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June 2019

Lecture: Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Hanover: The Romance and Reality of a Maine Shipwreck

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$7.00 - $10.00

The wreck of the Hanover and loss of all hands in 1849 shocked the midcoast Maine community.  Susan Beegle will reveal how this tragedy inspired literary themes in Harriet Beecher Stowe's The Pearl of Orr's Island, written over a decade after the Hanover's loss.

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Lecture: Preserving Maritime Artifacts: The Art and Science of Archaeological Conservation

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$7.00 - $10.00

Learn the secrets and science behind conserving artifacts found underwater.  Molly O'Guinness Carlson, of the Head Tide Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, will share her experience and challenges working as a marine conservator.

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July 2019

Talk and Book Signing: Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of the El Farro

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$7.00 - $10.00

Into the Raging Sea, a national bestseller and one of NPR's "Best Books of 2018," recounts the loss of the container ship El Faro, in 2015's Hurricane Joaquin.  Rachel Slade, acclaimed for her investigative journalism, unravels the mystery surrounding this recent shipwreck. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and a book signing will follow the talk.

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August 2019

Lecture: Tow Salvage or Vessel Recovery? An Introduction to Salvage Laws at Work

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$7.00 - $10.00

Captain Bruce White will share his experience with Sea Tow to unravel the complexity of salvage laws.  Explore the differences between salvage, a simple tow, and a vessel recovery through real-world examples of boating accidents off of Maine's coast.

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Lecture: Modern Oceanographic Equipment and the Search for the Schooner Wyoming

August 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$7.00 - $10.00

John Perry Fish led an oceanographic team on a 20-year search for the final resting place of the Bath-built, six-masted schooner Wyoming, which was located in 2003 off the coast of Cape Cod.  The operation encountered sharks, fierce tidal currents and coastal storms.In this presentation, Fish will detail the technology employed in the search for the Wyoming and the latest equipment used in modern ocean searches. Fish has managed over 350 at-sea search operations for lost submerged objects from 747 aircraft to modern, historic and treasure ships.  His company operations have spanned the globe with search operations performed in Europe, China, Australia and South America.

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September 2019

Film and Talk: Sunken Steamboats of Moosehead Lake

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$7.00 - $10.00

See the Midcoast premier of this new documentary featuring never-before-seen underwater footage revealing the discovery and history of the sunken steamships in Moosehead Lake.  Film will be followed by a talk with director Ryan Robbins and producer Liz McKeil. https://youtu.be/Lm8btql_65M

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October 2019

Lecture: Maine’s Deep Connection to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary: Currents, Cod and Shipwrecks

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$7.00 - $10.00

Using stunning imagery captured with underwater drones and by divers, Ben Haskell, Deputy Superintendent of Stellwagen Bank will take the audience on a tour of several iconic shipwrecks that were built in Maine.  Among them is the steamship Portland which sank in the Gale of 1898 with all hands on board. Along the way he will describe the marine life that have make the shipwrecks their home and how the Maine Coastal Current contributes to the amazing productivity of the Sanctuary.

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Lecture: The History and Process of Shipwreck Archaeology

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$7.00 - $10.00

Prof. Warren Reiss will explain the significance, possibilities, fieldwork, analysis, and ethics of this unique endeavor.  Riess will use maritime archaeology examples mostly in Maine.

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