Sea Travels, with Vaughn Sherman


Join us to hear the stories of Bainbridge Island's Christensen family, early mariners and community members. Edmonds writer Vaughn Sherman will talk about Sea Travels: Memoirs of a 20th Century Master Mariner, the story of his uncle J. Holger Christensen, who grew up on Bainbridge. Christensen's father had a work boat and was a respected member of the Bainbridge community. Sea Travels follows two generations of Christensens, from Puget Sound's pioneer days to the Alaskan Gold Rush and onto the world's open oceans. And it follows J. Holger from family deck hand to master mariner.

"The author's glimpses of Puget Sound maritime life in the 1930s and '40s are truly fascinating," says Joe Upton, author of Bering Sea Blues.

Sherman will also have his book Sasha Plotkin's Deceit available (and open for discussion). This espionage novel, based on true events, comes from Sherman's 20-year experience in the CIA. "Written from an insider's perspective, this poignant look inside the world of spies kept me wondering until the very end," writes Robert Dugoni, New York Times bestselling author.

Vaughn Sherman’s career as a Pacific Northwest fisheries biologist was cut short when he was recruited by the CIA. After his service, Vaughn pursued numerous civic activities, most involving the governance of non-profit agencies and community colleges. In addition to Sasha’s Plotkin’s Deceit and Sea Travels: Memoirs of a Twentieth Century Master Mariner, he has also published three books dealing with the management of non-profits, including Walking the Board Walk.

Event date: 
Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
157 Winslow Way E.
98110 Bainbridge Island
Sea Travels: Memoirs of a 20th Century Master Mariner Cover Image
ISBN: 9780984722518
Availability: Special Order
Published: Patos Island Press - September 15th, 2012

Sasha Plotkin's Deceit Cover Image
please email ( or call (206.842.5332) for price
ISBN: 9781603818117
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Camel Press - June 1st, 2012