Andrew Vietze, former managing editor of Down East: The Magazine of Maine, will talk about his book “Boon Island: A True Story of Mutiny, Shipwreck, and Cannibalism” Thursday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Penobscot Marine Museum’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, 11 Church St.

The wreck of the “Nottingham Galley” on Boon Island and the resultant rumors of insurance fraud, mutiny, treason and cannibalism was one of the most sensational stories of the early 18th century. Captain Deane offered one version of the events that led them to be shipwrecked on notorious Boon Island, the barren rock off the coast of Maine; his crew proposed another.

A Registered Maine Guide, Vietze splits his time between an old farmhouse in Appleton and a cabin in the woods of Baxter State Park, where he works as a seasonal ranger. His previous book “Becoming Teddy Roosevelt” won an Independent Publishers Book Award, was a Book of the Year finalist, was honored by the Maine State Legislature and spent weeks on the Maine Sunday Telegram's bestseller list. In addition to his books, he's won two awards from the International Regional Magazine Association for history writing; and has written for a wide array of publications.

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Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or