We have several programs that are ideal for our adult learners, including a harbor tour and sunset cruise around Block Island’s Great Salt Pond. Don’t miss our Tuesday Night Lecture Series in which we invite historians, scientists, authors, and researchers to speak about interesting maritime topics. See the list below.

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Tour aboard one of Oldport Marine’s unique launches and get some little-known facts about the history, folklore and ecology of Block Island’s treasure – The Great Salt Pond.  $15 pp. MUST call to reserve a spot.


Discover the secrets and beauty of photography during the long-shadows time of day while touring the Great Salt Pond….or just come along for a wonderful evening cruise.  $15 pp.  MUST call to reserve a spot.


Scientists, historians, archaeologists and researchers bring their fascinating stories and latest findings to our weekly seminar series. Join us on Tuesday evenings this summer for an enjoyable evening of information and conversation with complimentary food and drink.

The weekly seminar series is a free event; however, donations are greatly appreciated.

The lecture starts at 7:00p.m., followed by beverages, light snacks and discussion. Seating is limited and space fills quickly.

BIMI’s 2017 Summer Lecture Series

June 27: Kayak Fishing for Big Stripers – Bob Oberg, V.P. for Development at The College Crusade.

July 11: The Pirate Next Door: The Untold Story of Eighteenth Century Pirates’ Wives, Families and Communities Daphne Geanacopoulos, Author

July 18:  Exploring Rhode Island’s Largest “Ship Graveyard” and Its Block Island ConnectionDavid S. Robinson, Marine Archaeologist, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography

WEDNESDAY – July 20: A Gift to Block Island from BIMI – “Songs sailors used to sing — Sea Chanties and Their Origins” – Bonnie Milner and Jon Campbell. FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!!! 

July 25: Big Fish? Little Fish!  How Will the Ocean’s Most Productive Vertebrates Cope with Marine Climate Change? – Hannes Baumann, Professor, UConn

August 1: An Amazing Career & Insider’s View of the U.S. Submarine Service – Prof. William Bundy, Director, Gravely Naval Warfare Research Group, Strategic & Operational Research, U.S. Naval War College

August 8 : Beijing’s Strategy in the South China Sea – Andrew Wilson, Professor of Strategy and Policy, U.S. Naval War College

August 15: Rhode Island’s Tall Ship:  the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry – Jessica Wurzbacher, Executive Director 

August 22: Gryphon Solo 2:  Setting a World Record for Solo Circumnavigation in a 40′ Monohull SailboatJoe Harris, owner of BroadReach Development Group, Inc. (real estate investment, development and project management)