Our Nautical Nights Speaker Series, in partnership with Kingston Yacht Club (KYC), has become an annual tradition at the Marine Museum. It’s one other way to keep us connected and warm during the cold winter (and spring) months!

We feature a wide variety of speakers who draw on the unique power of storytelling to share their perspectives and research. Speakers cover a range of topics surrounding environmental, social and military histories, as well as current issues or phenomenon. These unique evenings are currently offered virtually with $5 tickets to help cover speaker honorariums and future events.


Spring Speaker Event - 20 May 2021 at 7pm

This year's speaker event commomorates the story of our Nautical Nights partner, Kingston Yacht Club. We invite you to place your dinner order with KYC then sit back and enjoy an evening of stories with alumnus speaker David More. Kingston Yacht Club menu is available here.


David More

Setting the Mark 1896-2021: Kingston Yacht Club at 125

David More

20 May 2021 at 7pm

Kingston Yacht Club has a fascinating and significant history. Begun in 1896 based on the enthusiasm of local iceboat sailors, it has survived fire, floods, financial woes and scraps between members over its 125 years. It has a guest book signed by several visiting British royals. Its members, and the Club as a whole, have storied achievements and awards, consistently succeeding above their weight class in competitive sailing, regatta and race management and hosting, youth sailing teaching, philanthropic efforts, and, indeed, a recent national award as overall the best small Club in Canada. It remains the only yacht club in the country to have hosted an Olympic summer games sailing event, its members were foundational to, and continue to be stalwart supporters of the annual, acclaimed international regatta known as CORK, which remains one of the largest and most popular one-design sailing event in the worlds. KYC has, indeed, been setting the mark for the entire sailing world to see since 1896.

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Winter 2021 Speaker Series

Our 4th annual Nautical Nights Winter Speaker Series in partnership with Kingston Yacht Club was a virtual success. This year we featured a number of local historians, storytellers and maritime experts. Please check back for recordings of this series which will be made available for a nominal fee. Full speaker details are below.

Autumn 2020 Mini-Series

Thank you to everyone who goined us for the special edition of our Nautical Nights Speaker Series featuring our Forged In Fire: Kingston Goes to Sea project in partnership with Kingston Yacht Club.