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Lecture: “Cotton’s Ocean: Castine and the Antebellum Cotton Trade”
September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Castine Historical Society will host a talk via Zoom 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.
Stephen J. 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).
Pre-registration for this event is required.
For more information, call 326-4118 or visit www.castinehistoricalsociety.org.
- September 22
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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