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46th Annual Albert Reed & Thelma Walker Maritime Symposium: Changing Environments

April 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Registration for Symposium is now closed. Contact Guest Services at (207) 443-1316 x331 with questions.

Mariners and those who depend on the sea cause and respond to cultural, economic, and ecological changes. This symposium takes an interdisciplinary look at the issue of changing environments through a variety of lenses. These lenses include changing visual and cultural interpretations of the sea, Maine’s changing roles in international trade, the changing role of literary figures in marine conservation, and the ways that climate change impacts fisheries.

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.


9:00-9:30 AM        Check-in and Coffee Reception

9:30 AM                Opening Remarks

10:00 AM              The “Liquid, Mystic Theme” in American Art: Shifting Perceptions of the Sea
Katherine Manthorne, Professor of Art History, City University of New York

10:50-11:00 AM    Break

11:00 AM              From Guangzhou to Augusta: The Influence of the Delano Family of Maine on the Changing Environment of the Early-U.S. Sino Trade
Thomas H. Cox, Associate Professor of History, Sam Houston State University

12:00-1:30 PM       Lunch

1:30  PM               Creating a Hurricane? The Double Life of Marcus Mote’s Shipwreck at Sea, 1883
                              Julia Stephens May, Assistant Professor, University of Virginia

2:20 PM                 Fish Tale: A Hemingway Marlin in Maine
                              Susan F. Beegel, Former Editor of The Hemingway Review

3:10–3:20 PM       Break

3:20 PM                 The Future of Fishing in a Rapidly Warming Gulf of Maine
Marissa McMahan, Senior Fisheries Scientist, Manomet
Anne Hayden, Program Manager, Sustainable Economies Program, Manomet

4:10 PM                 Closing Remarks

4:30–6:00  PM       Reception


Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington St
Bath, ME 04530 United States
Maine Maritime Museum