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May 2017

Celebrating Ralph Stanley

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum, 40 East Main Street
Searsport, 04974 United States
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Celebrating Ralph Stanley
Saturday, May 27, 1 pm to 5 pm
$1 museum admission all day
Join us for an afternoon of boat talk and music as we celebrate the career and talents of MDI
boatbuilder and National Heritage Fellow Ralph Stanley.

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June 2017

Catherine Schmitt, “Penobscot River Dams”

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
PMM Visitor Center, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Catherine Schmitt, “Penobscot River Dams”
Thursday, June 1, 7 pm
Visitors Center, 2 Church St.
Cost: $8, $5 Members
Catherine Schmitt tracked the effects of the Penobscot River dams on the salmon fishery in her environmental history: The President's Salmon: Restoring the King of Fish and its Home Waters. Join Catherine for a discussion of how removing the dams restored the salmon to their traditional spawning grounds.

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Glen Libby and Antonia Small, Caught

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
PMM Visitor Center, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Glen Libby and Antonia Small, Caught
Thursday, June 29, 7 pm
Caught is an account of the beauty, fragility and profound change that characterizes fishing, fishing families, and the communities who depend on them in the twenty-first century. Based in the tiny village of Port Clyde, Maine, but reaching globally, Caught chronicles the struggle to transform a way of life for all who depend on our planet’s bounty.

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July 2017

July-August: Waldo County Reads: Fisheries Non-Fiction

July 1 - August 31
Waldo County Libraries,

July-August: Waldo County Reads: Fisheries Non-Fiction

At Waldo County libraries. Aimed at the armchair fisheries scientist, policy analyst and general consumer, join book discussions at participating libraries around Waldo County as we read about our nation’s fishing industry. Visit our website for the complete list of books, participating libraries, dates and times.

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Netmaking with Jacqueline Davidson

July 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum, 40 East Main Street
Searsport, 04974 United States
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Netmaking with Jacqueline Davidson
Saturday, July 1, 1 pm to 4 pm
Free with admission
Jacqueline Davidson is author of the book Nets Through Time: The Technique and Art of Knotted Netting. She learned her craft at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, and teaches the technique to others. She will discuss the knot used to make diamond mesh (used in basketball nets) and square mesh (used in tennis nets).

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Bill Leavenworth, “Maine Coastal Fisheries”

July 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
PMM Visitor Center, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Bill Leavenworth, “Maine Coastal Fisheries”
Thursday, July 6, 7 pm
Visitors Center, 2 Church St.
Cost: $8, $5 Members
Bill Leavenworth pours through old fishing logs and data housed at Penobscot Marine Museum and other fisheries research archives to shed light on the health of the fishing stocks over time. Come hear his latest research on the Maine coastal fisheries, which through 1924 caught more seafood product each year by weight and variety than Maine’s distant water fisheries (Grand Banks).

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Net Making with Stephanie Crossman

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum, 40 East Main Street
Searsport, 04974 United States
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Net Making with Stephanie Crossman
Thursday, July 20, 11 am to 2 pm
Free for admission

Stephanie Crossman learned the craft of fishnetting on the island of Vinalhaven from her husband’s great-grandmother, who had made her living in the net factory on the island. Today, Stephanie using this traditional technique to create works of art and functional everyday bags. Join Stephanie to watch her at work, share the history of fishnetting and perhaps go home with a treasure from her pop-up store.

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August 2017

Cipperly Good, “Maine in the Coolie Trade”

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PMM Visitor Center, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Cipperly Good, “Maine in the Coolie Trade”
Thursday, August 3, 7 pm
Visitors Center, 2 Church St.
Cost: $8, $5 Members

Maine merchant mariners in the 1850s and 1860s began carrying a new cargo on their China Trade Route: Chinese indentured servants bound for the sugar plantations of Cuba. Come see logbooks and shipping papers that shed light on the voyage to a new plantation economy.

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Netmaking with Mike Dassatt

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
PMM Visitor Center, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Netmaking with Mike Dassatt
Saturday, August 5, 1 pm to 4 pm
Free with admission

Belfast lobsterman Mike Dassatt still makes his own net heads for his lobster traps. Join him to learn about net head making and the net head’s function in a lobster trap.

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Jeff Dworsky, “A Way of Life: Fishing Families of Stonington”

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PMM Visitor Center, 2 Church St.
Searsport, ME 04974 United States
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Jeff Dworsky, “A Way of Life: Fishing Families of Stonington”
Thursday, August 10, 7 pm
PMM’s Visitors Center, 2 Church St.
Cost: $8, $5 Members

Join us for a conversation with photographer Jeff Dworsky as he talks about the changing way of life in Stonington Maine and what inspired him to document it. 

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