The St. Augustine Historical Society is hosting a talk and signing by local author Brendan Burke about his book, Shrimp Boat City, an illustrated essay of St. Augustine’s connections to commercial shipping and boatbuilding at the St. Augustine Distillery, Thursday, October 29th.
In the glassy reflection of the San Sebastian River, whispers of a legacy are all that’s left of a bygone era in St. Augustine, Fla., industry and innovation. But for longtime residents like Ed Long and maritime historians like Brendan Burke, the waters hold a story worth telling. In the new book, Shrimp Boat City, Long and Burke capture a century’s worth of commercial shrimping and boatbuilding on the First Coast. Through a chronological narrative and a collection of photos preserved by Long, a former shrimp boat captain and DESCO employee, the book brings to life a worldwide commercial industry built by local hardworking families.
Light hors d’oeuvres and tastes of St. Augustine Distillery Signature Cocktails will be served. Book talk in the St. Augustine Distillery Theatre 6:30 PM-7:00 PM. Book signing in the St. Augustine Distillery Gift Shop 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Space is limited for the book talk. To reserve your seats, please click here.