I share my research and knowledge with a variety of student and adult groups, in classrooms, public libraries, and colleges and universities. Topics include, but are not limited to: Traditional Japanese Boat Building; Ways of Learning: An Apprentice in Japan; The First European Exploration of the Columbia River; Boats of the Northwest Fur Trade; Preservation and Documentation of Small Craft.
Lecture fees are based on the organization’s ability to pay. Contact me to discuss your interests. Below is a list of selected lectures I have given.
Traditional Japanese Boatbuilding, The Wooden Boat Show, Mystic Seaport Museum, June 30, 2007.
Ways of Learning: An Apprentice Boat Builder in Japan, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, April, 2007.
Field Research in Japan, The Museum of Maritime Science, Tokyo, Japan, August 2003.Traditional Japanese Boatbuilding, The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, April 2000.
An Immigrant and a Native: The Boats of Hudson's Bay Company, a paper selected by the Eighth International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology, Gdansk, Poland.
Maritime Preservation in Japan, Third International Conference on the Technical Aspects of the Preservation of Historic Vessels, San Francisco, CA April 1997.
Traditional Japanese Boatbuilding, Portland (Oregon) Japanese Garden, January 1997.
The Life and Times of the York Boat, the Second Columbia Department Fur Trade Conference, The Center For Columbia River History, Vancouver, WA October 1995.
Traditional Japanese Boatbuilding, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, Vermont and the Essex Historical Society, Essex, New York, August 1995.
Traditional Japanese Boatbuilding, Britannia Heritage Shipyard, Steveston, British Columbia and The Center For Wooden Boats, Seattle, Washington, February 1995.
The Exploration of the Northwest Coast, The Kendall Whaling Museum, Sharon, Massachusetts, January 1995.
Studying Boats and Boatbuilding: A Workshop on Documentation, Rupert's Land Colloquium, Edmonton, Alberta, May 1994.
The Maritime Museums of Japan, International Congress of Maritime Museums, Vancouver, British Columbia, September 1994.
The Voyages of Captain George Vancouver, King's Lynn, England, January 1994.
The Exploration of the Columbia River, Grant House Folk Art Center, Vancouver, Washington and The Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria, Oregon, October 1992.