The Mackerel Schooner AUGUSTA E. HERRICK – A talk at the Penobscot Marine Museum.
(Searsport, Maine) Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum continues their 2017 speaker series with Ralph Stanley, historian and boatbuilder, presenting a talk on the mackerel schooner AUGUSTA E. HERRICK. The cost is $8 for general admission and $5 for Museum members. The talk will be held at Penobscot Marine Museum's Visitors Center at 2 Church Street in Searsport, Maine.
The Swans Island schooner AUGUSTA E. HERRICK “had the distinction of being the only centerboard schooner ever to be employed in the North American fisheries” according to historian Howard Chappelle. The Swans Island fishermen, like owner William P. Herrick, led the Atlantic coast mackerel fisheries in catch rates. Ralph Stanly will talk about the vigorous and hardy men and schooners of Swan’s Island.
About Penobscot Marine Museum
Penobscot Marine Museum’s theme for the 2017 season is Gone Fishing! with its featured exhibit, The Net Result: Our Evolving Fisheries. These exhibits explore the world of Maine's commercial fisheries through exhibits and programs that will entertain and educate children and adults alike. Gone Fishing! runs May 27, 2017 through October 15, 2017 at Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine.
Penobscot Marine Museum brings Maine maritime history to life in twelve beautiful historic buildings in the charming seacoast village of Searsport, Maine. Exhibits include hands-on activities for children and adults, as well as a ship captain’s house, marine paintings, scrimshaw, 19th century Chinese and Japanese pottery, paintings and textiles, historic Maine boats, a fisheries exhibit, and an heirloom vegetable garden. The Museum has over 200,000 historic photographs, and a maritime history research library. Check the website for daily activities and events. The Museum is open seven days a week, Memorial Day weekend through the third weekend in October. PMM Visitors Center, 2 Church Street, Searsport, Maine. For more information go to www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org or call the Visitors Center 207-548-0334 or Administrative Offices at 207-548-2529.
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