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USS Maine with Charles Lagerbom – Camden-Rockport Historical Society Speaker Series

Tuesday, March 26 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

A port quarter view of the USS Maine, taken in Bar Harbor, 1895. (NH 48621, Naval History and Heritage Command)

The Camden Public Library is kicking off Maritime Month a few days early to welcome historian Charles Lagerbom for his talk about the USS Maine on Tuesday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Picker Room and on Zoom. This event is part of the 2024 Speaker Series put on in partnership with the Camden-Rockport Historical Society, as well as a part of our Maritime Month program series.

This is a hybrid program and will take place in person in the Picker Room at the Camden Public Library as well as on Zoom. To attend virtually, register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cHw-3pwfTO2QgTKWrC9wTQ

Charles H. Lagerbom received his MA in History/Archaeology from University of Maine. He organized surveys of ship remains in Maine lakes, the 1779 Penobscot Expedition and the 17th century English galleon Angel Gabriel off Pemaquid. Two field seasons were spent in Antarctica with University of Maine Quaternary Institute, now Climate Change Institute. He is author of Whaling in Maine and Maine to Cape Horn: The Most Dangerous Journey and writes a maritime column entitled Half Seas Over for the local newspaper Village Soup. In addition to AP US History, Charles teaches New England Maritime History and co-teaches the Marine Studies Class as part of the Belfast Marine Institute while also frequently speaking on Antarctica, Cape Horn, Maine whaling and New England colonial and maritime history.

The Camden Public Library carries on its Maritime Month tradition this April by featuring a month-long exhibit, “Jim Moore: Midcoast Correspondent,” from the Penobscot Marine Museum and hosting a series of themed programs. Join us in celebrating our maritime heritage!