Book Reading: Two Years Before the Mast

Book Reading

Two Years Before the Mast

by Richard Henry Dana

Readers and volunteers needed!

The Dana Point Historical Society in collaboration with the OC Dana Point Harbor and the Ocean Institute Institute will celebrate the 175th anniversary of Richard Henry Dana’s arrival on the California coast with the First Annual Public Reading of the complete text of Two Years Before the Mast at the Tall Ships Festival September 10, 11, and 12, 2010.

Against the backdrop of the Dana Point Headlands and the brig Pilgrim, a non-stop reading of about eight hours each day will be conducted at the OC Sailing and Events Center, Dana Point Harbor, 34451 Ensenada Place.

Each reader will read aloud from Richard Henry Dana’s Two Years Before the Mast. A similar activity has been conducted for 13 years at the New Bedford Whaling Museum in Massachusetts ( where Moby Dick is read aloud.

Please sign up to be a Reader and/or Volunteer!

Readers will read aloud for 8 to 10 minutes.

Volunteers will work a two hour shift Friday afternoon, Saturday, or Sunday.  Volunteers will be scheduled as Checkers and Timers.

Sign up by phone, email, or U.S. Mail to one of the addresses shown below.

Provide us with your name and contact information.

Specify either Reader, Volunteer, or both.

To be a reader or volunteer…

Contact Elizabeth Bamattre

Phone: (949) 388-3436


Mail: DPHS, PO Box 544, Dana Point, CA 92629

Or use this convenient form and we’ll contact you!

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