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Narrated Slideshow with Captain David Gelinas of Up River: Selections from the Captain Bill Abbott Collection

April 26, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Ross Towing Co. tug WALTER ROSS with a four master in tow down the Penobscot River, seen from Stockton Springs shore, off Verona about 3 miles above Fort Point. circa 1915; Bill Abbott Collection

Using selections from Up River: Selections from the Captain Bill Abbott Collection, Captain Gelinas will discuss the history of the Pen Bay Pilots and how the Maine’s State Pilotage System is practiced on Penobscot Bay. He will also share stories about Captain Bill Abbott who mentored him when he became a pilot.

Up River: Selections from the Captain Bill Abbott Collection will be on display April 2 through April 28 at Camden Public Library. The exhibit will also be on display on our campus for the 2022 season beginning May 27.

This exhibit was generously funded by lead donor Wayne Hamilton, as well as Mr. and Mrs. E. Vance Bunker, Captain Almer and Linda Dinsmore, Captain David Gelinas, Penobscot Bay & River Pilots Association, Penobscot Bay Tractor Tug Company, Captain Prentice Strong, and Captain Duke Tomlin.

On Zoom; register here.

Hosted by Camden Public Library


April 26, 2022
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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