Join the Castine Historical Society on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 7 PM for a talk entitled “Cotton’s Ocean: Castine and the Antebellum Cotton Trade.” In his talk, speaker Stephen J. Hornsby will focus on the importance of the trans-Atlantic cotton trade for the growth of the shipbuilding and shipowning industries in Maine before the Civil War, and how Castine fitted into this world of oceanic commerce.
Stephen J. Hornsby is director of the Canadian-American Center and Professor of Geography and Canadian Studies at the University of Maine. He is the author and co-editor of several prize-winning books, including the Historical Atlas of Maine (2015).
The talk will be presented at the Humanities Lecture Hall in the Bath Iron Works Center for Advanced Technology on the Maine Maritime Academy campus in Castine. The talk will begin at 7 PM and is free and open to the public.
Directions to the lecture site are available HERE.