The Sail, Power and Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St., presents a free talk by Martin C. Brown, Ph.D. about Lucy Brown Reynolds: A Captain’s Daughter, July 29 at 7:30 p.m..

Lucy led an adventurous life. She was the second daughter of sea captain James W. and Laura (Wallace) Brown of Milbridge. By the age of 15, she had been: around the world twice, rescued from drowning after falling overboard in Havana Harbor, shipwrecked with her father and stepmother on Guadalcanal, marooned on the island of Ugi in the Solomons, aboard her father’s vessel when fired on by a Chilean man o’ war.

In 1896 while a farmer’s wife in Waterville, she wrote a book of her adventures titled: "Drops of Spray from Southern Seas." It is a sketchbook of her life at sea and her intense feelings of love and sorrow, joy and despair.

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