Author Brad Stevens Talks About His Book, “The Ship, The Saint, and The Sailor”

Author Brad Stevens Talks About His Book, “The Ship, The Saint, and The Sailor”


SOMETHING WE PROBABLY ALL TAKE FOR GRANTED IS ACCESS TO ICE MOST EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR. BACK IN THE 19TH CENTURY, ICE WAS SHIPPED TO THE U-S FROM PLACES FAR NORTH. IN 1860, A RUSSIAN SHIP CALLED THE KAD’YAK WAS FULL OF ICE DESTINED FOR SAN FRANCISCO WHEN IT SANK OFF THE COAST OF ALASKA. IT’S A STORY THAT FASCINATED A NOW- UMES MARINE SCIENTIST – SO MUCH SO, HE WENT IN SEARCH OF THE WRECKAGE. DR. BRADLEY STEVENS IS THAT SCIENTIST AND IS ALSO THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, “THE SHIP, THE SAINT, AND THE SAILOR: THE LONG SEARCH FOR THE LENGDARYKAD’YAK.” 1. JUST AS THE TITLE SUGGEST, THERE’S SO MUCH MORE TO THE STORY THAN THE SHIP SINKING. WHAT SPARKED YOUR INTEREST IN THE KAD’YAK? 2. TELL US ABOUT THE SHIP’S CAPTAIN? 3. YOU AND FELLOW SCIENTISTS SEARCHED FOR THE INTEREST IN THE KAD’YAK? 2. TELL US ABOUT THE SHIP’S CAPTAIN? SHIP’S CAPTAIN? 3. YOU AND FELLOW SCIENTISTS SEARCHED FOR THE SUNKEN SHIP AND FOUND IT. WHAT WAS THAT LIKE? 4. AFTERWARDS, YOU HAD TO FIGHT WITH HAD TO FIGHT WITH HAD TO FIGHT WITH OTHER DIVERS OVER WHO ACTUALLY OWNED THE RIGHTS TO THE WRECK? 5. WHAT WAS INVOLVED IN WRITING INVOLVED IN WRITING THE BOOK? 6. WHAT DO YOU HOPE READERS WILL TAKE THE BOOK? 6. WHAT DO YOU HOPE READERS WILL TAKE AWAY FROM IT? 7. YOU’RE GIVING A TALK ON THE BOOK AND YOUR UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGY SIDE GIG THURSDAY. GIG THURSDAY. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18TH AT 4 P.M. AT THE HENSON CENTER AT UMES FROM THE OUTRAGEOUS, TO ARTRAGEOUS. FROM THE

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