Ocean Institute Common Bonds

Dan Stetson, President and CEO of the Ocean Institute, kept his Dana Point historical fans intrigued as he described dramatic moments of his life and that of the institute for our September program. His love of the ocean was obvious in this civic leader/educator/shipmaster/scuba diver/former Sea Scout and Coast Guardsman’s remarks.

Stetson also introduced the Ocean Institute’s new edition of Two Years Before the Mast, illustrated with dramatic pencil sketches by artist John Norall. Dan presented a copy to Faye Kristjanson, a 21-year Ocean Institute volunteer, who purchased an OI home raffle ticket at our meeting. He also presented a copy, especially autographed by the illustrator, to Doris Walker, herself an author/historian and our program director.


Photo, left to right: Faye Kristjanson, Dan Stetson, Doris Walker.

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