War of 1812 talk focuses on Maine's role
Rockland — On Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m., the Sail, Power and Steam Museum presents a talk by James L. Nelson, author and Maine Maritime Museum Education Coordinator.
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 James L. Nelson will tell the story of that famous duel on the coast of Maine.
Talk is free, donations always appreciated.
Sharp’s Point South and the Sail, Power and Steam Museum are at 75 Mechanic St. in Rockland. For more information on the Sail, Power and Steam Museum and its programs, 701-7627 or 596-0200, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at sailpowerandsteammuseum.org.