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June 2016

The Friendship Sloop

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum’s Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery,
11 Church St.
Searsport, 04974 United States
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Friendship-Sloop

With Harold Burnham
Monday, June 27, 7 pm, Carver Memorial Gallery, 11 Church St.
Cost: $8; $5 Members

Friendship Sloop builder Harold Burnham and members of the Friendship Sloop Society discuss the evolution of this iconic sloop design from the workhorse of the Maine lobstering fleet to a beloved recreational sloop prized by traditionalists. PMM’s Maine Maritime Icons Series.

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July 2016

Volcanoes, Iron, and Phytoplankton in the Antarctic

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum’s Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery,
11 Church St.
Searsport, 04974 United States
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Professor Mike Coffin, Executive Director of IMAS (Intstitute for Marine and Antarctic Studies) at the University of Tasmania.
Thursday 7th April 2011
Picture by Peter Mathew

Cost: $8; $5 Members

Phytoplankton in the ocean produce half of the oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere. Iron supply limits the growth of phytoplankton in Antarctic waters. Hydrothermal systems cooling active submarine volcanoes may be adding iron to the Southern Ocean. Oceanographer, Maine native, and University of Tasmania (Australia) Professor Mike Coffin will present initial findings arising from a two-month Antarctic research voyage he led earlier this year, including a 15-minute documentary film featuring an erupting volcano.






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The Oyster Industry

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum’s Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery,
11 Church St.
Searsport, 04974 United States
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With Smokey McKeen
Thursday, July 14, 7 pm, Carver Memorial Gallery, 11 Church St.
Cost: $8; $5 Members

Smokey McKeen founded Pemaquid Oyster Company on the Damariscotta River in 1986 and now raises over a million oysters a year. He has been written up in the New York Times and Yankee Magazine, and is featured in Mario Batali’s America Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers. PMM’s Maine Maritime Icons Series.






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Maine Women Authors Of The 1950’S

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum’s Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery,
11 Church St.
Searsport, 04974 United States
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Sandy-Phippen

With Sandy Phippen
Thursday, July 28, 7 pm, Carver Memorial Gallery, 11 Church St.
Cost: $8; $5 Members

What do the novels of Mary Ellen Chase, Elizabeth Ogilvie, Ruth Moore, Miriam Colwell, and Louise Dickinson Rich tell us about Maine’s sense of place? Author and University of Maine lecturer Sandy Phippen will look at these authors and their rich portraits of Maine’s landscape and way of life. This is the keynote talk for a series of book discussions taking place at five Waldo County Libraries, which will culminate in a panel discussion at PMM on August 18.






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August 2016

Tugboats

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum’s Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery,
11 Church St.
Searsport, 04974 United States
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John Worth

With Captain John Worth
Thursday, August 4, 7 pm, Carver Memorial Gallery, 11 Church St.
Cost: $8; $5 Members

Captain John Worth of Maine Maritime Academy has worked and taught students aboard tugs on Penobscot Bay over the course of his exciting career. He will share his experiences and discuss the history of assisting cargo ships in the navigation of the Penobscot Bay and River.

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Maine Women Authors Of The 1950’S

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum’s Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery,
11 Church St.
Searsport, 04974 United States
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With Cathleen Miller, Robin McCarthy, and Melissa Hayes
Thursday, August 18, 7 pm, Carver Memorial Gallery, 11 Church St.
Cost: $8; $5 Members

Cathleen Miller, Curator of the Maine Women Writers Collection at UNE, historian Robin McCarthy, and Ogilvie biographer Melissa Hayeswill discuss how the novels of Mary Ellen Chase, Elisabeth Ogilvie, Ruth Moore, Miriam Colwell or Louise Dickinson Rich provide different portraits of the people and the state of Maine.  This is the culminating event of Book Talks on Communicating Maine: Maine Women Authors Of The 1950’S.






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