> Dear Friend,
> When David Spence, President of First Century Voyages and a longtime friend, first contacted me to explore the possibility of collaborating on a truly unique C.S. Lewis study cruise aboard the Sea Cloud II, I was deeply honored and unabashedly overjoyed.
> I was honored because of the distinguished reputation of First Century Voyages for providing among the very finest educational cruises available on the planet. And I was overjoyed at the prospect of sailing the waters of England, Ireland and Wales aboard the magnificent Sea Cloud II, visiting ports well known to C.S. Lewis, while venturing to discover little known aspects of Lewis' early roots in Ireland. As an avid sailor, it had long been a distant dream of mine to initiate a series of small-ship cruises, treating different aspects of Lewis' spiritual and intellectual odyssey.
> With David Spence's call, the dream came closer to reality and, with it, the privilege of inviting you to join my wife, Jean, and me, for our inaugural "Dawn Treader Voyage" aboard the Sea Cloud II. To our great delight, Lewis' stepson, Douglas Gresham (himself a sailor of the first order), and his wife, Merrie, will be sailing with us.
> There are but 94 berths on the entire vessel and they are filling rapidly. We would love to have you aboard with us. In fact, it would be great if you could forward this to 5 friends who you think might find this rare opportunity to be of keen interest. (For more details, please visit: http://www.cslewis.org/programs/cruise/2004/index.html)
> In hopes of seeing you at the Captain's Table,
> Yours in Christ,
> Stan Mattson, President
> C.S. Lewis Foundation
> Don't miss these upcoming events:
> June 24-27, 2004: C.S. Lewis Summer Conference - The Fantastic Worlds of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, University of San Diego
> Summer 2004: Summer seminars-in-residence at the Kilns
> August 17-29, 2004: C.S. Lewis Sea Cloud II Tall Ship Cruise of England, Ireland, and Wales
> July 24-August 6, 2005: Oxbridge 2005 Summer Institute - The Good, the True and the Beautiful
> For further information please visit our website at www.cslewis.org
> The C.S. Lewis Foundation is a not-for-profit, donor supported 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization.
> To be removed from the C.S. Lewis Foundation email list, please let us know immediately. Thank you.
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