Event type: All Ages
Join local artist, musician, playwright and author Suzanne Pasternak to learn more about her book, "Minerva".
Minerva McCrimmon was the seventeen year old ship’s cook and the Captain’s daughter on the 125 foot barley schooner The Davide Andrews. The ship was difficult to handle and no man could make her steer a straight wake, but the teenager Minerva could. In 1882 Minerva rescued the crew of her ship when it wrecked off the shores of Oswego, N.Y. She died shortly after at the age of 21 and is buried in the little cemetery in South Bay.
For thirty one years legendary County heroine Minerva McCrimmon’s life story was told on stages in a folk opera written and composed by Suzanne Pasternak and Tom Leighton. After years of performances and undergoing development at Mirvish Productions, Suzanne and Tom decided to bring her incredible story home to the County and make a permanent record of her life by writing a book about her.
An illustrator from Toronto has joined Tom and Suzanne to develop the manuscript for the new book. Deeply researched for three decades, the story paints an historically rich portrait of the marine culture of South Bay and Long Point.
For those who select the option "Presentation + Charcuterie", a selection of local charcuterie will be delivered to them (must reside within the Quinte region) on the day of the presentation.
A zoom link will be sent to participants within 24 hours of the presentation.
Cutoff is Friday, February 25, 2022 3:54 pm EST unless it sells out earlier.