Adventures of Ammassalik Expedition

Camden Conference, Rockland library present Daniel Bookham and his Greenland expedition

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The Camden Conference and Rockland Public Library will present Dan Bookham in a Zoom presentation, Thursday, Oct. 1, at 6:30 p.m. He will be discussing “Adventures of Ammassalik Expedition.”

In early June 2019 Dan Bookham received a cryptic message from an Icelandic friend asking him to call her when he got a second. Six weeks later he was bobbing in a 24-ft boat on the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Greenland, 500 miles from the next nearest humans, and scanning the shoreline for Inuit and Norse ruins.

 In his talk, Bookham will unveil what the expedition found, saw, and experienced along the way.

Born, raised, and educated in Britain, Bookham moved to Maine in 1995 and has spent his career in the Pine Tree State, living or working in Bar Harbor, Camden, Belfast, and Rockland. Fascinated by the Arctic and the high north from a young age, in recent years Bookham has been able to realize his dreams of exploring and adventuring in both Iceland and Greenland thanks in no small part to increasing commercial and cultural ties between Iceland and Maine following the relocation of the Icelandic shipping line Eimskip’s US HQ to Portland and the friendships that followed.

A former Camden Conference board member, among his other interests Bookham serves on the advisory boards of of both the New England Ocean Cluster and the Journal of the North Atlantic and Arctic, and is an occasional contributor of both articles and photography to the latter.

“He proudly lives in Rockland with his wife and daughter,” said Camden Conference, in a news release.

The program will be hosted on the Zoom platform. Please email sbillings@rocklandmaine.gov to request a link to attend.

This event is presented in anticipation of the 34th Annual Camden Conference—The Geopolitics of the Arctic: A Region in Peril, filmed live at the Camden Opera House and around the world, and presented via Livestream on February 20-21, 2021.

 

The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world issues. For more information, please visit www.camdenconference.org or call 207-236-1034.

Event Date: 

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 6:30pm

Event Location: 

Zoom