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Member Mondays on Zoom

July 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

The schooner GEORGIA GILKEY, PMM#1959.65

Monday, July 6
Noon and lasts around 20 minutes
FREE, Members Only

Join Penobscot Marine Museum Curatorial Staff for live lunchtime Zoom presentations. Rotating between Curator Cipperly Good, Photo Archivist Kevin Johnson, and Digital Collections Curator Matt Wheeler, each week a different staff member will focus on one of their favorite artifacts or collections. Enjoy close up views and interesting stories, plus an opportunity to ask your own questions and chat with PMM staff!

On this Monday, join Curator Cipperly Good as she talks about a few of her favorite things. The schooner GEORGIA GILKEY was the last schooner built in Searsport in 1890 and was named for the wife and daughter of her captain. William Richardson Gilkey sailed her and other schooners to bring Maine lumber to the ports in South America. See interesting souvenirs he brought back from the Parana River in Argentina and Mt. Pelee in Martinique. Daughter Georgia grew up sailing with her father, and married a sea captain, spending her honeymoon aboard his command. See her wedding dress. Daughter Anne inherited a unique feature of her father’s schooner for her classroom, come see what it is!

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This programming has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit the National Endowment for the Humanities website here


July 6, 2020
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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