Monty Python’s Michael Palin visited St. Francis College on a recent night to discuss his new book “Erebus: The Story of a Ship,” which explores the history of the 19th-century vessel and those who sailed on it. The ship, named after the ancient Greek mythological personification of darkness and a region in Hades, was used in two arctic expeditions before finally being abandoned. After a long search, the sunken wreck was discovered in 2014.
Palin was the former president of the Royal Geographical Society and is an explorer, documentary filmmaker and author.
Independent bookstore Books Are Magic, which is located at 225 Smith St., sponsored the event.