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June 2021

Community in Print: History of Printing in Bath

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St.
Bath, ME 04530 United States
Free - $100.00

As owners of the Bath Printing Company, Tom and Ash Kahrl, have inherited a wealth of Bath history preserved in antique printing plates. Join Tom and Ash as they trace Bath history through prints and share the 75-year history of how Bath Printing has served the community. From letterpress to the digital age, learn how the shop meets the needs of a wide-range of local customers through historic examples and print technique demonstrations. This lecture is FREE, but preregistration is required. Generously sponsored by

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July 2021

How Will Maine Fishing Families Weather the Storm: with Susan Conley and Monique Coombs

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

How Will Maine Fishing Families Weather the Storm: A Conversation Between a Bestselling Maine Writer and a Leading Maine Fishing Advocate Join Maine Maritime Museum and The Maine Coast Fisherman’s Association for a talk with Maine author Susan Conley, author of the new, bestselling novel Landslide, and Monique Coombs, Director of Community Programs at the Maine Coast Fisherman’s Association. Conley is a fourth-generation Mainer who grew up in Midcoast Maine. Her latest novel Landslide is a love letter to her home state that in part asks what can be done to save commercial fishing in Maine—one of the state’s most storied industries. The novel takes us to a modern fishing village where livelihoods are jeopardized by warming waters. As compelling as it is moving, the book speaks to the landslide of change that Maine fishing families face today. Many argue that there isn’t a more sustainable commercial fishery than Maine’s, but how will the state and its fishing families weather the coming changes? Susan will be joined by Maine Coast Fisherman’s Associations Director of Community Programs Monique Coombs, who works with commercial fishermen to bring sustainability to Maine fishing and fishing families, and is also a wife and mother of a Maine fishing family. Susan Conley grew up in Midcoast Maine and is the author of five critically acclaimed books, including her recent, bestselling novel Landslide which was named a New York Times “Editor’s Choice” and a “Best Book” by Good Morning America, The New York Post, and others. She’s been awarded multiple fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, as well as fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, The Maine Arts Commission, and the Massachusetts Arts Council. She's won the Maine Book Award and the Maine Award for Publishing Excellence and has been a featured Tedx Speaker, where her talk the "Power of Story," has been viewed widely. She lives with her family in Portland, Maine, where she’s the co-founder of the Telling Room, a youth creative writing center. Monique Coombs is Director of Community Programs at the Maine Coast Fisherman’s Association where she works with commercial fishermen to develop ways to protect, persevere, and revitalize Maine's working waterfronts, bringing sustainability to fishing and fishing families. Monique is also a wife and mother of a local fishing family with intimate knowledge of the challenges fishing families face. Monique has been published in National Fisherman, Commercial Fisheries News, Heated, HuffPost Green, and Civil Eats. Proceeds from this event will benefit both Maine Maritime Museum and the Maine Coast Fisherman's Association. Copies of Landslide will be available for purchase at the talk and through our online reservations.

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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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