This week From the Vault presents two interviews from 1996 and 1997 with longtime Sitkan Warren Christianson who built a 46 foot schooner in Ohio and sailed it from there to Sitka. Really. The first interview is about his early life and military service and the second focuses on his sailboat odyssey that began on Big Walnut Creek, Ohio and ended in Sitka. You can hear the programs below, or listen Sunday Morning at 11am.
From the Vault Archive
Warren Christianson Interviews
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Rob Harcourt is a professor of Marine Ecology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He's in Sitka as a Scientist in Residency Fellow (SIRF) at the Sitka Sound Science Center. Harcourt uses advanced tagging techniques to study ocean animals and their habitat -- everything from jellyfish to blue whales. He'll be speaking tonight (6PM Wed Apr 22, Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center, free) on climate change and penquins: "Will Happy Feet feel the heat?" With SSS research director Tory O'Connell. Downloadable audio. more