Author Jonathan White to speak at Lopez Bookshop

Submitted by Lopez Bookshop

On Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m., Orcas Island author Jonathan White will speak on his book “Tides, the Science and Spirit of the Ocean” at the Lopez Bookshop. White’s love for the sea is lifelong. He grew up on the beaches of southern California. He’s built and sailed many boats, logged more than a hundred thousand miles on the Pacific and Atlantic, and surfed all over the world. He has served on numerous conservation boards and committees, including the San Juan Preservation Trust.

While on a seminar in Southeast Alaska, his schooner ran aground on a spring tide. After nearly losing the boat, White vowed to learn more about this mysterious and implacable force. Ten years of research took him to five continents where he saw the largest, fastest, scariest and most amazing tides in the world.

Please join us in welcoming Jonathan White, and be treated to his remarkable stories! All are welcome at this free event. For more information visit