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2013 41st Annual Walker Maritime History Symposium: Maritime Maine and the Civil War

Maine Maritime Museum

Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 8:00 AM (EDT)

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  41th Annual Walker

Maritime History Symposium

 Maritime Maine and the Civil War



Schedule of Events

 8:00 am      Registration, coffee
 9:00 am      Welcome, Amy Lent, Executive Director
 9:05 am      Introduction, Nathan R. Lipfert, Senior Curator

 9:10 am      Presentation:  Earle R. Warren, “On the Brink of War: The Sewall Family Fleet
 a reprise of Bud’s talk from 1975 on an important Maine merchant fleet
     and their involvement in the slave-based cotton trade
10:10 am     Presentation:  William Lowe, “Confederate Naval Strategy: Letters of Marque,” a
of a strategy with an important impact on Maine merchant vessels

10:50 am     Coffee and informal discussion

11:10 am     Presentation: John F. Battick, “Damned if You Don’t, Damned if You Do: The Civil War
Adventures of Captain George Henry Preble USN,” an officer from a distinguished
                    Maine naval family

12:00 pm     Lunch

  1:30 pm     Panel Discussion:   “Shipbuilding During the Civil War”
                    Al Ross, Warships: Developing Models of the USS Kearsarge and CSS Alabama
                   Jon Johansen, Maine-built Merchant Vessels

 2:30 pm     Coffee and informal discussion

 3:00 pm     Presentation: David Nelson, “Civil War Union Jacks: The Experience of Maine Sailors
Preserving the Union”

 3:45 pm     Presentation: Stephen N. Sanfilippo, “Maritime Music of the Civil War”
 4:30 pm     Break (visit the Museum Store, exhibits)

 5:00 pm     Fish house punch reception

This program is supported by the Albert Reed & Thelma Walker Fund.


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When & Where

243 Washington Street
Bath, 04530

Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 8:00 AM (EDT)

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Maine Maritime Museum

Maine Maritime Museum offers a myriad of opportunities to explore Maine’s maritime heritage and culture and to experience the mystique of Maine.

Visitors can find:

  • -fascinating exhibits brimming with art and artifacts
  • -contemporary, interactive areas for children and adults
  • -an historic shipyard with five of the original 19th century buildings
  • -a Victorian-era shipyard owners home
  • -an active waterfront
  • -a life-size sculptural representation of the largest wooden sailing vessel ever built
  • -a scenic campus on the bank of the Kennebec River


On the following pages you can learn more about the Museum’s History and Mission, find out who is on our staff and how to contact us.

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