Stackpole brings ‘Letters’ to library
Thomaston — Nantucket native and maritime historian Renny Stackpole of Thomaston will present an illustrated talk about his new book, “Sea Letters: Letter and Journals of the Captain Andrew Pinkham Family,” Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at Thomaston Public Library, in the Thomaston Academy building at 60 Main St./Route 1.
In “Sea Letters,” Stackpole uses the journals and letters of his collateral ancestors to reveal the poignant lives and exciting adventures — all over the watery world — of Captain Andrew Pinkham of Nantucket and Ohio; and his sons Alexander and Reuben, who earned distinction as members of the United States Navy in the period 1814-1842.
The fact that the Pinkham family papers survived is a testament to those who worked so hard to collect them. A major archive of them, now a valuable part of New England history in the days of the early Republic, was donated to the Nantucket Historical Association by the Stackpole family. For more information, visit rennystackpole.com.
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