Renny Stackpole of Thomaston will read from his recent book, “Sea Letters,” Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at The Apprenticeshop, 643 Main St. Admission will be $5.

As its title implies, the book is a compilation of letters of the Andrew Pinkham family, a seafaring family from Nantucket. Set against the backdrop of the war of 1812, the Pinkham letters are a glimpse into the lives of Pinkham and his two sons, Alexander and Reuben. The chronicle tells the often-harrowing tales of life at sea, both in times of war and peace.

A native of Nantucket, Stackpole taught history and served as curator at the Nantucket Historical Association. He moved to Maine in 1985, helped with the restoration of the schooner Bowdoin and served as director of the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport. His reading is part of the Second Thursdays At The Apprenticeshop series.

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