Imagine setting out in a row boat equipped with only a tent to make your home on a remote island…and you don’t know anything about navigation or living in the wilderness!
That’s what Al Seely did in 1960, and he survived to tell his story of making a home in the Ten Thousand Islands. His diaries were discovered by local historian Betsy Perdichizzi, who hasedited them into a book, “The Phony Hermit.”
Betsy will present an illustrated lecture “Hermits in Our Islands” on Friday, November 18, at 5:30 PM in the Jinkins Fellowship Hall behind Everglades Community Church. She will also have copies of her books for sale that she will sign.
The event is hosted by the Everglades Society for Historic Preservation and admission is free, but reservations are requested. To learn more see www.evergladeshistorical.org or phone Marya at 239-695-2905.