Liven up the cold, dark winter evenings by joining historian and expedition leader Steve Blamires for an informal series of of illustrated historical and cultural talks exactly as given on small expedition cruise ships — without the seasickness!


  • Jan 17  /  Antarctica – An Overview
  • Jan 31  /  Tom Crean: Serial Hero. The Forgotten Irishman behind the Success of Capt. Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • Feb 14  /  The Highland Clearances: Scotland’s Ethnic Cleansing
  • Feb 28  /  Why Was Shackleton Shunned? A Tale of The Great War, Edwardian Morals and the Theft of the Irish Crown Jewels

Suggested donation: $10.00
(or $10,000 if you prefer to join Steve on an expedition cruise)

Contact Steve for more info: steve.blamires@gmail.com

Cliffs of Moher on the west coast of the Republic of Ireland

Steve Blamires

Steve Blamires was born and raised in the West of Scotland. In 1993 he moved to the US and now lives in Beacon NY with his wife Jennifer.

He has spent the last 20 years working on small expedition cruise ships in places as varied as the Arctic and the Antarctic; the Mediterranean; Iceland and Greenland; West Africa; Russia and South America. He has sailed with many companies including National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions as shipboard historian and Expedition Leader.

While on these adventurous voyages he gives historical and cultural presentations as part of the ships’ informal educational program. Now he is pleased to offer a sample of these talks and lectures as part of this Winter Wanderlust series for the armchair traveler and hardened explorer alike.

Wed, Feb 14, 2018

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

291 Main Street, Beacon, NY

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