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April is Maritime Month at the Camden Public Library
Monday, April 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - Tuesday, April 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Throughout April, the Camden Public Library will host a photography exhibit and a speaker series, celebrating our local maritime heritage. The exhibit is an intriguing sample of the exquisite photos from the Ed Coffin Collection of the Penobscot Marine Museum. The exhibit will be on display from April 2 through the end of the month. The speaker series will begin with a gallery talk on the Coffin collection by Kevin Johnson, Photo Archivist at the Penobscot Marine Museum, and Jon Johansen, publisher of the Maine Coastal News, at 7:00 pm on April 2.
Click on the other Maritime Month events below for more information:
- Nic Damuck, president of BlueJacket Shipcrafters of Searsport, on Tuesday, April 9, at 7:00 pm, with a slide talk about the process of creating highly detailed scale models of ships;
- Karl McLetchie of SeaKnowledge will present photos and video from recent scientific and archaeological explorations on Thursday, April 11, 7:00 pm;
- on Tuesday, April 16, 7:00 pm, the library will host “A Conversation with Merritt Carey,” round-the-world sailor and America’s Cup team member. Merritt now lives in Yarmouth and helps run the fisherman’s co-op in Tenants Harbor;
- “Pirate John” will offer poems, stories, and piracy in full pirate regalia, including tales from his dozen-plus years before the mast on schooners on the Maine coast, on Saturday, April 20, 2:00 pm, featuring John Bullock;
- on Tuesday, April 23, 7:00 pm, Diane Cowan of the Lobster Conservancy will talk about “The Steamy Side of Lobsters” — a lobster, to another lobster, is more than just another pretty face on a plate;
- Dr. Thew Suskiewicz, a scientist at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will speak on how the changes in the Gulf of Maine are affecting the ecosystem and the fishing industry on Thursday, April 25, 7:00 pm;
- and on Tuesday, April 30, at 7:00 pm, Dr. Kim Huguenard, Preston Spicer, and Laura Rickard will showcase results of an ongoing, National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded citizen science project to measure storm surge in three Maine estuaries.