San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us for a screening of two films from the Life On The Water Documentary Series.
" CAPE HORN PASSAGE IN THE SCHOONER WANDER BIRD"
On June 26, 1936, Wander Bird, an 85 foot schooner under the command of Captain Warwick Tompkins Sr., set sail from Gloucester MA to San Francisco via the notoriously treacherous Cape Horn. The ships crew of 10 included Warwick Tompkins, who was 4 years old at the time. His father, Tompkins Sr. made a film about that epic journey titled, “Cape Horn Passage to California”, and wrote a book “Fifty South to Fifty South” that has inspired many to seek their own adventures.
Nearly 78 years after that remarkable voyage filmmaker Oleg Harencar has collaborated with Warwick Tompkins (now 83 years of age) on a new version of the Cape Horn passage. Warwick Tompkins narrates – from his perspective – this thrilling tale of their extraordinary adventures on the high seas.
Ron Macannan is a Sausalito legend who is the proud owner of one of the most impeccable vessels in the Sausalito Yacht Harbor: an M Class 82' Sloop named Pursuit. A truly one-of-a-kind beauty, her appearance and lines cause tourists to stop in their tracks. Ron MacAnnan and Pursuit are intertwined by time and experience. One would not be without the other. In this portrait Ron tells his story of how he acquired Pursuit, his unique part in Sausalito's history, and the wisdom earned by years of simply aiming for the horizon.
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San Francisco Maritime National Park Association
San Francisco Maritime National Park Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to maritime education and preservation, in order to further public understanding and appreciation of our nation’s maritime heritage.