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The Mackerel Schooner AUGUSTA E. HERRICK

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: $8, $5 Members

Ralph Stanley, historian and boatbuilder, will present a talk on the mackerel schooner AUGUSTA E. HERRICK. The Swans Island schooner “had the distinction of being the only centerboard schooner ever to be employed in the North American fisheries” according to historian Howard Chappelle. The Swans Island fishermen, like owner William P. Herrick, led the Atlantic coast mackerel fisheries in catch rates. Come learn more about the vigorous and hardy men and schooners of Swan’s Island.

FMI: 207-548-2529 or www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org

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Date:
August 31
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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