Author talks of the War of 1812
Rockland — On Friday, September 28 at 7:00, the Sail, Power and Steam Museum presents a talk by James L. Nelson, author and Maine Maritime Museum education coordinator, will present a talk on the War of 1812 Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Sail, Power and Steam Museum at Sharp's Point South, 75 Mechanic St.
The War of 1812 has often been called “the Navy’s war,” which in many ways it was. While the army suffered one ignominious defeat after another, the United States Navy came into its own, fighting its way to recognition as a professional and lethal force.
Maine’s own part of that story took place in September 1813 off Pemaquid Point, when the brigs Boxer and Enterprise met in a fight that would make history. Award-winning author Nelson will tell the story of that famous duel on the coast of Maine.
The talk is free, although donations are always appreciated. For more information on the museum and its programs, call 701-7627 or 596-0200; send email to email@example.com; or visit sailpowerandsteammuseum.org.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.