On Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m., Boothbay Railway Village will present an illustrated talk by adventurer Nick Buck, recounting his experience traveling the Oregon Trail.
In 2011, Buck, along with his brother, Rinker, and his faithful canine companion, Olive Oyl, set off from St. Joseph, Mo. to traverse the 2,000-mile Oregon Trail. Traveling in a covered wagon with the help of three mules, they arrived in Baker City, Ore. a little over three months later.
Nick Buck, a captivating speaker and “as entertaining as all get-out,” will share the ups and downs of his journey, through which attendees all can glimpse the experience of early pioneers. Darcel DeVou, of Gray Public Library, which hosted Nick Buck earlier this year, said, “I could have listened to him all night and his photographs were great!”
This unique peek into an unforgettable American landscape is not to be missed.
Nick Buck has had as varied a career as one can imagine. Once he was a lighthouse keeper, a commercial fishing boat engineer, and a sleigh driver for ski resorts. At present, Buck is a self-employed carpenter specializing in historic restorations as well as ultramodern construction. He is civically active, has directed summer camp programs, and sits on both the Newcastle planning board and the board of directors for Sky Line Farm, Maine’s premier carriage museum. Carriages are a passion, as are theater and flying. Buck has acted on the stages of Maine’s coast for over 30 years and has his private pilot’s license.
Boothbay Railway Village is located at 586 Wiscasset Road/Route 27 in Boothbay. The talk will take place inside the Boothbay Railway Village museum’s 1847 Boothbay Town Hall. Admission is free; a suggested donation of $5 is appreciated. For more information, visit railwayvillage.org/events or call 633-4727.