Hendrickson discusses Coast Guard history

Oct 05, 2018
Dyke Hendrickson

Rockland — Author and journalist Dyke Hendrickson will present on The Coast Guard in New England during the fall meeting Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Maine Lighthouse Museum, 1 Park Drive. The event is free and open to the public.

This summer, Hendrickson traveled from northern Maine to southern Connecticut, interviewing Coast Guard personnel about their careers and missions. He spent much time in Rockland, interviewing numerous "Coasties" here for his upcoming book “New England Coast Guard Stories: Remarkable Patriots.”

Hendrickson will share that research at the presentation, which includes about 30 color slides. 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. His books include “Quiet Presence: Stories of Franco-Americans in New England” and “The Franco-Americans of Maine.”

Hendrickson currently lives in Newburyport, Mass., birthplace of the Coast Guard. He is the outreach historian for the Custom House Maritime Museum in Newburyport and author of "Nautical Newburyport: A History of Captains, Clipper Ships and the Coast Guard." He will give away several copies of 2017’s “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.

Parking is free in the designated area at the Trade Winds Inn across the street. For more information, call 594-3301, visit mainelighthousemuseum.org and/or check out the museum’s Facebook page.

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

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