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July 2021

Reflecting on Maine’s Maritime Heritage: Photos and Prints

July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St.
Bath, ME 04530 United States
Free - $100.00

Meet Charles Norris, a local artist and printmaker, as he walks us through his many visual inspirations when recording his own impressions of the Maine coast and its vessels. Norris's long family and professional history in Bath, Popham, other local communities imbues his work with a unique sense of place and heritage. Learn how illustrated maritime books, historical charts, and maritime artifacts influence the artist's approach to design and composition. This lecture is FREE; preregistration is required. Generously sponsored by

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August 2021

Perspectives on Carroll Thayer Berry

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St.
Bath, ME 04530 United States
Free - $100.00

Carroll Thayer Berry's prints captured the movement and culture of Maine's shipyards and people in the mid-20th century using a distinctive style of dynamic line and geometry. Join Penobscot Marine Museum's Richard Saltonstall, Jr. Curator of Maritime History, Cipperly Good, as she shares interesting perspectives on this prolific Maine printmaker, garnered from PMM's extensive collection of Berry's photographs and prints. As Good speaks remotely from PMM, lecture participants will also have an opportunity to get an up-close view of Maine Maritime Museum's Berry prints. This lecture is FREE, but preregistration is required. Generously sponsored by

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Marine Debris : Effects on Seabird Island Habitats

August 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St.
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$7.00 - $100.00

Susan Schubel of Maine Audubon Society's Puffin Project, presents on the effects of marine debris on Seabird Island Habitats. Maine Islands support many species of breeding seabirds, including several species listed as endangered, threatened, and of special concern. The islands accumulate marine debris throughout the year, but especially during seasonal storms and high tides when debris, including derelict lobster traps, washes ashore. This derelict gear poses threats to the breeding birds who use the islands for nesting. With the support of a Community-based Marine Debris Removal Grant, the Seabird Restoration Program of the National Audubon Society is working on several Maine islands to remove marine debris and study the accumulation of debris on the islands. In partnership with the Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation and local lobster fishermen, they will also aim to reduce the rate of accumulation through at-sea removal of derelict fishing gear. This project took place on Stratton Island, Bluff Island, Jenny Island, Pond Island National Wildlife Refuge, Matinicus Rock, and Eastern Egg Rock Island.

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September 2021

Thinking About Climate Change: History and Policy

September 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St.
Bath, ME 04530 United States
Free - $100.00

The Arctic and Gulf of Maine are widely recognized as "canaries in the coal mine" for signaling the impact of global warming. Dealing with climate change will take a mix of actions. How can individuals make a difference for a global problem? John Zittel has been working to understand the variety of measures that are possible to address the climate challenge. This unique workshop will foster discussion on how to recognize the problem, identify national and global action, and empower participants to learn how to take local action such as reducing emissions, capturing carbon dioxide, and navigating market and policy options at our disposal. Participants will be empowered to learn and brainstorm ways to initiate local long and short-term solutions. This is a free workshop; registration is required.

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Mapping the Maine Coast at Mid-Century

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St.
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$7.00 - $100.00

In this richly illustrated lecture, Libby Bischof, Executive Director of the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education and Professor of History at the University of Southern Maine, explores the role of 20th century women mapmakers in portraying the Maine Coast on maps made for residents and tourists alike, with an emphasis on pictorial maps made by Ruth Rhoads Lepper, Mildred C. Green, Katherine Dudley, and others. These colorful and highly detailed maps combine deep historical research with artistic and cartographic skill, and we'll compare examples from Maine with maps produced throughout New England. Midcoast Maine Map: Ruth Rhoads Lepper, Mid-Coast Maine, 1979. From the Collection of the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, Univeristy of Southern Maine.

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October 2021

Preserving Passamaquoddy Traditions

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St.
Bath, ME 04530 United States
Free - $100.00

Join Donald Soctomah, author, Passamaquoddy tribal historian, and storyteller, as he introduces ancestral birch bark traditions preserved in traditional canoe building and ongoing efforts in tribal stewardship of the land and waters. Mr. Soctomah's commitment to teaching native culture has led to an impressive collection of work including publications on histories of the Passamaquoddy tribe, children's books, compilations of tribal music, and historical films. This lecture is FREE, but preregistration is required. Generously sponsored by

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