Special Lecture Series: Captain Alfred S. McLaren

March 27, 2017

Join Capt. Alfred S. McLaren (retired U.S. Navy Captain, Ph.D., President of The American Polar Society and President Emeritus of The Explorers Club) for his lecture, "Silent and Unseen: On Submarine Patrol during the Cold War." The veteran submarine commander will discuss his most recent book, “Silent and Unseen: On Patrol in Three Cold War Attack Submarines” and describe the most significant events that occurred in the Arctic and other regions during the Cold War years, from 1958 to 1965, while he served aboard USS Greenfish (SS-351), USS Seadragon (SSN-584), and USS Skipjack (SSN 585). This talk will focus, in particular, on a brief description of each boat, the development of attack-boat tactics, Cold War missions and under-ice exploration techniques and achievements, such as surfacing at the North Pole and the first survey of the Northwest Passage. 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. to the WAVE Center for lecture guests to enjoy a cocktail hour (cash bar) before the lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. Ticket holders will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets: $10 (per ticket per lecture); $5 for Mote volunteers (who are not Mote members); $5 for teachers and students; free for Mote members. You must make a reservation in advance, even if you are a member. A limited number of tickets might be available at the door on lecture nights, but we cannot guarantee availability. Tickets are non-refundable unless Mote cancels the lecture. Ticket sales close at 3 p.m. on the day of the lecture or when tickets sell out. Please note: Member discount (in this case, free admission) will require a promotion code, please use 141142 (without a hyphen as misprinted in our SLS Member Postcard) or Member2017. For additional information, visit mote.org/lecture.

Mote is proud to offer this series thanks to our presenting sponsors Robert and Jill Williams. Corporate sponsorship provided by Mariash Lowther Wealth Management.

Special Lecture Series: Captain Alfred S. McLaren

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Location

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236