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Ednamair and the Robertsons

A black and white photo of the Robertsons in Falmouth.

A story of survival told by Douglas Robertson

Wednesday 15 June, 7.30pm.

On 15th June 1972, Lucette, a 43ft wooden schooner carrying the Robertson family, was attacked by a pod of killer whales. Within minutes, the boat sunk leaving the family to fight for their lives. They survived 38 days in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on board a flimsy inflatable life raft and then a cramped 9ft dinghy, Ednamair, before their eventual and miraculous rescue.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall is celebrating the 50th anniversary of this incredible story of human endurance with a talk by Douglas Robertson. Hear, in his own words, what happened on the 15th June 1972 and the following 38 days as the family fought to live.

Douglas will be joined by the other surviving members of the Robertson family for a panel discussion and an audience Q&A.


Live Online Talk


Onsite Talk – SOLD OUT

A recording of the talk will also be made available to online audiences.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall Members receive a 10% discount on onsite tickets. Contact the Museum to book your tickets.

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National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388