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Forty Years of Steam and Sail A Life in Steam & Sail
February 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$15
Rebecca Huycke Ellison will be speaking on the book Forty Years Master A Life in Steam and Sail. She finished compiling the book from the journals of Daniel Kilman, who spent 40 years as a sea captain. He has many ties to the Pacific Northwest and sailed out of many of our ports to many destinations in the Pacific. Captain Daniel Killman (1860-1936) was a strict and fearsome ship captain for 40 years. He was wrecked off Coos Bay, Oregon lost his mast in a hurricane, discovered gold in Alaska, sailed around Cape Horn, charged with murder, was a hard and strict disciplinarian often fighting to make his point, yet he retained impeccable standing with the owners of the vessels he commanded. This book is the account of Captain Daniel O. Killman’s life at sea during the last decade of sailing ships and the emergence of steam vessels in the Pacific. John Lyman and Harold Huycke started compiling the book from Captain Killman’s journals. Daniel Killman had many ties to Tacoma, he lived in Tacoma after he retired from a life in sailing.