John Anderson is available to present a program on Captain Anderson’s life and sailing career to interested groups and organizations, and can be contacted here. Recent and upcoming talks and book signings include:
Acton Massachusetts Senior Center
Tuesday, September 22, 2021, 1:00 pm
Camden Public Library
55 Main Street
Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 6:00 pm
Vinalhaven Historical Society
*TBD Summer 2022
6 Carver Street
Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society
*TBA Summer 2022
You can now view the “Captain Anders Anderson & the last decades of the Atlantic sailing trade” video of the June 15, 2021 zoom presentation courtesy of the Southwest Harbor Public Library.
Southwest Harbor Public Library
Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 5:30-6:30pm
John Anderson’s recent virtual talk on the life of Captain Anderson was enthusiastically received by a large and engaged audience. His lavishly illustrated presentation casts a vivid and lively picture of Maine’s maritime history. Additionally, his passion for history and research is contagious and may serve to inspire those who aspire to explore becoming citizen-historians.
– Erich Reed, Director, Southwest Harbor Public Library
Rockland Historical Society,
80 Union St, Rockland, Maine
July 23, 2019, 6:30 pm
at the Rockland Public Library.
“Thank you for your evocative program at the Rockland Historical Society about Borne on the Wind, your wonderful book about your grandfather, Anders Anderson, a Swedish sea captain of Rockland. Your stories and photographs made it seem as if, through the fog of history, sea captains, sailors, and farmers walked the streets of Rockland once again. It is important to remember these heroes of the past. Thanks for bringing them alive.”
– Ann Morris Curator, Rockland Historical Society
The Boothbay Region Historical Society
72 Oak Street
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
September 5, 2019, 4:30 pm.
In John Anderson’s beautifully illustrated and inspiring talk on the life of his grandfather Capt. Anders Anderson, we discover a life filled with fortitude, hard work, kindness, and joy. But this is not just a moving portrait of an extraordinary man, it is also an important description of Maine’s (and America’s) historic maritime past. John’s opening quote, “Neither timid nor reckless men should go to sea,” reminds us of the strength of character needed to face the dangers of the sea during the age of sail. We highly recommend this speaker.
– Kathy Goldner, Outreach Manager, Boothbay Region Historical Society
Sail Power & Steam Museum
75 Mechanic Street
Rockland, Maine 04841
Friday, October 4, 2019, 7:30 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum
Old Vestry, 2 Church Street
Saturday, October 5th, 2019, 12:00 noon
The library in the city of Trelleborg, Sweden, the area where the Captain’s story began, obtained a copy of Borne on the Wind during the author’s recent visit. The librarian wrote:
“..Your book has an impressive scope and is very well written. People interested in local and maritime history will find it useful. It will make a fine addition to our local history department.”
– Mattias Palm, Librarian
Trelleborg Library, Trelleborg Sweden
For further information see the contact page.