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Castine Historical Society Online Lecture
September 22 @ 7:00 pm
Join the Castine Historical Society on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. for an online lecture titled “Cotton’s Ocean: Castine and the Antebellum Cotton Trade.” In his talk, speaker Stephen J. Hornsby will focus on the importance of the trans-Atlantic cotton trade for the growth of the shipbuilding and ship-owning industries in Maine before the Civil War, and how Castine fit into this world of oceanic commerce.
Hornsby is director of the Canadian-American Center and Professor of Geography and Canadian Studies at the University of Maine. He is the author and co-editor of several prize-winning books, including the Historical Atlas of Maine (2015).
The talk will be offered via Zoom, and pre-registration is required.
For more information, visit www.castinehistoricalsociety.org.