San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
8:15 – 9:00 am - Registration
9-9:45am - Historic Tide Mills of Maine: What is a tide mill? Who built the 200 tide mills in North America and what role did they play in our economic history? Historian Bud Warren explains tide mill technology, tells the history of tide mills along the Maine coast, and discusses contemporary tide mill activity.
Bud Warren, co-founder of Tide Mill Institute and marine historian
10-11am - Maine’s Tidal Power Development: Can tidal power change Maine’s energy and economic outlook? This panel will discuss tidal energy device technology and the environmental, social and economic issues surrounding tidal power.
Gayle Zydlewski, Research Assistant Professor of Marine Science, Univ. of Maine, Orono
Teresa Johnson, Assistant Professor of Marine Policy, Univ. of Maine, Orono
Richard W. Kimball, Associate Professor of Engineering, Maine Maritime Academy
Richard S. Armstrong, Executive Director of Tidal Energy Demonstration & Evaluation Center, Maine Maritime Academy
11:15-12:15pm - Gulf of Maine Fisheries: An Historic Overview: Exactly why, how and when were our fishing stocks depleted? Karen Alexander and Bill Leavenworth study the historic fisheries of the Gulf of Maine and will speak on the effect of fossil fuels and other twentieth century technologies on the fisheries.
William Leavenworth, Senior Research Fellow, Environmental Conservation Department, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Karen Alexander, Historic Fisheries Scientist, Univ. of New Hampshire
12:15-1pm – Sail Making the Old Fashioned Way: Eben Wilson, lobsterman and sail maker, will talk about traditional sail making techniques and about the important role sailing vessels played in Maine’s history.
1:15-2:15pm - Planning Maine’s Coastal Resources: What impact do wind and tide energy turbines have on fisheries, recreation and other waterfront commercial uses? Hear different points of view from government planners, fishermen, environmental advocates and community development organizations as this panel explores multiple uses for Maine’s waterfront.
Matthew Nixon, Maine Coastal Program, Maine Dept. of Conservation
Richard Nelson, Friendship Lobsterman
Caitlin Cleaver, Marine Programs Associate, Island Institute
Robin Just, Ocean Program Communications, Conservation Law Foundation
2:30-3:30pm - Maine’s Wind Power Development: Maine has been identified as a potential major wind energy supplier for the Northeast corridor from both on-shore and off-shore wind turbines. Our panel will discuss how universities and industry professionals are collaborating to study, plan and build wind energy in Maine.
Larry Parent, Assistant Director, Advanced Structures and Composites Center, University of Maine, Orono
Paul Williamson, Director and Industry Coordinator of the Maine Ocean & Wind Industry Initiative
3:30-5pm – Reception and beer tasting sponsored by Marshall Wharf Brewery
When & Where
Penobscot Marine Museum
Penobscot Marine Museum has the feel of a 19th Maine village. Our lovely campus of ten buildings is in the charming town of Searsport on Penobscot Bay. Our ship captain’s house is beautifully furnished with antiques from around the world. Another ship captain’s house displays our extensive collection of 19th century marine paintings, scrimshaw, ship models, and China Trade objects. We have three 19th century barns displaying over fifty classic small water craft including lobster boats, dories, and canoes. Two buildings are filled with hands-on maritime activities for kids. Outside on our green you can raise and lower a ship’s mast!
Check our website www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org for exhibit, lectures and workshops through the year. The PMM campus is open from late May through late October, but our Gallery has special exhibits, lectures and workshops throughout the winter and spring, and our Museum Store and Framer remain open Thursday through Saturday.