June 2018 Book Selection

On Monday, June 25, 2018, the Jefferson Land Trust Natural History Society book club will discuss John Steinbeck’s classic The Log from the Sea of Cortez.  We will meet at Ilahee Preserve at 3:30-5:00.

(Directions to Ilahee Preserve — From Highway 19 near Port Hadlock, turn on Prospect Avenue toward Kala Point.  Then turn right on Creek View Lane.  Preserve and parking lot are at end of dirt road.)


This book is a day-by-day account of the specimen-collecting expedition in the Gulf of California taken by John Steinbeck and his close friend, biologist Ed Ricketts in 1940.  The book is a  blend of science, philosophy, and high-spirited adventure. The boat used for this journey was the Western Flyer,  now being restored in the boatyard in Port Townsend.