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39th Annual Walker Maritime History Symposium: The Navy and Maine

Maine Maritime Museum

Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 8:00 AM (EDT)

Bath, United States

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39th Annual Walker

Maritime History Symposium

 The Navy and Maine

Few states have enjoyed the level of activity that has marked the 200-year-plus working relationship between Maine and the United States Navy. Some of the state’s
attributes that have helped create that bond include Maine’s geography, its abundant natural resources, its geographic location, its shipbuilding expertise and its hardworking sea-going populace.

The 39th Annual Maritime History Symposium will explore that relationship, beginning with what many consider the coming of age of the U.S. Navy – the War of 1812 – up
to and including the 40-year, mostly technological and psychological, conflict with the Soviet Union, now known as the Cold War. Most of the discussions will cover topics
within the timeframe 1941 to 1991, a fifty year period in which the history of Maine and the U.S. Navy was most strongly aligned.

Of particular note, in this edition of the Maritime History Symposium the majority of presentations will include personal accounts by individuals who were involved directly
in the subject matter they will speak about. This living history format should prove to provide a detail rich, more emotional, glimpse into the subject matter at hand.


 The following is a schedule of the day's events:


   8:00am     Registration, coffee, social

   9:00am     Welcome - Amy Lent, Executive Director, MMM

   9:05am     Introduction - Nathan R. Lipfert, Senior Curator, MMM

   9:10am     James Nelson: Broadsides Down East: USS Enterprise vs HMS

                         Boxer, the most intriguing Naval Battle on the Maine Coast (1813)

   9:50am     Harold Scott: The Inshore Patrol in World War II - The Maine Coast


10:30am     Coffee and informal discussion

11:00am     Jack Thompson: Huff-Duff: Training in Maine to Hunt U-Boasts in the

                       North Atlantic

11:45am     Richard Gay: Nazi Sabotage Agents Landed in Maine by Submarine

                       in 1944

12:30pm     Lunch

  1:30pm     Andrew Toppan: Bath Iron Works and the U.S. Navy: Building

                       the Fleet

  2:10pm     Chuck Mull: The Oliver Hazard Perry (FFG-7) Guided Missile Frigate

                       Program in Maine

  2:50pm     Norman Smith: Life in a Cold War Diesel Submarine

  3:30pm     Coffee and informal discussion

  4:00pm     John Briley: Bath Tin Can Sees Red: A Personal Account of the Cold

                        War Deployment of USS Taylor (DDE-468), BIW Hull #194

  4:45pm     Harry Rich: NAS Brunswick and the Defense of the North Atlantic

  5:30pm     Fish house punch reception








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When & Where

243 Washington Street
Bath, 04530

Saturday, April 30, 2011 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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