Join us in Long Reach Hall to celebrate the release of Two Centuries of Maine Shipbuilding; A Visual History by historian Nathan Lipfert, curator emeritus. Nathan will read from the new book and sign copies, which will be available for sale. Celebrating the bicentennial of Maine, Two Centuries of Maine Shipbuilding explores the rich history of Maine shipbuilding. Though concentrating primarily on shipbuilding activity in the two centuries since statehood, the book begins with pre-1820 activity, including native canoe-making and colonial-period shipbuilding. Covering the entire coast, this rich visual history focuses on the industry and the vessels produced, highlighting Maine’s national and international importance in shipbuilding.