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.


Autumn Speaker Event - 8 December 2021 at 7pm

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to have significant impacts throughout our communities, the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston is committed to supporting the community through this time of heightened risk and uncertainty. We consider the safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors paramount.
Due to the rising COVID-19 case count in the local area, the Museum has opted to switch to virtual delivery via YouTube live-stream. We're sorry we won't be able to welcome you in-person at this time, but feel it is the best course of action given the current situation. Anyone who has registered for this event will receive a link to the live-stream.

We invite you to enjoy dinner and a presentation with the Kingston Yacht Club's take-away menu available here. Just like the real thing, but from the comfort and safety of your home.

Brigantines St Lawrence II and Pathfinder

Course Correction: Shaping a Legacy for the Future

Chris Chafe

8 December 2021

How the passing of sailing legend Francis MacLachlan inspired the organisation he founded to reevaluate its purpose, and to strive for greater meaning in a post-pandemic world.

This presentation will look at the impact of Francis MacLachlan's legacy, and how his passing inspired TSEC-Brigantine to dream big, undertake some ambitious voyages through Lake Superior, Maritime Quebec, Labrador, Newfoundland, and Nunatsiavut, and develop new programming to help inspire a new generation of leaders, and to support our communities through the adventure of sail.

Register below.


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.