aspx?nid=897.