Lecture scheduled at MMA July 11

CASTINE — Richard M. Ames, guest curator and author, will give a free talk on his research into ships built at Castine and their voyages that highlight the people and the risks involved in Castine’s 19th-century global trade.

The illustrated lecture, followed by a book signing, will take place on Thursday, July 11, at 7 p.m. at the Delano Auditorium on the campus of Maine Maritime Academy.

For the last decade, Ames has researched Castine shipbuilding and international trade. His work provided the foundation for the Historical Society’s 2019 exhibit, “Risky Business: Square-Rigged Ships and Salted Fish.”

Ames wrote a companion book, “Risky Business: A Maine Village Goes Global,” to accompany the exhibit. The book is available for sale at the Castine Historical Society, online at castinehistoricalsociety.org and at the lecture.

For more information, visit castinehistoricalsociety.org, call 326-4118, or email [email protected].

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