Speaker: Dr. Ray Ashley, President/CEO and Curator of Ships, San Diego Maritime Museum
Lecture: "Ships, Sea, Waves and Wind - Marine Paintings at the Timken"
About the Speaker:
Dr. Ray Ashley became director of the San Diego Maritime Museum in 1995. He holds a BA in Anthropology from UCSD, an MA in Maritime History and Museum Studies from East Carolina University, and a PhD in History from Duke University. Dr. Ashley has been sailing for most of his life. Since spending his senior year in high school at sea in the oceanographic research schooner Westward he has sailed tens of thousands of miles across oceans in vessels ranging from 25' sloops to big square riggers. Before joining the museum he supervised the construction, restoration, and rigging of several large vessels and taught classroom and underway courses in sailing, navigation, and seamanship. In 2015, Dr. Ashley was knighted by order of His Majesty King Filipe VI of Spain with the title of Knight Commander of the Order of Isabela la Catholica for his work in research and construction of the replica galleon San Salvador, flagship of explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo.
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