Author Dyke Hendrickson to speak about his upcoming book "New England Coast Guard Stories: Remarkable Patriots" at Maine Lighthouse Museum on October 18th

Maine Lighthouse Museum
One Park Drive, Rockland, Maine
Paul Conlin
Oct 18, 2018
6:00 PM
Courtesy of: Dyke Hendrickson


Author to discuss Coast Guard history at fall meeting

His subject will be "The Coast Guard in New England," and he will share his research from the book he is writing, “New England Coast Guard Stories: Remarkable Patriots.”

The author has strong roots in Maine. He worked at the “old” Samoset Hotel here when he was in college and he served as a writer and/or editor for the Portland Press Herald and the Waterville Morning Sentinel.

Hendrickson currently lives in Newburyport, Mass., the birthplace of the Coast Guard.

He is the Outreach Historian for the Custom House Maritime Museum in Newburyport and is the author of "Nautical Newburyport: A History of Captains, Clipper Ships and the Coast Guard", History Press, 2017

Hendrickson also wrote “Quiet Presence: Stories of Franco-Americans in New England,” Gannett Press, Portland, 1980, and “The Franco-Americans of Maine,” Arcadia Press, Charleston, S.C., 2010.

At his presentation, he will give away several copies of “Nautical Newburyport” as a means of spreading the word about maritime history. Recipients will be asked to pass along the book to family or friends after they are finished.

This summer he traveled from northern Maine to southern Connecticut interviewing Coast Guard personnel about their careers and missions and he spent much time in Rockland interviewing numerous "Coasties" here for his book.

Hendrickson will share that research at the presentation, which includes about 30 color slides.

Parking is Free in the designated area at the Trade Winds Inn across the street while you are visiting the museum. For more information call 207 594-3301, Like Us on Facebook and/or see our website at