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February 2018 Dinner Meeting

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Building the First "Steamship" in History

CCRS Category: Strategic

Presenter: John Laurence Busch

 

Overview: 

Historian and author John Laurence Busch will attempt to re-calibrate your mind before showing why the proposition of making the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by a "steamship" was met with a mixture of skepticism and fear. Then he will show how Captain Moses Rogers used a variety of project management techniques to complete this revolutionary vessel... nearly two centuries ago!

 

The presentation is based upon his book, "STEAM COFFIN: Captain Moses Rogers and The Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier.

 

John Busch 

Biography:

John Laurence Busch is an independent historian who specializes in the first generation of steam-powered vessels, and their revolutionary role in the creation of the modern world. He has devoted years of research to discovering the true story of Captain Moses Rogers and the steamship Savannah.

This led him to scour archives and libraries from Portland, Maine to Savannah, Georgia, and across the Atlantic Ocean to the far reaches of Europe, in search of new information on the life and career of Moses Rogers, one of the first steamboat captains in history, as well as the actors and events that resulted in the formation of the Savannah Steam Ship Company, and the construction of the steamship Savannah.

The result is STEAM COFFIN, the most descriptive account of the saga of Captain Moses Rogers and the steamship Savannah ever written. The foundation for such a story rests upon the contents of never-before-published manuscripts and newspaper articles, which provide an abundance of new details illuminating the actions and attitudes of those who participated in, and witnessed, the creation and voyage of the Savannah.

John’s careful weaving together of many disparate sources results in a narrative that recalls both the fabric and style used in storytellings of old. It also shows just what Captain Moses Rogers and the steamship Savannah accomplished for posterity.

STEAM COFFIN has received widespread praise and acclaim, as evidenced by over two dozen positive reviews in periodicals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.

 

Dinner includes Caesar Salad, Rolls, Coffee,

 & Dessert (old fashioned chocolate layer cake)

 and Choice of Entree

  1. CHICKENchicken francaise

  2. FISH: herb basted fresh fillet of atlantic salmon with a chive buerre blanc

  3. BEEF: sirloin cacciatore with rice

  4. VEG: tortellin florentine  (no sausage) – tossed with tomato and baby leaf spinach in a light cream sauce

Please join us on February 21, 2018 at The Desmond Hotel off of Albany Shaker Road, in Colonie (see directions).

Attitude adjustment will begin at 5:30pm with dinner at 6:00pm, followed by the program starting promptly at 7:00pm and adjourning by 8:00pm.

Pricing for 2017-2018.  To ensure an accurate number of dinners, we have created an early bird discount for those paying in advance. $30.00 for Early Bird, PMI UNY Chapter members;  $40.00 for Early Bird, nonmembers; and $20 for Early Bird students. To receive the early bird discount, please pay in advance. Those who do not register by noon on the Monday for the dinner and choose to pay at the door will not get the early bird discount and will be charged the $10 late fee - $50 for members, $60 for nonmembers, and $40 for students.

The early bird deadline for online registration is 12:00 noon on Monday before the dinner (cancellations after 12:00 noon on Monday will be charged the full meeting registration fee). Please note that registrations after the early bird deadline of 12:00 noon on Monday will be charged the full price as indicated above. Walk-ins on the day of the event are on a first come, first served basis with limited availability and will be charged the full price plus a $10 late fee.


For details please contact:

Tim Sorrentino - VP, Programs , Cheryl Patack - 2nd VP, Programs

or

Kimberly Thomas - Program Director for Chapter Meetings

Event Properties

Event Date 02-21-2018 5:30 pm
Event End Date 02-21-2018 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 06-06-2017
Cut off date 02-21-2018 6:00 pm
Original Price $50.00
Discounted Price $40.00 (Until 02-19-2018)
Late Fee $10.00(From 03-15-2017)
No. of Strategic PDUs 1
Location
The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211, USA
The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center
$50.00 200
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