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Sunday Evening Lecture – Howard Park on Circumnavigating the World at the La Grua Center

October 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Narrated by Howard Park, this is an account of his finding COMET, a 1946 Sparkman and Stephens, 52’ yawl, restoring her and circumnavigating the world. Sharing his visual journal of watercolors and photographs, and the fascinating stories behind them, Howard reveals the beauty of distant ports and the adventures of life aboard his sailboat, COMET.

The journey began in November, 1997 from Stonington, CT, returning in June, 2001. He and his wife, Rieta, sailed 31,000 miles following the ancient Square Rigger route from east to west. 15,000 miles of which Howard single handed.


October 13, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Micayla Hall


​The La Grua Center
32 Water St.
Stonington, CT United States
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Due to COVID-19 and our concern for the well-being of our patrons and staff, the Library is closed to the public until further notice. We are excited to announce the first steps we are taking to reopen the Library. Step One: The book drop reopened on Tuesday, May 26th. Step Two: Curbside Pick Up for books and other library materials will begin on Monday, June 1st. We will continue to waive fines until 8/31. Downloadable ebooks and audiobooks are available through our digital library page. Click here for more information