Following Maine CDC’s recommendation, we have decided to postpone this year’s Symposium. Updated details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Join us for the 47th Albert Reed and Thelma Walker Maritime Symposium examining Maine leadership on Saturday April 4, 2020. As part of the state’s bicentennial celebrations, this year’s Symposium will feature scholars from a wide range of disciplines to examine what leadership means in the context of maritime Maine. This interdisciplinary program will touch on abolitionists, the Civil War, the slave trade, 20th century medicine, steamships, the Navy, the War of 1812, and Maine’s lobster fishery.
Advance registration is required, tickets will not be available at the door. An optional boxed lunch can be ordered during registration; attendees are also free to go off-site to enjoy Bath’s restaurants for lunch. Boxed lunches must be ordered in advance.
Generously sponsored by:
Check-in and Coffee Reception
John Brown Russwurm (1799-1851): An Antebellum Black Leader Forged in Maine
Carl Patrick Burrowes, Author, Between the Kola Forest and the Salty Sea
Turning the Tide at Gettysburg: How Maine Saved the Union
Jerry Desmond, Executive Director, Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
To Hang A Slaver: The Unique Case of Nathaniel Gordon
Ron Soodalter, Author, Hanging Captain Gordon
Unpacking the Black Bag in the Age of Miracles: Medicine and Modernization in the Rural Northeast, 1920s-1970s
Sasha Mullally, Associate Dean, University of New Brunswick
Steaming the Gulf: Maine Pioneers the Internationalization of the First High Technology
John Laurence Busch, Author, Steam Coffin
A Tale of Two Chiefs of Naval Operations
Winn Price, Local Historian
Captain Isaac Hull, the Navy Yard and the War of 1812
Joseph Glukert, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Historian and Museum Director
Leading Maine’s Lobster Industry through Changing Time
Patrice McCarron, Executive Director, Maine Lobstermen’s Association