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2013 Lecture: Lifesavers of New England

Maine Maritime Museum

Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Friday, August 30, 2013 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

2013 Lecture:  Lifesavers of New England

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Lifesavers of the South Shore

A History of Rescue and Loss

with John J. Galluzzo


 When the rocky New England coast treated storm-driven sailors cruelly, often the only thing standing between them and a watery grave was the selfless courage of the keepers and surf men of the U.S. Life-Saving Service whose realm was the no-man's land between frozen beach and gale-tossed sea.

Author John Galluzzo will chart a course through the history of the Service from its humble beginnings in the refuge huts built after the American Revolution to its absorption into the U.S. Coast Guard in the twentieth century.  He will share riveting accounts of the Life-Saving Service legends such as Joshua James whose surfboat Nantasket once saved 29 men from six boats in a grueling 36 hours.

  A book signing will follow the program.

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When & Where

243 Washington Street
Bath, 04530

Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Friday, August 30, 2013 at 4:00 PM (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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