May
1
3:30pm 3:30pm

Exhibition and Remembrance

The Lost At Sea Exhibition is returning to the Investor's home port on May 1, immediately following the annual Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony. All are welcome to attend, and please note that it will be held in the cafeteria at the Blaine High School. 

This will be an afternoon event and reception remembering the lives of Mark, Irene, Kimberly and John Coulthurst, Dean Moon, Jerome Keown, Mike Stewart, and Chris Heyman, and who were all tragically killed over Labor Day weekend in 1982 on their boat, the Investor, in Craig, Alaska. Dean and Jerome were also members of the 1981 Blaine High School graduating class.

Brittany Retherford, an independent journalist who has been researching the story for several years, will be giving a presentation and bringing a photo exhibition that honors the memories of the vicitms. The exhibition has traveled to Craig, Sitka, Ketchikan, and Astoria, OR, and will continue traveling to other fishing communities as well. 

Brittany will be joined by Jon Broderick and Jay Speakman, two fisherpoets who wrote a sweet song remembering the Investor story and the impact it had on young fishermen in Southeast Alaska. They have volunteered to perform their song at this special event. 

If anyone is interested in sharing memories of the victims or ways in which the story impacted their lives, they are encouraged to do so. 

Please also bring a dish to share at a community potluck. 

If you have any questions, please call or e-mail Brittany at (907) 799-5652 or baretherford@gmail.com.

Also, please check out our website: www.lostatsea1982.com
And Facebook Group page: www.facebook.com/groups/lostatsea1982

This event was made possibly by the cooperation and partnership of the Blaine Blessing of the Fleet Committee and the Blaine Chamber of Commerce. It was funded in part by the Alaska Humanities Forum and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Apr
1
7:30pm 7:30pm

Presentation: Prince of Wales Whalefest

Friday, April 1, 2016
7:30 p.m.
Hill Bar in Craig, AK

Please come to an evening presentation and discussion for the photo exhibition, "Lost At Sea: Remembering the Victims of the F/V Investor Murders." 

The exhibition features family photographs of the eight victims, all of whom were killed on a purse seiner in September 1982, here in Craig. The event is hosted by Brittany Retherford, an independent journalist who has been examining the tragedy for the past several years and who has curated the exhibit. 

The event is designed to open the conversation about loss and healing in general, especially in small close-knit communities. The exhibit opened at Water Street Cafe in Craig in December, and has since traveled to Ketchikan Astoria, and Sitka. This is also an opportunity for Craig residents to learn more about a horrific event that happened here, even though the victims were all from out of state. 

If you would like to learn more about the project, please join the group atwww.facebook.com/groups/lostatsea1982 or visit www.lostatsea1982.com

Also, feel free to message Brittany directly or give her a call at (907) 799-5652. 

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Alaska Humanities Forum and the National Endowment for the Humanities, a federal agency. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Mar
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Presentation/Discussion at The Island Institute

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
7:00 p.m.
The Island Institute, Sitka, AK

Please come to an evening presentation and discussion for the photo exhibition, "Lost At Sea: Remembering the Victims of the F/V Investor Murders," co-hosted by independent journalist Brittany Retherford and novelist and former private detective John Straley. 

The exhibition itself features family photographs of the eight victims, all of whom were killed on a purse seiner in September 1982, in Craig. It is event is designed to open the conversation about loss and healing in general, especially in small close-knit communities. The exhibit opened at Water Street Cafe in Craig, AK, in December, and has since traveled to Ketchikan, AK, and Astoria, OR .

If you would like to learn more about the project, please join the group atwww.facebook.com/groups/lostatsea1982 or visit www.lostatsea1982.com

Also, feel free to message Brittany directly or give her a call at (907) 799-5652. 

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Feb
26
to Feb 28

FisherPoets Gathering

Exhibition viewing:
Friday-Sunday at the FisherPoets Gearshack
1254 Commercial St.

The exhibit will be open for viewing for the entire weekend, but I will be at the exhibit 2-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, if you'd like to come by and ask questions or share your thoughts.

I am also going to be doing a reading both Friday and Satruday nights. I'll be reading a short collection of a mixture of poetry and prose, all inspired by honoring the memories of the crew. My sets are scheduled for:

  • 6 p.m., Friday, February 26 at KALA (second reading)
  • 7 p.m., Saturday, February 27 at the Astoria Event Center (third reading)

And lastly, Jon Broderick, the talented singer-songwriter and fisherman who is the mastermind behind the scenes at FisherPoets, has composed a song to honor the Investor crew. Jon has written some wonderful songs, some ballads and some not. He says this song is not a ballad, but that he tries to honor the victims.

Jon says, "I think we'll give it a go Friday night during our 8 p.m. set. That'll be on local public radio KMUN 91.9 FM which also streams live atwww.coastradio.org."


 

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