Lecture scheduled at MMA Aug. 8

CASTINE — All are welcome to join the Castine Historical Society on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. for a talk titled “Cotton’s Ocean: Castine and the Antebellum Cotton Trade.”

The talk will take place in the Humanities Lecture Hall in the Bath Iron Works Center for Advanced Technology on the Maine Maritime Academy campus.

The speaker, Stephen J. Hornsby, will focus on the importance of the trans-Atlantic cotton trade for the growth of the shipbuilding and ship owning industries in Maine before the Civil War, and how Castine fit into this world of oceanic commerce.

Hornsby is director of the Canadian-American Center and professor of geography and Canadian studies at the University of Maine. He is the author and co-editor of several prize-winning books.

For more information, call 326-4118 or email [email protected]


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