42nd Annual Maritime History Symposium
8 a.m. 5 p.m. Special Events
These Contrary Winds: Weather and its Effects on Ships, Mariners, and Maritime History
The 42nd Annual Albert Reed & Thelma Walker Maritime History Symposium will be held Saturday, May 3, in Long Reach Hall with its new state-of-the-art sound and projection system.
Presentations will focus on the tremendous impact weather and climate have had on maritime events including shipwrecks, natural marine disasters, ship design, war at sea, trade, and other affairs in the past, and on how climate changes might affect them in the future.
The day's events will begin at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast and conclude in late afternoon with a reception featuring fish house punch.
Registration fees for the symposium are $60 for Museum members, $70 for nonmembers and $35 for students. The fee includes all lectures, continental breakfast, lunch, dessert, coffee and a fish house punch social at the end of the day. This program is supported by the Albert Reed & Thelma Walker Fund.
Questions should be directed to email@example.com.
Schedule of Events
8:00 a.m. Registration, coffee
9:00 a.m. Welcome, Amy Lent, Executive Director
9:05 a.m. Introduction, Nathan R. Lipfert, Senior Curator
9:10 a.m. John E. Huth, “The Big Thaw: North Atlantic Exploration During the Medieval Warm
10:10 a.m. Captain Michael Rutstein, “The Inclemency of Our Winter: How Greed Defeated
Cold in the War of 1812”
11:00 a.m. Coffee and informal discussion
11:20 a.m. Anne Witty, “Fire and Ice: Steamship Roosevelt in Arctic Waters, 1905-09”
12:20 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Colin J. Davis, “The Triple Trawler Tragedy, 1968: The Wives’ Campaign and the
Politics of Change”
2:30 p.m. Coffee and informal discussion
3:00 p.m. Lincoln Paine, “Winds of Change: Major Currents in Maritime History”
4:00 p.m. Break (visit the Museum Store, exhibits)
4:30 p.m. Fish house punch reception