Yankee maritime explorers and traders, sealers and whalers, particularly those who ventured around Cape Horn to the Pacific Northwest, are among Mark Roye’s heroes. Sailing aboard the ketch Tamara, Roye and Nancy Krill follow the voyages of these nautical entrepreneurs from Hudson Strait to Alaska, by way of Newfoundland, the Azores, Cape Verde, Brazil, Argentina, the Falklands, Cape Horn, Antarctica, Chile, and the Galapagos.
Roye, a skilled seaman from career fishing throughout Alaska, is knowledgeable about the history of maritime trade. Krill, a geologist by training, has traveled widely and brings her photographic skills to their travels. Together they share stories of majestic fjords, massive icebergs, wintering over in large cities and small villages, and coming to know some of the people and cultures of these remote regions.
They both have been contributors to Sail, Ocean Navigator, and Blue Water Sailing magazines, and have been awarded the Royal Cruising Club Trophy for 2012.